Blues to country, standards to rock...the music from your life
January 13, 2023 | Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI
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January 12, 2023 | Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI
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December 19, 2022 | Evin, Oconomowoc, WI
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December 17, 2022 | O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub, Janesville, WI
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December 3, 2022 | Daly's Bar & Grill, Sun Prairie, WI
From start to finish, it was a fun and energetic night at Daly's! We were excited to bring a new song ("Got a Hold on Me"--just in time to dedicate to the late Christie McVie) and a few oldies that we brushed up. And we had the honor of helping to celebrate two birthdays (Happy Birthday Cassie and Dana!) and an engagment (congratulations to Linda and Mike!). A great time, and we're looking forward to visiting again in February.
November 12, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI
We had snow on the ground outside (it was 70 deg earlier in the week...), but we were plenty cozy in the lounge. It turned out to be a very special evening: we were honored to perform a special-request dance tune, "At Last," for just-engaged Jess and JT (congratulations again!) and Happy Birthday to Jess--she had a big day! We'll be back periodically through the coming cold months--come and join us!
November 5, 2022 | O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub, Janesville, WI
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September 29, 2022 | Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI
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September 24, 2022 | O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub, Janesville, WI
Another fun night in Janesville. If you haven't visited O'Riley & Conway's yet, you should plan to soon. Many thanks to Joe and all the crew for making this such a welcoming place to visit!
September 21, 2022 | Daly's Bar & Grill, Sun Prairie, WI
Always a fun time at Daly's, but this entire evening had a special theme: Happy Birthday, Shasta! We were honored to be a part of it and excited to see all those dancers!
September 17, 2022 | Walton Fest, Walton, IL
We had a wonderful day back in Jerry's childhood stomping grounds. (This event takes place in the field where Jerry played Little League Baseball!) Except for about 60 seconds of light drizzle, the weather was perfect, and folks showed up from all over the area to enjoy the arts & crafts vendors, food, live music, and community. Jerry enjoyed visiting with classmates and playing along with a couple of local friends before we all got up on the flatbed stage. Enjoy these few scenes from Smalltown America. (Of course Mama Jo is a legend around these parts, but did you know she had a reserved parking space at Sheridan's??!)
September 11, 2022 | Private Party, Deerfield, WI
Another wonderful visit to The Roost--it's always exciting to be surrounder by all that energy! The Packers season opener and the non-stop rain may have thinned the crowd a bit, but we always wounder how Jim & Mary have found so many friends! They do treat their friends well--this is a beautiful room for a dance party. Amy even enjoyed a couple special dance lessons from Jim--fun to watch!
September 10, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI
A few days ago it was the heat, this time it was the chilly drizzle that brought us indoors. We were missing Dawn (out of town for her **th HS reunion), but we forged on and had a fun time interacting with a couple nearby tables. We'll be visiting the lounge occasionally over the cold, dark months--check the calendar and plan to join us!
September 7, 2022 | Evin, Oconomowoc, WI
Our first visit to Evin--what a beautiful place! Our plan was for the patio, but the late summer heat wave brought us indoors for this afternoon. We enjoyed interacting with an energetic and attentive crowd, many of whom had plenty to tell us about their musical memories. We really appreciated the help and encouragement from all the staff--hoping for a return visit soon!
September 1, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Waunakee, WI
Our vacation break ended with a return to B&H's newest location in Waunakee--and what a gorgeous evening on the patio! We met several new friends who stayed out with us almost all evening, and it was fun to see so many of the staff engaging with the tunes. This night ended the patio season here, but we're looking forward to coming back next summer.
August 13, 2022 | BB Jack's, Cottage Grove, WI
Another fun afternoon at BB Jack's, and this time the weather didn't keep us from enjoying the beautiful new patio! And we had the special honor of being part of Lisa's birthday celebration with an amazing turnout of friends and family that almost entirely filled the patio--Happy Birthday, Lisa! We're hoping for another visit soon...
August 12, 2022 | Pooley's, Madison, WI
Our last date of the summer at Pooley's changed from sunset on the patio to staying dry and cozy indoors--already a taste of fall weather in Wisconsin. But we had a great time with everyone inside. Another round of thanks to Peter, Monica, Michael, and all the staff for hosting another great summer of live music. See you next year!
August 10, 2022 | Clearview, Juneau, WI
This has always been one of our favorite stops of the summer. It's amazing to watch all those smiling faces respond to the music, especially as they hear some of their old favorites. It was another beautiful evening, and we can't wait to return next summer!
