Chicken Wire Empire w/ special guest Chris Castino of The Big Wu
Chicken Wire Empire
Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in Milwaukee’s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire. Since their formation in 2014, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene. Ryan Ogburn (mandolin), Jordan Kroeger (upright Bass), Greg Brundage (Guitar), and Jon Peik (banjo), Ernest Brusubardis IV (fiddle) Together these individuals deliver their bluegrass inspired song to audiences of any age.
For the last 20 years, Chris Castino has written songs for his band, The Big Wu. He gets to write material that is conducive to loud guitars, blues hollerin’, and dancing. The current version of The Big Wu is suited for tunes that are equal parts Meters and Floyd, which is an exciting mix for a songwriter like Chris. But Chris’ latest songs are folk songs, in nature. This is his authentic self; dreadnoughts, fiddles, three part harmonies. It’s built on the timeless joys and lamentations of our precarious worlds.
Advance tickets available soon!
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
Doors at 6 shows at 7