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January 4, 2020   |  Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI

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Cowboy Jack's, one of Madison's great live music and dining venues (formerly Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub), was tragically destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of September 18, 2019.  Thankfully, no one was in the building at the time. We were so much looking forward to playing in this beautiful room--12 dates booked from September through March 2020.

Cowboy Jack's, Madison, WI

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Another great day ("Sunday Funday"!) at Daly's, with lots of friends and neighbors,  lots of energy in the room, lots of meat raffled, and all followed by a big Packers game. We even brough a couple new songs, including "Here Comes the Blues" and "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way"--a little obscure and lots of fun!

November 3, 2019   |  Daly's Bar & Grill, Sun Prairie, WI

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We stayed plenty warm inside as temps fell toward the 30s outside, and the atmosphere was fun, festive, and full of energy. Homecoming festivities brought a younger crowd in for early dinner, but as they filtered out for the dance, their seats were quickly filled by a long waiting list. We were honored to give a shout out to Eddie and Shelby, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, and it was great to see them out dancing to "At Last."

October 12, 2019   |  Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI

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It's always hard to say goodbye, but we made the most of it at this fun "goodbye to summer" party! We were glad to have lots of energetic dancers in the room, and a good number of folks who seemed to enjoy singing along with the familiar tunes. Special thanks to Peggy for being such a gracious host at this very special venue and to Tanya and Kozy's Pizza for keeping everyone well fed and "watered"! We're hoping to be back visiting Mauston very soon...

September 21, 2019   |  Two Sisters, Mauston, WI

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The Skilaufers came back for their first dance of the season full of new energy! We always enjoy playing for this group, and the recently refurbished East Side Club is a great venue for dancing. We wish them all a great season and hope to be back next year.

September 10, 2019   |   East Side Club, Monona, WI

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A beautiful late summer day and a room filled with great listeners--made for a fun  afternoon! We were delighted to chat with many of the residents after we finished, several of them with a good knowledge of the music and stories of what a song meant to them--an awesome time. We're hoping to come again soon...

September 5, 2019   |   Tallgrass Senior Living, Sun Prairie, WI

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Another "last time this summer," and we had a great time with a crowd of good listeners. The dancers didn't show up until the very last song, but it made a nice "thanks for the evening." We're grateful to the past owners of Me & Julio for supporting live music (and hope the new owners follow suit), and we thank all the staff for their support and encouragement.

August 17, 2019   |   Me & Julio, Fitchburg, WI

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Another gorgeous evening in this amazing backyard, and we had a great time sharing it with an attentive and energetic crowd. We were glad to have some creative dancers up for several songs throughout the evening--that makes it even more fun for us! Hoping to be back next summer...

August 15, 2019   |   Nau-Ti-Gal, Madison, WI

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We always enjoy traveling to this unique destination and playing on the most beautiful outdoor stage in Wisconsin. And this was the perfect evening, with great weather, an energetic crowd, and lots of great brews to sample! we're hoping to be back next year after the cooler seasons run their course...

August 10, 2019   |   Potosi Brewing Company, Potosi, WI

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Our last date on this beautiful patio for this season, but what a great night it turned out to be! The weather was perfect, the sunset sky was gorgeous, and the crowd was full of energy. We were glad to have friend Dawn join Amy for another "Chain of Fools," and it was fun to watch Amy go out dancing--she just couldn't resist! Thanks to Peter, Monica, Michael, and all the staff for making it such a great season--we're already looking forward to next summer...

August 9, 2019   |   Pooley's, Madison, WI

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All day--right up to the time we pulled into the parking lot--the forecast was a little uncertain...inside or outside? But it turned into another gorgeous evening, we had a fantastic audiende, and what a fun time we all shared! Special thanks to Alyssa and all the staff for being so gracious and for all their efforts toward making this a great success. Hoping to be back next summer...

August 7, 2019   |   Clearview, Juneau, WI

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Our first time at the brand new B&H's location on the Yahara River in Monona. What a beautiful establishment in an amazing riverfront location! The place was packed all evening, with lots of people waiting near the bar for tables, but a few groups of our friends were able to sit close enough to give us a listen--that always makes a big difference! And for a special treat, Ryan, our Man in Black, was able to join us for one more rendition of "Folsom Prison Blues"--home away from home! Drop by some evening and check it out...

