Pistol Whippin Party Penguin Returns to MWMF

Jake Manders is a member of a Minnesota staple bluegrass band with a crazy name. The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins…don’t worry there won’t be any gang battles at the Acoustic Cafe on Friday April 19th at the Mid West Music…

MWMF Vets Return to the Masonic Theater

In 2011 The Pines graced the Masonic Theater in Winona on a bill that included Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone, The Legendary John Beach Band, and Fayme Rochelle and The Waxwings. This year the lineup is different. David Huckfelt and…

Apollo Cobra prepares to tear the roof off Winona!!!

Once in a while there is a band that just has the freak ability to make everyone in the house dance. Apollo Cobra may just be that band!!! Based in Minneapolis this three piece will be bringing the funk to…

Sans Souci means "no problem"

As the story goes, Jerry Garcia met two musicians, David Grisman and Peter Rowan at his front gate that had a sign on it that said “Sans Souci” which is French for “no problem” This is the philosophy of the…

The Barnswallow Swoops Back Into Winona

Did you know that Charlie Parr’s new album was recorded in Winona? It’s true! Barnswallow features Winona natives Jamie Harper’s (Salvaged Medium) artwork on the album cover.  Doctor Joe Tadie wrote the liner notes relating to the life of a…

Cuddle Magic sweeps through Mid West Music Fest

On their way to Mid West Music Fest, Cuddle Magic, with members from Brooklyn and Philadelphia will be sweeping through Ohio and Kentucky for shows then into venues closer to home.  More familiar place names start showing up, Madison, Winona,…