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Bluegrass Bash IV w/ Thistledown Thunders, Chicken Wire Empire, Derek Pritzl

  • Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. 224 West Bruce Street Milwaukee, WI, 53204 United States (map)


THISTLEDOWN THUNDERS- are a Milwaukee bluegrass band, drawing influences from Bill Monroe, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Steve Earle, our dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes are great for any event or party.

CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE- Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in Milwaukee’s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire. Since their formation in 2012, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene. Ryan Ogburn (mandolin), Jordan Kroeger (upright Bass), Seth Foerster (Guitar), and Jon Peik (banjo), put together “The Force” to deliver their bluegrass inspired song to audiences of any age.

DEREK PRITZL is a Wisconsin singer/songwriter born and raised in the fertile farm land of Valders, Wisconsin. He brings a style and narrative that is reminiscent of some of the great songwriters of yesterday and today, continuing a tradition of songwriting developed by artists such as John Prine, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and Bill Walkner. His songs evoke visions of the struggles of the working man, the road weary traveler and of love found and love lost. Regardless of the size of venue, his music and songs create an atmosphere of intimacy, reflection and fellowship that brings the audience into his world.