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Cafe Carpe

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18 S. Water St.
Fort Atkinson,WI53538United States
(920) 563-9391http://cafecarpe.com/

This venue is accessible.

Upcoming Events

October 2016
$5

AN EVENING W/ WRITER ISABEL ABBOTT

Sat October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the inimitable and incandescent ISABEL ABBOTT as she reads from her new book, Salt + Honey, followed by a book signing. Please call to reserve at 920-563-9391.

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MIKE DOWLING

Fri October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

MIKE DOWLING – bottleneck blues, vintage swing, ragtime, and more, played with grace, wit and dazzling dexterity Mike doesn’t come through that often, so don’t miss the opportunity to hear this world-class guitarist. “Dowling is one of the most relaxed and highly skilled acoustic guitar players of his generation that I have ever heard. Everything he performs appears natural and deceptively effortless, and with a tone, particularly when he plays slide guitar that is very much his own and that very few…

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$15

CLAUDE BOURBON

Sat October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

“Do you know what Medieval guitar sounds like? I didn’t either ‘til I hooked up with Claude! This is some cool stuff, and he’s French and everything!” Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, CO “Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45”, Bob, Tucson, AZ “A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA” www.claudebourbon.org http://www.reverbnation.com/claudebourbon

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$10

NEW PIONEERS

Thu October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This five piece bluegrass ball of fire featuring vocals, banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin appears here regularly on the 2nd Thursday of the month- except when they don’t.  Its various members have been involved with traditional music locally, regionally, and nationally for many years. The Pioneer’s lead singer and guitarist, Jerry Wicentowski, has been described by country music historian Bill Malone as “One of the finest singers in bluegrass music”. Jerry has also performed and recorded with such bluegrass…

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$5

COREY MATTHEW HART

Fri October 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

COREY has the honor of being chosen as one of 24 performers for Overture’s Rising Stars showcase  September 28th in the Capitol Theater. “Overture’s new local talent search held auditions throughout the spring and summer at six sites across Dane County. The best and brightest will take the Capitol Theater stage in a major showcase as part of Overture’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. ” Corey is known for his voice and unique stylings. “Nobody in town sings like this…” – Kevin Lynch (The…

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$25

AN EVENING w/ SLAID CLEAVES

Sat October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

SLAID CLEAVES spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Childhood friend Rod Picott,  who has co-written with Slaid on several indelible blue-­collar vignettes over the years  (“Broke Down,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” “Bring It On,” “Black T-­‐shirt”) says,  “Slaid is my favorite co-­writer. He’s a smart writer with a gift for wringing the most out of a melody. Slaid understands that the song has to rule. He’s patient and unwavering in his pursuit of the best.” SLAID is doing this tour with…

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ANNA TIVEL & JEFFREY MARTIN

Wed October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ANNA TIVEL and JEFFREY MARTIN  – you can’t go wrong with this double hitter ANNA TIVEL has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers, or until the gas light comes on. Anna gained a number of fans by playing with PETER MULVEY for 5 nights of last year’s Lamplighter series.  We count ourselves proudly among them. A nationally touring artist with a deep love…

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$5

SONG CIRCLE w/ TRICIA ALEXANDER

Thu October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5

KAREN JOHNSON

Fri October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

KAREN JOHNSON started performing at the Café Carpe in 1998. She says she counts herself so very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform at such a wonderful place!   (aww.. Ed.) Karen retired early from her career as a 4th grade teacher.  She now enjoys many opportunities to visit her grown children. Joan Baez, Nanci Griffith, and Alison Krauss are just a few of her favorite artists. Listening to the Country Radio in her dad’s old Chevy truck sparked her…

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$22.50

LUCY KAPLANSKY

Sat October 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

LUCY KAPLANSKY is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. A…

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$15

THE PINES

Fri October 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Songwriters DAVID HUCKFELT and BENSON RAMSEY along Benson’s brother ALEX RAMSEY craft their music with a filmmaker’s keen eye for detail and framing, blending celestial, ethereal atmospherics with rich, warm vocals and earthy acoustic instruments. It’s a gripping brew that demands your total presence, transporting you into vividly painted musical and lyrical snapshots.

