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May 2017

OPEN MIC

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Scott Cook (Canada) with special guest Elise Kulp

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada’s Scott Cook has managed to distill the stories collected over a decade of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. He brings humour, a disarming honesty, years of roads, and a deep love of humanity to his songcraft and storytelling. He is equally at home alone…

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Undlin & Wolfe with Francis Luke Accord (South Bend, IN)

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Back by popular demand, Dexter Wolfe and Siri Undlin along with friends from Indiana.... More to come... Bio: Undlin & Wolfe's alternative take on folk music captures the spirit of the North and experiments with the thresholds between landscape, story and genre. How Far, the band's debut full‐length effort, is an album of in‐betweens ‐ between earth and sky, minutes and years, broken‐hearted and whole‐again.…

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The Hooten Hallers. with The Medicine Brothers

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Hooten Hallers are a blues, soul, and rock n' roll band from Columbia, Missouri. They are: John Randall (Guitar/ Electric Lap Steel/ Vocals), Andy Rehm (Standing Drums/ Falsetto Vocals) and Kellie Everett (Baritone & Bass Saxophones/ Harmony Vocals). Known for their raucous live shows and influenced heavily by the canon of American roots music, this hard touring band does everything in their power to…

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Poetry Evening with Adam Binash, Ben Strand, Nicholle Ramsey

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Real live Poets from LaCrosse and beyond... Scheduled to read: Adam "A.j." Binash Nicholle Ramsey Ben Strand Michael Pelley Britton Kuehn

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The Mascot Theory with The Barbaro Quartet

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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THE MASCOT THEORY: A full-fat, high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock drenched in tight harmonies spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death, and hope. With groups like Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Dawes setting the tone, the sub-genre of acoustic folk rock made its way to mainstream radio and captured an incredible and very loyal fan base. With the release of their…

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Gregg Cheech Hall- Childrens Book Reading and Signing

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Gregg Hall was born on December 30, 1980 to Kathy & Mike Hall. He was raised in La Crosse, WI in a place called Smith Valley. He came from very large family of musicians, actors, and artists. Gregg attended the University of Wisconsin, Stout. It was here, where he got his first weekly gig, at the Acoustic Cafe in downtown Menomonie. After his freshman year…

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Front Porch Pickin & Potluck -Mothers Day

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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MOTHERS DAY MUSIC SHARING Bring an instrument and a dish to pass. All ages open jam session. Sponsored by WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour. http://www.woodsongs.com

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Front Porch Pickin’ & Potluck Song Circle

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Bring an instrument and a dish to pass

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Open Mic/Goat Rodeo

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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We are in it for the songs, bring some.

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Nick Jaina – Performance and book reading

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Biography There are things we do that we can't forget, things we do that we can't remember, and things we do that we'd never thought we'd do. And there are things that WE do, US, Nick Jaina and his band. Somehow most of those things don't fall into the first three categories, though they be very broad.

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Chris Koza with Special guest Nickel & Rose

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Rogue Valley frontman Chris Koza has completed a new solo album titled In Real Time; a twelve-song collection confronting the perception of time, the oasis of the in-between, and the allure of the ocean. The Portland-raised, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter has consistently produced and released music over the past decade. Koza’s songs are being heard on television and radio broadcasts all across the world. Most recently, Koza’s…

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Anima CD Release Party and Concert with Special Guests Auralai

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Anima is releasing their debut EP! Keep an eye out here for announcements, exciting new info about what's coming up, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album. Bio: Friends since kindergarten, Raina and Jaia began making music together at the beginning of their high school years. They started by busking at local farmers markets and frequenting open mics, but with the help…

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Silent Obliteration-Sioux Falls, SD -with Ego Def

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Hip Hop Hooray. @silentobliteration http://silentobliteration.bandcamp.com/releases Genre Underground Hip Hop Members Hazmat, Wantedallah, Stanley Milgram, Moe Bitches, Dr. Alien Hometown Sioux Falls, S.D. About Underground hip-hop from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Biography From the undergrounds of the Mid ----- Opening the evening will be 'Ego Def,' an eclectic new wave hip hop/trap infused hardcore tastes from a new & small group of Driftless native youth composed…

