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January 2017

Two Frets Up

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Neither John Utphall & Larry Radle are new to music, both accomplished musicians, John with his fiddle & keyboard and Larry with vocals & guitar. John adds his jazz blues feel and sound to the violin and keys, and Larry his country soft rock, together making a unique full sound for a Duo.

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Olive Sings

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Olive Sings is an acoustic duo made up of the sweet, brilliant vocal styling of Kayla Zoltak and the down home, old time sounds of Seth Gamble. The peaceful, small town of Rice Lake Wisconsin is where Kayla and Seth first came together. With a love for writing and sweet harmony they decided to start playing music together. Kayla's musical background started at a young age. Both of her parents where musicians and actively played in bands throughout her childhood.…

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Ask a Scientist

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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For centuries, astronomers have dreamed about the possibility of planets orbiting other stars, but until recently the planets which make up our own solar system were the only planets known. Now, over 3400 planets have been discovered and more are continually being found. This talk will focus the methods astronomers use to discover these planets and how their properties are determined. Interesting comparisons can be made to the planets in our own solar system. I will conclude with a brief…

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Milk and Whiskey

January 19 @ 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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WolfSong

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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Introducing WolfSong, Kai Ulrica and Nikk Wolfe of Wolves at the Door on Acoustic guitars and vocals joined by Larry Past on upright bass and vocals playing Acoustic Electric Euro-gypsy rock in the country. www.wolvesatthedoor.net

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Micah Ryan

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Micah Ryan is a local singer/songwriter. He's been performing for a number of years and plays a balanced mixture of original songs and covers. His influences include John Legend, Adele, Jon McLaughlin, Josh Kelley, John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran. Micah Ryan captures the heart through is lyrics and play style and is driven by the ability of music to connect people and touch the heart. 

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Jazz Session

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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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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Brianna Kocka & Jimmy Barnett

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Brianna Kocka is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. She has been part of various musical acts throughout the Twin Cities—most notably Sun Gods to Gamma Rays and CAETANI. After five years away from the acoustic guitar and while living on an island off the east coast for ten months, she tapped into her roots and wrote her first Americana album as a form of therapy to deal with the isolation of island living. Brianna is in the studio recording, with…

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North of Dixie Bluegrass Band

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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North of Dixie is a 5 piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that “feels good”! Shelly Miller lays down the banjo and acoustic guitar sounds. John Lynch adds the rhythm guitar. John and Shelly write or co-write most of the original songs. John Utphall drives many of the songs with his virtuoso fiddle sounds. Bob Boone plays the mandolin and Jeff Heath keeps it all together on bass.

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Eggplant Heroes

January 28 @ 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 2017

Mid Air & Fox and Swallow

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Luke and Chelsea, who make up the band, Mid Air, met up in Eau Claire, WI, through a friend and got married six months later. In the first three months of marriage, they made treks from Milwaukee to Minneapolis to put together their first album called, Never Far, which has been streamed in over twenty nations and garnering college radio airplay throughout America. Hailing from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Fox and Swallow is a folk band fused in harmony and vocal grunge.…

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Brian Bethke

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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Brian has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 13 years old. He has released 8 albums of his home recorded demos, toured the United States, Appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's Spectrum west, Big River Radio Waves, earned himself recognition for writing and licensing his song "The Silence" to the movie Last Rites Of Ransom Pride, scored the indie movie Grand Theft Matrimony and even gained the attention of John Lennon's former publicist Bruce Replogle who called Bethke's…

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Two Frets Up

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Neither John Utphall & Larry Radle are new to music, both accomplished musicians, John with his fiddle & keyboard and Larry with vocals & guitar. John adds his jazz blues feel and sound to the violin and keys, and Larry his country soft rock, together making a unique full sound for a Duo.

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Jazz Session

February 8 @ 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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Matt Hannah

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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Former frontman of NYC-based three-piece rock band Escape Key, singer-songwriter Matt Hannah went acoustic in 2011 and recorded his debut album “Let the Lonely Fade” in the second bedroom of his new home in Minneapolis, MN. Influenced by traditional songwriters like Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Townes Van Zandt, Matt Hannah is creating music that disregards modern artifice and goes straight for the real thing—the earnest folk Americana we’ve been waiting for. www.matthannahmusic.com

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LP3

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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Larry Past and Al Julson is the core of LP3.  Playing a melodic blend of acoustic folk/rock/American mixing select covers (Beatles, Stones, Dylan to Death Cab and Trampled by Turtles) and songs off of their CD, Calling, and off of The LP3 EP.  Strong vocal harmonies are the hallmark of their sound that comes from years of singing together.

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Klezmazel

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Klezmazel is group of five musicians who decided to resurrect musical skills learned long ago in a way that enables them to celebrate the joy of life. The group takes their cue from a 500 year old tradition of ethnic music most closely associated with the Jews and Gypsies of Eastern Europe. The music is filled with both the joys and sorrows of living and is capable of stirring our hearts as well as our feet.

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Ask a Scientist

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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Materials play an essential role in modern technologies. However, the search for new materials with improved properties often involves years of efforts in materials selection and testing. Materials researchers have long dreamed to be able to design new materials entirely on paper, thus avoiding the time-consuming and costly lab work. New developments in computationally driven materials by design are turning this dream into reality, and computational screening have been routinely used in the search for new materials. In this talk,…

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Anima

February 16 @ 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 influences ranging from the Incredible String Band and the Grateful Dead, to Cloud Cult and Alt-J, to Wisconsin favorites such as Dead Horses and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Anima have found an eclectic sound filled with hauntingly captivating harmonies, playful guitar riffs, soaring piano, and grounding box-drum beats. Their lyric content contemplates human nature, healing, relationship, and oneness, and passes through a lens of transcendentalism saturated with images of the deepest roots of nature -- our earthen home, the…

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North of Dixie Bluegrass 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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North of Dixie is a 5 piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that “feels good”! Shelly Miller lays down the banjo and acoustic guitar sounds. John Lynch adds the rhythm guitar. John and Shelly write or co-write most of the original songs. John Utphall drives many of the songs with his virtuoso fiddle sounds. Bob Boone plays the mandolin and Jeff Heath keeps it all together on bass.

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