DARK SONGS at The Holiday
October 26 and 27, 2012!!!
"Dark Songs / The Edgar Allan Polka" is a "killer" week-long songwriting event
that culminates in a 2-night Halloween costume-party extravaganza!!
(see below for photos from past year's events!)
Performance dates are:
Friday - October 26, 9pm - Cherry Lanes - $5 cover
Saturday - October 27, 7-10pm- Third Avenue Playhouse - $5 cover (buy tickets here)
("Witching Hour" after party at Cherry Lanes to follow (no cover)!!!)
Only $5 bucks at the door for each night!!!
(TAP is first-come, first-seated)
Short list of confirmed artists (more to come!):
Andrea Wittgens (New York, NY)
Kim Manning (Los Angeles, CA)
Vincent Gates (Seattle, WA)
Danielle French (Alberta, Canada)
Anna Sacks (Santa Barbara, CA)
Ruby James (Austin, TX)
Connor MacDonald (Sister Bay, WI)
Kory Murphy (Rockford, IL)
Liv Mueller (Milwaukee, WI)
Jimm McIver (Seattle, WA)
James Hall (Atlanta, GA)
Dan Stoffels (Madison, WI)
John Hvezda (Rockford, IL)
Dan Smrz (Baileys Harbor, WI)
Troy Therrien (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Vee Sonnets (Chicago, IL)
Tireless Fred Young (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Mojo Perry (St. Paul, MN)
melaniejane (Milwaukee/Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Charlie Cheney (Freemont, MI)
Mike Bleck (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Craig McClelland (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
pat mAcdonald (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Victoria Vox (Baltimore, MD)
Bruce Reaves (South Bend, IN)
Steven P. Link (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Chris Aaron (Arveda, CO)
David Woods (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Charles Boheme (Spring Green WI)
Renee de la Boheme (Spring Green WI)
Ellie Maybe (Chicago, IL)
Landon Capelle (Appleton, WI)
Jeanne Kuhns (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Steve Smith (Chicago, IL)
Brittany Dauenbaugh (Rockford, IL)
Savage-a-GoGo (Fox Valley, WI)
and many more!!!!!!!!
Recording engineers/mixmasters of the most delightfully devious kind
Billy Triplett (Holiday Recording) and Steve Hamilton (Making Sausage Music)
with assistance from Steve Smith and Dan "O" Stoffels
Thanks for another great year of 'Dark Songs'!!!!!
Here's some photos from 2011 and years past.
For more information about this year's Dark Songs Halloween Bash, go to EdgarAllanPolka.com.
Songwriters collaborate on new songs and record them in the Motel...
...is a very special time at the Holiday Music Motel. Each year at the end of October, songwriters and music lovers converge at the Holiday for a week-long festival of collaboration, recording, and performances. Public events include costume parties ("Ghost Writers in Disguise") and our annual musical Edgar Allan Poe tribute ("The Edgar Allan Polka"). The flagship Dark Songs, as the Halloween songwriters' week has come to be known, was held in 2009, a celebration of the recently-renovated motel's Grand Re-Opening. Now an annual event, the Holiday hosted Dark Songs II in 2010, which you can read about below. If you'd like to be kept up-to-date on all developments concerning the Holiday's annual songwriters' forums, please sign up for our mailing list below!
Thank you to our participating Dark Songs musicians:
Miss Meaghan Owens
“Tireless” Fred Young
Like the immortal Johnny Cash, Edgar Allan Poe was known to dress in black. Like the legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, he married his 13-year old cousin. Like many of history’s mad geniuses, he died penniless. And, befitting the great mystery writer, his death arose from mysterious causes under even more mysterious circumstances. He barely made it through his 40th birthday, so one might imagine he liked to party. At the very least, he loved to entertain. To this day, classic masterpieces like “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” still provide gloomy reverie for some, gleeful revelry for those of us who enjoy a good dance on the dark side. And so, in the year 2009, the recently-renovated Holiday Motel invited musicians and music enthusiasts from across the globe to gather in Sturgeon Bay to do The EDGAR ALLAN POLKA on the weekend of what would have been Poe's 200th Halloween.