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Come celebrate the release of the Wisconsin Vinyl Collective Volume Three charity album, benefiting the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund.

Featuring performances by:
Michael Perry and the Long Beds
(New York Times Bestselling Author, Humorist, Singer/Songwriter, Intermittent Pig Farmer)
The Mascot Theory
Bascom Hill


Michael Perry and the Long Beds
Perry began writing songs in the early 1990s during long nights when he was struggling to survive on prose (he is the author of numerous books including: Population 485, Truck, The Scavengers, and the New York Times bestseller Visiting Tom). With no arts background (he has a nursing degree) he found himself drawn especially to the work of poets and singer/songwriters. (In interviews Perry tends to list his greatest literary influences as Dylan Thomas and Steve Earle – and not necessarily in that order.) He began writing songs as a way to break up all-night typing sessions, and eventually he had enough of them that a musician friend invited him to play a coffee shop. “I’m not saying I was nervous, but I ripped out a sixty-minute set list in thirty-two minutes flat,” says Perry. By 2004, he had begun recruiting Long Beds. In 2006, he released his first album, Headwinded.

The Mascot Theory
The Mascot Theory can be described as a high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk rock drenched in tight harmonies, spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death, and hope. Winners of 22 Madison Area Music Association awards including back to back 2017 and 2016 Artist of the Year awards. The band's 5th album “Dawn and What Comes After" was released in August of 2018. -

Bascom Hill
Bascom Hill is a trio of lager-loving, joke cracking, Wisconsin-raised musicians in the truest sense of the word. As veterans of the music scene, a lot has changed for them personally and in the biz over the course of 4 albums. But through it all, one thing has remained constant: a commitment to their music, which is known for its effortless hooks, memorable choruses, and clever lyrics -

LASKA provide the perfect soundtrack for embracing the beauty in pain. Songwriting sisters Hannah, Becca and Mookie weave influences of Alternative, Indie Folk, and Desert Rock with raw emotion in their songs. They are all confident vocalists knowing what each will bring to the table to sing lead, but also support one another with beautifully hard-hitting harmonies. Topping off the harmonic sheen is an instrumental arsenal including violin, guitar, mandolin, piano, and ukulele. Combine this with an un-apologetic rhythm section in tow and the whole of this band is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
Heat For Heroes -
Phil Koch Photography -
Sooper Dooper -
Paradyme Productions -
Driftless Cafe -
Viroqua Chamber Main Street -

Extra special thanks to Lea Culver.


Apr 11 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Historic Temple Theatre