Long Mama – Songwriter Kat Wodtke leads Andrew Koenig and Nick Lang (Ryan Necci & the Buffalo Gospel), along with Samual Odin (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades), on a haunting journey of wide-open spaces and tight spots, each song blistering with heart and grit.
With a penchant for the theatrical, Wodtke’s songs weave tall and not-so-tall tales of mountain manhunts, doomed honeymoons, stalled engines, and gravel roads into an experience as captivating as the landscapes she’s traveled. Her longtime love affair with classic country, folk, Americana, R&B, and punk music braids each into Long Mama’s singular sound. The band has shared stages with Amy LaVere & Will Sexton, Dead Horses, The High Hawks, Erik Koskinen, Her Crooked Heart, and Ben Dickey, among others.
Joseph Huber hails from the state of Wisconsin, and seems to bring forth the varied voices of whatever it may be that lies dormant within either the fertile soil or the callous concrete of that world. It has been said, “You don’t just like Joseph Huber’s music. You feel it’s something that the rest of the world needs to hear, and how criminal it is that it isn’t spreading far and wide.” That sentiment could be related to the fact that the voices which Huber unearths are subtle and take more than a hurried listen to truly absorb. A person who appears reserved and matter-of-fact in everyday speech brings forth songs that are anything but that.
Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, Caley Conway’s inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukeean’s breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity, bringing a new set of rules to the singer-songwriter paradigm. Across her career, Conway has shared stages with such heavy hitters as Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Lomelda, and more.