Mad Apples (folk)
Friday, December 9, 2016 7pm
at River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, downtown Prairie du Sac)
Mad Apples, a Madison trio, features the writing and riffing of Jacob Grace and Michael Bell, and the vocals of Amanda Jane Hoffman. They fill the air with guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele, as well as plenty of harmony singing. With their songs about love, justice, and a greener world, Mad Apples feed your spirit.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Mike Bell cut his musical teeth with the Outhouse Shouters, a family string band with his two brothers, his father, and an older cousin. Since then, he has played in many groups, most notably the Barn Owl Band, with whom he recorded three albums and appeared on the National Public Radio Show A Prairie Home Companion and Graminy.
Mike is both a classical and a grassroots composer, and he composes much of Graminy’s music. His folk tunes have been recorded by many folk artists.
For his day job, Mike is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, and Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an author or editor of nine books.
House concerts are casual, intimate, solo or small ensemble musical performances designed around the notion of having friends over to your living room to enjoy live music (or in this case, a gallery!) There is no advance ticket sale, only a $10 suggested donation at the door. Beverages provided by Woodshed Ale House!