Ahoy shipmates

The USS Nevermore has returned to port Milwaukee after another year   filled with an endless sea of wheat, corn, mountains, rivers, dancing dervishes, and lots of great blues friends.  Westside Andy, PT and Craig tore it up as usual.  The dance floors were full and we sold out a bunch of rooms thanks to the efforts of Kris Raymond at Record Events, Betsie Brown at Blind Raccoon and Andy, Craig and PT. Big Fun but we’re glad to be home and ready to play on home turf for awhile.

Our latest CD "My Life" ended the year at #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Chicago Blues CDs.  It was in the #1 spot for 8 months. We were nominated for few awards by Blues Blast Magazine (thank you everyone that voted).  Picked up a Milwaukee's Best Award from the readers of the Shepherd Express.  We were nominated for another WAMI award for Best Blues Band.   We ended the year with another NYE Blues Bash in Minneapolis with The Scottie Miller and Lamont Cranston bands.

 

January Shows & Road Trips

Friday 1/11 we return to The Anodyne Roasting Co., Milwaukee, WI at 8pm with Big Al & The Blues Howlers opening.  $10

Saturday 1/12 we'll be at the Fox & Hound in Hubertus, WI at 6:30pm

 

We have a couple of road trips this months to Illinois and Iowa.

Here's our intinerary:

Fri   1/04 Gibson's Music Hall, Appleton, WI 8pm

Sat  1/05 Pheasant Run Theater, St Charles, IL 9:30pm

Sun 1/06 Pop's Place, Decatur, IL 3pm

Fri   1/18 DG's Taphouse, Ames, IA 9:30pm

Sat  1/19 Vangarde Arts, Sioux City, IA 8pm

Sun 1/20 The Viking Club, Moline, IL 6pm *Mississippi Valley Blues Society Event*

 

Florida Tour 2019

We head to Florida on February 1st for a two week run beginning at The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis on February 1st and 2nd.  We steam down to the Redneck Riviera to play our first show in Florida at The Little Bar in Goodland, FL.  

Here's our intinerary:

Fri/Sat 2/1 & 2/2 The Slippery Noodle Inn. Indianapolis, IN 8:30pm

Tue  2/05 The Little Bar, Goodland, FL 8pm

Wed 2/06 The Women's Club, Bradenton, FL 8pm $20

Fri   2/08 Double Roads Tavern, Jupiter, FL 9pm

Sat  2/09 The Barrel Room, Fort Myers, FL 9pm

Tue  2/12 Englewood's on Dearborn, Englewood, FL 7pm

Wed/Thu 2/13 & 2/14 The Blue Rooster, Sarasota, FL 7:30pm $10

Fri   2/15 Open 

Sat  2/16 Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL 9pm

Sun 2/17 The Capital Oyster Bar, Montegomery, AL 5pm

 

St Croix Tour

We return from Florida to play a few shows in March and then head off to St Croix for a few weeks worth of shows.  Keep checking our calendar for shows.

Now for a commercial break from Nevermore Records

Our new CD “My Life” sat at # 1 on the Roots Music Reports Top 50 Chicago Blues Albums for 8 months and ended 2018 at # 4.

It’s was  # 14 on the Living Blues Magazine Chart

It’s was # 1 on the Wisconsin Top 50 Chart for 7 months

# 2 on Gil Anthony’s Blues Power Show

Get your copy at:  CDBaby.com.  It features Westside Andy, Madison Slim, Cadillac Pete, Benny Rickun, Big Al Groth, Pork Chop Moore, Jimmy Voegeli, Ron Kovach, Vic Span, Bobby Sellers Jr, Spencer and Craig Panosh, PT Pedersen, Brad Bill, Andre Maritato and yours truly.  Engineered  by Steve Hamilton at Makin Sausage Studio. 

 

Or come out to The Anodyne Roasting Company in Milwaukee on Friday 1/11 and get a deal on multiple purchases of all or our music and shirts, hats etc....

You can purchase our cds at the following stores:

The Exclusive Company in Greenfield, WI (they also carry our t-shirts) 

Rolling Stone Records, 7300 W. Irving Road, Chicago, IL @ https://www.rollingstonesmusic.com

DWM Music, 3 Bedford Court, Iowa City, IA 52240

iTunes.com

Amazon.com

CDBaby.com

Get it here by sending $20 (includes S&H) to Nevermore Records, 3851 E. Holmes Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110.  Every CD after that is only $10.

Live at the Big Bull

Our live cd from 2016 "Live at the Big Bull" is still on the Roots Radio Chart's Chicago Blues list at # 8.

Featuring Westside Andy, Big Al Groth, Benny Rickun, Pork Chop Moore, Bobby Sellers Jr and PT Pedersen.  

"Best Live CD of the Year" Blues Blast Magazine

"Best Live CD of the Year" Independent Blues                                Scene

Get a copy along with our new cd "My Life" for only $25 plus $3.50 sh.  Send your order to Nevermore Records, 3851 E. Holmes Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110

Add a copy of our CD Shake Your Boogie for another $5.00.  This CD features Big Al Groth on sax and Madison Slim on harmonica.  Still a top seller at CDBaby.com

 

 

Westside Andy's "Blues Just Happen"

A 2015 Top 30 Blues CD that features the late Barrel House Chuck, Billy Flynn, Dave Wood and Steve Dougherty.  An excellent cd by some of the best players.  Go to www.westsideandy.com to check it out and buy a copy or two.  This CD is also sold at all CSAB shows too. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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