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Last updated August 3, 2023


The Blue Dahlia

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Brooklyn-girl, but a nomad at heart, Dahlia Dumont traveled the world from an early age, always absorbing the cultural and musical influences in her path. Her Eastern European heritage and her years as an anthropology student and teacher in France and Senegal shaped her musical palette, and in 2012 she created her project The Blue Dahlia. 

The Blue Dahlia: Lyrics in English and French, French and Mexican accordion, klezmer violin, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. The music can be heard as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris, as well as the electric big band in venues and festivals around the world. 

 


Lil Rev

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Lil Rev (Marc Revenson), was born 1968 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Lil’ Rev is a renowned ukulele and harmonica player often specializing in folk, tin pan alley and Yiddish music.

In 1984, he was given an old Wendell Hall Banjo Ukulele which started his passion for the instrument. Lil Rev has released a series of books, focusing on ukulele and harmonica instruction, as well as providing instruction locally through workshops. Founder of the Milwaukee Ukulele Club, Rev has promoted music and ukulele for years by organizing and performing at ukulele events. His performances feature a multitude of instruments and story-telling. In 2004, Lil Rev received the “Best Folksinger Award” from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.

 


Michael August                     No description available.

Harmonica, Ukulele, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro:

Michael is a multi-instrument musician, accomplished in many styles of music. Slide guitar as well as slide ukulele . Playing harmonica for 35 years .Michael has learned all aspects of harmonica playing in many different styles. He is available for music lessons on a variety of instruments. Michael is sought after for workshops and has performed and taught at the Tampa Bay Ukulele Festival, Gaithersburg Ukulele Festival in Maryland, Funky Frets Uke Fest in Boyerstown PA Michael performs solo, and with a variety of musicians in the Upper Midwest. He lives in Roscoe, Illinois.

 


The Brown County House band

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Our Brown County house band changes every year, but is always a stellar time with loads of great talent. 

 


Shruti Nadis

ShrutiNadisBioMusic from the heart. We follow our paths by listening to each other as we throw melody’s to each other to chase. This journey started by a chance viewing of a street busker in Belgium while we were on tour with the Flea Bitten Dawgs. We heard this man playing a Shruti Box. The sound haunted Thom till we returned stateside and he could find one. With both Lee and Thom having a strong foundation in improvisational music helped us find our musical path. The results are Shruti Nadis! Our main focus is doing music for yoga sessions, meditation, and ecstatic dance. The instruments we use are, shruti box, ukulele, dulcimer, bells, hand percussion, overtone singing, chanting, djemba, tri-bongo’s, cymbal, agogo’s, cowbells, and many other rhythm instruments.

 


Petey Mac (beginner’s workshop and strum-alongs)

peteyAfter playing many instruments since childhood Pete found the ukulele nine years ago and his life was forever changed. The ukulele brings together his two passions, the love of people and the love of music. For the past 3 years he has brought his joy of teaching and arranging music to hundreds of beginners. Pete utilizes group singalongs to encourage and motivate players to have the self confidence to be themselves and to play in public.