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January 2018

RavenWolf

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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RavenWolf performs classic rock, blues, folk, standards and original music. Kai Ulrica (of Wolves at the Door and WolfSong) and Anastasia Vishnevsky (of Manifest) are known for strong vocal harmonies and fresh arrangements of familiar songs.

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Jazz Session

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. Josh grew up in Eau Claire and left the Midwest study jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Josh also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute. After time in Boston, New York, and performing on cruises Josh returned to Eau Claire bringing a wealth of talent. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley.…

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Songwriters Showcase

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Songwriters Showcase is a musical melting pot with some of the finest young talent in the Chippewa Valley unplugging for an all age evening of creative song and verse. The show will include local high school and college age singer songwriters on piano and guitar.

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Two Frets Up

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Larry and Corey are not new to the music scene. They have played for many years around the region. Corey plays lead guitar and Larry plays rhythm guitar while both sing vocals and harmonize. They mix the best of oldies, country, bluegrass, roots and country rock.

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Eggplant Heroes

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Eggplant Heroes is Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer.  Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience. www.eggplantheroes.com

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February 2018

Milk and Whiskey Featuring Jim Phillips & Jen Hazen

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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When Jim Phillips isn't practicing alchemy in his lab on campus or spending time with his family, you can find him playing bass or guitar with Davey J and friends, Jenny and the Lost Boys or sitting in with Jenny and the Jets. Jennifer Hazen is the Jenny of The Jets and The Lost Boys. She also sings with Weapons of Brass Destruction. Together they play acoustic blues and folk, some familiar, some obscure and some original.

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The Cody Longreen Quartet

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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The Cody Longreen Quartet is a group of students that play in the Eau Claire area. They play jazz standards and original compositions. The emphasis in this group is about interplay, with players often improvising simultaneously. This group is developing material to soon record a CD in Minneapolis in coming months.

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Dan Zerr and Friends

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends...including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians.  He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

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The Great American Songbook with Bartlett & Way

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett and Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original. Both musicians are UWEC grads with years of professional performing experience in many genres including work with national acts. The duo approaches the repertoire with respect for tradition, coupled with a drive to innovate. The creative dynamic equals FUN!

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Colin Heshmat Quartet

February 8 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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The Colin Heshmat Quintet is a locally formed group that performs jazz standards and original composition. Members include Scott Hensiak (Saxophone), Jan Hora (Trumpet), Sam Olson (Bass), Hunter Delikowski (Drums), and Colin Heshmat (Piano).Colin Heshmat hails from central Illinois, where he recently graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in mechanical engineering. Through his travels, Heshmat has performed at jazz venues across the United States, including sessions at Churchill grounds, The Velvet Note (Atlanta, GA), Andy’s Club, The…

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Larry Past & Chris Andresen

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Larry Past loves to sing and play guitar.  You can feel the deep connection that he has with the songs that he performs whether they are by artists such as Leonard Cohen, the Beatles or Death Cab For Cutie, or his own songs.  Larry, along with Chris Andresen on bass, will perform songs off of his Calling CD and LP3 EP, and select covers.

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Davey J and Friends

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Davey J is familiar to the region as bandleader for Jones Tones, a band formed in 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and continuing after Davey J moved to Wisconsin in 2000. You could describe the Jones Tones as a roots music combo with significant blues influences, but their musical range includes rock and roll, reggae, Sun Records-style country, and urban folk. In new musical combos such as Davey J and Friends and Jenny and the Lost Boys, you can still hear…

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Jazz Session

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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2-14 and 2-28

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. Josh grew up in Eau Claire and left the Midwest study jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Josh also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute. After time in Boston, New York, and performing on cruises Josh returned to Eau Claire bringing a wealth of talent. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley.…

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The Cathy Reitz Trio

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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The Cathy Reitz Trio features Cathy on vocals and 2 of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals. The 3 have been performing together for over 2 years. Their entertaining song list starts in the 1920’s and travels to 2017. Great music to put a little jazz in your heart.

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The Other Brothers

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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David Schrader (Sue Orfield Band), Barry Wells (Wheelhouse) and John Utphall (North of Dixie) have joined Ken Rogers (Liscio) to bring you Jazz, Blues, and Swing favorites. These four seasoned local musicians cover selections by Wes Montgomery, David Sanborn, Lyle Lovett, Alvin Lee and Django Reinhardt. Don't forget your dancing shoes!  

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Girl Band

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Jen Hazen of Davy J and Friends, Jenny and the Jets, Milk and Whiskey and Weapons of Brass Destruction teams up with three amazing women in a new collaboration: Sultry Kai Ulrica of Wolves at the Door and RavenWolf, Flutist Julie Majkowski of The Chippewa Valley Flute Ensemble, Guitarist and bass player Kori Riesenweber of Beacon James. Come check out this all female all star line up for a great night of music.

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Ask a Scientist

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Sleek, powerful and predatory, sharks are considered by some to be the ultimate killing machines. Built from an ancient body plan that has changed little over the millennia, these fish are critical components of today’s marine ecosystems, yet much of what we know of them is shrouded in myth and based on Hollywood fiction. Their true nature is much more remarkable, and their beauty trumps their perceived ferocity. Join aquatic ecologist Dr. Todd Wellnitz for an exploration into the myth…

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The Sixes EP Release Show

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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The Sixes (Dwayne Thomas & Gordon Altizer) are an acoustic duo from Eau Claire, WI. They have spent this last year traveling and playing all over the Midwest. They bring a very intimate, engaging and fun atmosphere to their shows which are sure to entertain. While no specific genre defines them, the music has a soft rock feel with hints of blues, alternative, southern, folk, and pop from song to song. Of course the only way to truly hear their…

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Two Frets Up

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Larry and Corey are not new to the music scene. They have played for many years around the region. Corey plays lead guitar and Larry plays rhythm guitar while both sing vocals and harmonize. They mix the best of oldies, country, bluegrass, roots and country rock.

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Eggplant Heroes

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Eggplant Heroes is an Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer.  Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience. www.eggplantheroes.com

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