Classic's Restaurant & Lounge, W6026 Lake Drive, Shawano, WI 54166, 715-524-8711
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Live Entertainment 2014 
 
Nov 1st
Buck Johnson and the Plumbers
There’s no one named Buck in the band, and none of them are plumbers. Just three old friends playing a whole bunch of their favorite tunes. Cuda on acoustic guitar, Carl on the bass with a hole, and Jason on the GuiTurk™, a hand-built guitar-based drum emulator. Old blues, classic rock and roll, country, lengthy Crazy Horse-style jams, and a handful of originals make up their set. But please don’t ask for ‘Mustang Sally’. (It makes Carl cranky…)

Nov 7th
Tim Balke
Shawano, WI
Good stuff for the Soul LIVE at Classic's Restaurant & Lounge

Nov 8th
Rusty Fingers
Shawano, WI
Rusty Fingers was formed in 1979 by Greg Rades guitar and vocals, Jeff Shneider drums and vocals, Jeff Sousek guitar, Dan Sousek bass and vocals.  We played clubs, special and community events for many years in the Shawano and surrounding areas.  In 2013 we began to chip the scale of RUST off our FINGERS and added Brady Rades key board, guitar and vocals.  We play a variety of music from Classic Rock, Country, to an occasional Polka and Waltz if asked.
We're going to be Rockin' the Socks off Classics Nov. eighth at 7pm.  
Come Join Us!


Nov 14th
Grayling Pingel

www.graylingpingel.com 


Nov 15th
Hott Saxxx
Stevens Point, WI
Americana / Bluegrass / Acoustic Rock
Born out of passion for music and the incessant need to constantly pick, this group of high spirited side men collaborated to bring the HSE to life.


Nov 21st
J-me Baptist
Wausau, WI
With an eclectic acoustic collection of classic rock hits, obscure covers, top 40 favorites and original tunes with a punk rock twist, all from a voice that'll stick in your head long after the night is over

Nov 22nd
Mooose theband
Green Bay, WI
Mooose the band is a three peice rock n roll - funk- blues band, within the heart of Wisconsin.  Positive vibes, good times and groovy music!!


Nov 28th
Bob Allen
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Bob Allen is a vocalist/guitar player that has been performing in various bands for over 5 years. He's performed at everything from small bar gigs to wedding ceremonies and even large festivals. With a wide range of pop and rock hit songs from the 60's - the present in his arsenal, he's got a little something for everyone. He even occasionally digs deep into some older country western, reggae, or an obscure rock song every now and then as well. Frequently complimented for his dynamic vocal range and ability, he can hit all of Stevie Nicks' high notes in "Dreams" as well as Johnny Cash's low notes in "Folsom Prison Blues". He loves entertaining and interacting with the crowd and when he's not playing solo, you can usually find him out jamming somewhere with his band, Rebel One. So come out and have some fun with Bob, or the band if they're in your area...they promise to give it everything they have and put on a fantastic performance each and every time!

Nov 29th
Burnt Toast & Jam
Shawano, WI
The story of Burnt Toast & Jam began more than 20 years ago as a group of friends gathered to play music at campfires, in garages and living rooms, on the banks of the Red River and among the tall pines of Northeast Wisconsin. Improvisational jam sessions inspired the creation of “Dewgrass”, a genre of music coined by guitar player Tim Balke's daughter Maggie Rayne. As our jam sessions evolved, so did the band.

www.burnttoastandjam.com


Dec 5th
Ric Stream
Ric plays great songs from the 50's thru the 80's (along with some 90's and 00's). Whether it be the Rock & Roll or Rockabilly of the 50's, 60's Garage Rock or British Invasion, Punk or Progressive Rock from the 70's, or even 80's New Wave, close your eyes and you'll think the original artist showed up to play!