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Kari Arnett and Canner Price

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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KARI ARNETT Growing up in rural south central Wisconsin, Kari Arnett was experimenting with writing, playing, and singing music from a young age, including teaching herself to play piano. It wasn't until her early 20s that Arnett taught herself guitar and began performing as a traveling musician. Soon her inspirations led her to draw rich sounds from older country/folk styles of music and brought her…

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OPEN MIC – All Ages – Music and Spoken WOrd.

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Our weekly open mic. 7-9 pm. Come with a song or poem.

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June 2017

Bill Camplin and Randy Sabien

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Bill Camplin - BIO in his own words Born after doctor recommends that Clara have another baby to give her something to do... This after already having given birth to 5 children... Feels so good she has another. (#6)Hears Ave Maria in the cradle...produces predilection for weepy ballads. Lives normal childhood on a dead end street...on lake...next to railroad tracks. Stays outdoors nearly all day…

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Resonant Rogues Asheville, NC w/ Kady Fox

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Resonant Rogues are the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith Smith. With influences ranging from gypsy swing to early New Orleans jazz, and from Appalachian old-time to eastern European folk music, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish. The Resonant Rogues have toured relentlessly during their first 4 years of existence, covering the United States, Canada,…

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The Slow Poisoner-with Zobin and Scarabelle

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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THE SLOW POISONER STORY The Slow Poisoner (alias Andrew Goldfarb) is a one man surrealistic rock and roll band who hails from San Francisco and has been playing to audiences across America since 1995. With an electric guitar and bass drum he plays catchy, offbeat songs whose lyrical subjects include swamp witches, sinister flowers, strange hungers and giant worms that drive hot rods. Like a…

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The Quintesential Octopus (New Orleans) with Ask Your Folks -CHX

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Quintessential Octopus began as a songwriting partnership between David Sigler and Joe Ceponis in 2004 under the direction of Douglas Back, fretted instruments instructor at Baldwin Arts & Academics Magnet School in Montgomery, AL. Throughout their education in tenor banjo and classical guitar, they began performing as the Rubber Band with fellow Montgomery natives Harrison Wallace on bass and Alan Cheng on keyboard. After…

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Front Porch Pickin & Potluck

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Bring an instrument and a dish to pass. All ages open jam session. Sponsored by WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour. http://www.woodsongs.com

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OPEN MIC

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Family friendly. All Ages.

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Pat Keen with special guests Addison Israelson

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Recorded throughout 2016, Albatross is performed almost entirely by Keen himself. The record began to take shape during the tail end of a 4-month long retreat in New Hampshire, during which time Keen studied guitar and music theory in Brattleboro, VT with Chris Weisman. Featuring guest vocals from the likes of Adelyn Rose's Addie Strei, and other American midwest-based songwriters, Pat Keen's music hints at…

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The Way Down Wanderers with Driftwood Bones

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a…

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The Stapletons with YIHS superstar retrospective (YIHS Benefit)

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Join us for a night of amazing music and community to benefit Youth Initiative High School! We'll kick off with an open mic featuring past and present YIHS talent, followed by an opening set featuring the amazing music of Anima. The Stapletons are a harp and guitar, husband and wife duo featuring Casey and Kate Stapleton. Casey, a mariachi from LA married Kate, a Wisconsin…

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Open Mic Night 7-9 pm. All ages. Words and Music

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly open mic. Doors at 6:30. music at 7. Come and sign up. 3 songs per performer. Poems emcouraged.

