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March 12, 2016: Dead Horses (special guest Lou Shields)

WHAT: Dead Horses Show (special guest Lou Shields)

WHEN: March 12, 2016

COST: $10 suggested donation


We are pleased to welcome back Dead Horses. 

Raised on Bible Hymns by her preacher father, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos’ backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. Vos’ gospel, living free and unapologetically, is supported with conviction by Peter Raboin on acoustic guitar and Daniel Wolff on double bass. And despite their youth, the Milwaukee-based folk trio has crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern folk as it is by the classics.

Following the release of their second album “Space and Time” in 2014, Dead Horses have been touring tirelessly across the country, playing shows with Brooklyn folksters Swear & Shake, Wisconsin troubadour Cory Chisel as well as newgrassers The Infamous Stringdusters. A sound that is equally masterful and heartfelt, “Space and Time” received accolades at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s 2014 award ceremony and earned the band an invitation to record their next album with Wilco and Uncle Tupelo drummer, Ken Coomer, in Nashville this winter.

Vocals, Guitar / Sarah Vos
Guitar, Vocals / Peter Raboin
Double Bass, Vocals / Daniel Wolff


“Beautifully raw and unabashedly authentic…the immediate appeal of Dead Horses is Sarah Vos’ biting, sultry vocals and neatly-crafted songs supported with conviction by the fastest pickers in town.” -George Halas, SCENE Newspaper

“…the amazing old soul voice of Sarah Vos, evocative of First Aid Kit’s Klara Soderberg.” -91.7 WSUM FM

“Dead Horses has taken an artistic step forward since their accomplished 2014 full-length ‘Space and Time.’ And if there’s more where that came from, the band will find plenty of golden opportunities in the Milwaukee music scene.”
-Piet Levy, “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel”

“Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless.” -Stephanie Elkins, “Simply Folk” Wisconsin Public Radio

“Dead Horses has become a prominent fixture in Wisconsin’s blossoming music scene. An American folk aesthetic enhanced by a youthful twist, not unlike the early work of fellow midwesterner Sufjan Stevens.” -Audrey Piehl, “The Badger Herald”
Lou Shields

Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Skateboarder, Rambler and Teacher who has been living and working in the Chicago area his entire life but the road is truly his home. He has recently relocated his home base to a remote cabin in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. He travels extensively, exploring America’s urban and rural character and draws on these life experiences when making his work.

His original music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. He has a deep appreciation for Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk, early Country and beyond. Shields continues that tradition with respect in the 21st century and may best be described as Americana/American Roots Music