Dec 6th
The Lizardz
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
It was a dark and stormy night. The time was somewhere around 1989, and the place, well the place was the late and now legendary central Wisconsin blues bar, McNasty's. The bar was host to many state blues performers---Billy Flynn, Paul Black (& the Flip Kings), Blue Max, Otis & the Alligators, and many more. As most blues bars do, jam sessions were a regular part of the scene at McNasty's, so it was only a matter of time until some smart-aleck customers who had played in bands during high school decided to give the jam session a try. When the band needed a name, they came up with Lars & the Lizards just to pimp Otis' group, who was playing the next night. After the ragtag musicians played the jam, the name stuck like superglue, and a band was born. The band consisted of harmonica player/vocalist/lyricist extraordinare Larry Steinke, bass player Grant Meyer, guitar player Milo Plante, and keyboardist Mark Larson. The drummer, ever a mystery, was probably local music-scene fixture Roger Vantry, but nobody really knows for sure. For the next decade-plus, the band has been a regular on the central Wisconsin music scene playing local clubs, parties, benefits, and the occasional wedding. During the intervening years, a number of musicians have orbited in and out of the band including our current drummer Jack Faville, blues guitar king Kevin Stellman, long-time drummer Brian Weigand, even a guest appearance from legendary harpist Madison Slim. Slim enamored himself to the band by getting stinking drunk, playing some mean blues harp, passing out face first in the beer cooler, and walking off with one of Larry's harmonicas when he came to and stumbled out. Two weeks later he's backing up some national artist on Letterman. I kid you not. The addition of Bill Rodencal as lead guitar player in the mid-90's resulted in a stable line-up and our most productive years as a band.

The basic band: Larry, Milo, Mark, Grant, Brian and Bill played for many years together as the ultimate "under the radar" cover band. We played the Doors, Stones, Dead, Floyd. the Who, Petty, you name it. The band early on made a pact to always play what we wanted, to always play new songs every gig, and to never play Stairway to Heaven, Freebird, or any Bob Seeger (sorry folks...). After several years of bar gigs and biker parties (we love those wet T-shirt contests!) Larry decided to leave the band one Christmas about three years ago. Without "Lars", the band morphed into the Lizardz before you knew it. Last year Bill chose to take a hiatus from playing while he devoted his full attention to two successful businesses and a beautiful wife and two daughters. While playing one of our last gigs with Bill, Brenda Haessig sang a few songs with the Lizardz for a benefit show at a hot air balloon rally for the Children's Miracle Network. We dug the female vocals and liked the idea of a lead vocalist again, so Brenda joined the group soon after. Our drummer left six months later for various mysterious reasons. To make a long story short, we convinced Jack Faville, who had drummed for us years ago to join and also retained the talents of Jeff Gauss, lead guitar player for the Madison-based group "The Weavils". In a bsuy crazy world, personal lives and committments take their toll, and in 2006-2007, the band lost Jack, gained Travis Plantico on drums, lost Travis on drums, and recently lost Brenda, who is taking an indefinite hiatus with the band as she follows family and passions. And after 17 days in the band ( a NEW Lizard record!) Patty Meronek came and went after a very promising start. Drummer Tom Clasen joined us for a time, and has gone on to get married and run a successful business. And now, with the addition of crack drummer Travis Plantico, and ace bassist Jamie Bruhn, we have regained our roots and are anxious to get playing and recording once again. In August of 2013, we released our first recorded album, "Eyeblinder", and Jamie and Mark traveled to London and had tracks mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Alex Wharton, AR mastering engineer did two tracks with us and the 12 remaining tracks done wih the magic of cloud file transfers. We had CD's produced as well as vinyl. And hen there's hat collision with our world and the world of Blue Oyster Cult. Bottom line: two tracks features guitar work and mixing by legendary guitarist and founding member of BOC Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and one track features a blazing guitar solo by guitarist Richie Castellano. We have made many friends along the way and have finally been able to make some fine music too!

So come out and hear the new, old Lizardz! We're up to out eyeballs in classic British rock of the Kinks, the Who, Stones, Floyd, and, of course the boys from Liverpool too. We also dip into the Dead, Petty, CSNY, Allmans, and other tasty bands made in the the US of A. We still don't play Skynrd - let next week's band take care of that, but hang on for a wild ride Lizard Style. Ya won't miss Freebird, I guarantee!!

Dec 12th
Jerry Duginski
"The Man Stallion"
He lives the life of a Rockstar so you don't have to...

Dec 13th
Bob & Missy Tucker Band
Keshena/ Shawano, WI
This band is sure to please from Patsy Cline to the Eagles you will be entertained all night long!

