American Family Insurance Gives Point Five A Boost

Don’t be surprised if you hear Point Five on the radio! We have been chosen by American Family Insurance for their Dreams campaign and are now featured in their regional radio ad. Thank you to Dodgeville AmFam agent, Carrie Miller, for recommending us! Here are the stations that will play the radio spot for the next 3 months.

ILLINOIS
BLOOMINGTON IL, WBWN-FM COUNTRY
BLOOMINGTON IL, WIBL-FM COUNTRY
CHAMPAIGN IL, WIXY-FM COUNTRY
CHICAGO IL, WUSN-FM CBS COUNTRY
PEORIA IL, WXCL-FM COUNTRY
ROCKFORD IL, WXXQ-FM COUNTRY

INDIANA
EVANSVILLE IN, WKDQ-FM COUNTRY
EVANSVILLE IN, WLFW-FM COUNTRY
FORT WAYNE IN, WBTU-FM COUNTRY
FORT WAYNE IN, WQHK-FM COUNTRY
INDIANAPOLIS IN, WFMS-FM COUNTRY
LAFAYETTE IN, WKOA-FM COUNTRY
MUNCIE IN, WMDH-FM COUNTRY
TERRE HAUTE IN, WDWQ-FM COUNTRY
TERRE HAUTE IN, WDWQ-FM COUNTRY
TERRE HAUTE IN, WTHI-FM COUNTRY

OHIO
AKRON OH, WQMX-FM COUNTRY
CINCINNATI OH, WNNF-FM COUNTRY
CLEVELAND OH, WGAR-FM COUNTRY
CLEVELAND OH, WKRK-FM CBS COUNTRY
COLUMBUS OH, WCOL-FM CCR COUNTRY
COLUMBUS OH, WHOK-FM COUNTRY
DAYTON OH, WHKO-FM COX COUNTRY
LIMA OH, WFGF-FM COUNTRY
LIMA OH, WIMT-FM COUNTRY
TOLEDO OH, WKKO-FM COUNTRY

WISCONSIN
EAU CLAIRE WI SKEU-AM TALK
EAU CLAIRE WI WBIZ-FM SPORTS
EAU CLAIRE WI WMEQ-FM NEWS
EAU CLAIRE WI WQRB-FM COUNTRY
GREEN BAY WI SKGB-AM TALK
GREEN BAY WI WDUZ-FM SPORTS
GREEN BAY WI WNCY-FM COUNTRY
LA CROSSE WI WCOW-FM COUNTRY
LA CROSSE WI WQCC-FM COUNTRY
MADISON WI WIBA-FM TALK
MADISON WI WMAD-FM COUNTRY
MADISON WI WMMM-FM ALTERNATIVE
MADISON WI WTSO-AM SPORTS
MADISON WI WXXM-FM TALK
MILWAUKEE WI SKML-AM TALK/NEWS
MILWAUKEE WI WLUM-FM ALTERNATIVE
MILWAUKEE WI WSSP-AM SPORTS
WAUSAU WI SKWR-AM TALK
WAUSAU WI WDEZ-FM COUNTRY
WAUSAU WI WYTE-FM COUNTRY

A Review of Pecatonica by Rick Harris

“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

Concert this Saturday!

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.

Dino’s this Saturday!

Hey Guys!

Point Five is playing this Saturday night at Dino’s from 8-11pm. If you can’t get there Saturday, join us Sunday at Harris Park for the Grilled Cheese Competition. We will be playing from 1-4. And good news, we had our first recording session this week. It looks like we’re on schedule to have our CD release in July!

Hope to see you soon!

The Band

It’s a Point Five Weekend!

Saturday, July 27 11:30-1:30 Picnic Fundraiser for Community Connections Free Clinic Gov. Dodge, Twin Valley Park

Sunday, July 28 6:30 – 8:00 pm Tunes in Twilight Darlington Festival Grounds (Rain Location – Community Center Gym) FREE!