2018 Musicians will be announced soon!
Music - Art Walk Stoughton 2017
As your eyes enjoy the many excellent visual artists and craftsmen from woodworkers to metalsmiths to painters and photographers, feast your ears to an equally wide and compelling variety of musical artists. From traditional Irish ballads to Gypsy Jazz, from classical guitar to bluegrass, there is truly a musical act for any taste at Art Walk Stoughton.
Hailing originally from Boscobel, Andreas is a local Stoughton musician who is a regular performer and educator at festivals and concert halls nationwide. Andreas plays traditional Irish music and instruments including the tin whistle, mandola, bodhran (an Irish frame drum), and guitar. Andreas is also fond of playing the spoons, and gives “spoons haircuts” while busking – an unforgettable experience, to be sure!
2-5pm – Cully's Cocktail Lounge
CLARINET AND FRIENDS, DEB VERDIGAN and ROXANNE NEAT
Musicians Roxanne Neat, Richard MacDonald, and Deb Verdigan will perform in Stoughton's historic library, providing “Music on the Mezz.” Clarinet and Friends will play traditional Klezmer pieces, Deb Verdigan will perform light classical and popular piano pieces, while Stoughton’s own Roxanne Neat will be singing traditional and contemporary folk songs and ballads, as well as playing guitar and dulcimer.
2-3pm – Stoughton Public Library
CRAIG MASON COMBO
The Craig Mason Combo is a seven piece Jazz band that plays all styles of Jazz from Gershwin to Gordon Goodwin. These cats have a combined 200 years of playing experience and play regularly to improve the art form that is Jazz. Members are: Craig Mason-Trumpet, Jim Keeney-Sax, Jason Schultz-Trombone, Terry Croft-Piano, Paul Pellett-Bass, Ron Raganis-Drums, and Dan Hoke-Guitar.
9am-Noon – Stoughton Farmers Market, S. Forrest and E. Main St.
Drawing from a vast range of stylistic sources including gypsy jazz, traditional Hawaiian, Kentucky bluegrass, European Folk, Vintage French pop, and even the American standard songbook, Mal-O-Dua presents a high-energy, eclectic musical performance peppered with historical anecdotes while veering broadly through genres. You will not soon forget their unique combination of, as they call it, “French and Hawaiian Guitar Sorcery.”
3–6pm – Viking Brew Pub
MARC and JIM
A delightful pair of long-time friends from the Madison area, Marc and Jim bring their own blend of both acoustic folk and bluegrass music to Art Walk Stoughton. From toe-tapping dances to soft ballads, Marc and Jim have a heartfelt song for every Art Walk guest.
11am–12pm – Stoughton Village Players Theater
MADISON CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY
The Madison Classical Guitar Society is a non-profitdevoted to music education and awareness by sharing the rich musical history of the guitar. They host performance events with guest artists as well as hosting a guitar ensemble program for members. The repertoire played ranges across a full history of the instrument, from Renaissance and early music, right through to works by contemporary composers, from baroque to bossa-nova.
1-4pm – Stoughton Village Players Theater
Pete Kocher is a guitarist and singer from Stoughton who performs frequently at a wide variety of venues and events. He performs an always-popular blend of rock and Americana favorites.
1-4pm – Fahrenheit 364
PRONE TO SORROW
Performing unique indie-acoustic rock, this duo is made up of Mackenzie Benish and Victoria Pearl. The pair began as songwriters working independently before joining forces and creating exquisite lyrics and haunting harmonies as Prone to Sorrow.
10am, 1pm, and 4pm – Main Street Kitchen
SID BOERSMA AND FRIENDS
Sid Boersma is a man of many talents, and has been featured as a singer in many groups. At Art Walk Stoughton, Sid will be joined by other Stoughton area musicians to perform traditional bluegrass and folk favorites.
10am-12pm – Yahara River Grocery Coop