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Thanks, Studio Winery & the baaree

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us and live music this past weekend at Studio Winery + Geneva Lake Distilling in Lake Geneva and at the baaree in Thiensville. Great crowds at both events, which were only the second and third gigs with us for our new drummer, Tom Spolar. Our next public appearance will be from 5-8 p.m. at the main stage at Polish Fest.

Next up: Back to back

We will be using the month of April to rehearse new songs in preparation for back-to-back dates in May. On Saturday, May 21, we will be returning to the Studio Winery + Geneva Lake Distilling in Lake Geneva. The first chord will be struck at 5 p.m. On Sunday, May 22, we will be performing at the baaree, a fantastic outdoor venue in downtown Thiensville, from 4-7 p.m. Hope to see you there.

In the studio, 2015

On Feb. 7, 2015, we were recording our first CD of original music in the St. Francis studio of Ken Krei, using the incredible Jon Chi as our producer. Over a three-day weekend we recorded five original songs written by Tyler Famularo and one cover song, “The End of the World,” by Skeeter Davis. Music from the CD was played on five Milwaukee-area radio stations.

Thanks, Jeff!

On Thanksgiving weekend , we played our last show with our great drummer, Jeff Franks. We formed as a band in mid-2011 and played our first gig in April 2013 as a trio. But when the festivals started calling, we knew we had to find a drummer. Tyler found Jeff at the old Cali’s jam session in Brookfield, and we quickly learned that Jeff was a good fit for us. Our first gig with Jeff was at Bastille Days in 2014. Since then, we’ve played with him at countless venues, large and small, and he’s been awesome at all of them. Jeff has moved with his wife to Hendersonville, Tenn. Meanwhile, we’ll be playing our shows as a trio until we can find an appropriate drummer who can measure up to Jeff’s talent.

Thanks, Summerfest!

Thanks to usCellular Connection Stage and Summerfest for allowing us to perform Friday, Sept. 17. We were able to squeeze most of our original music while playing a more rock-oriented set list. We’re putting a hold on more gigs until the end of the year while we figure out what we should do next and also set aside some time to learn some new material. Thanks to all of our friends who have supported us throughout 2021 and who came to Summerfest on a very hot afternoon to cheer us on. You are the best. Don’t worry. We do expect to be playing next year in Lake Geneva, Brookfield, Milwaukee and other area venues, so stay tuned for updates.

Next up: the big gig

We are very fortunate and extremely grateful to be invited back to play Summerfest for the fourth time. We will be returning to our home base, the UScellular Connection Stage, for a performance at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. We will be one of three bands performing that day that are led by women. Haley Grace and the Rebels will open the day, and Brookfield native Nora Collins will start her set at 6 p.m. Other bands include Madison County at 4 p.m., Ray Fulcher at 8 and Jake Owen at 10. This is a very strong country/ Americana/rock lineup, so we hope to see you there.

Next Up: State Fair

We’ll be rockin’ the Major Goolsby’s Heartland Stage this Sunday, Aug. 8, beginning at noon, at the Wisconsin State Fair. Yes, it will be steamy, but the Major provides many shaded tables and ice-cold beverages. We’ll also be at the same place, same time, on Saturday, Aug. 14. Hope to see you there!