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Moonrise Nation with Elk Walking

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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At turns ethereal and powerful, Moonrise Nation—releasing their debut album, Glamour Child, on July 28—create aural experiences that pulse from ear to heart. The trio of keyboardist-Arden Baldinger, cellist Eva Baldinger, and guitarist Emma McCall (all share songwriting and vocal duties) hails from Oak Park, Illinois, also home to Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright. Like those kindred spirits, their storytelling begins in a very…

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Clara Baker with special guest Auralai

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Clara Baker, originally from Portland, OR, grew up around music. She sang harmonies with her mom in church, learned fiddle from her dad, and spent summers jamming at bluegrass festivals and fiddle contests. It wasn’t until she turned 18 though, that Clara really found her own voice and passion for music. Listening to her parents' old Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and Dixie Chicks albums inspired…

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Faun Fables with Paul Fonfara

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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FAUN FABLES front woman DAWN McCARTHY is a rennaisance lady who enjoys singing, theater, folklore, dancing, traveling, nature and studies of the hearth & food history. Her performing background was forged in oral tradition amidst a large musical family in Spokane, Washington and continued with studies in music theater, rock bands, Action Theater, Polish theater and ethnomusicology. At home, her parents played romantic, impressionistic melodies…

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Sarah Beatty -Canada with Katie & Christina -Viroqua

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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With a voice that skips and soars, Hamilton, ON based Sarah Beatty is one hard artist to pin down. Writing and singing about life along white pine northern shorelines and post-industrial gentrifying geographies, this is no flash in the pan, pomp-and-circumstance-snake-oil-side-show experience. Consumable by firelight, hers is a show and tell for the perpetually curious and equally incredulous. Calling up confrontational connections, a spoonful of…

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Andy Hughes, Gregg “Cheech” Hall, & The Parrishes CD Release!

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Wednesday June 28, 2017 7PM Driftless Books And Music TRIPLE CD RELEASE SHOW Featuring: The Parrishes - Ted Parrish and Catherine Hall-Parrish Gregg Cheech Hall Andy Hughes Andy Hughes has been writing, recording, and performing his own original music for the last 18 years. For most of that time he has been a songwriter and the front man for the Alternative Reggae/Ska band TUGG. Music…

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Dig Deep (Stevens Point) with special guest Lou Shields

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Dig Deep is a four-piece string band based out of Wisconsin that has in one short year become a truly unique voice and a cornerstone of the thriving Midwest roots community. Through tireless full-time touring throughout the upper Midwest and across the country, the release of an acclaimed debut album, numerous high-profile festival and theater appearances, as well as the organizing of Indianhead Mountain's annual…

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July 2017

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures with guests The May North

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures came into being in early 2010 when they put together a group for a local jug band contest. The synergy between original members Bernie King, Julie King, Matt Smith, and John Kurtis Dehn was so natural and right that they decided to keep on making great music as a band. And that's exactly what they did as witnessed by…

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Kyle Ollah & Mumblin Drew with Kickapoo Joy Juice

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Mumblin' Drew and Kyle Ollah are a Minnesota-based string band duo that perform early blues, jug band, and old-time tunes. Mumblin’ Drew leads the popular Minneapolis group, The Dumpy Jug Bumpers, while Kyle has been recently noted for his fiddle and banjo playing on Charlie Parr's most recent record, I Ain't Dead Yet. They'll be on the road in July, 2017 promoting their first full…

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An Evening with Ray Bonneville

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Every now and then, you run across someone with a library’s worth of stories to tell. But unlike the raconteurs who regale friends with well-embellished versions of their exploits, these storytellers have lived so much, they reveal chapters of their hard-won wisdom slowly, carefully, like layers peeled from an onion. Ray Bonneville didn’t even open his storybook until his early 40s, some 20 years after…

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DJ Boyfrrriend – LGBT Comunity Celebration and Fundraiser

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Gaelynn Lea with special guest Shawn Neary

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Gaelynn Lea All the Roads that Lead Us Home & The Songs We Sing Along the Way Gaelynn Lea is a musician from Duluth, MN. She has been playing violin for over twenty years. First classically trained, she began learning traditional Celtic and American fiddle tunes at the age of 18. During her college years Gaelynn started sitting in with various folk/rock musicians and developed…

