February 10 The Sweet Sheiks!7:30 pm
Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City, this relatively new but red-hot band is a toe-tapping quintet inspired by the popular jazz and blues music of the tens, twenties, and thirties. Led by the soulful and sultry vocals of Jen Müttin-Schrank (guitar/saw/washboard), the rest of the charming and talented band includes Ousia Lydian on vocals and violin, Garrett Burton on banjo, Andrew Spadafora on clarinet, and Aaron Johnson on tuba. Sweet Sheiks’ acoustic stylings are compelling, diverting, and are best summed up in two words, “refreshingly vintage.”
They tore up the stage this past summer at the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival and are continuing to expand beyond their busy haunts in Milwaukee.
Artists who have influenced the Sheiks include the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Eddie Condon, Wingy Manone, and Blind Willie McTell.
$15 general admission. Doors open at 7:00. Tickets are available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets.
This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Promotional support is provided by WORT 89.9 FM.