Wurst Times Festival VII
Squarewave, Dash Hounds, Rob Dz, Michael Massey and the Fuss, Madtown Getdown, Distant Cuzins, Laundry, Corey Mathew Hart
Saturday, May 27th 2017
11:00 amHigh Noon Saloon
High Noon Saloon / MAMA Stage
• 11:15am : Corey Hart from Lost Lakes
• 12:15pm : Laundry
• 1:15pm : Distant Cuzins
• 2:15pm : Madtown Getdown
• 3:15pm : Michael Massey and the Fuss
• 4:15pm : Rob Dz
• 5:15pm : Dash Hounds
• 6:15pm : Squarewave
Parking Lot Stage
• 11am : It's Your Move, Cowboy
• 12pm : Los Meskales
• 1pm : Imaginary Watermelon
• 2pm : The Getaway Drivers
• 3pm : AMJF
• 4pm : Phil Gnarly & The Tough Guys
• 5pm : Bird's Eye
• 6pm : Oh My Love
+ More inside Brass Ring!http://www.high-noon.com/event/1456351/
The event uses the complete grounds of the 701 East Washington, save the Brink Lounge where there is always a wedding party on Saturdays. The patio is where the food and beer are served with plenty of table space. The Brass Ring serves up the menu, grills the brats and hosts a singer-songwriter stage. Outdoors, there is a huge, raised and covered stage thanks to Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, one of the charity event’s recipients including the non-perishable food items brought in at the gate.
High Noon Saloon has had truly remarkable lineups over the years and this year is no exception. The Madison Area Music Association hosts this stage and is another recipient.
A third recipient has been added this year: Frets for Vets.
A typical Distant Cuzins show covers everything from the Clash to White Stripes to Queen...with a little reimagined Van Morrison just for fun.
In his late teens, Hart enrolled in the Berklee School of Music but quickly found himself restless and left after only a brief stay. Since leaving Berklee, Hart has forged a trail that has wound and meandered from the Midwest through the Blue Ridge Mountains and back to the Great Lakes, all the while building his unique sound. Drawing on his experiences, Hart’s songs create pictures and tell stories that are vivid and soulful, evocative and heart wrenching.
Throughout this journey Hart found himself in the studio on a number of occasions, resulting in two albums. His first EP, Words Like Wildfire, was recorded in 2007 at Smart Studios with Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Sparklehorse). While in North Carolina in 2009, Hart worked on a project with guitarist Danny Johnson, recording Wooden Houses a full-length album. It was through these projects that Hart started to feel his way into his most recent record, “Winter Bones.”
Recorded in only two days at Smart Studios (Nirvana Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream) and just weeks before the birth of his first child, Hart’s new Winter Bones EP is his finest collection of songs to date. Being one of the last sessions completed before Smart Studios closed its doors for good, there was a great sense of reverence in the air as Hart cut most of the record live in one long session on Halloween day. There was a lot of energy in the room that day, and the performances truly showcase Hart’s range as a vocalist. The songs run the gamut of sound from soulful delivery (“Shoot Me Up”) to falsetto (“Winter Bones”) and easily traverse the genres of pop (“Extinguish”), folk (“Blue Mountain Thistle”), and one downright barn burner (“Paper Fins”). This eclectic mix invites you to listen to it time and time again.
"Nobody in town sings like this…" - Kevin Lynch (The Capitol Times)
"...starkly authentic and full of promise." - Rich Albertoni (The Isthmus)
2007 Madison Songwriter if the Year (awarded by Madison Songwriters Group)
2007 Midwest Song Contest – Honorable Mention
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703