Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pigtown Fling String Band.

Yes... it just seems like yesterday Barbara Jean and Erik Koskinen graced the Bluff View in September... in between I had gigs, hosted Natalie Gelman for a night's stay, and went to my niece's wedding...
So this Saturday will be a great time with good talented people... and new friends.  By no means is it a full house yet, but Lori got the traditional call, "You mean it's your house?" "You mean I can bring a bottle of wine and enjoy myself?".. Yes, Yes, and more..

Truly the Pigtown Fling String Band is a wonderful acoustic eclectic group of artists that will jump from blues to bluegrass as easily as they jump from pop to country...Lori and I so have liked to watch this group and are looking forward to hosting them.  Saturday Nov 8th at the Bluff View House concerts, Holmen WI

Friday, June 27, 2014

Barbara Jean Sept 13th

I am so excited about hosting the wonderful Barbara Jean at our house concert series Saturday September 13th.

I've been following her music for a few years now, and I've had a chance to see her maybe 4-5 times including when she has backed up Chastity Brown at the Root Note in LaCrosse; plus when she performed at the Great River Folk Fest in 2013.

Today I had a chance to work on some posters and social media pictures... boy did I get lucky; Barbara had just recently had a great photo set done with Stephan Hoglund Photography and it made it so easy.

Of course I can't decide on which poster to use; which is your favorite?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stop out and WIN

Wednesday night at the Wine Guyz, you will have a chance to bid on Barbara Jean tickets, a $30 Value.  Great way to support the Great River Folk Fest!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

SHEL in LaCrosse August 29th

Sure I would have preferred to host this wonderful group of sisters, but I recognized that they deserve a huge audience, and a nice pay check for traveling to La Crosse area.  So I did the next best thing, sponsored them to play at the Pump House, then I get front row seats!  Really looking forward to seeing them for the THIRD time!  Get your tickets early, I'm working to get this to be a full house.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Drew Nelson April 25th!

Drew Nelson is coming to the Bluff View Friday April 25th at 7:30...

Here's a recent video of Drew:

And here is his bio from his website:

Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling songwriter and multiinstrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.
Drew has toured across North America and Europe, performing solo and opening for popular rock artists like Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain as well as esteemed folk singers like Josh White Jr. and John Gorka.
He first met John Gorka in 2006, when Drew performed as part of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s prestigious songwriting contest. John found him backstage after his performance and told him how much his songs moved him. Since then, Drew has shared the stage with John several times, including at such big events as the Kerrville Folk Festival. “Drew Nelson is one of my favorite new artists,” John Gorka says. “His songs sound like the rest of us feel….dazed, angry, amazed and climbing.”
Drew garnered further attention in 2009, when he released Dusty Road to Beulah Land (Waterbug Records), and it topped the folk radio charts. It also caught the attention of the Grammy-winning indie label Red House
Records, which just signed him. “I love that Drew can rock out as well as write sensitive ballads,” Red House president Eric Peltoniemi says. “I admire his down-to-earth songwriting which portrays our world and ordinary people with such deep feeling and unflinching clarity. He has worked hard in life and hasn’t been afraid to get his hands dirty. He has 100% credibility in the subject matter he writes about, and I’m excited to get the chance to work with him.”
Drew’s Red House debut Tilt-A-Whirl comes out in early 2012. He can also be heard on the new album Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era, along with Jon Dee Graham, Slaid Cleaves, James McMurtry and new label-mate Eliza Gilkyson.
In support of his new album, Drew Nelson will be showcasing at the 2012 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and will be touring across North America and Europe.
When Drew is not on the road, he enjoys reading, rooting for the Detroit Tigers, doing hot yoga and working as an amateur luthier, building guitars and octave mandolins. He is also working on putting together a photography show.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

What a great night, thank you Norah & Brian

First time we setup the artists in the piano corner; with just two performers the fit was good and it allowed me to setup the lights by the mud room.

And yes an easy fit of 42 + chairs, and we had 39 reserved as the concert started.

Here's the sender song one of my favorites, Follow the Heron Home... a great wish for spring.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014