Music For Good, Volume 2

High Noon Saloon and The Whiskey Farm present

Music For Good, Volume 2

Sam Grady, CC and the Sandburgers, Raine Stern, The Whiskey Farm, Shuffleplay, Wes Urbaniak, The N'achos

Friday, January 25th 2019

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$10 suggested donation

This event is all ages

Music For Good, Volume 2
Music For Good, Volume 2
The Whiskey Farm and the High Noon Saloon present Music for Good, Volume 2: a concert to benefit NAMI Dane County. For over 40 years, NAMI Dane County has provided essential education, support, and advocacy to people affected by mental illness. They are committed to eliminating stigma and ensuring people get the support and information they need. NAMI Dane County is the founding chapter of this nationwide organization, and this event will help support their high quality and innovative programming.

The Whiskey Farm is a multiple MAMA-winning Americana band from Madison. Known for their lyric-driven roots rock and multi-part harmonies, The Whiskey Farm combines their musicality with social activism, supporting multiple causes with their music. This approach was exemplified by last year's release of Songs of Resistance, their fourth studio album. They headline this event, which also features Shuffleplay, the N'achos, Raine Stern, Wes Urbaniak, Sam Grady, and the Sandburg Band. All artists are volunteering their time for this event, and 100% of your suggested donation of $10 will go to NAMI Dane County.
Sam Grady
Sam Grady
CC and the Sandburgers
CC and the Sandburgers is a feel-good band who will brighten your night! Smooth harmonies, familiar grooves, and an upbeat performance are all on the menu from this Madison-area musical collaboration.
Raine Stern
Raine Stern
“My mission is to take people places they didn’t know they needed to go.”
The Whiskey Farm
The Whiskey Farm
The Whiskey Farm is an Americana and folk rock band from Madison, Wisconsin. 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.” Their most recent record, Songs of Resistance (2017) has led to ongoing partnerships with multiple charitable organizations, including the ACLU of Wisconsin, Refugees International, and NAMI Dane County.
Shuffleplay
Shuffleplay
ShufflePlay is a live music mixtape— covering an eclectic range of genres from blues to rock and funk to punk. It's a femme-fronted trip down memory lane, performing nostalgia-inducing hits from artists like The Cure, Black Keys, Zeppelin, Tennis, +more
Wes Urbaniak
Wes Urbaniak
Urbaniak’s experimental expressionism puts fire to the gasoline structure of folk music. As his songwriting began to develop and his content deepen, he began pursuing the absolute dynamics of the solo musician in real time and continually reinvested what was being learned into his artistry. His songwriting can be thought of as a quilting of life lived, lessons learned, humility sought, and understanding earned through the processes of becoming a steady and thoughtful man.

In support of that Mountain Folk music that Urbaniak plays, he has brought on some other stringed-talent to help develop the dynamic and the melodic themes for the stories that he delivers. After facing off with some heavy realities, Urbaniak took up finding and building up fire inside of himself. The message he brings with him is a simple one, but an important one: The change in me is the change in you. This single string of thought winds it’s way in and out of his latest sixth/seventh albums, Hippo + Crate / The Adelphos, and is primary to the work he is doing now, called The Long Walk.

Another way Urbaniak is tying knots on the fraying end sits within his approach to the image of self. “The work a person does, the way they live, the ideas they sew, all give way to what the person might look like on the inside as presented to the outside world. This is important; this lining up of what we say and what we do. It gives a truth to our journey….” When Urbaniak began building instruments, a common question arose in conversation – where does the wood come from? While trying to secure some materials, Urbaniak was confronted with a depleting supply of wood and a growing concern for harvest methods. Trees are being wiped out on a mass scale for the purpose of instruments – it is not good. Urbaniak began to experiment with alternatives like pallet wood, plywood scraps, old wood flooring, etcetera; and then something good happened. He was presented with the opportunity to scrap a defunct piano. What a beautiful resource. All those years of music being played on a piano that can now become bracing and occasionally a guitar soundboard, once again for the purpose of music.

Urbaniak’s guitars, and all the instruments he records his albums with, and several that his group play with, were built with a large amount of repurposed material by Urbaniak. They also have Urbaniak’s voice and are recognized as being as much art as function, each with its own distinct soul and spirit. Often enough, they even look like the person playing them. Out and in.
The N'achos
The N'achos
The N'achos are a power trio from Madison, WI. Known for original jam/blues rock, high energy/ danceable live shows, a wide cover selection, and hijinx.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/

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