An up and coming indie folk band formed in Milwaukee, WI, The Oxleys met at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee through mutual friends and a passion for music. Lead by singer-songwriter and guitarist Cray Oxley, The Oxleys began writing and performing throughout Wisconsin in late 2016. The group is backed by Milwaukee locals Sam Brunelli on piano and jazz musician Josh Trimble on bass and harmony vocals. The group pulls inspiration from a number of genres and styles including The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, and Wisconsin natives: Dead Horses. Together, Cray, Sam, and Josh, work to turn every venue into an intimate space to connect with their audience through a love for their music.
In November of 2017, The Oxleys recorded their debut album with Minnesota singer-songwriter, and producer Dan Rodriguez. They recorded at The Lodge and The Pearl Recording Studio both located in Northeastern Minneapolis, MN. The album will be released this Summer of 2018. Embodied by an essence of honesty, a love for music, and a passion for their original tunes, the band produces an inviting sound cultivated by Cray's stories.
Adept at both guitar and piano, Genevieve writes the songs she sings, songs firmly rooted in the contemporary, with faint hints of tendrils running deep toward the influence of old footsteps. She’s as comfortable with Tin Pan Alley as she is today’s teen pop, and tells you with a voice built to bewilder – equal parts soft and smoky, and smooth as fresh Wisconsin butter. It’s a warm and natural sound, absent of pretension and imbued with an honesty that affirms the beneficent nature of her music. Genevieve said it best herself – “I want to play music because people seem to like it, and that makes me happy.”
Tyler Sitar -
With an irreverant and self depricating style Tyler Sitar has brought laughter to comedy clubs across the country. He is the cowriter to Wisconsin's Official Comedy News Show, The Wisco Show, and has been a guest on many of the world's best podcasts and radio shows.
Dana Ehrmann -
first tried stand-up as a student at Carthage College in Kenosha, and has been self-deprecating and discussing sort-of-but-not-quite-adulthood on stage ever since. Now based in Milwaukee, she has performed at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Cream City Comedy Festival and Great Spirit Comedy Festival, and opened for Hari Kondabolu, Charlie Berens, Dan Soder and Sean Patton. She’s also sorry she hasn’t watched that t.v. show you recommended, but she just has, like, a lot going on right now.
Kristin Lytie -
Has performed stand up comedy in basements, laundromats, and dive bars all across the country. She cut her teeth in the Chicago comedy scene and was even named a “Comic to See” by the Chicago Tribune. An eternal optimist, she has worked in progressive politics for the past ten years as a community and union organizer. That passion has brought her back to Green Bay, Wisconsin to organize in the deep red of her home.
Kristin has opened for Eddie Pepitone, Eliza Skinner, and has performed in the Altercation Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Beast Village Comedy Festival (Des Moines, IA), Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Madison Comedy Week, Bird City Comedy Festival (Phoenix, AZ), Let's Fest (Fort Wayne, IN), Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival (Columbus, OH), Cream City Comedy Festival (Milwaukee, WI), Floodwater Comedy Festival (Iowa City, IA) and more.
*Zach Harmon is a Grammy Award-Winning percussionist. He attended the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and has toured and recorded internationally since 2003 with some of Jazz's finest.
*Kyle Megna of Kyle Megna and the Monsoons (2017 & 2018 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the year) is an original Wisconsin band with an ever-growing following locally and beyond. The band has shared the stage with acts such as Toto, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rusted Root, Jack Russell's Great White, and Here Come The Mummies.
Kyle also received the 2018 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Male Vocalist of the year.
Folk Musician Lou Shields continues the tradition of American music with a solo-performance that pulls in folk styles of days-gone-by. Using his National Resonator Guitar or Banjo accompanied by a unique front porch style of foot percussion and harmonica, he uses his voice as an extension of the past. Lou carries a full sound during live performances while sharing stories, thoughts and experiences with the audience. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe for over 8 years and has released 4 full-length albums and 13 EP’s.
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.
Natural Satellite is a husband and wife duo based out of the Fox Valley. The couple met back in 2013 while earning music degrees from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and has been inseparable ever since. Jason Reisdorf is a talented jazz saxophonist who plays in a number of different genres and groups throughout Wisconsin. Karli Reisdorf is a cellist who experiments with different sounds, textures, and “unconventional” techniques on her instrument. Together, the duo covers and composes original music featuring vocals, cello, saxophone, and occasionally flute. Their style is truly unique and can best be described as acoustic folk with a jazz influence.
313 Dodge St Kaukauna, WI 54130
Food and drinks available for purchases
Tickets $10 online at our FaceBook page - @313dodge
$12 at the door