Long Mama with Caley Conway
Join us at Bay View's beautiful Sugar Maple for an intimate, back-room concert featuring two of Milwaukee's veteran songwriters.
7pm doors, 7:30 show
Much like the contents of her trunk after a decade of cross-country moves between the Midwest and Alaska, Kat Wodtkes music scales back to what's most essential: a pure voice, a steady guitar, and a good story. Her songwriting weaves true (and not-so-true) tales of outlaws, pilots, snowshoe chases, bad elephants, and dirt roads into an experience as captivating as the landscapes she has traveled. Wodtke leads Andrew Koenig (guitar), Nick Lang (percussion), Gavin Hardy (bass), and Eva Nimmer (vocals) on this western journey of wide open spaces and tight spots, each song shimmering with honesty, heart, and grit.
Caley Conway takes the stage in candy apple red, slinging a matching telecaster and a new set of rules for the singer/songwriter paradigm. Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, her inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukee natives breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity that has earned her praise as the next big thing in folk music by No Depression Magazine. Paste Magazine praised her 2016 full-length Silk for Life as an ambitious piece that puts Conway on the map." 2018 saw her sharing stages with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley and more. Equally enthralling as a solo performer or a full band with backup singers, Conway leaves rooms hushed; her audiences somewhere between chilled and chuckling. Her new EP is slated for release early this year.
The Sugar Maple Back Room (View)
441 E. Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|