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September 2017

Lexi Weege and Andyhasaband

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The female performing artist has long been objectified, controlled, censored, restrained. This is what Lexi Weege refuses to be. Her music is passionate, alive, awakened; the narrative of a woman unashamed of her desires and unafraid to seize control. Weege conjures up decadent scenes of the roaring twenties with her stellar voice and jazz-influenced compositions. Constantly touring, performing, and creating, Lexi Weege has released a…

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Peter Mulvey’s 10th Anniversary Bicycle Tour With Brianna Lane.

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently…

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A night of Poetry ft Kelly Sexton,Bethany Price,&Nathan Fredrick

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Wisconsin's east and west coasts converge in Viroqua to bring you an evening of diverse verse! Milwaukee's Bethany Price and Nathan Fredrick join La Crosse's Kelly Sexton to feed your ears all the candy they can handle! Kelly Sexton holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, is the former poetry editor for Bombay Gin, and loves asparagus. She has been published in…

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Annie Enneking with special guest Galynne Goodwill

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Annie Enneking and her acoustic outfit. All the way from Minneapolis. "Lyndale & 24th"--an unflinchingly vivid song cycle of regret, nuance, depth, and shot through with a celebratory dark ache, may be Annie Enneking's most daring work yet.

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October 2017

Stanton West and special guest Billy Bronsted

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Folksinger Stanton West sees the world from the perspective of a six and a half foot tall, left-handed, freckle-faced, red-head. Realizing he would never quite fit the mold, he embraced his uniqueness, picked up a right-handed guitar and started playing it upside-down. This was his first break from creative structures and limitations. Stanton West songs are rootsy, feel-good, and groove driven. His songs are about…

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Them Coulee Boys with LASKA

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Allegedly founded at a bible camp, and born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Somewhere underneath the energy, the exuberance, the wit, and the passion of Them Coulee Boys lies a heart. It's a heart filled with sincerity, honesty, and the will to make the world a better…

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Doug Collins (Mpls) with Special Guest Jake Stephens

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Called "one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades" by southernminn.com, Doug Collins's hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, the Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His last EP, Davenport Iowa, includes the title track, which was voted finalist for “Best…

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Natty Nation: Unplugged Video Recording!

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Filming for a live album & video $10 adv / $15 dos Tickets: http://nattyunplugged.bpt.me Special intimate one time event! Natty Nation Records Unplugged Video Album (Viroqua, WI)—Before2016 Natty Nation neverperformeda full "acoustic" set. Eddy Nix, owner of Driftless Books & Musicin Viroqua, WI asked them to headline the kickoff event for the newly formed Wisconsin Roots Music Cooperative.As members of the Cooperative,Natty decided to close…

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Carey / Perry – Sean Carey and Michael Perry

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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An evening of music provided by Sean Carey & Ben Lester with storytelling/spoken word and some singing by Michael Perry. scarey.org sneezingcow.com Tickets go on Sale Aug 1st the bookstore

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The Brothers Burn Mountain with Kady Fox

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Based out of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They've been playing music together everyday as a duo for more than 16 years. They've released 8 full-length albums of original music, and have toured across the country over the years, though especially in the Midwest, having played more than 1,400 live shows.…

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Private event – Price

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Private Event.

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Darrin Bradbury with Brock Zeman

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Darrin Bradbury is an American satirist. A left-of-center folk singer. With a batch of songs that celebrate the humor and heartbreak of everyday American life, he’s spent the past decade traveling his way across the country, making pit stops at dive bars, listening rooms, punk houses, and world-class theaters along the way. The people he’s met during his cross-country trips — the seedy characters filling…

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Wonky Tonk with special guest Aaron Kelly

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Kentucky based singer-songwriter Jasmine “Wonky Tonk” Poole, is an artist who is never afraid to put it all out there and leave a piece of herself behind. As a young girl, she was told that “Cowgirls get up in the morning, decide what to do and do it.” With a sound that touches on folk, Americana, country, and bluegrass, all anchored by a touch of…

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Dave Simonett (Trampled by Turtles) with ANIMA

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Dave Simonett sings, plays guitar and writes songs for the acoustic band Trampled by Turtles. Dead Man Winter is his electric rock & roll band featuring a cast of talented musicians that happen to be dear friends. Anima are the greatest ladies in town.