Dec 19th
Bourbon House
Wausau, WI
Rockin', jammin', jazzy, soulful, heavy acoustic
Bourbon House is an energetic acoustic act from central Wisconsin founded by vocalist Lacey Crowe-Mortenson and guitarist Jason Mortenson.
Artists we enjoy are Led Zeppelin, Heart, Halestorm, Beatles, Rob Zombie, Soundgarden, Guns N Roses, Amy Winehouse, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Foreigner, etc. ,


Dec 20th
The Naturals
Wausau, WI
This band is a Band who just loves to play"Good old Rock n Roll" All your favorites of the 50's , 60's and 70's !! Bring your dancin shoes and sure to be a great time!

Dec 26th
J-me Baptist
Wausau, WI
With an eclectic acoustic collection of classic rock hits, obscure covers, top 40 favorites and original tunes with a punk rock twist, all from a voice that'll stick in your head long after the night is over

Dec 27th
HUSH
Classic Acoustic Rock

Dec 31st
New Years Eve Party
Rusty Fingers
Shawano, WI
Rusty Fingers was formed in 1979 by Greg Rades on guitar and vocals, Jeff Shneider on frums and vocals, Jeff Sousek on guitar and Dan Sousek on bass and vocals.  We played clubs, special and community events for many years in Shawano and surrounding areas.  In 2013 we began to chip the scale of RUST off our FINGERS and added Brady Rades on keyboard, guitar and vocals.  We play a variety of music from Classic Rock, Country, to an occasional Polka and Waltz if asked.  Join us for a night of Rockin the socks off Classic's at 8pm.

Jan 2nd
Aaron Kelly
Chicago, IL
"The shadow cast by the city of the big shoulders is a shade where a certain imagination gets ignited. Perhaps it’s all the train tracks that harken back to when Chicago was truly freight handler to the nation, sending catalog dreams speeding over steel to far off corners of the country.

Aaron Kelly grew up in Plainfield, IL, thinking big and making plans, and wondering where those trains were going to. Falling under the influence of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Sr., John Prine, and contemporaries Todd Snider and Hayes Carll, his songs aren’t too dissimilar from those crates and packages of the last century. They carry the promise that something good is coming. These are songs meant to ease a burden and bring a smile, carefully crafted and made to last.

Aaron has been featured by American Songwriter Magazine, and makes his first solo appearance at Classic's after zig-zagging across the country for the last 7 years with his band Overman."

Jan 3rd
Ken Dennison
Kenneth Morgan Dennison blends Classic Rock, Classic Country and some Blues with a dash of 80's and 90's. Then he puts a dab of his own music in for some added zip! Hmm Hmm Good!
www.reverbnation.com/kennethmorgandennison


Jan 9th
Maxwell Jones and Keith Farnum
Great Duo playing Classic Rock and Blues!

Jan 10th
Fabulous Johnny
Need I say more....:)

Jan 16th
Clinton Miller
Bowler, WI
North Central Wisconsin based musician Clinton Miller brings a blend of his original solo acoustic guitar music and selected classic covers. A mixed bag of music ranging from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, 70s prog rock bands and various classic album sets.
Clinton’s latest cd “The Lazarus Sessions, 1997~2000” will be available at this show
www.clintonjmiller.com


Jan 17th
Evergreen Grass Band
Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin a group of pissed off bluegrass pickers decided they wanted to change bluegrass for all mankind. They failed to do so. Now, they just continue their barnstorm of the Mid-West in hopes of one day to play a song so fast, that it actually disrupts the space-time-continuum.
The EverGreen Grass Band was formed in 2008 over the course of many beer & whiskey fueled nights hosting the open mic at the Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, WI. The 4-piece, including guitar, bass, banjo, & mandolin have been playing their distinctive and aggressive blend of bluegrass, punk, rock n’ roll, jam & country with various members consistently around the Midwest for 5 years.
The band recently finished their 4th tour out west and have their eyes set on expanding to the west coast and as well as further into the east. Their first album “For Sheriff” was released in June of 2010 to rave reviews. The band is currently putting finishing touches on their second full-length, original album.
Bringing an energetic and original act to any place they play, the EverGreen Grass Band has been winning ears and hearts alike with their straight-forward, face-melting ungrass songs, toe-tappin country tunes and original grass arrangements of covers in any genre. Always creating a good-time, drink 'em down atmosphere, the EverGreen Grass Band bring with them a genre-defying sound, a dedication to their live shows and an earnest understanding of what entertainment really is.