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Keith Lesmeister with Jake Manders and Jeni Grouws Book/Music

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Keith Lesmeister is the author of We Could’ve Been Happy Here, a collection of stories forthcoming spring 2017 (MG Press). His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, Harpur Palate, Meridian, Redivider, Slice Magazine, and many others. His nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, The Good Men Project, Tin House Open Bar, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere. He received his M.F.A. from the Bennington…

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Joseph Huber with The Medicine Brothers

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber was a founding member of the .357 String Band--a group that, despite its abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Having moved from .357, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere…

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2017 Lorem Ipsum Vintage Motorcycle Rally

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Umpeenth Annual Viintage Motorcycle Rally.

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WoodSongs – Michael Johnathon

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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http://www.woodsongs.com

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Nickolas Butler – Hearts of Men – With Muscial Guests LASKA

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. He is the author of the internationally-best selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs, a collection of short stories entitled, Beneath the Bonfire, and The Hearts of Men which has already been longlisted for two of France's top literary awards. He is…

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Rough and Tumble With Special Guests Olive Sings.

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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...used to say they were from Nashville, TN. That was before April 2015 when 5 year members Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road. With their sixteen foot camper and their 97 pound dog, Butter, they have been touring…

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“Milpa! From Seed to Salsa” – Book reading and discussion –

July 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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“Milpa! From Seed to Salsa” A book presentation and discussion by social activists Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine, who have worked for the past decade with the indigenous Mixtec civilization in the mountains of southern Mexico. The book celebrates the cuisine of, and the ways in which this ancient/modern agricultural society works, governs itself, and challenges the dominant myths and values of Western civilization.

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Charlie Painter Trio with special guest Barefoot Antennae

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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We are proud to welcome back the Charlie Painter Trio for a fine evening of Jazz. ------ Formed in Viroqua. We write our music as a community. All of us are responsible for our contribution to the music, and for leaving an opportunity for everybody's expression. Our process is our spirit, our consensus and respect for each other. The fun we have making the music…

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John Statz with Derek Ramnarace

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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John Statz has been writing love songs lately, specifically about the kinds of romantic love that burn. Namely, all of them. When we first enter a new relationship we are filled with burning desire. Sometimes we later take those same relationships for granted and seemingly burn right through them. At the end we might find ourselves literally burning old love notes, or bridges, which turns…

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The Newlands Co-op -(Skrede/Pajunen) with Marques Morel

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Using violin, harding fiddle, guitar and voice, the Newlands Co-op (Vidar Skrede and Sara Pajunen) plays acoustic music from Norway and Finland brought to these new lands by one immigrant or another. VIDAR AND SARA perform traditional and contemporary Nordic folk tunes with unique sensibilities and improvisatory elements. They are also available for workshops in Norwegian and Finnish fiddle tunes, new Nordic folk comping, and…

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Wisconsin Roots Music Co-op Bookstore Sessions#3

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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August 2017

Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers with The Iowans

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Nathan Kalish is a Multi Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Touring Musician. He keeps a busy schedule on the road all year long that takes him to Europe and around the entire US. He performs with his roots rock band Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire, his country band Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers, and also as a solo singer songwriter. His music draws comparisons to John Prine,…

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Lowland Lakers (Mpls) Free show outside at 3 pm.

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Mpls Folk Trio Lowland Lakes are coming through town and wanted to do a show in the afternoon. Bring a picnic and come sit on the lawn. 3-5 pm. FREE. Haley Rydell and Nate Case met through a mutual friend, Henry Pollan, in October of 2004 at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Lake Superior Hall. Case's dorm complex, affectionately known as the "Ghetto in the…

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Feeding Leroy (Duluth) with Special Guests Barbaro Quartet

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Feeding Leroy is a four piece acoustic band from Duluth, MN. With the collaboration of songwriters Lee Martin and Sonja Bjordal, Feeding Leroy has layered its sound and message and delivers honest songs that feed the truth.

