Wild Springs 2017


The bash of our summer is only a few days away. We’d love to see you there.  Have you grabbed your tickets yet?

 

There’s still time! Grab one for yourself or grab three friends and get the group rate.

 

We’re working on our set list and getting our gear in order: instruments, of course, and sleeping bags and pads, tents, bug spray, flashlights. I feel like I’m forgetting something, but food and beer are included.  Must be something else.  Most of us are heading out to the farm Friday night. We’ll temporarily claim a spot for King Fish Crow and friends.  So if you’re coming out, find us.  We may be down where we were last year by the shore of a small inlet.  The views are great.  The ground only slightly slopes.  If there is a breeze off the lake, the bugs aren’t too bad.

 

Writing and playing music is one of my favorite things. I always love sharing the stage with these guys, but this festival is something special for us and it’s really a treat.  We actually have some time to spend together which, believe it or not, doesn’t happen all that often outside of rehearsals and shows.  So I, for one, am looking forward to hanging with these guys for a couple days.  And Drew’s coming?! It’s going to be a great weekend.  We hope you can share it with us.

 

I’m hoping to get out on the paddle board Saturday. I didn’t take advantage of that last year.

 

Won’t you join us. You can still get your tickets.  But, there are only a few days until Wild Springs 2017!

 

“The simple hearth of a small farm is the true center of our universe.”     – Masanobu Fukuoka

Madison or Bust

This past weekend Corey and I drove out to Madison to visit our good friend and musical collaborator, Drew Brown.

 

Drew moved out to Madison at the end of 2015. He made the trip down to New Ulm last year to track saxophones on Hotdish Army. For all the time he’s been away, I had never been out to see him.

 

Drew and his girlfriend Bri graciously let us crash in their living room (on their couch and an air mattress) and showed us around town. We tried a few Wisconsin beers like One Barrel Brewing and Ale Asylum. We also caught Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears on an outdoor stage at La Fete de Marquette.

 

As it was my first time to Wisconsin’s capital, I must say, it’s a great city. It’s definitely a bicycle friendly metro area. The neighborhood we were in had a college feel to it, but wasn’t really that close to campus. The houses were close together with only a narrow cement driveway between them leading to backyard parking spots. It seemed like every house had a balcony or a deck. And the city is really into sweeping their streets. Mondays and Tuesday’s move your cars accordingly. From Drew’s place, all the life essentials were within walking distance including the Willy Street Co-Op and The Weary Traveler. Our plan is to come back with the whole band and play a show.  I think we can fit four more people on Drew’s living room floor.

 

In a couple weeks, we’re playing the Wild Springs Festival and we took some time while in Madison to rehearse some new material with Drew. Drew is going to be performing with us at the festival. So, there will be saxophones on the farm. It’s just another reason to secure your tickets and get out to Osceola with us. There are going to be amazing bands and there are going to be lovely people to share the weekend with and there is going to be great food, but King Fish Crow hasn’t played a show with Drew in almost two years. If we aren’t trying to give you something special on the farm, I don’t know what we’re doing.

 

Won’t you join us at Lily Springs Farm for a weekend to remember.

 

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy 11th of July!

Last week, I skipped my first blog since starting Bunker Fuzz. I should have told you all to stay independent and keep all your digits, but I wasn’t near a computer and I was hoping you weren’t around to read it anyway.  Happy Belated 4th!

 

Sometimes it’s important to step away from whatever it is you’re doing and give it a rest.

 

It’s also really exciting when a band like Scubadiver from Houston, Texas dig your tunes, reach out to you and want to play a show with you at the Pourhouse when they come into town in September. So we’ve got that coming up.

 

But First,

Want to party on a farm?  Want an outdoor musical experience?  Want to hang out with the bands?  Go for a hike?  Paddle board?  Yeah?  Well, get yourself out to Wild Springs Festival July 29-30 for a magical weekend on Lily Springs Farm.  This is going to be the bash of the summer for King Fish Crow.  Join us with Wailing Loons, Flatwater Mississippi, Chill Witch, Good Morning Bedlam, Ben Weaver, Brady Pearl, Red Daughters and Eli Utne.  Campfires, starlight and music into the night. Follow the link to reserve your spot now.  We’re getting amped up.  We’ll see you on the farm.

 

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”     – Thomas Jefferson