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‘The Day The Music Died’: Buddy Holly and his final shows in Wisconsin

Buddy Holly is a rock ‘n’ roll legend. In the 1950s, he became a musical torchbearer, helping popularize the genre ...

‘Not the biggest, but the very best’: Larryfest showcases bluegrass and roots music in rural Vernon County

Summer calendars in Wisconsin seem to overflow with music festivals. One of the longest-running gatherings is Larryfest, which has been ...

Remembering when The Fendermen took Stoughton to the top of the charts

What are some of your early rock ‘n’ roll memories? For Stoughton’s Bill Amundson, there’s one that happened REALLY close ...

Uff Da! Charlie Berens & Adam Greuel Release Debut Album ‘Unthawed’

Two proud Wisconsinites have joined forces to create an album celebrating all things Wisco. Comedian Charlie Berens, of Manitowoc Minute ...

Musicians And Artists Show Unity With ‘Milwaukee Strong’ Project

When the mayor of Milwaukee asks you to write a song that shows love for your city, it's easy to ...

Musician Lou Shields Embraces Driftless Region, Sounds Of The Past

Musician and artist Lou Shields is much like the old school troubadours he sounds like. With his scraggly hair, work-jeans ...

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn Celebrates 25 Years At The Heart Of Milwaukee’s Music Scene

Jim Linneman has a list of over 100 Milwaukee music venues that have come and gone in the 25 years ...

Dancing On A Hillside: The Grateful Dead At Alpine Valley

The Grateful Dead played at Alpine Valley Music Theatre 20 times from 1980 to 1989. Fans trucked to the southeastern ...

Collecting At Dave’s Guitar Shop

When Dave Rogers opened his first guitar store in the early 1980s in downtown La Crosse, it was in a ...

Eau Claire Native Turns His Photography Into Book About Local Music

Spencer Wells grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and attended college at UW-Madison. In his free time, he's always enjoyed ...

La Crosse Man’s Collection of Vintage Guitars is a Museum of Electric Guitar History

For guitar players, visiting Dave’s Guitar Shop is an awe-inspiring experience. Upstairs, owner Dave Rogers’ personal collection of vintage guitars ...

Musician Adapts To Limb Difference, Works With Kids

Tony Memmel is a Waukesha native who is living his passion: a career in music.  He plays guitar and piano, ...

Appleton Musician Adriel Denae Branches Out To Release Debut Solo Album

About seven years ago, Adriel Denae's brother challenged her to write out a list of life goals. Since then, the ...

Two Rivers Man Writes Music Inspired By His Working Days

Bill Walkner has spent the last five decades of his life living in the city of Two Rivers.  He's retired ...

Wisconsin Life #401: “Up to the Challenge”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Sue Dompke. After her husband died, ...