Just Announced Madison Concert: Willy Porter, 9.6.14

Willy Porter

Nationally-acclaimed musician Willy Porter is returning to Art in the Barn, 5927 Adams Rd., Fitchburg, WI to perform a benefit concert for Haiti Allies on Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Porter’s first concert for Haiti Allies in 2012 was a standing-room-only show that delivered an evening of songs with rich lyrics and accomplished finger-style guitar accompaniments.

Porter’s music moves easily from guitar-driven rock to the open-tuned wonderland of the new acoustic frontier. His live shows combine his guitar playing, songwriting and on-stage improvisational skills as a storyteller and performance artist.  Fellow artist Tori Amos says “Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever.”

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Porter’s latest CD is entitled, Cheeseburgers & Gasoline, (released Nov 2012) and is available from Weasel Records.  According to Billboard magazine,”Porter accentuates well-rendered tales with spit-fire-percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color – chord picking.”

A show in this intimate venue delivers an up-close-and-personal interplay with the featured artist that’s truly unique in the music scene.  People attending the event are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic meal to enjoy before the concert. Handmade Haitian artwork and Madison-based Rusty Dog Coffee will be offered for sale.  Money raised will benefit Haiti Allies’ efforts in Haiti.

Tickets are $25 (children 6 and under are free) and available here or at Art in the Barn on the day of the show.


Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Dave & Phil Alvin – In Madison TOMORROW!

dave and phil

Our friends at the High Noon Saloon are currently giving away a pair of tickets to see Dave & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones this Friday (July 25) on their Facebook page.   Click here to toss your name into the hat and see if you’ll be able to land on the guest list!

The brothers’ reunion has been making big waves in the music world lately.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Just Announced La Crosse Concert: Dessa, 9.13.14

Saturday, September 13, 2014



Cavalier Theater – La Crosse, WI – 9:00pm

$15 ADV | $17 DOS

Tickets on-sale through our Music Calendar Friday, July 18, at 12:00pm.  


Jonk’s Solskinn Music Festival Heads To The Shitty Barn

Little Legend

Little Legend

Our good friends at Jonk Music have announced details about the second incarnation of their Solskinn Music Festival coming up this August, featuring some of our favorite local artists.   Read all about it below, and pick up your tickets here.

Wisconsin summers are unique. Heat we can actually appreciate, looser schedules, and really cold beer. Add incredible live music in a barn and there’s no better place on earth. Your trusted source for local and national music coverage, Jonk Music is excited to announce that it will be bringing all these things together on Saturday, August 16, 2014 for the second annual Solskinn Music Festival.

Solskinn began last year as a part of Make Music Madison and is proud to establish a tradition of showing off talented local artists. The event will take place this year at storied and heavily loved The Shitty Barn in Spring Green, Wis., just a short drive from Madison. A variety of exceptional local and regional groups will join us this year, including Boom Forest (solo), Building on BuildingsFargoGGOOLLDDLittle LegendJeremiah Nelson, andOld Earth. They will combine for a day soundtracked by the highest quality folk, experimental rock, indie pop, and everything in between.

Summer nights were meant for picnicking with friends, and this need be no different. Grills will be available for free use outside the barn, guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs, and Spring Green’s fine Furthermore Beer will be sold. So grab some friends and some fee-free tickets; it’s time to get shitty.

Jonk Music presents

Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Shitty Barn; Spring Green, WI
2 PM-10 PM
$15 (no fees)
Starring in alphabetical order (additional artist pending):
•    Boom Forest (solo)
•    Building on Buildings
•    Fargo
•    Little Legend
•    Jeremiah Nelson
•    Old Earth


Ron Pope Opens Up To Renowned For Sound

Ron Pope


Earlier this month, the folks over at Renowned For Sound were able to catch up with Georgia native Ron Pope about his exceptionally successful decade of music making on the world stage, including the juicy details behind his latest pop release, Calling Off The Dogs.

Read their interview here, and check out the behind-the-scenes cut of the album’s bouncy first single, “Lick My Wounds” below.


Don’t miss Ron when he rolls into Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on October 3.   Grab your tickets now! 


Dave & Phil Alvin Get Some Fresh Air On NPR

dave and phil

Earlier this month we posted about the reunion of the beloved roots-influenced songwriting duo of  brothers Dave & Phil Alvin.   NPR’s Fresh Air has been paying close attention to these talented veteran songwriters as well, and recently spoke to the Alvins about Common Ground, the aptly-named album that brought them together, as well as some of their favorite musical peers.

Click here to take a listen to the interview, and here to pick up your tickets to see them live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon with The Guilty Ones on July 25.  

Just Announced La Crosse Concert: Jeff Daniels & The Ben Daniels Band, 8.26.14

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Frank Productions and True Endeavors Present


Jeff Daniels

Cavalier Theater – La Crosse, WI – 8:00pm

$35 – General Admission

Tickets on sale through our Music Calendar Friday, June 20 at 10:00am.