Join us for live music this summer on the patio at the Tavern Restaurant, located at Cold Water Canyon Golf Course. Featuring a variety of classic rock, blues and jazz by local artists.
Here’s a sneak peek at the performers:
Abby Spencer – Abby Spencer made her YouTube debut in 2010 and she has been singing and posting videos every since. She considers herself country/indie, identifying mostly with Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Calliat and Miranda Lambert. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Adam Palm – Adam Palm performs solo acoustic shows all over the Midwest. He has a mix of original music featuring folk, rock, bluegrass and more. He is considered a staple in the La Cross, WI music scene, and he has been enjoying success in many other markets across the country in recent years. You can find Adam on Facebook, Reverbnation and cdbaby.
Avian Aura – Stripped-down contemplative folk rock with grit and humanity. Gary and JOan have been part of the Madison-area community for years, and are back in this fresh presentation, hoping to express what it means to be human, present and connected.
David Hecht – David Hecht began his music career at age 12, dabbling in Tex-Mex swing, mariachi, latin music and even the funk of the 60’s and 70’s. David went on to form the acclaimed touring and recording group, JAVA, which claimed fans from all over the US, Canada and beyond, performing with such notable artists as Elton John, the Pointer Sister, Jimmy Buffet, Third World, Dr. John, the Neville Brothers and Los Lobos.
Derek Olson – Derek is a genre-bending singer-songwriter who found his roots in La Crosse, WI, where he briefly played in a stripped-down string band. Gritty Americana with rocky undertones and at times, a pop-influence that comes from being a 90’s child. Like most, Derek started in a garage, but fell in love with both the contemporary and traditional folk scene traveling between Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Derek Ramnarace – Derek Ramnarace is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has been professionally touring nationwide since 2002 – starting with his genre-defying powerhouse act, Hooch, followed by rock, reggae and blues collective, The SoapBox Project, and his most recent labor of love – The Americana, folk, rock act, Old Soul Society. In addition to being the Ragged Roots Music & Art Festival’s founder and director, he is a promoter, agent and producer for many acts and venues throughout the Midwest.
Fat N Tan – Fat N Tan is a high-energy and a sometimes quite funny duo from the Wisconsin Dells area. Thier music spans a wide array of styles from originals, blues, rock and pop. Find them on Facebook here.
Jenna Rae & Tim Schroeder- The “Jenna Rae” acoustic duo is comprised of Jenna Rae Legler from Holmen, Wisconsin and Tim Schroeder from Kendall, Wisconsin. Their repertoire consists of age old classics such as “Stairway to Heaven”, “Dust in the Wind” and “Hotel California”, to some of the most recent hits like Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain”, Duffy’s “Mercy”, and Chris Stapelton’s “Tennessee Whiskey”. You can visit the Jenna Rae Facebook page here.
Justin Raudebush – Justin Raudebush plays a wide variety of covers, sung from the gut, with some surprises. He is a Wisconsin-grown wanderer, singer with sides both serious and silly.
Katie Scullin – Midwest singer-songwriter Katie Scullin easily conjures sublime melodies and moody sensations with the tap of a toe and the strum of her guitar. You can find her in backwoods bars and low-key martini lounges. She has turned the indie-pop ballad on its head, and she continues to craft an impressive arsenal of original songs planted firmly in her own style. Read more about Katie here.
Kelsey Miles – Kelsey Miles is originally from Ohio and moved to Madison in 2013. Nearly everything in her life changed that year, and she turned to music to cope and express herself. Her original music fuses blues, rock and country with catchy melodies and unforgettable lyrics. In 2016 she formed the Kelsey Miles Band, and they are currently finishing up their first EP.
Leah Ina Marie Rachuj – Leah is an experienced performing artist who has been performing in Wisconsin and beyond since 2002. Not only has she written and performed music on her fiddle across the US, but also, has now branched out into the songwriter community performing her original music on guitar as well as teaching people of all ages the beauty of music performance. With the sound of country and rock behind her voice, Leah brings a sound to the table everyone can enjoy.
Lo Marie – Lo grew up playing music in Madison, Wisconsin and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University where she studied classical music and jazz. Her final year of school at Vanderbilt was a time of great personal growth and a transition to dedicating herself and her life to creativity through music. It was during this transitional period that many of her songs from her brand new EP “Beyond the Age of Reason” were born. You can lfollow her on YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Spotify and her website.
Mark Croft – Mark Croft is an award-winning singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who has always been unafraid to break the genre barriers. Croft takes inspiration from a variety of musical styles and blends them into his own pop, roots and Americana-based approach to songwriting, infusing soulful performances with infectious rhythms and unforgettable melodies. A seasoned performer, Croft has been serving up exciting and emotional shows to audiences for more than a decade. You can follow him on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and his website.
Raising Red – Raising Red is a roots rock group based in central Wisconsin. The group is centered around the lyrics of Stephanie and Derek Olson, and formed in the late 2015 after the birth of their daughter, little “Red”. The duo released their debut album in the spring of 2017, entitled “The Road”. Their original music takes on themes such as originality, independence, family life, coming-of-age and travel. Most of their album was written after the duo made a getaway to the mountains of Colorado to do some soul searching.
Robert J. Conaway – Robert J. has been a mainstay in the Wisconsin music scene ever since his 1986 debut album, “Boys Town”. Along with a dozen or so MAMA awards, Robert was named the 2003 Wisconsin Vocalist of the Year. He won the Billboard Award Song contest with his blues tune, “A Million Miles Away” and in 2015 was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Madison Area Music Association for his songwriting.
Ryan Casey – Ryan Casey directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in tradition – taking inspiration from soul great, Martin Sexton, singer/songwriter, Ryan Adams, and folk legend, James Taylor. This unique brand of adult alternative music aims to inspire listeners.
Sam Lyons – Sam Lyons is an award-winning, young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who released his fifth CD of original material. Sam has created a unique contemporary sound that is a blend of pop, R&B and country that produces, “powerful songs full of visceral grooves and pop hooks that stick.” Sam’s latest EP, “Let’s Go,” is a collaboration with Oscar-winning, Grammy-nominated, producer/musician, Leo Sidran. Follow Sam on Facebook, Sound Cloud, Twitter and download his new EP at CD Baby.
Sam Ness – “Sam Ness looks and sounds like he was born a few decades too late. His hair and beard conjure images of Jim Morrison circa 1969, and, like Morrison, Ness writes poetry that he sets to music and prefers the character of old European cities. But Ness isn’t as lost as Morrison was.” – Wisconsin State Journal
Sam Sardina – Sam is a country pop, acoustic singer/songwriter that performs original and cover songs. She released her first seven track EP in the summer of 2016. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her mission is to discover and create music that is unique and lyrically driven. You can listen to her music on Facebook, Instagram and Reverbnation.