Come check out some great local, original music while raising awareness for Snowdrop Foundation WI!

Snowdrop Foundation WI provides scholarships to college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.

60% funds allocated towards cancer research
40% funds allocated towards scholarship program
All funds stay within the state!
96 cents of every dollar is applied towards Snowdrop’s mission

Check out Snowdrop WI
Website: www.snowdropwi.org
FB: www.facebook.com/SnowdropFoundationWI/

October 10th Event Details:
The Royal Blue: 5:30PM
Ike Arumba and the Infidels: 6:30PM
Pudge: 7:30PM
Amelia Ford: between sets of first two bands
(note: all band times are approximate)

Gibson Music Hall – October 10th, starting at 5PM
No cover charge / Free will donations welcome
50/50 Raffle
Light food will be served

Thank you to each of these musicians for their desire to support local non-profit Snowdrop Foundation WI via this event. We are excited for a night of awesome music and friends!

7pm

Hello friends and lovers, especially those in the Appleton/Fox Valley! We are super excited to be making our debut performance along with Slayder Smet and his full band at Gibson Music Hall this October!

Thursday October 3rd to be exact!

*The show is FREE to enter. If you enjoy yourself, we suggest a $5 donation if you feel like supporting the local music scene.

So come on out and bring a friend or three – We can’t wait to see you!

WIJAM Presents:
Ezra Bell

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
at Gibson Music Hall | Appleton, WI

Doors 8p | Show 9p | 21+
Free Admission | $5 Suggested Donation

Weblinks:
• Website: https://www.ezrabellband.com/
• Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1nGqKVGfPPiVgxMdx8hYOI
• iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ezra-bell/852885143
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ezrabellband/

Video Links:
• Fluoridated Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v1ilOBOZqM&t=4s
• Interview and Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luWuFBi50h0
• Shady Pines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp4DgIQ8C_Q
• Junk Food Chimney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjpk1mfEY8M

Press Links:
• Vortex Magazine, Concert Review, Portland: https://www.vrtxmag.com/media/photo/ezra-bell-and-motopony-at-mississippi- studios-on-may-26-2018/
• No Depression, Album Review; http://nodepression.com/album-review/portlands-most- impressive-ezra-bell-shares-their-unique-gifts-upcoming-release

Ezra Bell’s first full-length debut features ebullient soul twang, flowing and leaping like the music of a late 60s/early 70s recording of well-trained freaks dabbling in various genres. This Portland band sounds like they effortlessly recorded one of those forgotten-gem “cult albums”, despite it being early 2018.
After three well-received EPs and playing regularly in Portland since 2013, the playfully literate and cheerfully plaintive Benjamin Wuamett and his gaggle of quite fit players, conjure up a festive dusky folk-rock-blues-jazz-R&B-pop vibe that doesn’t smother out the melancholy. These haunted stories include key tracks “Tourists” (“This one is about realizing the game is rigged, but you still have to play; it’s the only game in town”); “Yawning at the Seance (“This one is about the stories we tell ourselves in order to feel like everything is okay”), and “Let Me Do the Talking.” About that last one: “The opening line is a rip-off of something the boxer Jack Johnson said when asked how he managed to so intrigue women. He said ‘eat jellied eels and think distant thoughts.’ I think it’s one of the great travesties (and a telling indictment of our society) of our time that a great man’s name has been usurped by some surfer singing about breakfast.” The glistening, giddy music on these tracks help to document the car-wreck gas-lit lifestyles Wuamett masterfully describes. He displays gleaming shards of a self-depreciative self-awareness but also someone busy getting lost. “The overall theme going into this?” Wuamett answers to what the album is about. “Desperation. A call to arms. A whimper. A declaration that being witty by yourself at 4 AM in a basement, is a poor way to live.” Ezra Bell features Maurice Spencer (bass), Tom Trotter (drums), Aaron Mattison (horns and arrangements), Honora Hildreth (backing vocals and percussion), and Jeremy Asay (keys and guitar) more-than-ably backing up Wuamett’s story-songs and satirical jigs with organic precision.

Press Highlights:
“By listening you can tell this self-titled album is something you need to run and see live. It shivers and shakes. A reason it may be difficult to pin down a description is that the music is more like an action then something you should just sit idly by and describe. This album is running up hills of grass at age 9. It’s the feeling of jumping in the pool without testing it with your toes. It’s those late night drunken stool-swaying sessions with a group of irreplaceable people in your life.”
-Paste Magazine

“Ezra Bell is a West Coast poet of disappearing into appetites. The virtues and vices described on this self-titled release are backed by a tantalizing singalong, early 20th century jazz ensemble vibe, sounding like the musical journaling of a swing musician crawling out of rehab. Wuamett’s lyrics describe a soul dissolved, but the feeling isn’t completely unpleasant.”
-No Depression
“Benjamin Wuamett’s (vocals, guitar) ability to tell stories through song is intimate, riveting and inviting. There’s a sweetness in the somber lyrics that makes you want to dance and sing along with joy—and the crowd did just that!”
-Vortex Magazine

Free

7pm

Camille Rae is a talented singer songwriter out of Tennessee that tours nationally, playing great originals and covering songs you know and love! With her country/bluesy country style she commands the stage, her powerful voice will fill the room at Gibson Music Hall in Appleton Wi.  It’s hard to think of a better venue!

