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Jay Mathes / Kyle Ollah

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the Root Note

115 4th St S, La Crosse, WI, 54601

Jay Matthes is a singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ben Kieffer of Iowa Public Radio describes Jay's sound as "soulful country" and The Rave/Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee calls his live show "entertaining as hell". Jay plays over 100 shows a year, and has shared a stage with national acts such as Jana Kramer, Old Dominion, Judah & the Lion, Ike Reilly Assassination, Charlie Worsham, and many more.

Jay's original music has been featured on local, regional, and national radio and television, most notably The Country Network where the music video for his single "The Light" is currently in rotation. Press has included features in The Modern Folk, Americana Daily, Breaking & Entering, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others.

Jay was nominated for Singer/Songwriter of the Year by Wisconsin Area Music Industry in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and recently won Best Male Vocalist in Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee. His new album 'Dancing After Dark' was a finalist for 'Independent Release of the Year' at the 2017 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Music Awards.

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Performer and songmaker, Kyle Ollah, is a multi-instrumentalist folk musician based out of Duluth, Minnesota. Hear him solo or alongside an array of good friends.

Kyle sits in with Charlie Parr from time-to-time, and also had the good fortune of recording fiddle and banjo on Parr's 2016 Red House Records release, "I Ain't Dead Yet". You can also hear him performing old standbys from the 1920's-30's with MPLS musician, Mumblin' Drew, or fiddling for dances in old barns and out-halls across the Upper-Midwest with Merila Hill String Band and Four Mile Portage.


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Pigtown Fling / Simple Roots / June 17

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Sun Jun 17 2018
Kick back for a lazy Sunday afternoon full of nothin' but the best in local bluegrass, crepes, and beverages in the heart of Downtown Mainstreet La Crosse! Pigtown Fling String Band will be joined by banjo extraordinaire Tommy Pfaff for an hour set of pickin' fun at the Root Note! 

Trevor Hall at Cavalier Theater

Cavalier Theater & Lounge  ( 93+219)

Thu Jun 14 2018
Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally. At sixteen he recorded his first record,...