"Rock For Respite" Benefit For Gio's Garden
Hometown Sweethearts, Beth Kille, The Sharrows
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 18 and over
"Rock For Respite" Benefit For Gio's Garden
Gio’s Garden’s mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with special needs children (birth to 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services.
Gio’s Garden seeks to grow into a one-stop special services delivery organization for special needs children and their families. Examples could include a respite care facility, professional therapy, client advocacy, and social work/support.
As with all gardens, Gio’s needs nourishment to grow. We have opened a respite care facility that serves the South Central Wisconsin. We are growing to help special needs families with other services as well. But to do that we need your help. Please consider donating to Gio’s Garden and help grow futures for special needs children and their families.
Hometown Sweethearts are way more than one of the best cover bands out there today. This may be a bold statement to make, but they can really back it up. They're not a random group of musicians that got together to make money playing the Chicken Dance or Kool & The Gang covers. What really makes the Hometown Sweethearts stand out from other wedding entertainment is their genuineness. Their catchy dance rhythms are the perfect blend of uniqueness and familiarity. They are truly one of a kind! The core trio of the band have been performing together for over a decade.
In a very short time, they found a musical personality and a commanding groove that has been stirring up dance floors, clubs and wedding receptions all over the country. The Sweethearts bring to mind your favorite band covering your other favorite band's songs. When they perform, it's like hearing tracks you've always loved for the first time! Their one-of-a-kind yet familiar sounds have been turning heads in some interesting places. They were recently featured as the cocktail band in the Adam Sandler film, "That's My Boy". They've also been spotlighted on the NPR radio program, "Whad'Ya Know". They've even played a set of music with Blues Traveler frontman John Popper on harmonica, rolling through hits ranging from Steve Miller to Duran Duran! Their wide range of musical styles mirror their eclectic achievements.
The Hometown Sweethearts bill themselves as a "music lovers party band" because they've dug up a repertoire of songs that are timeless, relevant, and most importantly, not played out. Their selections are so diverse, it's not uncommon to hear Hall and Oats segue into Johnny Cash, or a Jackson 5 song mix into Madonna, then twist into Talking Heads without missing a beat. And since this band has been playing together for so many years, they can effortlessly blend one song into the next without a pause. They perform music like DJ's make mixes! Once your dance floor is jumping, the Sweethearts make it nearly impossible to turn back. With a catalogue of over 400 selections, they have plenty of songs to please everyone. They can perform the time tested favorites, some of today's latest hits, or dig deep into the soundtrack of your life. They can even mix the obscure tunes with the classics without ever changing the party atmosphere.
At first glance, you may not know what to make of them....the farm boy, the intellectual, the ex-Marine, all backing up a wild-haired, shoot-from-the-hip spirited woman. But then the show begins, and you know you're about to be wrapped in the arms of a cohesive unit bonded in the kinship of music. The four members of the Beth Kille Band -Michael Mood (bass, backing vocals), Tony Kille (drums), Michael Tully (guitar, backing vocals) and Kille herself (guitar, mandolin, vocals) - have amassed some impressive accolades. In addition to numerous songwriting recognitions, Kille grabbed one of her 19 Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards when she was named "Artist of the Year" in 2010 and Tully snagged the highly-competitive "Guitarist of the Year" Award in 2014. Their style can best be described as Americana Rock but these dynamic performers can play everything from folk to funk to in-your-face rock.
The Sharrows brand of music, "farm rock", references their musical mecca, the rural barn studio where they craft music. Their grungy folk vibe is driven by booming drum thumps, heavily picked bass lines, slashing guitars, and majestic keyboards, adding beef to their bluesy saunter.
While on tour in 2014, the Wisconsin roots-rockers made a stop at Zebra Ranch Studios in Coldwater, Mississippi, to record the EP 'Days of Yore' and most recently a full length album 'Gold Key to the City'. On the road often, the band has frequently been opening for national acts, providing support at The High Watt in Nashville to a sold out crowd with Wild Child and playing SXSW 2015, as well as making a wave in their native Midwest region. Highlights of such include shows at classic Chicago venues such as Schuba’s and The Hideout, along with a sold out performance supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Orpheum Theatre in the band’s hometown of Madison.