Thanks to Tally’s Tap & Eatery in Waukesha for allowing us to perform there on Nov. 9. All the tables were full when we struck our first chord, thanks to Tally’s abundant Friday fish fry. And thanks to Jessica for allowing us to come back to play again in May. Meanwhile, we’re preparing for our final scheduled gig of 2018: Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Fire Pit’s Side Bar at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Our first chord there will be struck at 9 p.m.
We are returning Friday, Nov. 9, to the place where it all began in April 2013: Tally’s Tap & Eatery, S31-W24661 W. Sunset Drive, on Waukesha’s south side. The first chord will be struck at 8:30 p.m. We have new songs from Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and the Traveling Willburys to add to our set list of originals and covers of songs from Linda Ronstadt to Led Zeppelin and everything in-between. Tally’s has a tasty and bountiful Friday night fish fry along with drink specials to go along with its remodeled dining area. We’re looking forward to seeing you there as we begin to wrap up a very successful year.
The band played to a full house Oct. 13 at Studio Winery in Lake Geneva. I guess they kinda liked our version of “Whole Lotta Love.” They also must have enjoyed our originals, because we sold several CDs. Thanks to Doug for inviting us to perform. Our next gig is 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Tallys Tap & Eatery in Waukesha.
Thanks to MKE Brewing Co. for allowing us to help open its new venue in the old Pabst Brewing complex. Next up: The Studio Winery in Lake Geneva. This intimate setting is the perfect venue to sip some quality wine and listen to our original music and covers of material from Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt to Etta James and B.B. King. This is a free show, as usual, so enjoy the fall colors of Lake Geneva during the day, then join us from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Rebecca and the Grey Notes will be performing as part of the official opening of the Beer Garden Concerts series at The 42, a new bar, restaurant and brewery operated by the Milwaukee Brewing Co. just west of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The outdoor venue will feature as part of its grand opening live bands from Wednesday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Sept. 2. This is a free show, so any fans who are working downtown should take note of this concert series and join us as we help open a new establishment. We will be playing from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. The address is: 1130 N. 9th St.
Rebecca and the Grey Notes had a late, late addition to its schedule on Friday night, Aug. 17. We got called in at the last minute to sub for a band that couldn’t make its gig at Kim’s Lakeside in the Town of Delafield. It was our first time at Kim’s, and we rocked the joint. The four of us squeezed in to a tiny corner of the bar, and we were greeted with a great crowd that was pumped to rock and new fans that appreciated our original material. We even were asked to do an encore performance of a Led Zeppelin tune. Thanks to Kim’s for inviting us to play. Our next gig will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30 in downtown Milwaukee. We’ll have more details later this week.
Picnic in the Park was a huge success. Thanks to Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and his chief of staff, Jennie Tunkieicz, for inviting Rebecca and the Grey Notes to perform. Little things help define a successful festival: clean toilets, trash picked up, friendly park attendants, lots of family-friendly things to do. And, of course, the beer garden was full! We hope enough good things happened that the festival will return next year. And we were honored to be opening for “American Idol” contestant and Milwaukee native Naima Adedapo, who put on a great performance. All in all, a great day.