Every Thursday Night - 9:00pm-12:00am
Catfish Stephenson is an American blues musician, living and working in Madison, WI. One of the cities best established street musicians (he has played on State Street since 1968), he has performed widely across the Midwest, has toured the United States and Europe, and performed live on A Prarie Home Companion. Stephenson is best known for playing slide guitar on a National Steel Guitar. Stephenson has influenced numerous younger musicians, including the Chicago-based guitarist, Joel Paterson, who met and played with Stephenson when the former was a teenager. Guitarist John Hasbrouck was mentored by Stephenson during the 1980s. Hasbrouck later dedicated his debut solo album, Ice Cream, to him. You can catch Catfish and The Bluegillzillas every Thursday night. It's a real treat to see.
Moonhouse is a 5 piece "folkadelic" group that plays every Wednesday EXCEPT the first one of the month. Lead by singer/songwriter Blackhawk is sure to get you on your feet and dance. Blackhawk’s recordings reflect his life’s journey – the happy, the sad, his spirit, his soul. His repertoire of albums include solo flute music; country, folk, and bluegrass with a full band; and original recordings inspired by his spiritual journey and respect for the outdoors.
Musician - singer/songwriter/acoustic solo and recording artist. CD "Dreamfield" sold on itunes, cdbaby, amazon, etc. Performs in and around the greater Madison area. (Acoustic Rock) Former guest on WORT-FM & WIBA-AM. Born in Fort Myers, FL; however, She later moved to Minneapolis, MN where She lived for 12 years before moving to Madison, WI in Aug. '07. She's been in many bands & currently is enjoying a solo career here in Madison. Outside of the the music, She's a busy mother of two kids. Check out music samples on MySpace or her facebook page
The Lower 5th
Midwestern soul from Madison, WI. The Lower 5th incorporates folk, rock, R&B, reggae, country and bluegrass into their sound, producing a unique blend of Midwestern soul that swings, sways, rocks and wails. Luke Jorgenson, Cory Swadley (The Northern Pines) and Paul Metz (The Mascot Theory) began to work together to write and perform songs that draw from, and build upon their common diverse musical roots. With the addition of Jayme Cash (The Northern Pines, Moonhouse) on keys, Jerry Henning on trombone and Audrey Pescatelli on bass, The Lower 5th is a band of powerhouse musicians that play high energy music from the heart and leave it all on stage with every performance. Check out their facebook page.
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7/19-23: Essen Haus Anniversary Week... Celebrate with a schnitzel, strudel & bier combo
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