*FREE ADMISSION*

Add extra fun to your Sunday Funday as Andrea von Kampen & Auralai will be performing live at Gibson Music Hall on July 28th, at 3:00 PM. Doors at 2pm with mimosas and bloody marys a-plenty!

Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose effortless vocal delivery has been praised by Hear Nebraska as “soulful and worn-in.” With the successful release of two EP’s, Another Day (2015) and Desdemona (2016), a Christmas EP (2016), an Audiotree Live album (2017), and her debut full-length album Old Country (2019), Andrea has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road. She has shared the stage with artists such as Tall Heights, Ira Wolf, Dead Man Winter, The Brother Brothers, Dead Horses, Darling West and many more.

Old Country, Andrea von Kampen’s debut full-length album, was released on February 8th, 2019. The album was recorded and mastered in Nebraska and features exclusively Nebraska-based musicians. Inspiration for Andrea’s songs often come from literature, art, and nature; in particular the literature and nature of Nebraska and the Midwest. The title track, Old Country, is based on the book “My Ántonia” by Nebraska author Willa Cather.

Her single, Portland, received notable attention including features on The Bluegrass Situation, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Additionally, Amazon Music Canada featured Portland in their ‘Top Songs of 2018’ playlist. In a review of Portland, Ear To The Ground Music said, “It’s not so much about where you’re going, but that you want to get away. That emotion of “idealistic escapism” is one that listeners can all connect with, whether or not we want to go to Oregon or somewhere else. The inflection in von Kampen’s vocal has the conviction of a gospel track and the sincerity of a Dylan folk ballad.”

Motherfolk is coming back to Appleton for a summer show! Don’t miss it.

Special guest TBA!

Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $10 adv, $15 day-of
21+

Get tickets here:

https://motherfolkgmh.brownpapertickets.com

*FREE ADMISSION*

No Show Cadillac – 6pm
Thunder & Rain – 8pm
21+ Only

ABOUT THUNDER AND RAIN
Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

ABOUT NO SHOW CADILLAC
No Show Cadillac, otherwise known as Connor Scaro, is a ramblin’ musician from Milwaukee who dropped out of college and started tramping around the country. No Show embodies the spirit of a rambler with his self professed “dirty folk” sound, which he describes as “everything but country,” for “no real reason.” Currently touring through the Midwest, he captures crowds large and small with his unique blend of Folk, Blues, and Americana at gigs ranging from private events to festivals.

Saturday, July 6th
General Admission | 21+
Showtime 8PM
$8 in advance | $10 at the door (no ticket fees)

Get your ticket now by clicking the ticket link right here: https://www.nickandersonandtheskinnylovers.com/store/p19/NickAndersonAppleton.html#/

BIOGRAPHY
After the release of their first two EPs, Ephrem Pts. 1 & 2, Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers (NASL) partnered with Tinderbox Music in Minneapolis, MN. Their first radio promo landed them a number 1 chart position in Florida, and a number 8 position in North Carolina.

With the newly found radio audience, these songs and their deep emotional context made them a perfect fit for TV Networks like MTV, E!TV, NETFLIX. These networks, along with 10+ more, licensed NASL’s debut EPs.
These licenses opened many doors and ears of industry professionals. Phil Ehart of KANSAS even called NASL’s song 24 ‘The Anthem of a Generation.’ and the band secured an opening spot with former BoDeans frontman Sam Llanas. In 2018 NASL hit the road to play Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX during SXSW. They sold out prominent live music venue Handlebar. Later that year, they played Summerfest’s Emerging Artist Series which boasts alumni such as WALK THE MOON, Maren Morris, and X Ambassadors.
Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers released their debut full length album Ephrem (Pts. 1-3) to a sold out hometown crowd in 2019. As the shows get bigger, and the fans get more attached, this band shows no signs of slowing down.

Tickets: https://www.nickandersonandtheskinnylovers.com/store/p19/NickAndersonAppleton.html#/

The event cover photo says it all. Let’s come together as a community through music to help the family of fallen firefighter, Mitchell Lundgaard.

We cannot thank enough, all those involved to help make this happen! They include, but are not limited to:
Appleton Downtown
Willems Marketing & Events
105.7 WAPL
91.1 The Avenue
WFRV Local 5
The Post-Crescent (Appleton-Fox Cities, Wisconsin)
BConnected, LLC
Kyle Megna, Coyote Brother, Kurt Gunn, Cool Waters Band
-Everyone else for their ideas and sharing their networks

Also, pease check out 91.1 The Avenue’s event the following week – 10th Anniversary Show – Kyle Megna & the Brass Monsoons!