The second day of Snowfest 2020 kicks off one of the biggest and most diverse music line ups in the area this summer. Both stages will be packed with performances from solos acts, duets, and bands that span just about any type of music you could imagine. Check out the lineups for what promises to be a great day of music in Two Rivers.
On the Neshotah Stage
2:00-3:30 Jeff and Shed Acoustic
Jeff and Shed is a acoustic duo known for their great technical skill and showmanship. They offer their twist on classic rock, modern hits and just about everything in between. They might even be open to a request if you ask. Check them out performing their rendition of the Bobby Darin classic “Dream Lover”
Learn more abou this great duo here: https://www.facebook.com/jeffnshedacoustic/
4:00-5:30 Beer Club
Beer Club brings its unique take on classic rock, blues, and modern hits to the Snowfest stage. The four piece band who describe themselves as Beerticians with a band problem brings long time members familiar to the local music scene. Beer Club offers its unique covers of classic and modern rock hits in what promises to be a fun afternoon of music on the Neshotah Stage. Check out their take on the Bob Seger classic “Turn the Page”
To learn more about the great group here: https://www.facebook.com/BeerClubBand/
6:00-7:30 Joseph Huber
Joseph Huber is a singer-songwriter from the Milwaukee area that defines the spirit of Americana. He has plied his craft since his time as one of the founding members of the .357 String Band refining his lyrical and introspective approach. Whether it’s irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching “songwriter” songs, Huber’s songs and shows spans the spectrum of ‘Roots’ music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.You can find his performance of “Pale, Lonesome Rider” here:
And discover more at: http://www.josephhubermusic.com/home.html
We close the Neshotah stage Saturday with a band well known to the area for his high energy entertaining performances, Stricken. The band brings together musicians of several well-known bands to bring a top-notch show that is fit for all ages. Stricken is fronted by the award winning female dynamo Alexis Walton, along with a savage lead guitar player Mike Loveless Jr. The multi talented Craig Hawkinson, is featured on keys, guitar and vocals. Stricken is topped off with a fiercely tight rhythm section of founding members and backbone of the band, Jamie Birling and Chad Hoerth. The band combines decades of experience with one mission: to bring their audience a high energy rock show honoring past and current rock songs! You can see the musical range of Stricken here as they perform songs from Rage Against the Machine, Poison, Heart, and several other rock favorities:
Discover more about Stricken at: https://www.facebook.com/StrickenOfficial/
A busy afternoon kicks off at the Walsh Field Stage as well with as diverse of a range of musical styles and performances as you’ll see on the Neshotah stage. So without further ado lets meet the artists.
At the Walsh Stage
1:00-2:30 Bare Bones Blind
We kick off the afternoon of the second day of Snowfest on our Walsh Stage with Bare Bones Blind. Together for over 10 years, Jeff Stebane on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Loveless on lead guitar, and Chad Hoerth and Chad Boettcher, Bare Band Blind advertises itself as the classic variety party band offering a little something for everyone. Offering everything from rock to county, classic rock to dance music and a little something in between. As they like to say music from A to Z. Check them out rocking out to their version of Seether’s Remedy here:
To learn more about Bare Bone Blind you can check here: https://www.facebook.com/BareBonesBlind/
3:00-4:30 Blind Ambition
A trio of experienced music veterans with over 50 years of experience joins Snowfest in the form of Blind Ambition. Blind Ambition boasts a large stage presences from a small group playing anything from AC/DC to Dwight Yoakam, Stevie Ray Vaughan and anything in between. For a good afternoon of fun you’ll want to check this great group of guys out. You can see their performance of the Delbert McClinton tune, “Shaky Ground”
Want to learn a little more about them, you can check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/blindambitionband/?ref=page_internal
5:00-6:30 David Quinn
David Quinn blends a Midwestern mentality with classic Country stylings in his approach. The Chicago-based musician, who released his critically-acclaimed debut album “Wandering Fool” in 2018 is a touring fixture throughout the US. He describes his music as Midwest Cosmic Country and we are excited to welcome this rising star to Snowfest 2020.You can hear his track “Let Me Die With My Boots On” here:
Things will start to heat up as the sun starts to go as the powerful vocals and strong rhythms of Kallas take the stage. With Lenny Fredenberg’s vocals and the strong backline of Scot Hoerth, Todd Hoerth, Mark Kallas, and Mike Sitter, Kallas boasts a strong lineup built to entertain. Kallas rocks out hits from the 80’s to today’s rock hits. Bands like Velvet Revolver, Van Halen, Queensryche and countless others. Check them out playing “Lifeline” by Papa Roach here: https://www.facebook.com/153204058850/videos/10156578645703851/
Interested in learning a little more about the band: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KALLAS/153204058850
9:00-12:00 Dead Horses/Buffalo Gospel
Saturday night at Snowfest concludes with a shared set by two of Wisconsin’s most popular Americana bands. Buffalo Gospel’s Ryan Necci brings a highly-introspective writing style coupled with influences from 1970’s AM radio across four highly-regarded albums. The band’s wildcat live performances take listeners to a dusty, forlorn, but strangely familiar place that simply gets sweeter with time. You can see their video for their song “Easy Love” here:
And discover more at: https://www.buffalogospel.com/
Dead Horses weave together a patchwork of classic and contemporary influences that span trad roots, indie-folk, and other experimental musical idioms. The Milwaukee-based duo of guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolf bring a rotating group of talented musicians to each of their intimate performances.
Along the way, Dead Horses has charted on the Americana Top 50 radio charts for three months, accrued over 20 million spins on Spotify for the single “Turntable” which was also featured on Amazon and Apple “Americana”playlists. The pair’s select press highlights include a Rolling Stone “Artist You Should Know” mention, and profiles in Billboard, Noisey, and even Democracy Now!
Touring has been essential to the group’s vitality, and these days Dan and Sarah average 120 dates per year. Choice live performance highlights include national tours with Mandolin Orange, Tramped by Turtles, opening for The Who, and appearances at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and at festivals such as Northwest String Summit, Red Wing Roots, Red Ants Pants, and Bristol Rhythm and Roots. Check out their song “Turntable” as performed at Red Rocks in 2019.
You can find their music, including their recently-released EP “Birds” at: http://www.deadhorses.net/music
Wow, what a day of music and fun!!! We wrap up Snowfest 2020 with a few local classics that are a heck of a lot of fun. Check them out in our final edition of “Chiller’s Musical Madness, the Sunday Edition”