A Tribute To John Prine

High Noon Saloon Presents

A Tribute To John Prine

Corey Mathew Hart, Josh Harty & The Big Tasty, Patrick Ferguson, Andrew Hughes, Teddy Davenport & The Cushions, Rachel Hanson, Derek Pritzl

Friday, March 2nd 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

A Tribute To John Prine
A Tribute To John Prine
The music of John Prine has gone on to influence some of the legends in music with his songbook becoming an American treasure. Join some of the best local songwriters as they celebrate his music.

Backing band will consist of:
Patrick Ferguson(Smoking Bandits, Clovis Mann)
Greg Schmitt(People Brothers Band)
Mark Noxon(Wheelhouse)
Joe Burbach (Grasshoppers, People Brothers)
Corey Mathew Hart
Corey Mathew Hart
From the time Corey Mathew Hart started singing at a young age, his voice has amazed audiences. “The human voice is such wonderfully complex instrument. So often, words can fail to portray the whole meaning or idea you are trying to get across, but in song you can convey more emotion and add more depth and dimension to the written word,” says Hart. And he does just that with a voice that has helped him win Madison, WI Songwriter of the Year in 2007 and garner comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Ray LaMontagne. In recent years, Hart has continued to wow audiences across the country with his amazing vocal range and unique styling, sharing the stage with Dawes, The Duhks, Shawn Mullins, and Langhorne Slim. His performances possess a cathartic intensity that entrances audiences and draw them inside the music.

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
Josh Harty & The Big Tasty
Josh Harty & The Big Tasty
Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Harty grew up playing shows across the Midwest with his father, a small-town police chief and preacher. The touring bug has never left Josh as he now continuously travels across Europe and North America. Harty is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him, trading stories around kitchen tables and theatre stages. His live shows prove that good storytelling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets.

Harty's new album, Holding On (released April, 2016) was recorded at DNA Music Labs in Madison, WI and was produced by Blake Thomas and Mark Whitcomb. The album features songs written on the road over the last 2+ years performed by a full band.
Teddy Davenport & The Cushions
Teddy Davenport & The Cushions
Teddy Davenport was born April 30, 1987 in Madison, WI. Raised just outside in a small town, he grew up listening to old country tunes. Outlaw country stars like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings were introduced to him early on. Music and hockey were his first passions. Teddy naturally excelled on the ice and at 14; he was given his first guitar. His love for music grew stronger with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and that very special guitar. Hockey lost all sense of excitement during Teddy’s high school years. That was when he ditched his skates and ran into a life of chaos. Drugs and alcohol took ahold of him and wouldn’t seem to let go, no matter how much suffering he endured. As a sophomore, Davenport was expelled from school and sent to his first stint in rehab, followed closely by military school. He dismissed help from mentors and counselors one after another. When he returned to Deforest High School for senior year, it wasn’t long after that his best friend was killed in a tragic car accident. After 2005 graduation, Teddy escaped to San Diego and plunged deeper and harder into addiction. The pain followed him to California and back to Wisconsin, where another best friend passed away in an alcohol related crash, only a year after his first loss. This sent Davenport into the darkest depression he had ever faced. Not knowing where to turn, he continued to look straight at drugs and alcohol. By 19 Teddy was fully addicted, completely strung out, and the only thing he felt he had left was his guitar. After kicking hard drugs in 2012 he was called to music again, a powerful voice he couldn’t ignore. This time able to seriously play, Davenport found the determination to put the band Rustic Road together. After their first gig he had his final run in with the law, the start to an end of a decade full of blackouts, overdoses, and withdrawals. Teddy, broken and lost, found hope in sobriety and strength in recovery. By 2014, his body clean and mind clear, Davenport could see the direction he was going, where he had always wanted. He had gotten his feet wet with the band, tirelessly wrote, and started playing solo shows. His courage to revisit his past through music proved to captivate music fans with his first EP, A Shot of Grace. Davenport’s songs are influenced by traditional American music. You can hear the influences of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, with a modern country swagger. He writes with complete honesty about love, sin, struggle, and hope. Teddy, a new man, played shows weekly throughout all of 2015. He made appearances at Mile of Music as well as Madison’s own Bratfest and Wurst Times. He proudly opened for The Blackbird Revue and Deadstring Brothers. Davenport stays busy locally, but has also taken his music nationwide. There are no limits to his talent or his passion for music. He sets out to reach as many people as possible, hoping most recently to touch them with his second EP, Middle of a Miracle, to be released December 2015
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703

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