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Writers’ Round: King Margo, John Hollier, Kevin Troestler

December 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mile of Music staple King Margo are making their way back to Appleton and Gibson Community Music Hall for a trio of shows, starting with this Monday Writers’ Round! They will be joined by their running mate from their last Round at Gibson in John Hollier along with Kevin Troestler.

Who: King Margo, John Hollier, Kevin Troestler
When: Monday, December 5 from 7 PM – 9 PM (Doors at 6 PM)
Where: Gibson Community Music Hall (211 W College Ave, Appleton)
Admission: $10 at the door


King Margo is Lucciana Costa and Rachel Coats, who grew up 40 minutes apart but didn’t meet until many years later in the middle of a Kentucky field.

For 2022’s release Waters Rise, King Margo offers a more evolved sound. The songs are more personal. The arrangements are more intricate, featuring soaring harmonies that have captured listeners across the country. “She never boarded up the windows/Grandma likes to say/She rode out every storm/Frying chicken just the same,” opens the song “Monsters,” inspired by a conversation overheard in a New Orleans coffee shop. The girls pay homage to their upbeat roots with the barnburner tune “Floodlights and Sequins” which they say is about “looking hot and committing crime.” There are songs of the mundane nature of real love, rich people going to space, and partying during the apocalypse. Produced by Gabe Lee, David Dorn and Alex Torrez, Waters Rise was released through Torrez Music Group in September of 2022.


Hailing from Central Louisiana, Hollier absorbed a passion for music through his family. His uncle performed in a Cajun zydeco band, while his brothers picked up guitar and drums. He initially experienced live music through the church and honkytonks, teaching himself chords on the internet and gigging with local bands. At the same time, he listened to everyone from Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Byrds to Ozzy Osbourne. After two years at Louisiana State University, he transferred to Belmont University and settled in Nashville. He joined Levi Hummon’s band as a guitarist, hitting the road with Dwight Yoakam, Heart, Billy Currington and more. In the past, he handled guitar duties for Cassadee Pope before serving as a touring guitarist for Carly Pearce.


Kevin John Troestler is a Wisconsin raised Blues/Country Artist. Growing up in Sauk City, Wisconsin, Kevin found his love for music at a young age. Starting at age 4, he began this journey on his first drum set. It wasn’t until his late teens that he picked up the guitar. For a few years he played off and on learning the basics. But, around age 19 he started learning more in depth about the guitar. Big influences like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers Band, and other great blues artists helped push him in the right direction.

Kevin is pursuing a career as a full time musician. Focusing on song writing, playing live shows, and recording. Although he has been playing for the last 7 years in bands, it feels like a fresh start to him. After this last year, 2021 feels like an opportunity for positive growth. February 2021, he will be releasing his first single on all platforms titled “Lonely Afternoons”. In the years to come, Kevin plans to travel around the country playing acoustic shows, and occasional full band shows. “The goal is to travel and experience what life has to offer.”


December 5, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Gibson Community Music Hall
211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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