Jan 23rd
Tim Balke
Good STUFF for the Soul! Live at Classic's Restaurant & Lounge

Jan 24th
Mike Murphy & the MOB
A different shade of blues describes the creative and entertaining playing style of Midwest recording artist Michael “Big Dog” Murphy. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is fueled by passion and guided by his heartfelt emotions. As he stays true to the feeling of the blues, Michael Murphy takes a different approach by delivering a mix of traditional with a twist for the unexpected. The Blues is a state of mind, and Michael Murphy’s state of mind is to take you for a memorable ride on the blues train that you will never forget...get your ticket and hold on for a wonderful experience that you will never forget!
The Men Of Blues, or MOB, for short, is a very aggressive blues band with a heavy rock influence. They offer many different styles of blues and older 60’s and 70’s classic and folk-rock tunes, all freshly interpreted with their own style! And Michael’s original tunes are so good, seldom do people recognize them as NOT being songs by otherwise famous artists. Although not really a dance club band, their sound and music are very danceable. And people like to dance to their music, but they seldom take their eyes off of the band. Many of today’s dance bands depend on not only talent, but also lighting gimmicks and other visual aids. The MOB, with the immense talent and member interaction on stage, do not rely on gimmicks! They are not “a copy band!” They don’t sound like anybody else! They are, simply put, the MOB!
Find out more about Michael “Big Dog” Murphy here:
http://www.bigdogmurphy.com
http://www.facebook.com/mikemurphymob


Jan 30th
Mike Magee
Shawano, WI
Covering several genres, Mike plays music that takes you through decades of favorites with his own twist as well as playing originals that come straight from the heart.

Jan 31st
Classic's Annual Music Appreication Night
Classic's Once a year Open Jam!
Come join our local musicians from our area and some from far away to entertain the masses all night long!!

Feb 6th
Keith & Brad from HEADGAMES
Green Bay, WI
The lead vocalist, and half the blistering guitar team of Head Games strip down for a rare acoustic performance. Two guitars, two voices, too incredible to miss. Covering the best in modern and classic rock, Keith & Brad are commin' at cha Live, Unplugged, and Untamed.

Feb 7th
Donnie Pick and the Road Band
Donnie Pick & the Road Band has been traveling the country serving up a helping of blues/rock across the nation. Some of the places he has performed include- Corpus Christi, TX -Las Vegas, NV-Portland, OR - San Francisco CA, Lyons, CO to name just a few. He has performed in the company of such artists as Toby Keith, John Rich, Guitar Shorty, The Drifters.

The band has opened for numerous acts such as Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chuck Negron from Three Dog Night. Donnie has been playing guitar and singing since he was 14 years old. His guitar style has become a favorite among blues and rock fans everywhere with his soulful voice adding to the mix. This four piece unit really knows how to lay it down. The band, originally out of Nashville, TN. now makes their home in Northeast Wisconsin.
www.donniepick.com


Feb 13th
Lightborne & Hill
JG has traveled extensively throughout North America performing his own brand of acoustic pop, folk and blues in the 60’and 70’s and in the 80’s was the featured performer at the famous “Pub On the Square” in St. George’s, Bermuda where he developed his signature beach party music. Recently, folks all around the Midwest have enjoyed JG’s one-man band at drinking establishments, restaurants and other venues too numerous to name.

Currently, JG has harnessed his vast experience and solid musicianship along with his legendary penchant for innovation and extrapolation to the other myriad talents of his cohorts in Backseat Driver to bring audiences a taste of the stuff that made Rock n’ Roll fun in the first place.