July 25, 2019   |   Buck & Honey's, Monona, WI

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What a great event in Lake Mills in their beautiful gazebo in their gorgeous city park! But odd weather seems to be a factor this summer. On this day, we set up just after noon in 90+ heat, but the temperature dropped a good 15 degrees by the time we started a few minutes later. We had no rain during that sudden cold front, but a good downpour started a couple hours in, so our afternoon was cut a bit short. We had plenty of shelter in the gazebo and were able to wait out the worst of it, but the vendors and park visitors had to call it an afternoon. Looking forward to coming back next year--it's already on the calendar!

July 20, 2019   |   Arts Festival, Lake Mills, WI

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The full sun and 108 heat index brought us indoors (from an otherwise gorgeous evening!), but the energy level indoors was extra high--another fun night at Pooley's! The evening was extra special for two personal reasons: (1) We celebrated Matthew's 16th birthday (roadie, sound guy, and close family!), and (2) several of Mo's high school crowd gathered to celebrate together in her memory. A great time! One more chance next month to enjoy tunes on this great patio before cooler weather comes out way. Wow, lots of reminders how time flies...

July 19, 2019   |   Pooley's, Madison, WI

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Pop Up Town Square!--So here's an amazing concept: close off one of the main streets in a historic southwest Wisconsin town for an entire week, put up tables and chairs, schedule a week of special events hosted by local businesses, and invite the community to just hang out and enjoy spending some time together. Pop up town square! We were honored to be part of this very special community event. We met lots of new friends and hope to be coming back again soon.

July 16, 2019   |   Merrimac Street, Dodgeville, WI

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Albertfest 2019!--What a great community event, and what an honor to share in the festivities! We had a great time and were treated royally by all the staff and volunteers, as usual.

July 14, 2019   |  St. Albert the Great Church, Sun Prairie, WI

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We always love the energy at M&J, and even more than usual on the patio this gorgeous evening. The haywagon was rockin'..

July 13, 2019   |   Me & Julio, Fitchburg, WI

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Back on the patio once more, sharing a beautiful evening with family and friends. Don't let these summer evenings just slip by...  We were excited to have Jay stand in with us once again for an "Ain't No Sunshine" duet with Amy--we always enjoy have guest artists joining us for  a tune or two!

July 10, 2019  |  Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI

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(It was great to be back on the famous Wolf River on a gorgeous afternoon. What a beautiful place to share some music and feel the energy in the crowd! Special thanks to owner Steve for his hospitality--he was one of the hardest workers on the deck all afternoon!

July 6, 2019  |  Bridge Bar & Restaurant, Fremont, WI

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Concerts in the Park!--We were excited to open the second annual Columbus Concerts in the Park season! The outdoor part of "in the park" became impossible due to a rapidly moving severe thunderstorm. But we were equally excited to play in the ballroom of the beautiful Fireman's Park Pavilion, built in 1916 and now maintained and undergoing restoration by the City of Columbus. And what a fun evening! The weather didn't stop the community from coming out to enjoy some tunes, the gorgeous dance floor, and goodies from the food vendors. We're hoping to be back next summer...

June 27, 2019   |   Fireman's Park, Columbus, WI

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We always enjoy our visits to Me & Julio. It was simply a gorgeous evening out on the patio, so it took a while to see the crowd transition into the lounge--but they did come and they brought the energy and engagement we always enjoy here. Yes, we were indoors as our "acoustic trio," but we were excited to have Chris hop over the bar and join Amy for a duet. We'll be out in full force on the haywagon next month (July 13)--be there!

June 26, 2019   |   Me & Julio, Fitchburg, WI

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This is one of the most beautiful outdoor stages in Wisconsin, and we always look forward to visiting--and always wonder what surprises the weather will bring to this small hollow hidden near the big river. A few raindrops fell as we pulled in, but the evening brought wonderful weather and an engaged crowd of listeners. We had a great time! Chris wasn't able to make the trip, but we were grateful to have friend Steve Phipps sit in on drums--we may have caught him by surprises a few times, but he never missed a beat (literally!). We look forward to returning in August...

June 22, 2019   |   Potosi Brewing Company, Potosi, WI

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Strawberry Festival!--It's extra special to play for a great listening crowd when it's in your own community! What an honor to share some tunes at this wonderful community event. Still can't imagine what 1,000 quarts of strawberries look like--most of them had disappeared by the time we started. Maybe we'll get a look at the whole batch next year (we already have it on the calendar...).

June 15, 2019   |  Colonial Club, Sun Prairie, WI

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One of our favorite sunset patios, and this evening didn't let us down. The wind was a bit overwhelming, and everyone who shared the patio with us did so in brief time increments--but we made it through despite the wind and managed to meet a few new friends. Back next month...

June 14, 2019   |  Pooley's, Madison, WI

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