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