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Wild ponies are unafraid to cross boundaries, determined to carry on a heritage that’s been decades in the making. That independent streak also holds true for Doug and Telisha Williams, who take their band name WILD PONIES from the small-but-mighty animal that roams their native Virginia highlands. The married duo’s music draws on old-time tradition while embracing the fierce spirit of the songwriters who inspire them – Hazel Dickens, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, to name a few. On tour,…Find out more »
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! After retiring early from teaching 4th grade, she treasures spending time with her golf-crazed husband, visiting with her two grown boys, taking care of her two cats (one of which she swears is her reincarnated Golden Retriever, Lady), gardening, feeding her fine-feathered friends, and finding every excuse possible to get outside…Find out more »
Karen Wheelock was raised in Delavan, attended Beloit College and now resides in the Madison area. Madison’s New Artist of the Year Wheelock burst into the local folk and americana scene in 2013, armed with a guitar and a ukulele. A Wisconsin farm girl from the small town of Delavan, Wheelock’s gentle heart and forthright nature are surprisingly disarming to even the most jaded audience. Romantic at its core, Wheelock’s music has a sound all its own, but one could…Find out more »