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Tuesday Nite Music Club
2nd Tuesday of Every Month
6:30 pm


The second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm. Hosted by: Rusty James(WDRT) and Mary C. Highlighted artists and open jam for all musicians.

Pictured below: Jamie Waggoner and Tim Eddy


Pigtown Fling & Merry Weathers Pre-Turkey Day Party
November 22nd
7:30 pm


Pigtown Fling Stringband:
A mix of Irish, old time, bluegrass, blues, and swing with Casey on the mandolin, Jessie on the fiddle, Sherri on bass, and Barry on guitar.

Established late in 2013, Pigtown Fling String Band is a group of long time musical friends and musical partners who are ready for a new challenge and wanting to bring a new sound to the La Crosse area and beyond.

What do you get when you mix a string band with interests ranging anywhere from traditional Irish and American Oldtime music to Bluegrass, Blues and Swing? You get "Rump Rumbling Fun" and that is what Pigtown Fling String Band is determined to bring for your musical enjoyment.

Merry Weathers
Midwest Musicians side project to create some sunshine. Stacy Hanson Vocals/Guitar, Jym Farley Bass/Guitar, Laura Ann Obenauf Vocals/glockenspiel, Brian Bethke Mandolin, Guitar/Vocals, Rick Kreuziger/Pedal Steel Guitar




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Malina Brothers
November 24th
7:30 pm - Cover $15


MALINA Brothers: a banjo player Lubos (Druha Trava), guitarist Pavel (Zalman et al.) and violinist Pepa (Monogram & Cop). Together, on stage, the brothers create a unique project called MALINA Brothers. Joining the brothers is more bassist Pavel Peroutka (Spiritual Quintet).

Their repertoire consists of songs that the band members grew up listening to (Czech and English influences), as well as, original works that reflect the influence of bluegrass and Irish music.

We believe that known and lesser-known songs in our hands will make you happy to be at one of our concerts.


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Raldo Schneider, Larry Long, Clay Riness and Eddie Allen
December 1st
7:30 pm - Cover $20


Raldo Schneider, Larry Long, Clay Riness, and Eddie Allen will be back again to reheat the souffle they whipped up on Leo and Leona's stage last year. Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton will be back in support of these knuckle-headed songsmiths who will regale you with stories and songs that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This will be a bona fide Leo and Leona's celebration. Don't miss it!


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Tom Wopat Christmas Show
December 3rd
7:30 pm - Cover $10


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A String Ties Christmas Show
Dec. 8th - 7:30 pm
Dec. 9th - 7:30 pm
Dec. 10th - 4:30 pm

Come and get in the Christmas Spirit with some favorite holiday tunes done in the Bluegrass Fashion!

Advance Tickets for String Ties Christmas Shows available at:
Grounded Coffee Shop
308 Main St.
LaCrosse Wi.
608-784-5282

and

Leo and Leona's
608-452-3637

Ticket Price: $15

It's highly recommended that you get advance tickets!



Mike Munson & Jake Ilika
December 15th
7:30 pm


Mike Munson: Jake Ilika is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis by way of Winona, MN. Through his solo work, Ilika Ward Duo, and his band The Heavy Set, he covers the bases of Americana with a variety of sounds and styles. He plays finger-style acoustic, tasteful electric, lap steel, resonator, pedal steel and keys, and enjoys collaborations with fellow musicians around the region.
Jake Ilika:
A recent transplant to the Twin Cities by way of Winona, MN, Jake Ilika has been playing music for over ten years. His songwriting is influenced by the likes of Wilco, Ray Lamontagne, and Ryan Adams, while his guitar playing can resemble styles of James Taylor, Dave Rawlings and Dave Gilmour. His solo shows are personal and intimate, his duo moving and soulful, and band performances are a full-on show.



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Andy Hughes & The Mighty Few with Humbird
Dcecember 16th
6:00 pm - $10 Cover


Andy Hughes:
Hailing from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, La Crosse, WI based singer-songwriter Andy Hughes has spent the last 20 years soaking up the music and culture around him to create his own words and music. For much of that time, Andy has been the front man and main songwriter for the successful Alternative Reggae/Ska band, TUGG. With TUGG, Andy has toured with The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, Passafire, and more. He's played shows with Ziggy Marley, Sublime with Rome, Bad Religion, and The English Beat. All 5 of the band's last releases made the Top 5 of iTunes and Amazon's Reggae Charts. Hughes, however, is a a life-long fan of classic country music, especially, Johnny Cash. Other major song-writing inspirations include John Prine and Kris Kristofferson. With this new country-folk sound, Andy looks forward to traveling and sharing music from his debut "Heartland and Heartache" which was released in June of 2017.

