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Stoughton Opera House

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381 East Main
Stoughton,WI53701United States

Upcoming Events

October 2016

Heather Masse

Sun October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

New York singer-songwriter Heather Masse trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, which informs her distinct approach to singing folk, pop and bluegrass. A member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed at hundreds of venues across the world.  She has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, collaborating with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris. Heather has performed with…

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Roy Book Binder

Thu October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, JJ Cale, Hot Tuna & Bonnie Raitt ?  Has had Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame inductee,, Jorma Kaukonen recently record 2 of his songs?....Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a…

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The Honey Dewdrops

Fri October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are an award-winning, nationally touring husband and wife folk duet with fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation. Influenced by traditional Appalachian music and contemporary singer-songwriters, the Honey Dewdrops create music that is powerful and heartfelt. On their latest album, Tangled Country, the duo’s musical compatibility is vivid, leaving no doubt for reviews of their mesmerizing, evocative, genuine live performances. The culmination of three years of writing and arranging, Tangled Country proves…

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November 2016

The Cactus Blossoms

Thu November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The "alt country" music scene isn't as big as it used to be, but there's still a lot of vintage twang in the Twin Cities, courtesy of the Cactus Blossoms. The Minneapolis group, fronted by brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, harkens back to the roots of country with its earnest songs and pristine harmonizing. Torrey and Burkum play country music the way the best always have: with an ear for universal truth in commonplace stories and for real emotion…

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The Wood Brothers with Guest Dylan LeBlanc

Sat November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Genuine charisma sets The Wood Brothers apart from other contemporary rock bands. Many knew Chris Wood as the virtuoso bass ace of avant-garde jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood—but that was before he joined with brother and guitarist Oliver Wood. Together, they created something organic and new. Their brand of Americana, a fusion of two different musical paths, has evolved from a genre-bending project into a highly popular full-time band, fusing Southern rock, American traditionals, New Orleans funk, and Manhattan…

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An Evening With Darrell Scott

Fri November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Darrell Scott is what you might call a stealth celebrity. Chances are you’ve never heard of this Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, but his deeply personal ballads of love, loss and longing have been top-10 hits for the Dixie Chicks (“Long Time Gone”) and Travis Tritt (“Great Day to be Alive”). He’s watched Faith Hill, Keb’ Mo’, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and other stars record his tunes, and he’s won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award, with several…

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David Bromberg

Sat November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Allow us to re-introduce David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana. During his rise to prominence in the 70s, he became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist, playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan, Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon. Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album. On Only Slightly Mad, fans will find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop, and English drinking songs…

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The Flatlanders

Thu November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The fact that Texas music titans Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock - on their first go-round as The Flatlanders in 1972 - were rejected by the country music establishment is surprising in retrospect but, ultimately, poetic. That each went on to have formidable solo careers is a testament to their talent and determination. Their diverse yet complimentary styles – Joe the street-wise rocker, Jimmie Dale the mystic with the classic country voice and Butch the cerebral folk…

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Robyn Hitchcock with Emma Swift

Fri November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of England's most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters, Robyn Hitchcock is a surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician who stands among alternative rock's father figures. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to.’ Wandering songwriter Emma Swift is a fan of minor chords and endless pedal steel. With a tear…

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Cloud Cult

Sat November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Minnesota’s experimental, environmentally conscious Cloud Cult – formed in the mid-90s as the solo project of Craig Minowa – has expanded into an 8-piece indie rock powerhouse boasting ten albums chock full of wiry guitars, operatic orchestration, and lyrics meditating on the mysteries that saddle the human existence. The band’s nonprofit label Earthology Records, housed on Minowa’s organic farm, is powered by geothermal energy, and every performance features live painting, with the finished artworks auctioned for charity after the show.…

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