Saturday Aug 23rd Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay.
BARK IN THE PARK (Sturgeon Bay Humane society)
BLUES IN THE PARK
5-6:30pm The Terraplains
7-9pm Chris Aaron Band with Special guest Jim Schwall
The George Kress Foundation Inc. – Green Bay WI
Brick Lot Pub & Grill – Sturgeon Bay WI
Vandervest Harley Davidson – Green Bay WI
Young automotive – Sturgeon Bay WI
Point Brewery – Stevens Point WI
Title town brewery – Green Bay WI
Nistebox burrito stand – Sturgeon Bay WI
Holiday Music Motel – Sturgeon Bay WI
Stone Harbor Resort – Sturgeon Bay WI
Victor Allen Coffee – WI
Some of the proceeds from this event will Benefit the Sturgeon Bay Humane Society
This is an AMAZING new recording from my pal Louise Goffin! So glad to be apart of the writing of the song “We Belong Together”, the recording also features some other Steel Bridge SongFest friends too - Wally Ingram, James Hall, Craig Greenberg, Delaney Davidson, and also the great Tom Freund.
Not to mention how cool is it to be on a record that #AliceCooper and#JohnnyDepp make an appearance on!!
Here is a link to download her new CD!
Songs From The Mine
(Majority Of One)
It doesn’t seem to bother Louise Goffin that as the daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, one of history’s most legendary songwriting couples, there might be increased pressure to follow in her parents’ giant footsteps. In fact, after an initial run of three albums of pleasant but hardly earth shaking, mostly original material in the 80s, she laid low, releasing a critically acclaimed comeback in 2002. Goffin worked as producer on her Mom’s Christmas 2012 set which set the gears in motion for this belated follow-up.
It’s a beautifully produced, ballad heavy release that kicks off with a stirring, string enhanced, piano based ballad “Everybody but You,” a widescreen letter of encouragement to a friend that “someday soon, you won’t be crying.” Despite the appearance of a few rockers, one of which “Watching the Sky Turn Blue” features both Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on backing vocals although you can’t pick either out of the mix, Goffin sticks predominantly to reflective compositions, all of which are co-written with others. Her voice is supple and sweet with an airy edge similar to that of Rickie Lee Jones, especially on the incisive “Sword in Your Heart,” another song that reaches out to a friend in need. She displays her ukulele skills on the innocent “Main Street Parade,” a tune enhanced by tuba and accordion that takes it in a unique direction.
I am looking forward to playing with my band and my mom… Anna Lee Scully at the 36th annual Shawano Folk Music Festival August 8 – 10 2014! Check out the link:http://www.shawanoarts.com/folkfestival/PDFs/2014program.pdf
Saturday June 28th we are playing in Madison at Warner Park! The festival kicks off at Noon to 9:00pm
We play with Jim Schwall from 4:00pm – 5:15pm. All Ages/Free Show. Join us for the “12th Annual Blues Picnic” presented by the Madison Blues Society. The band: Hank Guaglianone drums, Teve Mith bass, Lisa Bethkevocals, Pauli Ryan percussion, and very special guest Jim Schwall on guitar and vocal!
Check out the MBS website here -> http://www.madisonbluessociety.com/
Not that long ago — OK, 15 or 20 years ago — if you wanted to see one of the Midwest’s hottest blues-rock guitarists dealing Stevie Ray Vaughan/Kenny Wayne Shepherd-like riffs, you saw Chris Aaron playing in a smoky, sweaty club someplace in Wisconsin on any given weekend.
Whether performing as the Chris Aaron Band or with powerhouse vocalist Corey Sterling in American Standard, Aaron’s bands, then based in Appleton, kept local blues fans dancing and recorded several albums as well. His playing and reputation got him plenty of gigs, such as playing alongside Ray Charles one year at the Madison Blues Fest.
Aaron relocated to Denver in late 2006, but he moved back to Wisconsin in January — specifically, to Sturgeon Bay, where he now is the centerpiece of an every-Wednesday jam session with a variety of invited area musicians at Poh’s Corner Pub, kind of a regular “Chris Aaron and Friends” house show.
The weekly jam started in February with the prodding of local rock musician pat mAcdonald, who told Aaron he wanted to get more of a music scene going in downtown Sturgeon Bay.
“We talked about getting more musicians to go on Third Avenue,” Aaron said in an interview with Door County Now at Poh’s. “We talked about a jam session — there’s a lot of musicians from Sturgeon Bay, the Door County area. It’s really not an open mic, more of a jam. We invite people down, showcase original music. It’s like a songwriter showcase … a great place for me to try out new songs.”
The jams have seen numerous musicians join Aaron on stage at Poh’s, including mAcdonald, Lisa Bethke (Aaron’s wife), alt-rockers like melaniejane and Mike Bleck, Ryan Urquhart of local rockers Toivo, popular area performers like Nick Hoover and Elliott Goettelman, bluesman Pete Thelen, Dirty Deuce drummer Jamey Clark and out-of-towners like Charlie Cheney and Anna Sacks, both known as mainstays of the city’s annual Steel Bridge Songfest.
“It’s been going real good,” Aaron said. “It’s been pretty much word-of-mouth, along with a few posters, but we’ve had some good nights where we’re playing and, all of a sudden, it’s 12:30 and it’s like, ‘We’re done already?’”
Finish reading over on the Green Bay Press Gazette’s website.