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March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Midwest based Singer/Songwriters right here at The Cooperage!

You know him, you love him, our own resident Sea Captain/Storyteller/Songwriter, Phoenix Kristan headlines this iteration of the Midwest Music Showcase, with his unique brand of John Prine inspired musings. Phoenix mixes his experiences from the road and sea in a harmonious foot stomping, hand clapping manner as steady as the engines of the bikes and boats that take him on his adventures. Don’t miss this one.


Lou Shields continues the tradition of American music with a solo-performance that pulls in styles of days-gone-by. Using his 1931 National Resonator Guitar or Banjo accompanied by a unique front porch style of foot percussion and harmonica, he uses his voice as an extension of the past. Lou carries a full sound during live performances while sharing stories, thoughts and experiences with the audience. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe for over 15 years and has released 8 full-length albums and 13 EP’s.


Dandy L. Freling isn’t one to shy away from trodding off the beaten path. It’s on these excursions into the American backwaters they cavort with the hapless and unusual characters that breathe life into their narrative songs. Combining a touch of the high and lonesome hollers of the Appalachian hill people with the low-down, dusty grooves of the cosmic cowboys, they have created a unique sonic banquet sure to satisfy the hunger of any weary passerby. So don’t be afraid to stop awhile. And fill up your plate, there’s plenty to go around.


Craig Berry offers original acoustic folk-rock songs with whimsy and heart. With over 20 years of music and stage experience, his performance energy is both relaxed and entertaining. Fans of The Decemberists, Jason Isbell and The Mountain Goats are sure to love this show!


March 24
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Cooperage
822 South Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States


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