A CELEBRATION OF OUR GREAT CITY
MILWAUKEE DAY featuring
HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE
AND MORE TBA
LIVE AT TURNER HALL BALLROOM
TUESDAY APRIL 14 6:30PM DOORS 7:30PM SHOW
MILWAUKEE DAY INFO
Do you live in Milwaukee or have you in the past? Do you ever get this weird feeling on April 14 that there's something you should be celebrating?
That's your subconscious celebrating Milwaukee Day™, April 14th, without you. What better day to celebrate Milwaukee than the fourteenth day of the fourth month of the year. That's 4 to the 1 to the 4: the area code of the best city in the world.
The Milwaukee Day™ Committee is planning a citywide series of events for Monday, April 14, 2014. You're invited, of course, but you're encouraged to organize your own party, offer something special at your establishment, and just take the day to pay tribute to everything you love about Milwaukee.
HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE
Singer-songwriter Hugh Robert Masterson grew up in Butternut, Wisconsin - a quaint but fading small town with decrepit mills, dirt roads, farms, beat down bars, and a population of 300. "It's the kind of place where the silence is deafening and the stars are so bright you can feel nothing but humbled," says Masterson. His band Hugh Bob and The Hustle and their masterful self-titled debut album brings to life this slice of classic Americana with ruggedly poetic lyrics and sweetly winsome roots rock.
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Masterson's blend of hard luck stories and backwoods whimsy with crisp twang, high lonesome harmonies, and heartland rock n' roll is an aesthetic called "North Country". It's similar in spirit to country in its earnestness and its ties to American folk traditions, but details the plight of folks up North. Masterson has garnered favorable comparisons to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Prine, Alan Jackson, and Dwight Yoakam. A.V. Club Milwaukee praises his debut as: "a warm, affectionate collection of straight-up AM country gold." Rocksposure gushes "Hugh Bob never strikes an inauthentic note."The Nashville Scene says: "We can't help but be naturally suspicious of outlanders appropriating traditionally Southern music, but Milwaukee's Hugh Bob avoided the pitfalls of the derivative Mumford & Sons bro-grass that has been invading our country by being charmingly sincere."
"The Milwaukee-by-way-of Kenosha folk and indie rock hybrid got its start [...] in 2010, and finally made its way into Rockford, Illinois-based Midwest Sound studio last year to record drums. Other instruments were then laid down in a variety of rooms between Milwaukee and Chicago. From there, it went to Brooklyn to be mastered by Nick Stumpf. Once Greatest Lakes was recorded, the trio of drummer/singer Jon Nichols, guitarist Brian Steinseifer, and bass player Mike Hawes took on three new members, as the introduction of new drummer Josiah Werning allowed Nichols to add auxiliary percussion depth and focus more on vocals; second guitarist Kevin Kaufman came on; and Melissa Steinseifer (who is featured on Greatest Lakes) contributed backing vocals. Though the construction was slow, the polished and grandiose 12-song effort more than makes up for the pace preceding its arrival. Dreamy reverberated three- and four-part harmonies thrust hollow and delicate instrumentation to the next level. A Band Of Horses comparison would be apt, but only when excluding the album's ever present atmospheric underbelly and the abundance of driving rhythmic accessories, such as anthemic stomps and hand claps (best displayed in "Best Days" and "The Harvest"). Almost five years after the framework of some of these songs was first taking shape, Greatest Lakes has taken its time to unveil its delayed debut, and, in turn, has given Milwaukee one of its most satisfying front-to-back albums of the year." - Milwaukee Record
LISTEN TO GREATEST LAKES HERE:
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