The Madtown Mannish Boys are a Madison-based Blues band who are steeped in Chicago-style Blues, including artists like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Paul Butterfield, and Little Walter. They perform with raw exuberance and driving rhythms that make you want to boogie. Some of their tunes are harmonica-driven, played with gritty fervor and intense energy. Others are soulful ballads, heavily influenced by the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. This mix of styles and genres makes for an entertaining and dynamic show that you won’t want to miss.
The boys are back to fill your need for blues! Milwaukee based, this band has great energy and a great sound that is sure to satisfy!
-$5 suggested donation so we can keep the bands happy and keep the bands coming!
Tae is back! Get ready for another great night of solo-acoustic music in the directions of Soul, R&B, and Pop-rock. Tae’s soulful kind of story telling stands as a force to inspire social change and bring awareness to matters ranging from micro to macro. She has been working on her first album to share with all of you very soon and will be sharing the songs that will be on this album at Gibson Music Hall on this night. You can find more at www.taemusic.com.
Stories, humor and original blues tunes. The Bobby Evans Blues Band kicks it up and keeps it entertaining!
ALEX WILSON grew up in a family of talented musicians.
Alex’s grandmother, Rosa Saviano was a renowned professional jazz singer in Chicago in the 1940’s and 50’s. Tom Wilson, Alex’s father, is a multi-faceted musician who has had the distinct pleasure of accompanying nearly every blues performer to pass through the Milwaukee/Chicago music scene in the last thirty years. A versatile musician, Alex effortlessly switches between genres. He plays everything from sweet Beale Street blues to West coast swing. From hard Texas grinders to stone cold Chicago grooves with a feeling that’s said to be timeless. Alex’s style and tasty originals matched with his undeniable stage presence and unmistakable guitar style will drive you to the dance floor.
A good place to start is with the roots. Bluegrass music is where Donnie got his first taste of the limelight at a young and impressionable age. Playing music from Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe to New Grass Revival and Tony Rice. After years of searching and playing different music clubs and festivals he discovered the raw primitiveness of the Blues and new immediately that he had found what he was searching for all along. Now after 30 plus years of delivering blistering blues licks and rich soulful vocals he is still kicking it up at clubs and festivals today and no plans on stopping any time soon. The debut album “Guitar Slinger” was a success for a freshman attempt and the follow up album will be filled with even more surprises.
Copper Box, one of WI’s favorites, that brings melodic folk rock originals and covers featuring the multi instrumentalists, Danny & Michelle Jerabek. Copper Box is a genre-bending celebration of fusion roots rock that channels the rowdy communal feel of a small-town party with their refreshing, gutsy, americana sound of artists like the legendary Esteban Jordan (the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion), Doug Sahm, Clifton Chenier, Los Lobos, and CCR…a must see!
A unique blend of Modern and Old School Blues.
Founded in 1990 by “Barefoot” Jimmy Schwarz.
Great Blues music by an energetic and professional band!
The Blues Howlers are returning to Gibson Music Hall! Come out and help us pack the place! Blues, Swing and Boogie all Night Long!!!!
“Big” Al delivers an authentic, polished blues sound. Hailed by Milwaukee Blues Legends as the one of the greatest young Blues artists out there. Harmonica legend Jim Liban says “We need more REAL Blues harmonica and guitar players like him”.
First time back at Gibson Music Hall in a while! Join us as we provide the grooves for you to rip up the dance floor all night. Dancing shoes recommended….