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New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble with Nathan Russell

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble aims to bring the music of the past century’s most prolific and creative composers to the audiences of New Mexico. By commissioning and programming modern classical music of the Americas, we present an assortment of artistic landscapes that will continue to resonate within the diverse culture of the southwest. Through a concert series in the summer months and collaborations with…

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Freddie Slack 107th Birthday Party- Chris Nord – Christie Knapp

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Come celebrate Viroqua's Boogie Woogie king with an evening of Freddie Slack covers performed by a variety of local artists... Featuring Mpls Boogie Woogie Piano legend Chris Nord....

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David Huckfelt (of The Pines)/ Michael Rossetto with Seth Wenger

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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A cosmic folk duo with deep Midwestern roots and a keen ear for the dark & other-wordly in American song, David Huckfelt of The Pines & Michael Rossetto have been making music together for more than a decade. Touring extensively with The Pines & other projects including Pieta Brown, Erik Koskinen, Frankie Lee & more, this rare duo performance highlights Rossetto's distinctive 5-string banjo &…

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Lonesome Dan Kase with Special Guest Boo Bradley

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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As a teenager growing up in rural southern Michigan, Lonesome Dan Kase happened upon a radio show called the “Blues Cruise,” broadcast out on Ann Arbor. Although he had picked up the guitar a year or so before, when he began hearing artists like Reverend Gary Davis and Robert Johnson, he quickly became hooked on the country blues. Like many of the blues musicians from…

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Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings-Kickapoo Joy Juice

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Our mission is to perform the weirdest songs from the early days of tin pan alley on the format on which they were first recorded—wax cylinder. About the Band Timmy Findlen is a ukulele player from Aroostook County, Maine, but is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the former bandleader of Over A Cardboard Sea: Portland, Maine’s premier ukulele novelty act. When in Maine,…

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Dead Soldiers with special guest Kendra Swanson

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Dead Soldiers is an American Roots Rock Band from Memphis, Tennessee. Much like The Band and Tom Waits, they draw deeply from influences ranging from Rock, Soul, Outlaw Country, and Bluegrass to Blues to carve out their own dark perspective on what it means to live and die in the American South. Songs about anxiety, poverty, politics, history and death, are lifted by three and…

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Chastity Brown with special guests Matt Monsoor

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Doors at 7pm. Matt Monsoor at 7:30 Chastity Brown at 8:30 Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis.…

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The Harmaleighs with special guest Lena Maude

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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THE HARMALEIGHS is Haley Grant (guitar/vocals) and Kaylee Jasperson (bass/vocals). Since the duo came together in early 2013, their sound has transformed from an Americana cadence into a unique indie pop/folk fusion. Their anecdotal lyrics are sung through intimately blended harmonies on top of dynamic melodies and bluesy guitar riffs. THE HARMALEIGHS are currently featured on the Spotify playlists Happy Folk, Folk Pop and Barista…

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Laney Jones and the Spirits with Laurie McClain

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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There's a sort of magic when you meet someone who’s doing what they're clearly meant to be doing. You can feel an electricity in the air—an energy that can't quite be explained—but you know it when you see it. This is undeniable when you meet Laney Jones. In a few short years, since picking up the banjo, this young songwriter and bandleader went from playing…

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Lowland Hum – Charlottesville VA with Pour Choices -Wausau,WI

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, VA made up of Daniel and Lauren Goans. The duo has toured extensively since the band's inception in 2013 to support their two full length albums and one EP. Lowland Hum's songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Their third full length album was released in February of…

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Cory Chisel and Friends – 2 Night Stand -Sunday and Monday

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - August 28 @ 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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2 Shows at the Bookstore. Sunday and Monday. The wait for new music from Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae is over. The Appleton-based team of Chisel, the Fox Cities-raised singer-songwriter and Mile of Music co-founder, and Denae, his longtime collaborator, will release a new record — their first as a duo — on Aug. 4. It's called "Tell Me True." "Tell Me True" was recorded…

