Prairie Coffeehouse welcomes back the Dang-Its!
"Americana" forms the core of the roots-oriented repertoire of the The Dang-Its. The band was founded in 1998 playing "Honky Tonk, Western Swing, and Americana," and has steadily evolved to include bluegrass, country swing and country blues, folk, classic and alternative country, and singer-songwriter material, including original songs.
In addition to amassing periodic recognition from listener's polls in their hometown of Madison, The Dang-Its have garnered seven nominations from the Madison Area Music Association's annual awards, winning 2013 Country/Bluegrass Performer of the Year and 2014 Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year for their album, Lick of Sense.
Tom Waselchuk, guitar and vocals, will be joined by Matt Rodgers, bass and vocals, and Rick Nass, pedal steel guitar.
The Dang-Its have released five albums and performed in six states in their 18-year history. The current quartet also forms the core of a separate musical venture, a classic country music revue titled Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. The revue is presented exclusively in concert halls and performing arts centers across the Midwest, and co-stars Lindsey Juarez and multi-instrumentalist Doug Brown.
Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7:00, with two sets and a break in between. Feel free to stay till 9:30 to meet the artists or visit with friends.