Enjoy a Sunday afternoon at Brix Cider with Line Sounds. Here's their bio:
Based in Madison, WI, LINE is a lyric-driven indie pop band that started up in early 2018. LINE balances Americana, rock, and R&B influences, creating a sound that swings between moody, electric vibes and reflective contemporary folk. Self-analysis, queer love, and musings on current events show up as common themes in lead singer Maddie Batzli’s songwriting. LINE grew beyond a solo project when Maddie reunited with longtime friend Austin Lynch, a bassist who brings a contemporary and jazz guitar background. Esther Chun joined soon after, providing treble vocals, and Will Ault completed the group, adding drums and Cajon. Beyond the music, what makes LINE special is the apparent joy they take in playing together, and the chemistry that results from that friendship and shared drive.
Maddie Batzli: Lead vocals, keys, guitar, ukulele
Will Ault: Drums, cajon, vocals
Austin Lynch: Bass, guitar, vocals
Esther Chun: Vocals
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon at Brix Cider with Line Sounds. Here's their bio:
Showcase your talents! We welcome music, spoken word, poetry, or even a good story. We’ll have a sound system set up for you. All you need to do is bring your voice and any instruments you’d like. Sign up at the bar when you arrive, and we’ll make sure you get in the open mic lineup.
As the name implies, the Artful Codgers is a group of “seasoned” Mt. Horeb musicians who, after casually jamming together for a few years, has decided to take their act on the road. Their music cuts a wide swathe through the Americana Songbook of the last century with tunes ranging from the blues of W.C. Handy to the folk/rock of The Grateful Dead, plus some originals, giving each song a unique spin. Acoustic guitar, bass and drums, along with tasty, homespun vocals is the order of the day. Come on out and let Artful Codgers fill the air with song.
Brix Cider is excited to host Common Chord, a Madison-area band that plays "folk to swing and everything in between."
Here they are featured on the radio show "Whad'ya Know":
With their unique combination of vocal, instrumental, songwriting and composing/arranging talents, Common Chord creates an amazing palette of music. Their repertoire includes vocal-centric pieces with four-part harmonies, toe-tapping swingy numbers, folk and bluegrass-flavored pieces, bluesy tunes, acoustic rock/pop songs and more...something for everyone, with appeal to audiences of all ages. The group focuses on originals from each of three writers in the group plus unique covers from the likes of Tom Waits, the Beatles, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, and others.
Common Chord was formed originally as a duo in 2015 by singer/songwriters Michael Bryant and Tracy Jane Comer, who were members of the former Madison-area trio Sticky Fingers (early to mid-2000s) and who have worked as a duo on occasion since then. The group quickly grew to five regular performers with the addition of Bruce Buttel, Delores Jenison, and Faye Bruggink. This powerhouse of skills and talents yields a strong creative synergy...the musical whole is much greater than the sum of the parts.
See www.commonchord.us for more.
Brix Cider is excited to host Top Shelf, a band featuring pop-rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond, plus a touch of blues, jazz, country, and more. Here's a taste:
Learn more at www.topshelfmadison.com
Kendra was our very first musical guest, and we’re thrilled to have her back! She plays banjo, guitar, and fiddle, and her vocals are amazing. She fills our space with good, wholesome, folksome vibes.
Check out this video of her as seen on TV:
And check out her website for more info and to hear some more tunes:
Acoustic Collective is a guitar driven folk-rock band with rich harmonies for a feel-good vibe with the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Alison Krauss and Gordon Lightfoot to the Indigo Girls. AC features James Eisele and Bill Rushmore on guitar and vocals, Delores Jenison and Carol Hulland on vocals, and Tom Mielke on bass guitar.
Ethan Keller is a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but he also happens to be a cidermaker/orchardist. Seems like a good fit for a show at Brix Cider. Ethan was voted Solo Artist of the Year in the 2011 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, and Pop Artist of the Year in the 2011 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards. Ethan produces many blends of original music, often melding folk, blues, and rock, with funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Check out his website for more info and to hear a few tunes: http://www.ethankeller.com/index/
Brix Cider is honored to host the Gerri DiMaggio World Jazz Unit. Read more about Gerri's impressive biography and listen to a few sample tracks of her music on her website: http://www.gerridimaggio.com/html/
Gerri will be joined by Bob Pessleman on guitar and Mount Horeb High School's own music instructor John Mesoloras on bass.
Trio Soleil plays French tunes with a Django feel, soulful Jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, uptempo New Orleans-influenced covers of Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits and other greats, tender ballads that will make you weep (well, they make US weep), and a smattering of delightful original tunes folks seem to love. Here a few tunes and learn more at:
Lo Marie and Doug Brown are teaming up for a live performance at Brix Cider in Mount Horeb. Lo Marie is an incredible neo-soul/jazz musician based out of Madison. Check out her website to learn more and hear some tunes: https://www.lomariemusic.com
Doug Brown is a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer based out of Madison, and you can read about Doug here: http://www.dougbrownmusic.com/
Don't miss Tui as they pass through Mount Horeb! We're really excited for this show at Brix Cider. Here's a bio for the band:
Tui is an internationally touring old-time duo made up of Jake Blount and Libby Weitnauer. They draw inspiration equally from rare archival recordings and the music of their peers, and both have extensive experiences with other genres of music; Blount spent years as a funk and metal guitarist, and Weitnauer has an M.A. in classical violin performances from NYU. Tui's diverse influences enable them to create music that is innovative and technically demanding, yet accessible and affecting as only old songs can be. They plan to release their debut album, Pretty Little Mister, June 28, 2019.