August 4, 2022 | Gazebo Musikk, Stoughton, WI
Another weekly concerts-in-the-park series that draws hundreds of listeners from the community--what a great time! The early evening sun was a bit of a challenge at first as we watched the crowd enjoying their shade, but we were all sharing it soon enough. We've really been enjoying our visits to all these neighboring communities--keep an eye on our calendar and catch some summer soon...
July 30, 2022 | Oakstone, Cottage Grove, WI
It was already a lively night on the patio before Emmy Lou and her large entourage dropped by in their party bus to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. We were honored to dedicate "What a Man" to the groom-to-be (of course represented on this all-female occasion by his mother). What a fun night!
July 28, 2022 | Concerts in the Park, Columbus, WI
Last time (2019) we were rained into the beautiful Pavilion, but this was an evening of perfect weather for a concert in the park. We shared a wonderful evening with a very welcoming crowd. Many thanks to the Columbus Historic Landmarks & Preservation Commission for sponsoring these summer evenings--they are doing a great work in preserving and restoring many important sites in the community. Do visit the Fireman's Park Pavilion if you ever get the chance--it has a long history, with several famous musicians playing for community dances over the past century.
July 24, 2022 | SFTSM Fundraiser, Poynette, WI
It was a beautiful afternoon, though a bit warm standing in the sun! We always feel honored by opportunities to support Shelter from the Storm, and it was a special honor this year to play for their 5-year anniversary of supporting women and children around the area. (Check out SFTSM on Facebook or on the web.) It was our first time playing at Harvest Moon Pond--what a gorgeous venue for any special occasion...just sayin'! (Hmmm, matching skirts again--pretty impressive!)
July 23, 2022 | O'Riley & Conway's, Janesville, WI
We always love our visits to O'Riley & Conway's, and this night was no exception! Great crowds, great hosts, great energy--a few people even found room for a bit of dancing. We'll be playing here fairly regularly over the next several months--plan to take the short road trip and join us in historic downtown Janesville.
July 21, 2022 | The Lone Girl Brewing Co., Waunakee, WI
Another wonderful night on the rooftop, with lots of engagement with the crowd and lots of head bopping from those young servers--who knew they would appreciate all the classic hits?! We had the privilege of singing "Happy Birthday" to Jamie (6 years old) and Kayla (undisclosed age) and "At Last" for
Mike and Amanda's anniversary celebration--what fun!
July 19, 2022 | Concerts in the Park, Sun Prairie, WI
We really like this "concerts in the park thing (Lake Mills last weekend, Columbus next week, and Stoughton in a couple weeks), but it's a special honor to play in our own hometown community. A gorgeous evening, a great crowd of listeners, and Amy even got to do a pre-show interview with Mark on KSUN--check their online archives for some special insights.
July 16, 2022 | Arts Festival, Lake Mills, WI
A beautiful day in a beautiful park, surrounded by artists, vendors, and a great crowd from the community--we always love our visits to Lake Mills! Many thanks to all the hard workers who organize this amazing community event each year. We're already on the calendar for next year!
July 13, 2022 | Daly's Bar & Grill, Sun Prairie, WI
We seem to hang out at Daly's enough as it is, but it's always extra fun to share some live music with our hometown friends (and several out-of-town visitors)! It was a special night, especially since several of the newer staff had only heard about us playing and never heard us play--surprise! Back in September...
July 9, 2022 | Pooley's, Madison, WI
We love our visits to Pooley's (you know, the most welcoming hosts and most beautiful patio in Madison), and we love having our dancing friends visit with us. Another beautiful evening with another gorgeous Wisconsin sunset. (We're already halfway through the summer, folks...) Looking forward to next month. (Hmmm, matching skirts.)
June 23, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Waunakee, WI
It was a beautiful evening to be out on the patio! We even had the special treat of watching fireflies over the adjoining corn field--seems early in the season, but amazing. If you haven't had the opportunity to experience this newest B&H's location, mark your calendar for August 6--we'll be back!
June 18, 2022 | Strawberry Festival, Sun Prairie, WI
We love playing in our own town, and this was a wonderful day! The weather was perfect, the crowds (two shows) were full of energy and enthusiasm, and Sun Prairie showed what a great community it is. Thanks to all the staff at the Colonial Club for all their hard work in putting it together. We're hoping to be back next year...
June 17, 2022 | Pooley's, Madison, WI
The beautiful patio at Pooley's has become one of our favorite stops in Madison. What a great night--perfect weather, wonderful crowd, beautiful sunset. And we even snuck in some snacking through the evening! (Yes, they will prepare a "Game Day Chili Dog" anytime we ask!) Some of our dancing friends were out of town for the weekend, but enough came to share plenty of energy--thank you for that, and see you all again next time!