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$15

THE PINES

Sat October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Songwriters DAVID HUCKFELT and BENSON RAMSEY along Benson’s brother ALEX RAMSEY craft their music with a filmmaker’s keen eye for detail and framing, blending celestial, ethereal atmospherics with rich, warm vocals and earthy acoustic instruments. It’s a gripping brew that demands your total presence, transporting you into vividly painted musical and lyrical snapshots.

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November 2016
$15

MARTHA SCANLAN w/ JON NEUFELD

Thu November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Martha Scanlan’s long-awaited third release, The Shape Of Things Gone Missing, The Shape Of Things To Come, is already being heralded as her best work yet. Given the beloved status of her first two records, that’s a tall order to fill. The album is the result of a relative hiatus from the road; five years spent immersed in working and living on a 120 year-old small family cattle ranch in a remote corner of Southeastern Montana. Tongue River Stories was…

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$15

REBECCA LOEBE & JESSE TERRY

Fri November 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Experience two beloved, internationally touring singer/songwriters in one intimate show. Longtime friends Jesse Terry and Rebecca Loebe are teaming up for a five-state tour of the Midwest that will combine their powerful voices and award-winning songs for an unforgettable night. A must-see show! A grand prize winner in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest and a first place winner in the International Songwriting Competition, Jesse Terry has recently performed at Bonnaroo, Musikfest and the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival. Terry’s music…

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$10

KAIA FOWLER & GERRY O’BEIRNE

Sat November 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
$10

NEW PIONEERS

Thu November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This five piece bluegrass ball of fire featuring vocals, banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin appears here regularly on the 2nd Thursday of the month- except when they don’t.  Its various members have been involved with traditional music locally, regionally, and nationally for many years. The Pioneer’s lead singer and guitarist, Jerry Wicentowski, has been described by country music historian Bill Malone as “One of the finest singers in bluegrass music”. Jerry has also performed and recorded with such bluegrass…

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$10

CRIS PLATA TRIO

Sat November 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

SATCHEL PAIGE & the GREAT APES

Thu November 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10

NATALIA ZUKERMAN

Sat November 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

HAYWARD WILLIAMS

Fri November 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

GAELYNN LEA

Sat November 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

GAELYNN LEA, the winner of NPR’s second annual Tiny Desk Contest, makes music like nobody else. Her sounds are steeped in the deep melodies of great Irish fiddle tunes, but her performance and singing style aren’t traditional. More than 6,000 artists submitted videos in which they performed an original song behind a desk of their choosing with the hope of winning a chance to play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR. Gaelynn Lea was the overwhelming favorite of our six judges.…

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December 2016
$10

REBECCA REGO

Fri December 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

REBECCA REGO is a Wisconsin-born, Illinois-based singer-songwriter, best known as the front-woman for the Indie-Americana outfit Rebecca Rego & the Trainmen. The group is releasing their sophomore album, ‘Lay These Weapons Down’, in the autumn of 2016. Produced by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, Superchunk), the new album is a departure from the band’s rootsier past. What hasn’t changed are the two things the group excels at: storytelling and sonic dynamism. Rebecca has shared the stage with such…

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FENDRICK AND PECK

Sat December 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Full of wonderful spirit, creativity, and heart, FENDRICK & PECK ’s neo-traditionalist folk music is a brave concoction of mature lyrics with delicate melodies, exquisite harmonies, and a dash of old school. “Talent by soul mates,” said one audience member, and indeed, it would be hard to believe Madeline and Brian (newly engaged) met a mere 4 years ago. With a constantly evolving performance experience, filled with old poems that stir the heart, evocative songs played on aged acoustic instruments, and…

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