Music For Good: A Concert to Benefit Refugees International

Music For Good: A Concert to Benefit Refugees International

The Whiskey Farm, Amber Sebastian, Ritt Deitz, The Emmylous

Thursday, January 25th 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

The Whiskey Farm
The Whiskey Farm
The Whiskey Farm is an Americana and folk rock back from Madison, Wisconsin. Formed in 2010,the band released their first record, Middle of America, in 2011 and in 2012 won the Madison Area Music Award (MAMA) for Best Americana/Folk song for the lead track, “If I Were You.” The Onion A.V. Club described The Whiskey Farm as “straddling the line between bluegrass and folk, blending technical wows with accessible songwriting for very pop-minded Americana.” The Americana Gazette wrote that they have “great tunes, killer hooks, and fantastic harmonies,” and The Isthmus called them “a big boost for the little music scene thriving here in the middle of America.” The band features multi-instrumentalists and layered harmonies in lyric-driven songs. In 2013, The Whiskey Farm won the MAMA for Best Ensemble Vocals, and they released their second full-length album, From the Still. Their third record, Book of Matches (2015) was described by Local Sounds as “another fine recording that exemplifies the Midwestern ethos.” The Whiskey Farm will release an EP of protest music called Songs of Resistance at the High Noon Saloon on June 28.
Amber Sebastian
Amber Sebastian is a local vocalist and former lead singer for the now extinct Madison indie-pop band Soundless. She has recorded and shared the stage with local artists Brandon Beebe, Corey Hart, Lost Lakes, and Christopher Plowman, among others. Her voice is versatile and she’s always looking for folks to collaborate with. She currently performs with Purple Veins: The Essential Prince Tribute band.
Ritt Deitz
Ritt Deitz
A regular player at house concerts throughout Wisconsin and the Ohio Valley, Uvulittle recording artist Ritt Deitz grew up in Florence, Kentucky, and has been writing and recording acoustic music since the age of eleven. The Onion’s AV Club calls Ritt’s songs “concurrently earthy, ethereal and intelligent” and has compared him to songwriters Greg Brown and Bruce Cockburn. Wilder Deitz, folk/jazz pianist and leader of the neo-soul Wilder Deitz Group, grew up playing and touring with his dad and often joins the group on keyboards, accordion and vocals. The band also features longtime collaborators including Joe Meisel on bass and Dave Foss on hammered dulcimer and percussion. All three have been featured on Ritt’s numerous
recordings since 1999, and perform with him regularly.
The Emmylous
The Emmylous
Formed in January of 2014, The Emmylous broke into the Madison, Wisconsin music scene as a trio of female acoustic folk/rock musicians. Their acoustic, singer-songwriter vibe quickly gave them a home at area wine bars and coffee houses in and around the Madison area. With three layers of vocal harmonies on a backdrop of acoustic guitars, keyboard, and accordion, band members Katie Lowery, Ryn Thoen, Kristi Blitz, and Ed Boswell create tiered blends to songs both well-known and self-written. While audiences can cozy up to their soothing blends, The Emmylous are never afraid to bring up the energy to bring the house down, captivating audiences everywhere they play.

Their first album, currently in the works, is an arrangement of original songs carefully written to touch on both serious and amusing life happenings. And with their cover songs spanning between folk artist Brandi Carlile to rock artist Bruce Springsteen, audiences are treated to a variety of musical stylings.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/