Feb 14th
Buck Johnson & the Plumbers
There’s no one named Buck in the band, and none of them are plumbers. Just three old friends playing a whole bunch of their favorite tunes. Cuda on acoustic guitar, Carl on the bass with a hole, and Jason on the GuiTurk™, a hand-built guitar-based drum emulator. Old blues, classic rock and roll, country, lengthy Crazy Horse-style jams, and a handful of originals make up their set. But please don’t ask for ‘Mustang Sally’. (It makes Carl cranky…)

Feb 20th
J-me Baptist
Wausau, WI
With an eclectic acoustic collection of classic rock hits, obscure covers, top 40 favorites and original tunes with a punk rock twist, all from a voice that'll stick in your head long after the night is over

Feb 21st
TBA

Feb 27th
Bob & Missy Tucker Band

Feb 28th
Unified Soul
Wausau and Green Bay, WI
These guys play R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth R&B, Jazz and a sprinkle of your Old Time Rock & Roll and Classic Rock favorites.
Unified Soul has been together for 10 years strong since 1998 continuing to spread their message of Peace, Love and Harmony amongst all people. Unified Soul’s venues are casinos, premier clubs, festivals, weddings, and all other private and corporate events.
Outside of traveling and playing music David Deon owns a production company/recording studio
Unified Talent Production(UTP) is a production company where the members of Unified Soul are songwriters and independent producers. UTP provides Songwriting, Artist Development, Independent Production projects, Demo Packages and have a functional recording studio in Wausau, WI. Writing styles include R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Pop and Gospel primarily but not limited to those styles. The team is made up of Vocalist/Songwriter David Deon, a native of Nashville, Tn. with roots also in Atlanta. Keyboardist/Songwriter Marquis of Chicago, Ill. Mark and David Deon met in Greenbay, Wi. in 1995 and have been performing and collaborating every since and Jo-Jo Holloway of Rochester NY. This songwriting and producer trio are working with several artist including there own personal projects in Wisconsin and other areas throughout the midwest. The UTP team are interested in a songwriting deal and breaking into the music business as independent producers.
www.unifiedsoul.net


March 6th
Bob Allen
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Bob Allen is a vocalist/guitar player that has been performing in various bands for over 5 years. He's performed at everything from small bar gigs to wedding ceremonies and even large festivals. With a wide range of pop and rock hit songs from the 60's - the present in his arsenal, he's got a little something for everyone. He even occasionally digs deep into some older country western, reggae, or an obscure rock song every now and then as well. Frequently complimented for his dynamic vocal range and ability, he can hit all of Stevie Nicks' high notes in "Dreams" as well as Johnny Cash's low notes in "Folsom Prison Blues". He loves entertaining and interacting with the crowd and when he's not playing solo, you can usually find him out jamming somewhere with his band, Rebel One. So come out and have some fun with Bob, or the band if they're in your area...they promise to give it everything they have and put on a fantastic performance each and every time!

March 7th
The Dave Olsen Band
Dave was introduced to the Blues after seeing Eric Clapton’s From the Cradle Tour in 1994. Primarily a self taught guitarist, unable to read music, most of his guitar playing has been learned by ear, or by others. His interests and influences are Tab Benoit, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo and many others. Dave loves playing the guitar, and has played out since 2009.

Jeff started his musical career playing the trumpet at age 7, but the bass guitar (and Rock n’ Roll) soon took priority, and he embarked on a musical tour that would eventually last 10 years on the road. He has played bass (and was also lead singer) with 80’s pop band Bacchus Lotus, The Steps, The Heat, and the critically acclaimed Appleton band, Smoketree. Jeff has played on, written, and recorded numerous CD’s, and has logged countless hours on stage and in the studio.
Jimmy has played with Jules Blattner and The Warren Groovy All-Star Band, a legendary St. Louis entertainer and recording artist. (1970-1981). He has also had numerous album and 45 RPM releases including MGM’s “Back On The Road Again.” He has played up to 300 nights a year from Canada to Florida and often hung out with Cheap Trick and Head East when playing in the Chicagoland area. Jimmy is also one of the founding members of Milwaukee-based band, Five Guys With Day Jobs.(1989-2006) This band played at Summerfest, Bastille Days, the Wisconsin State Fair, and other major events.

Russell is from the Fox Valley and has many varied musical experiences, from rock to jazz, to blues. He has played with artist’s such as Tom Theabo, Little Davy Max, Rattlers, and Jeff Johnston. Late musical experiences focus on rhythm and blues including Reverend Raven, Bobby Evans, The Joe Tones, Michael Murphy, Jimmy Clark and the great Gary Shaw. Along with Jeff, Russell forms a dynamite rhythm section.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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