Brother Rye, Rodeo Bums
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 21 and over
Brother Rye plays Americana driven by slide guitar and rock sensibility. They have found the perfect blend of Delta blues, country, and folk styles, leading them to their well-tailored sound.
Rodeo Bums are a ragtag bunch of musicians, some born in Wisconsin and some drawn here by fate, who play the kind of music sung only by those who have lived hard enough to mean it. Theirs is country with a rock n' roll attitude, in the immortal vein of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard.
After living the kind of life that makes for great stories, Kurt Klinger arrived in Madison around 2005 with a vaga
bond's heart and a pitbull's smile. He has played his way across the Western states--from Portland to Tempe to Austin--gathering faded tattoos and busted teeth along the way. The simplicity of his songs would work just as well for punk as it does for Americana, yet concealed beneath the surface is the depth and universality common to all great songwriters.
Kurt is joined here in Madison by Scott Carome on Lead Guitars and vocals, and two members of Madison Surf metal legends Knuckel Drager- Kurt Johnson on Bass guitar, and Dave Dorst on drums.