June 15, 2022 | Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI
Our first night playing at Capitol Lakes--and we found our people! The crowd listened intently and overflowed with joy at hearing the music they grew up with! So many heads bopping, lots of folks singing along, and...dancing! A couple people told us it was the first time they had seen dancing since they moved in--we couldn't hear any more delightful compliment! We're coming back in the fall, and we're excited to have already booked our New Year's Eve!
June 10, 2022 | Kestrel Ridge Golf Course, Columbus, WI
Our first visit to the brand new patio at Kestrel Ridge--what a gorgeous setting! It was great to have newlywed Anna back on a visit all the way from Oklahoma--and of course she joined Amy and Dawn for their classic rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine." We'll be back for another visit later this summer--you should plan to come out for a great meal on this wonderful patio...
June 9, 2022 | The Lone Girl Brewing Co., Waunakee, WI
It was a great night on the rooftop at The Lone Girl--perfect weather, beautiful sunset, responsive crowd, and great hosts! The younger staff were even getting into the classic tunes--does the heart good to see that! Looking forward to another visit next month...
June 5, 2022 | Private Party, Deerfield, WI
We always look forward to our visits to the Schmidt barn (what a beautiful space to share with a few close friends!), and we love having LOTS of dancers out on the floor for every song--what a great evening! Many thanks again to Jim and Mary for hosting such wonderful events.
June 4, 2022 | BB Jack's, Cottage Grove, WI
We were excited to be a part of BB Jack's patio grand opening week...even though some showers brought us indoors for the afternoon. But the patio is beautiful, the crowd was great, the food was amazing (you need to check out the salad bar)--we're looking forward to another visit soon... Thanks to Jenny and all the staff for making it happen.
June 3, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI
Well, after a couple early season rain-outs, we finally opened our summer patio season in our own hometown! With gorgeous weather and the sun in our faces (for awhile, anyway), we had a great night on the patio. And we had a chance to sit around the fire for a bit after everything was loaded out--a great way to spend a summer evening!
April 16, 2022 | O'Riley & Conway's, Janesville, WI
Another night among friends, and we're really looking forward to O&C's being a regular stop over the next several months. And we'll go ahead and make it official: we're excited that Dawn will be bringing her carefully woven harmonies as a regular member of the band! We've all been busy with rehearsals as we learn new songs, bring back some oldies, and work out fresh vocal approaches to lots of our standard fare. Tonight we brought two new songs, a huge Fleetwood Mac hit in "Dreams" and a third Little Big Town hit, "Pontoon," to add to our "modern country" list. Looking forward to a busy summer of music!
February 19, 2022 | O'Riley & Conway's, Janesville, WI
We're really feeling among friends during our visits to O&C's in Janesville--always a great listening crowd, and lots of regulars we're getting to know. (And it was great to see TJ out--that's a cool story...) Getting to be a regular feature having Dawn join us, and we were excited to bring another new old Beatles tune, "Eight Days a Week," to give us a full-fledged Beatles medley. We also brought back an old James Taylor tune, "Fire and Rain," that we hadn't performed for almost six years. (Yep, we're having fun at our rehearsals!) We'll be back!
February 13, 2022 | Oakstone, Cottage Grove, WI
It was great to be back at Oakstone for a Superbowl Sunday Funday and to wish a musical Happy Birthday to Emma, Oakstone's gracious host for the afternoon. You see that Dawn was with us for the entire afternoon with her amazing harmonies--what's going on with that? We're looking forward to playing on the beautiful upgraded patio this coming summer! (Right now, summer seems too far away...)
February 12, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI
Winter was laying a thin coat of ice on our vehicles outside, but we stayed toasty in the lounge. Dawn joined us again for the evening as we shared a new old standard ("All of Me") and brought back a Miranda Lambert song ("Makin' Plans") we hadn't played for over four years but first performed here for a surprise engagement December 10, 2011--time flies!
February 5, 2022 | Daly's Bar & Grill, Sun Prairie, WI
Just a fun evening with an energetic crowd of friends at Daly's--doesn't get any better than that! (We notice that Dawn continues to hang around with us on stage...)
January 8, 2022 | Buck & Honey's, Sun Prairie, WI
Another cozy evening in the lounge at B&H's Sun Prairie, whose support of live music is much appreciated by the entire community and scores of area musicians. We were happy to have Dawn standing in with us for the whole evening (except when she wandered off to take a few pictures!). We were honored to sing "Happy Birthday" to youthful Tara, who (along with all the youthful friends at her table) seemed to have a great appreciation for Fleetwood Mac. We'll be back next month...