The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

THE YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, a duo from Viroqua, Wisconsin, perform traditional American fiddle
tunes and sing tight harmony songs, including country, vaudeville, hits of the 1920s and 30s, and original
songs and fiddle tunes. Peppered into their ever-evolving repertoire is also music from other lands—
Canada, Transylvania, Sweden, Mexico, and Venezuela to name a few—that has caught their fancy.
The duo perform frequent concerts at a variety of venues and events and are known for engaging their
audiences and putting them at ease with their light-hearted stage presence. They also regularly perform
as a dance band for square and contra dances. Though their dance repertoire includes tunes from across
the continent, they often favor traditional fiddle music that represents their roots in the rural Upper
The Sapsuckers are Nikki Grossman on fiddle, vocals, and guitar; and Joe Hart on guitar and vocals. Hart
and Grossman are also highly skilled professional kazooists. Both are seasoned musicians and
performers who have worked, together and separately, in numerous other old-time, folk, rock, country
bands, and other musical projects. They are regular performers on the Kickapoo Barn Dance, a live radio
musical variety show on their local community radio station, WDRT (
Formed in 2013, the Sapsuckers released their first CD, "Speaking Of Music...Here Are the Yellow-Bellied
Sapsuckers!" in early 2014. Their new album, "Ocooch Mountain Home," is due for release in late
December 2014/ early January 2015.


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