Jake Blount is a fiddler, banjo player and scholar based in Washington, D.C. He has performed and recorded with acclaimed fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves and award-winning old-time string band The Moose Whisperers, in addition to having served as a guest lecturer on music history at numerous museums and universities. In 2018, he and Hargreaves opened a series of shows for GRAMMY-winner and MacArthur “Genius Grant" recipient Rhiannon Giddens. He centers and venerates his racial and ethnic heritage through his approach to music and its history.
Fiddler and singer Libby Weitnauer has degrees in classical violin performance from DePaul University and New York University, but finds her voice in the traditional music of Appalachia. She has performed in a wide array of venues and concert halls, most recently the Smithsonian National Museum of American History after a summer of research and music-making under the supervision of Grammy Award winner Dom Flemons.
Here’s a taste:
Harper and Lee are a husband and wife Americana duo who performs with a kick-drum, foot tambourine, acoustic and electric guitars to show their unique style of Americana music. Although married, Harper and Lee grew up thirteen years apart which allows for the unique collaboration of older style americana with a modern rock twist. This also allows them to connect with many generations of fans. The duo’s captivating sound allows for the audience to be transported into nostalgia as well as have a fresh perspective on traditional sounds. Harper and Lee’s live shows connect the audience in a way that makes you feel right at home.
Harper and Lee are based out of Des Moines, IA and are constantly building up a fanbase in the Midwest with their unique style. They pride themselves on writing original songs and playing them during their shows. Upon their start in 2017, they began their first tour hitting 11 states in 2018 and are now moving into their 2019 tour. Harper and Lee have a sound inspired by The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Bob Dylan, Gregory Alan Isakof and many more artist alike.
Brix Cider is excited to host Johnny G! Johnny G released his debut album "Riding The Wave" in late November of 2018. It is a soulful blend of acoustic melodies. His laid back vibes can be felt through out the album.
Learn more and hear some tunes at johnnygmusic.org
Or check out Johnny G's interview on Sessions with Sandy on WXRW 104.1 FM:
Brix Cider is teaming up with Old Oaks Music to host a Friday evening full of great community, tunes, delicious drinks and food.
Old Oaks will be celebrating the release of their debut album, "Songs for Morning". The album features genres from folk to funk and accentuates a lively relationship between 12-string guitar and wind instruments (including saxophones, flute and clarinet). For this live music setting, Old Oaks will provide a unique blend of classic covers and originals!
The show will feature members of Wurk, with the normal Old Oaks Duo leading the way.
Come on out for a wide range of original and cover music including acoustic jazz, singer-songwriter, classic rock and (of course) a tad bit of funk.
With over 50 years of experience as a performing musician, John Duggleby knows a few tunes. He's bound to make you smile, and he might even make you shed a tear. Come on out for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon of good food, good drink, and live music. Learn more about John on his website:
And listen to a few track here:
The music of Van Orman & Helwin blends textures and texts of antique and modern soundscapes, familiar enough to be warm and welcoming, adequately exotic to be fresh and surprising. Two singers accompanying themselves on guitars, harmonium, concertina, hurdy-gurdy, and other instruments, they share traditional and contemporary songs of a world populated by cowboys, sailors, hoboes, and many sorts of lovers.
The Bart Attacks! are thrilled to make their debut at Brix Cider! The forecast predicts a solid chance of bluegrass, folk, jams, and good times! The Bart Attacks! are an acoustic duo that employs folk, bluegrass, and many forms of Americana as a medium of musical and artistic expression. Check them out:
Enjoy Mothers' Day with some sweet organic music! Acoustic Collective features James Eisele and Bill Rushmore on guitar and vocals, Delores Jenison and Carol Hulland on vocals, and Tom Mielke on bass guitar. They play guitar driven folk-rock with rich harmonies for a feel-good vibe from CSN, Simon & Garfunkel, Alison Krauss and Gordon Lightfoot to the Indigo Girls.
Mackenzie Moore is a singer/songwriter from Roxbury, WI. With roots in the genres of folk, americana, and 70s/90s/folk rock, she has been described as having "a voice like a glass of good scotch." Her first EP, Veins (2018), continues to receive regular airplay in the Madison area.
Influences include: Brandi Carlile, Melissa Etheridge, Lissie, Fleetwood Mac, Meghan Rose, Foo Fighters
Something fun for your Easter weekend! Bring your kids out to Brix Cider in Mount Horeb for a performance by David Landau. Sit back and enjoy some tasty food and cider while David provides the entertainment for you and your family. David is a multi-MAMA award-winning children's entertainer whose upbeat musical performances keep children engaged and constantly thinking. The kids sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch.
Putting the pep into mid-week and celebrating spring being sprung is Cupola playing live at Brix Cider.
Sonic-sweeping, genre-jumping, bluesy-jazzy-country-gospel-rock & old school Motown soul.
Original tunes and a swag of covers with a twist.
Powerhouse vocals (Aussie, Lily Bragge), smooth rhythms (Washington DC Gregory 'Salty' Merrick), and killer guitar (Jesse J Bauman, Wisco born and bred).
Here's a taste: https://www.reverbnation.com/cupolamusic
This Madison-based duo plays a jazzy-soulful mix of originals and covers. Kick back with some cider and listen.