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Lake Toba with Emily Haavik

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Lake Toba is an old timey duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse. Their tight instrumentation brings each song to…

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Jerrika Mighelle with Carrellee (Sarah Pray)

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Jerrika Mighelle https://www.jerrikamighelle.com/ In her solo album debut, Eau Claire artist Jerrika Mighelle reflects on self discovery, love, loss, and life’s big questions. Drift with her through the raw emotions captured in each song. ------ SARAH PRAY— http://www.sarahpraymusic.com/music.html Carrellee is the name for the latest project from Wisconsin singer-songwriter Sarah Pray. The new Carrellee EP, Kingdom, offers an understated meditation on love, life, and loss,…

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September 2017

Eric Lugosch with Ted and Catherine Parrish

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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"Lugosch places his tunes within pleasant, folkish guitar settings....he masterfully exploits his prodigious fingerpicking skills, embellishing his simple, flowing songs with appealing baroque flourishes that sound homey rather than flashy. " Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

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Anne McCue with Caitlin McGarvey,

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:03 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue has released her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin' . McCue recorded and produced the album alongside Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) in Los Angeles and Nashville. The album has been mastered by Ray Kennedy in Nashville. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite…

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The Matchsellers with special guest Addison Israelson

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over four years of relentless touring across the US and Europe. Though deeply rooted in bluegrass and old time tradition, the pair’s respective backgrounds in electric blues guitar and classical violin– as well as a penchant for the absurd–…

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Bella Hardy (Glasgow, Scotland) with Sonofmel.

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Since the UK release of With The Dawn in 2015, Bella has been the only UK artist officially selected for WOMEX in Budapest, was the opening act for Mary Chapin Carpenter on her full British Tour, and spent seven weeks in China as British Council & PRS For Music Foundation's musician in residence. Bella is currently travelling with her notebooks, collaborating with musical friends, and…

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Gaelynn Lea with Sandler Waggoner

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Gaelynn Lea All the Roads that Lead Us Home & The Songs We Sing Along the Way Gaelynn Lea is a musician from Duluth, MN. She has been playing violin for over twenty years. First classically trained, she began learning traditional Celtic and American fiddle tunes at the age of 18. During her college years Gaelynn started sitting in with various folk/rock musicians and developed…

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Robert Wolf – Building the Agricultural City – Book Reading

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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In Building the Agricultural City, Wolf demonstrates the need for rural Americans to work cooperatively to create self-reliant, decentralized economies. Designed as a tool to promote collaborative economic development, Wolf and several Iowa and Wisconsin collaborators are working to develop tools and systems to give the Driftless region greater self-sufficiency. Wolf addresses the constraints that must be faced in the design of a self-reliant economy…

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Bill Camplin Returns with Tim Eddy pre-show

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Bill Camplin at 8pm. Tim Eddy will open the evning at 7:30 with 4 songs and poems. Bill Camplin - BIO in his own words Born after doctor recommends that Clara have another baby to give her something to do... This after already having given birth to 5 children... Feels so good she has another. (#6)Hears Ave Maria in the cradle...produces predilection for weepy ballads.…

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Dartboard Records Showcase with Gin Mill Hollow and Sunspot

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Sunspot - https://sunspot.bandcamp.com/ With their uncanny lyrics, massive harmonies, and six-string fireworks, Sunspot has been touring the rock underground for over two decades. Just beyond the radio and just outside the mainstream, Sunspot sings driving electro-rock anthems that capture the fantastic and bring it back down to Earth. Sunspot has shared the stage with Death Cab for Cutie, Andrew WK, and Flaming Lips and the…

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Soda Gardocki w/ Lou Shields

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Tom “Soda” Gardocki spent years playing guitar in SoCal rockers Wax (go rewatch the credits of Mallrats; the band plays right after its pals Weezer) but more recently he’s devoted himself to more rustic purposes. Either performing with his Large Band, his “Million Piece Band,” or solo with his 12-string banjo (like on the The South Congress Session bootleg, recently released by Hillgrass Bluebilly Records),…

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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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