Friday, August 1 :: Erich Von Klassen & Tommy Greywolf
A performance delivered by Wisconsin’s premier dynamic duo is always a unique event. Erich von Klassen and Tommy Greywolf play both originals and covers across all genres of music, their stellar musicianship shining through with every song. Tommy - a four-time WAMI award winner and former fiddle player for country band Brooks and Dunn - plays violin and mandolin, while published composer Erich works his magic on drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals. Together, they create a truly memorable musical experience; no loops, no recordings, just pure live jams.
Friday, August 8 :: Matthew 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, August 15 :: Esh
Gaining the majority of her industry experience writing and touring with other artists as a background vocalist, Chicago’s alt/rock singer Esh makes a splash taking center stage. Known for her dynamic, emphatic delivery, Esh moves hearts and hips with her glam/punk-rock style. In 2010 Esh was blessed to make the top 60 on American Idol - Season 10. She was also a 2013-14 WAMI nominee for female vocalist of the year, but as Esh explains, “my own achievements bring me joy, however my true passion is helping others realize their own strength through the songs I sing.”
Friday, August 22 :: 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 resumé 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, August 29 :: Lil Rev
Lil’ Rev is a world-class entertainer and steward of vintage song and lore. Performing with ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and banjo, he has an unmatched repertoire of both traditional and original song, poetry, storytelling and humor. Audiences will sing along, clap, laugh and maybe even shed a tear at a Lil’ Rev performance. Both an entertainer and educator, he is renowned as one of the preeminent ukulele performers and instructors in the nation with seven instructional books to his credit.