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Eddie Allen with special guest Luke Callen

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Eddie Allen is an American folk musician. To date, he has produced two albums, The Trempealeau Hotel (1985) and Faith in Gravity (1990), both released by Weary Wolf Records, a division of Folked Up Musics (BMI). His musical style is firmly rooted in the folk tradition of the midwestern United States, and many of his songs describe the trials and tribulations of the lives of…

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Har-di-Har with special guest Caley Conway

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Har-di-Har is Julie and Andrew Thoreen. They write and perform collage-oriented, orchestral art pop. Based in Minneapolis, the duo has made music together since 2012. Riding the line of the avant-garde music and performative art genres, their live performance invites the audience in as a familial witness to the vivid, awkward and vulnerable life of their own intimate relationship through performance on stage. Their debut…

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November 2017

Thomas and the Shakes with special guest Olive Sings

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Originating in 2013 out of Rochester, MN, Thomas Wescott and Garrett Kolb cultivated their own unique, dynamic sound. Featuring strong, warm vocals, acoustic guitar, and a one-of-a-kind percussion kit, their authentic stomp-and-clap ROOTS/FOLK/REGGAE rock sound grew in 2014 with the addition of Mark Walsh and his grab bag of wind instruments. Now in 2017 with Mike Nesbit on the bass, the 4 piece continues to…

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Musical Chairs: Ladies and ?

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Shawndell Marks Music, Nici Peper,Jessie Smith, Humbird

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Road to the Isles-Tales and Music from Storyteller Tracy Chipmam

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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A roaming, Celtic hearted native of Wisconsin who has moved 25 times in the past 27 years and now, once again, calls Wisco home. Tracy stepped onto the path of storyteller 22 years ago under an Oregon hazelnut tree and has never looked back. She believes story and storytelling are set deep in our human bones and more than ever we need the evocative richness…

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The Lords of Liechtenstein (NYC) with special guests Yellow-Bellied Saps

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Lords of Liechtenstein is a quirky folk music duo composed of two brothers. Based in New York City, Noah (ukulele/guitar/vocals) and Dan (guitar/banjo/mandola/vocals) have brought their unique blend of folk music to clubs and coffeehouses all over the East Coast of the United States. The Lords have performed on NPR's acclaimed Mountain Stage radio show, were awarded honorable mention in the 2014 Falcon Ridge…

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The Driftless Reader celebration in Viroqua, at Driftless Books

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Join co-editors Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley, plus several other local contributors to the new anthology, THE DRIFTLESS READER. We'll read some selections from the book, play some tunes, and celebrate the Driftless region. Books will be available for sale and signing. The recently published book, The Driftless Reader, gathers writings and art that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of…

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The Driftless Reader in Viroqua at Driftless Books & Music

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Society of Broken Souls with special guest Faux Fawn

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Society of Broken Souls is the Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Performing their own brand of American Roots Music, they write unflinching songs for fearless hearts — songs that confront our shared, raw humanity while celebrating the beautiful mosaic of the human experience. Fiddle, drums, keyboard, and acoustic and electric guitars, in intricately woven and varied arrangements, provide an…

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Sister Species with Shawn Neary

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Guitarist Abby Kastrul and accordionist Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra) transform two decades of sibling rivalry into raw, unapologetic, orchestral pop songs. With their first full-length album Closer Now, Sister Species showcases a sound matured as a 7-piece ensemble. Featuring Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band), Ryan Hays (Matra), Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band), Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground), and…

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October 2018

Claude Bourbon-Medieval & Spanish blues with special guest TBA

October 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British &…

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