Mudbone! Sunday evenings at GMH!
Fox Valley veteran musicians Jay Stulo, Rodney Zimmerman, Tom Thiel along with Spencer Panosh make up the latest incarnation of Mudbone. Blues-tinged rock, plenty of surprises and an absolute pile of guitars! No Cover!
Soul. Rhythm and Blues. The words conjure romantic images of sweat dripping dancers swaying slowly to infectious Motown grooves, Staxx and Chess chart toppers oozing from the band stand with a harmonic intensity so real it broke your heart. Tender ballads peppered with generous portions of Hammond organ and scorched barn burners precisely punctuated by a ruthless horn section, these were the songs to have you on your feet before the singer even started. The times have changed and music has moved on, but the feeling of all this remains. This is one eight piece band that promises that feeling will sustain.
Horns. Bass, drums, and keys. Seductive guitar. And at the forefront of all this, Stephen Cooper. Combining R&B, jazz, soul, blues, funk, hip hop, and rock, he has drawn on his accomplishments of the past to bring you something truly special…A living, breathing musical conduit from the past to the present…and we guarantee to bring you that feeling of the heart once again.
Stephen Cooper has been a bandleader, sideman, and touring musician for over 25 years. In that time, he has played in 21 states and 7 countries with numerous groups, most namely WiFEE and the HUZz BAND and The Groove Hogs. Deeply rooted in jazz, r&b, and blues, Coop draws in vocal influences such as Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green, while also being a highly accomplished saxophonist and instrumental soloist. Each member of Nobody Famous is a superstar on their own and we implore you to give us a spin!
Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.
- Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award for best blues band in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015. People’s Choice Award in 2006, 2008, 2010.
- Voted the Best Blues Band In Milwaukee by The Shepherd Express Reader’s Poll in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
- 2011 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for Best Blues Band” and “Best Song”
- 2015 Blues Blast Music Award Award for Best Live CD
- 2015 Independent Blues Scene Award for Best Live CD
- Band features Hohner harmonica endorsee Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica
We’re kicking off 2019 with a jazz session dedicated to jazz/samba/bossa legend, Antonio Carlos Jobim. We’ll be playing a set of his music right away in the beginning and we’ll open up the stage for a jam in the second set. Musicians, come down and join us for tune!
Featuring Jake Anthony Crowe on Sax, and Vocals!
Listening Party, a 2018 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) nominee for Bluegrass/Americana, have found a place in the original music scene around the Midwest with their soulful stage presence and infectious melodies. The trio out of Milwaukee, WI present a fresh brand of Americana music that feeds from folk, classic rock, soul and bluegrass. Singer-songwriter Weston Mueller, a Northern Wisconsin native, leads the group with “every note full of expression and feeling” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Complemented by multi-instrumentalists, Joshua Hester and Jacob Wood, each song paints a portrait of the groups varying musical backgrounds.
From the band that brought you such dance off classics as “The Vine” and the mastermind behind songs such as “Bigfoot” comes an evening of music like you have never seen before!
Featuring Lighting Design by Vib.os’ə.tē Entertainment that is sure to make even the most mentally hardened individuals consider the opening of their 3rd eye.
The Science Project is not only going to play their latest cuts off the EP they are releasing this very evening… but they are also going to play a Jimi Hendrix Tribute as well
Formed as an acoustic duo in the mid-nineties by guitarists/vocalists Marty Paschke (blind) and Rod Zimmerman (bad haji), “The Rod & Marty Show” began to turn heads with their unique blend of intricate guitar work and ear-catching vocal harmonies. Looking to add another voice and guitar to the mix, the duo added Eric Krueger (sunday flood) in 2004 and dubbed themselves, “A-Town Unplugged” as a tribute to their weekly showcase at the MARITIME TAVERN in Appleton, Wisconsin. The group added bass player Jim Van Hout (pawnshop lifters) and drummer Pat Wydeven (pawnshop lifters) in 2005, with Jeremy “the Sparrow” Rechner taking over for Top Jimmy on bass in 2013. Playing 2,3,4, or 5 piece shows, the band continues to make a name for themselves throughout the state and beyond with their signature style of acoustic feel good music that spans the influence of time and musical genre.
“And now for something completely different….”
Comedic Acoustic Jazz a.k.a. Dr. Kickbutt’s Orchestra of Death!
“Who is Dr. Kickbutt? The simple answer is that he is the brains and the beauty behind Dr. Kickbutt’s Orchestra of Death. But then what in the world is Dr. Kickbutt’s Orchestra of Death? Well, it’s a ukulele junk band that can not only rock your socks off but also any other under garments. They combine good music with bad jokes, it’s a show like you’ve never seen before.”–Otis Miller
Why is the Orchestra of DEATH like an artillery shell? Because by the time you hear either of them it is too late to run…
Sister Phillis McGee
Paul Filipowicz, Chicago born Lockport, IL raised (singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica). Over the 30+ years fronting his own band, he has played venues from the mid-west to Denver to stints in Texas and Mississippi. Some of his fondest memories are the shows with “Hound Dog Taylor” and “Mighty Joe Young”. Luther Allison was a great friend of his who once told Paul “I know you’re a bluesman and you know you’re a bluesman and every time you take the stage you got to prove it!” Come watch him prove it at Gibson Music Hall!