Them Coulee Boys back at Appleton Music Factory at Appleton Beer Factory

Fri, Dec 02, 2022
08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

603 W College Ave Appleton, WI 54914

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Them Coulee Boys
“from pure and genuine ballads to a leaping, countrified take on rock and roll”
Eau Claire, WI -The story is true. Soren Staff and Beau Janke—co-founders of folk/rock/Americana outfit Them Coulee Boys—met as counselors at a bible camp innorthern Wisconsin in 2011. Having both grown up amidst a stretch of glacial melt-carved river valleys in the upper Midwest, otherwise known by French fur trappers as coulees, they became fast friends.Camp counselors actually coined the name “them coulee boys” as a way to refer tothe constant companions, more often than not with instruments in hand. Soren’s little brothe rJens joined the crew on mandolin at camp in 2012, and since, both Neil Krause on bass and Staš Hable on drums have helped to grow the band into the rollicking outfit it is today.

2021 marks the release of their fourth record, Namesake, a ten-song collection that spans from pure and genuine ballads to a leaping, countrified take on rock and roll. Singles from the recording have premiered via The Bluegrass Situation, Ditty TV, and Live for Live.Twangville readers dubbed the record “Best New Release”.

Namesakewas recorded at The Hive in the band’s hometown of Eau Claire, WI. The album wasproduced by Grammy-winner Brian Joseph who has worked with the likes of Paul Simon, SufjanStevens, Ani Difranco, and The Indigo Girls, and earned his Grammy producing and engineering Bon Iver’sBon Iver. Taking inspiration from the intimate nature of The Hive after a long periodof quarantine,Namesake feels familial—like old friends with no need for small talk. There aremoments of power and punch, balanced with intimacy only felt between the ones we love.

Namesake finds Them Coulee Boys following a new trajectory, combining their signature takeon folk-grass and Americana with comfort on electric instruments and playing rock and roll. Therecord lives and breathes. It’s both intimate and bombastic. It’s the sweet aunt who makes delicious pies and the wiley uncle who’s not afraid to hit a bit of the hooch. At the bottom is the acceptance that comes with family and old friends; none of us are perfect, but there’s enough love out there to make up for it.

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More About Them Coulee Boys:With four full-length albums and an EP behind them, including 2019’s Die Happy (produced by Trampled By Turtles’ Dave Simonett on Lo-HiRecords) and 2021’s Namesake (produced by Grammy winner Brian Joseph), the band has garnered international attention and earned press in American Songwriter, Ditty TV, Folk Alley, and The BluegrassSituation, as well as tours with Trampled By Turtles and a spot on the songwriter’s Cayamo Cruise. In 2020, they were named Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Band toWatch. In 2021, they won Bluegrass/Americana Band of the Year by the Wisconsin Area MusicIndustry.