Friday, January 30, 2015 :: Nora Collins
Nora Collins is a high school singer/songwriter who has released two CDs of her original songs. A fresh face in the country music scene, Nora already has several awards and distinctions to her name, including Texaco Country Showdown Wisconsin state winner and 2011 WAMI "Rising Star" nominee. Nora has performed at many local venues including Summerfest and the State Fair, and has written, recorded and performed in Nashville. Her impressive resume also includes a top 16 finish in Country Music Television’s national "Music City Madness" competition and a top 20 finish in a national songwriting contest.
Friday, February 6, 2015 :: Mathew Haeffel
In 2008, Jamie Lee Rake of The Shepherd Express labeled Mathew’s self-penned sound as, “groove-oriented, improvisational-minded folk rock with a smattering of world music flavors.” No matter how his art is defined, Mathew prides himself on performing dynamic and engaging shows nightly. In 2010 he released his first LP, “Rhythm Ethics,” which consists of top-notch recording techniques fused with quality studio support from guests who call Prince, John Mayer and BoDeans their peers.
Friday, February 13, 2015 :: Artaska Arquino
World music with a touch of soul is the unique blend of music that is Artaska Arquino. She is known for her powerful, yet soulful voice and violin, delivering a fusion of love and good vibrations. Having lineage in West and Southeastern Africa, she has a heart for the fellow descendants of her ancestors. Classically trained since the tender age of 4 years old, Artaska has mastered the musical craft, infusing her influences into every note. The product is a powerful message filled with love and inspiration. “When you hear me sing or play, you hear my soul,” she says.
Friday, February 20, 2015 :: Kyle Feerick Duo
Kyle Feerick is a singer-songwriter and vocalist from Milwaukee. He plays acoustic guitar and sings his own styling of original songs as well as cover tunes that everyone enjoys. His style can best be described as an uplifting brand of folk rock centered around sensible hooks and interesting instrumentation. Always evolving as a musician and songwriter, Kyle hits the scene with music that is brilliantly fresh, often featuring a variety of local musicians in his shows.
Friday, February 27, 2015 :: Peter Mac
Peter began his musical education at age 3. The breadth of his styling has since developed from years of formal training and a long list of great and diverse influences, including The Beatles, Sting, Pat Metheny and George Benson. It was Jimi Hendrix, however, who provided the initial inspiration that shifted Peter’s dedication from his studies in classical and jazz piano to the guitar at the age of 14.