Humbird:
After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.

Creating music out of a mosaic of influences like Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver and Bill Frisell, Humbird weaves it all together with powerful lyrics and a stubborn pursuit of the sound of the North. The release of Humbird's double EP "Elsewhere" and "Where Else" in Summer 2017 is just the beginning.



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Wheelhouse
Dcecember 22rd
7:30 pm - Cover $10


WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves.



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Sarah Voswinkle and Auralia
Dcecember 28th
7:30 pm


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Fellow Pynins
December 29th
7:30 pm


Fellow Pynins is a tender duo birthed out of years of traveling, farming, childrearing, and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra, patchy sanders. Their songs tell of stories old, dreams of death, frolicking through pastures of sheep, and entering the chasms of the human experience. Wielding clawhammer banjo, bouzouki, mandolin & guitar, Ian Van Ornum & Dani Aubert pour their hearts into the sounds of their whimsically woven folk tales.



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Chicago Farmer & Brandon Sampson
January 20th
7:30 pm


Chicago Farmer:
Chicago Farmer, the moniker Bloomington, Illinois' Cody Diekhoff performs and writes under, is set to independently release his 7th album, Midwest Side Stories, on September 30, 2016. Midwest Side Stories is about hope, depression, job loss, meth, skateboards, a divided nation, used cars, the late shift, farms, factories, the destruction of our environment, and still being around to sing about it. The new release contains ten tracks all of which were written by Diekhoff (pronounced dee-cough), with the exception of the John Hartford classic "I'm Still Here."

Lyrically driven, Chicago Farmer delves into the social and political issues of today's world, taking it all in and putting it back out through music as a commentary on modern times in the Midwest. With his unfeigned and relatable approach, Chicago Farmer has earned a place in the heart of this generation's rise of protest songs. He composes music written and sung by and for the working man, the "regular person", bringing to mind modern day folk tales.



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Armchair Boogie and Barbaro
January 27th
7:30 pm


Armchair Boogie:
Armchair Boogie formed in the heart of Wisconsin in 2014 as a banjo and guitar duo. After playing a handful of shows, Augie Dougherty (banjo) and Ben Majeska (guitar) recruited a well versed rhythm section to hold down the upbeat tempos and provide an extra oomph that'll bring even the saddest uncle to a dance floor. This happened in October 2015; and in the few short years since, they've toured consistently around the midwest, played with top notch artists such as Jeff Austin Band and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and played venues as big as The Majestic Theater in Madison. The sound has a newgrass feel that's not afraid to delve into realms like funk or country.

Barbaro:
Barbaro use traditional bluegrass instruments to create a unique blend of country, jazz and newgrass styles resulting in a melting pot of something auld and something new.





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Sarah Voswinkle and Auralia
February 17th
7:30 pm


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Tommy Bentz
February 27th
7:30 pm


Growing up in a small Wisconsin town isn't always limiting as it sounds. An eclectic musician, Bentz totes history with the violin, oboe, saxophone, guitar, and bass. Putting all of this musical knowledge together to start a band for the first time in high school, Bentz's love of music would give him the flexibility to perform in rock, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass and newgrass bands. When asked for his resume, Bentzs list goes on...

His sound gives credence to this fact the many faces and different genres of music have allowed him to create his own sound: one that blends ideals from many flavors of music into one (kind of like at the ice cream store he managed as a teen). The distinct movement, layering, and syncopation of his style, though intense, is immediately accessible to the listener. Some may say that Tommy Bentz's greatest asset is his confident and mature electric slide guitar style, yet others will argue that his insightful lyrics and adept layering of sound are what keep them coming back to hear him play again and again. Regardless, with three full length albums under his belt - each of them a landmark of musical growth in a coming of age fashion, Tommy Bentz represents a man with spirit, drive, thoughtful journeys, and musical ability that so many musicians strive to achieve.



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