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2013 Energy Fair Entertainment
Patchouli - 3:00 p.m. - Forest Stage
Energy Fair favorites, Patchouli, return once again. Nationally-touring, award-winning song-writer Julie Patchouli and master guitarist Bruce Hecksel light up the air with sparkling acoustic sounds and their powerful contagious chemistry. According to City Pages, "Patchouli live is amazing. I compare it to taking a yoga class in a field of running mustangs.” With a description like that, you have to check them out!
Tom Pease - 3:00 p.m. - Rainbow's End
Kids of all ages, be prepared to sing along with Tom. Bring the whole family!
Green Tea - 6:00 p.m. - Main Stage
Becoming a new player in the indie music scene and a nominated WI Area Music Industry artist in 2010 & 2011, new fans should be prepared to take in the strong energy and original vibe coming from Green Tea. “To share the unified soul that is music through songs that drive bodies to move, inspire the conscious observer, and enchant intellectual spirit is the main substance behind Green Tea’s music and performance. It is this mission,” says Trevor Roark, vocals/guitarist for Green Tea, “that renders the indie roots rock sound that we personify.”
Baba Ghanooj - 8:00 p.m. - Main Stage
Energy Fair fixture Baba Ghanooj joins us again on Friday night. Baba has been playing at the Energy Fair for many years and each time is more fun than the last. Baba also opens up the stage to you with an open mic portion of the night. Wear your dancing shoes; you'll need them!
Eric Glaze - 12:00 p.m. - Forest Stage
Listening to the songs of Eric Glaze feels a lot like passing through a small town. There is an unmistakable sense of simple and honest living beneath the beautiful rhythm and melody. In his quiet world you will find tall pines, a glass of whiskey or a cold night around a fire. And like any simple truth, there are attached to it varying degrees of complexity, joy, and remorse. Glaze’s masterful storytelling brings both nostalgia and anxiety to the listener. His voice sounds familiar and the songs feel classic. Like many great songwriters, the focus here is the craft; it is not the trend, intent, or even completion. It is working through the past and the present, and not obsessing over the future. There will always be triumph, tragedy and the abstract places between. The songs of Eric Glaze seem to reside perfectly and permanently between these worlds. When you listen, you will find yourself there too.
Galynne Goodwill - 3:00 p.m. - Forest Stage
Galynne Goodwill, named one of Indie Music Reviewer's top 25 Woman of Indie, is an emerging artist writing groovy, conscious, acoustic pop songs inspired by humanity's rapid awaking. Inherent positivity paired with beautiful melodies, insightful songwriting and playful lyrics turn every Galynne gig into a feel-good-fest. Her vocal skills and sultry stage presence make for a night of musical marvel in its purest form. "Galynne's smooth and pure voice along with her groovy and soulful songs of awakening, change, and love are a fresh breath of air for any listener." - IMRMag
See www.galynne.com for more info.
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades - 6:00 p.m. - Main Stage
With strong roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band has formed it's own unique style born from the diverse musical backgrounds and interests of the five friends who make up the band. All born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades began playing music and their earliest shows in the spring of 2009. Since then, the band has shared the stage with the Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone, Art Stevenson and Highwater,.357 String Band, The Big Wu, and many more. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five piece is as sturdy as any midwest riverbed and will make your toes tape from sundown to sunrise.
The Giving Tree Band - 9:00 p.m. - Main Stage
Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and "E" Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel. A band's band, they all live together, travel together and do everything as one family, harmonizing their voices and lives on and off stage. The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - playing each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude. The most common word among reviews is "undeniable" in regards to the chemistry on stage, the energy in the room and the feeling that something special is happening. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin and, like their heroes before them, it's also on fire.
The Happy Notes - 9:00 a.m
Enjoy the most important meal of the day with a side of polka. Join The Happy Notes for an Organic Valley breakfast and MREA fundraiser.
Prodo - 3:00 p.m. - Forest Stage
These funky prog-rock jammers vacillate between reserved articulate grooves to wild swirling jams, quiet lullaby sweetness to screaming chaos, and then return home to a cooool steady funk strut. Tight arrangements and concise improvisations draw from Funk, Reggae, Punk, African, Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. They have brought this sound all around Wisconsin including appearances at Feelgood Fest and the underground Twin Binge Fest held deep in the Nicolet National forest.