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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

November 10th
7:30 pm - Cover $5

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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Missy Raines & The New Hip
November 11th
7:30 pm - Cover $20

With a smokey and seductive alto, 7 Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she's playing it. Raines, "...launches her well-tended craft off the bluegrass dock into the waters of jazz and folk, holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries of the music that engulfs her." -Country Standard Time

Raines' bluegrass roots are deep and long-reaching with touring and recording stints with 1st generation legends such as Eddie Adcock, Mac Wiseman, Jesse McReynolds, Josh Graves and Kenny Baker. A former member of the Claire Lynch Band, The Brother Boys, and one half of the acoustic super duo, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Missy is one of the most respected and popular figures within the bluegrass community.

"A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash."
- Icon Magazine

"Raines is not only a superb bassist but also an excellent singer, with a matter-of-fact, low-key delivery that's sometimes hushed, sometimes seductive, sometimes channeling a simmering unease."
- New York Music Daily

"The New Hip, along with bands such as the Avetts and Churchill, add their brilliance to the swiftly growing collection of Newgrass artists that have brought southern music to the mainstream.
- Deep South Magazine

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The Country's Back: Andy Hughes, Rachel Hanson, Jamie Waggoner
November 16th
7:00 pm

A singer songwriter round.

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Barefoot Wonder
November 17th
7:30 pm - Cover $5

T Bruce Bowers and Ric Gillman are quite a pair. With almost a century of musical experience between them, they bring a wide variety of flavors to the table. From Doc Watson guitar picking, to blazing Led Zeppelin electric violin, it's a banquet every night. Always interesting, and sometimes down right unpredictable, each performance is an adventure.

T Bruce started out playing guitar in the '60's, and moved to violin in the early '70's. Along the way he mixed his love for electric guitar and the electric violin, creating his own custom effects systems, and even working a couple of years for the synthesizer manufacturer Sequential Circuits as a design engineer. He has appeared on stages and at festivals across North America, including Winnepeg Folk Festival with Queen Ida, Kerrville Folk Festival with Ronny Cox, Jimmy LaFave, Jack Williams, and Michael McNevin, and as a member of the Blue Canvas Orchestra at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua for 27 years, where he performed with and opened for such greats as Johny Cash, Taj Mahal, Mason Williams, and Emmy Lou Harris.

Ric is a world class finger style guitarist who has been performing since the early '70's. From intricate melodic interpretations to heart pounding rhythms on the 12 string, he brings a great energy and story to his performance. He has written music and theme songs for PRX, Discover Wisconsin, Internet Broadcast Service and has brought arrangements to recording sessions with regional and national performers. He has appeared with Bobby Vee, the Vees, Spider John Koerner, Chris Smithers, Tommy Emmanuel, Pat Donahue and John Hammond III as well others, and is a founding member of the CharterKats, featuring members of the the Vee family, and crew of the best musicians in the Mid West.

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Mayer Brothers Band
November 18th
7:30 pm - Cover $10

Hans and Kit Mayer along with Tom Gibbons,Terry Nirva and Mark Davini

The Mayer Brothers Band has its own powerful groove without loosing their firm rooting in mischievous music and raucous rock. And what parent of a rock band would not be proud of this set of siblings: Hans Mayer (bass, mandolin, vocals), Kit Mayer (guitars, vocals), Tom Gibbons Mayer (lead guitar, vocals), Terry Nirva Mayer (drums and percussion) and Mark Davini Mayer (accordian, keyboards, vocals). Musical styles from cajun to reggae with a whole lot in between, along with a healthy dose of original songs. Dancing recommended.

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

More to come on this event.
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.


Leo and Leona's

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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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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