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Fri 08/23/19
8:00PM
$10 ADV // $12 DOS

Nickel & Rose European Tour Kick-Off with Friends (Ernest Brusubardis IV, SistaStrings, Abdou Khadre Kambaye, Klassik and more!) Opening set by Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Advance tickets on sale 7/31

Nickel & Rose

(Milwaukee)
Nickel & Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of Upright Bassist Johanna Rose and Guitarist Carl Nichols. They formed in the summer of 2016 and spent their first winter and the following spring traveling Europe, playing dozens of shows in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. While in Berlin they recorded their EP, Oh Sweet Love, released in April 2017. Oh Sweet Love, is a sweet-sounding auditory souvenir of Nichols’ and Rose’s four month European journey and a recorded testament to the two-piece’s ability to turn tough times into something vibrant with help from a traveling companion.Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

(Soldiers Grove, WI)

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS' original songs are a refreshing brand-new take on old-time country. Their music recalls classic hillbilly music, while bringing a distinctly modern and lively touch to the Americana genre.

Based in Soldiers Grove, WI, the duo (Nikki Grossman, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Joe Hart, guitar, mandolin, and vocals) have built a growing audience throughout the Midwest of fans who appreciate their lighthearted performances.

The Sapsuckers launched their 2018 album, "Don't Think About Tomorrow Tonight," at an official SXSW showcase, where they earned a standing ovation from attendees, as well as numerous Midwest tour dates. The album was co-produced by John Wood (Richard and Linda Thompson, Cat Stevens, Incredible String Band). The Sapsucker's video for the song "Fools Were Made to be Broken" was premiered by Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio, The Current. Their 2015 album, "Ocooch Mountain Home," (their second), has received high praise from the likes of fROOTS, Bluegrass Today, and Country Music People UK.

In 2018, the Sapsuckers were nominated for Best Country Band in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Association.

Ernest's work can be found in the Milwaukee bands Chicken Wire Empire, Nickel & Rose, and Honest John. In the midst of this hectic schedule, Ernest also teaches privately in his East Side home, and has taught strings at Hartford Union High School and for the Pius XI High School Academy.

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2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
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