"Pecatonica", it's not just a river any more. At least not since POINT FIVE, one of the driftless areas most loved bands, released their latest CD and named it after the little river that gently flows through south western Wisconsin.
Based in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, the band: Aaron Dunn (lead vocal & rhythm guitar), Monica Dunn (lead vocal), Paul Biere (dobro & banjo), Andy Hatch (mandolin), Carole Spelic' (upright bass), and Megan Dudle (fiddle), have been charming audiences with their own brand of bluegrass and alternate country.
In 2011 POINT FIVE released their first CD. It was a strong first try and promised great things to come. Now three years later, what their first CD promised, their newest release delivers, big time!
Blast House Studio (Madison, WI) did a fine job of capturing everything this group had to offer. The recording sounds great. Even the packaging looks good (gate fold) and includes lyric booklet.
The first song that really caught my ear was, ALWAYS IN THE MOOD. An up-tempo love song that could easily sit in any country top ten the mind could conjure up. It has a driving vocal, sweet harmony, nice hook and is super catchy. This tune deserves all the air-play it can get!
Another song I feel I should mention is a little hard to explain. It's called, LIVING IN YOUR MOUTH. It's not country, it's not pop. In fact I'm not sure what it is. Maybe it's just a mystery song, but whatever it is, it's one of the best written songs I've heard in years. It's one of those songs that pops up and just floors you. It's an exceptional piece of songwriting by Aaron Dunn. This song alone is worth the price of the CD. I will let you figure out the mystery in this one.
PECATONICA by POINT FIVE is a terrific recording, chocked full of wonderful songs about love, life, family, and memories, with fine vocals, and excellent instrumental performances. This may not be your grandfather's bluegrass, but I know one thing for sure, he'd love it! I whole heartedly recommend this CD. Also, try to catch them live. They're a terrific band and a lot of fun.
By Rick Harris
Please join us in welcoming Kansas City based band Grand Marquis! We are super excited to host these great musicians and friends. Be sure to get your tickets early!
Grand Marquis has that classic, timeless 'straight-from-the-Kansas City-speakeasy' sound while injecting a vibrant relevance into their brand of hot swinging jazz & jumping blues. Versatile and buoyant, distinct and refreshing - a rhythm cocktail served by masterful musical mixologists.
The Grand Marquis' music can bring to mind a variety of settings and places as well: Prohibition-era KC, the streets of New Orleans, 1950's Memphis and even 1930's Paris. But their sound remains grounded in a roots influence that keeps inspiring the Grand Marquis to create, innovate and build off a solid foundation of American music. Theirs is a style that defies the limitations of category, whether jazz, blues or swing, yet finds favor with a wide audience culturally, demographically and intergenerationally.
Tickets for the event are $15 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets, at Berget Jewelry in Mineral Point, or at the door.
Hey everybody! How do you like our new look?
This is a big week in the Point Five world. We're releasing our second CD, Pecatonica, this week. And to celebrate, we've just given our website an overhaul. Everything you liked about our old website is still here, plus we've added a few more things. We've partnered with our hometown friends, Webbs At Work, to enrich the experience for you, our site guest.
Some of the site's new features:
Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you on Sept. 11th at The Shed in Spring Green!
Hello Point Five Fans!
Due to rain in the forecast tonight, we are moving the concert indoors. We will now be at the Mineral Point Opera House. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8pm. Get your tickets at the door. $15
We hope to see you tonight!
Hello Point Five Fans!
Come out and see us play at Alley Stage in Mineral Point! July 12 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets.