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Join us in The Gallery of The Oxbow Hotel for an intimate musical experience featuring Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to get drinks in The Lakely restaurant and bar before, during and/or after the show. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the door.
Music should make you feel like you aren’t alone. This Alternative Rock band (voted ‘Best Rock Band’ by Volume One’s reader polls) formed in 2015 and independently released a series of EP’s that landed them a Number 1 and Number 8 spot on independent radio.
Shortly after, their first two EPs were licensed to MTV, E!TV, NETFLIX, and 10+ more.
NASL was part of Summerfest’s Emerging Artist Series (alumni WALK THE MOON, X Ambassadors, and Maren Morris, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats). They’ve opened for a variety of stars including Jordan Davis (Singles You Up) and Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans).
Tickets go on presale for members of the NASL email list at 10am on Friday January 24th (sign up at the link below)
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Join us in The Gallery of The Oxbow Hotel for an intimate musical experience featuring Not From Here. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to get drinks in The Lakely restaurant and bar before, during and/or after the show.
Tickets are $8 advance and $10 at the door:
Not From Here Bio:
Not From Here is a band based in Laramie, Wyoming headed by UWEC Jazz Studies alum Dougan Smith. The group plays contrasting musical styles that are rooted in intimacy. Their unique instrumentation contributes to Not From Here’s unique sound and an exciting new aesthetic.
Join us in The Gallery of The Oxbow Hotel for an intimate musical experience featuring Pete McCann. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to get drinks in The Lakely restaurant and bar before, during and/or after the show. Tickets are $8 for students (with ID), $12 advance and $15 at the door.
Pete McCann Bio:
An Eau Claire, Wisconsin native, jazz guitarist Pete McCann has been an integral part of the New York City jazz scene for over 25 years. He has just released Pay For It On The Other Side, his sixth recording as a leader. A sought-after sideman from duos to big bands, with a unique and wide-ranging set of musical skills, McCann has played guitar on over 100 CDs. Pete has performed in every type of venue from jazz clubs to jazz festivals, schools to concert halls and even Carnegie Hall. He has traveled to 18 countries and has played in almost every state in the USA.
McCann has performed and/or recorded with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Patti Austin, Brian Blade, Bobby Previte, Grace Kelly, the Mahavishnu Project and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. He currently works in groups lead by Melissa Stylianou, Jocelyn Medina, Joe Fiedler,
Spin Cycle, Ben Kono, Dan Willis, Pete Mills, Chris Tarry, the Breithaupt Brothers and orchestras led by Migiwa Miyajima and Christopher Zuar. As a commercial recording artist, he has worked on projects for CNN, BBC, Sesame Street and IBM.
Pay For It On The Other Side features John O’Gallagher, Henry Hey Matt Clohesy and Mark Ferber. His earlier CDs have featured Mike Holober, John Hebert, Peter Epstein, Mike Sarin, Tim Lefebvre and Matt Wilson. His solo recordings have received rave reviews:
Pay For It On The Other Side (2018): “Guitarist Pete McCann has been heralded as a convincing voice of the contemporary jazz guitar world, showing skills to combine hard rock, blues and post-bop in a legitimate manner…” — Jazz Trail
Range (2015): “McCann has such command of his instrument that he can go deep in any setting…” — DownBeat
Extra Mile (2009): “[T]he Eau Claire, Wisconsin native continues to make strong personal statements with his sophisticated harmonic sensibility, blistering chops and improvisational daring.” — Guitar Player
Most Folks (2006): “This and virtually every tune offered during the performance revealed McCann to be a song writer of considerable gifts.” — Portland Herald Press
You Remind Me of Someone (2000): “Along with fine playing and breadth, McCann has an underlying artistry….” — Jazz Times
Parable (1998): “McCann is a multitasking dynamo as he switch hits between blazing guitar pyrotechnics and clear-toned, fleet fingered jazz soloing.” — www.allaboutjazz.com
McCann received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and has taught at New York University, The New School, City College and the Maine Jazz Camp. He has written articles for Guitar Player and DownBeat magazines and was featured in the NYC Jazz Guitar Summit for the True Fire video series. Pete is endorsed by D’Addario and Planet Waves.
Join us in The Gallery of The Oxbow Hotel for an intimate musical experience featuring Quetico with an opening performance by Elsa Jensen.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to get dinner and drinks in The Lakely restaurant and bar before, during and/or after the show. Tickets are $10 in advance online or $12 at the door.
“Quetico is rooted, by admission of its genre tags, in r&b, hip hop, and jazz but there’s moments like the soaring “Jeanne”, the emotive expanse of “Father Lenny” or cascading “The Dark Waters” that seem deeply invocative of Westerlund’s folk foundations. Man Alone essentially seeks to marry these folk and electronic dalliances with hip hop and jazz inspired rhythms and the result is something not entirely classifiable through genre alone. The fact that Westerlund felt the need to speak through so many different instruments in his compositions is pretty indicative of the complexity of influence, inspiration, and aspiration. Purely an instrumental project, piano serves as Westerlund’s primary vehicle for establishing melodic ideas with synths more as means for exploration of timbres.” – Dante Allington (All Around Sound)
“Westerlund has been a Triangle mainstay for nearly a decade, playing in groups such as Bowerbirds, Mipso, Phil Cook, Canine Heart Sounds, Lost in the Trees, and numerous others. As enjoyable as all those bands have been for him, he says, ‘I just finally realized that I needed to make something on my own to feel satisfied musically in all corners. I hit a point where I wasn’t feeling that this or that song was fitting this group or that group. Or, if they were, they were changing too much, and I wasn’t as excited about them.’ Westerlund plays practically everything on Man Alone’s nine instrumental tracks, which allowed him to take his music wherever he wanted without compromises. Consequently, questions of solitude are central to his conception of the band, which is named after Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, a place he closely associates with being alone.” – Dan Ruccia (INDYweek)
Elsa’s sound has been shaped largely behind closed doors, in a familiar safe space without external distraction. The picking of a guitar blending with an overarching melody creates a space to release an idea, thought, or feeling and allows the player and audience to sit in that space together, even if only for a few minutes. It can be that simple if you allow.
Growing up in Eau Claire, playing music started with guitar lessons voluntarily provided by Mr. Ellingson at Park School before his 5th grade class commenced. He was a teacher in the highest regard, introducing the idea that music can be an important tool for learning, self expression, and communicating to community. From there, musical influences started pouring in. Melody and harmony was digested by the songs of the Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin. Guitar style was further fine tuned by immersing herself in the catalog of Ani Difranco’s albums of the ‘90s and admiring the delicacy in the sounds exuding from Jose Gonzalez’s nylon string.
Elsa performed at the inaugural Eaux Claires festival with Phil Cook and the Guitarheels. Shorty after, she formed a band of her own under the name rivulare and recorded her first record at April Base in Fall Creek, WI. More recently, she contributed to Bon Iver’s latest album i,i and will participate in the 37d03d residency in Eau Claire in November.
Creating her own sound and developing that into song was too intimidating in those early years. For whatever reason, the insular form of expression was good enough. Now, after experiencing motherhood, love, and loss, it seems the time is right to let go and release. After all, reassurance through sound is that simple.
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