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The Mid-Week Beat: Hometown Get Down

202277-250This week on the Mid-Week Beat, our Music Doer Bill Geoghegan reviews an upcoming show in his neck of the woods, Central Wisconsin. We love featuring shows like this: eclectic, DIY and loaded with local talent that most of you probably haven’t discovered yet.

If you’re in Central Wisconsin, be sure to head out to Bernard’s Country Inn in Stevens Point, Wisconsin for a night of music that’s sure to please just about anyone, regardless of their musical tastes. Tell ’em Bill sent you!

This Saturday, May 4, Bernard’s Country Inn will be the home to an incredibly eclectic night of music. The up and coming, Central Wisconsin bluegrass group, Horseshoes And Hand Grenades, are throwing a release party for their new full length CD entitled “This Old Town.”

With this being their sophomore album, you might expect them to stack the show’s line up with other members of the Central Wisconsin bluegrass family of bands. Not these guys. This show promises something for almost anyone on the planet. Whether you need bluegrass, funk, reggae or indie rock to get you going… you’ll find it at Bernard’s. At least you will on Saturday. Get your tickets here before they’re gone!

Horseshoes And Hand Grenades (10:30-12:15):
“Hailing from the great town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, HHG plays something like progressive high-energy old-time folk music. With strong roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band has formed it’s own unique style born from the diverse musical backgrounds and interests of the five friends who make up the band. All born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades began playing music in the spring of 2009. Since then, the band has shared the stage with the Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone, Art Stevenson and Highwater, .357 String Band, The Big Wu and many more. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five piece is as sturdy as any midwest riverbed and will make your toes tape from sundown to sunrise.”

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