DARK SONGS 2016
OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2016!


An all-star cast of 45 songwriters present freshly written originals in the theme of Halloween.
The Holiday Music Motel's notorious week-long collaborative songwriting marathons
start with a bottle spin, and culminate in visually and sonically stunning,
darkly humorous weekend showcases.


"Music so fresh, it's frightening!" 

Dark Songs from The Holiday Music Motel returns to Third Avenue Playhouse
for 2 shows (different each night!) on Friday & Saturday, October 28 and 29!
Both shows start at 7:30 and are only $5 at the door!!!


Participating writers as of 10/12 include:
Alex Wilson
Andrea Horne
Andrea Wittgens
Anna Jo
Barrett Tasky
Carley Baer
Bruce Butkovich
Cathy Grier
Charles Boheme
Christa Ebert (Uno Lady)
Dan O Stoffels
Dan Smrz
Genevieve Heyward
James Hall
Jeanne Kuhns
Jimm McIver
John Hvezda
Josh Harty
Kate Vargas
Liam Hall
Liv Mueller
Loren Tee
Marcus Amundsen Trana
Marja Johnson
Matt Spatol
melaniejane
Michael Emerson McKinnon
Michael Bleck
Mike Wheeler
Morgan Rae
pat mAcdonald
Patrick Kelly
Ryan Thompson
Tim Baltes
Stephen Cooper
Steve Hamilton
Steve Smith
Sugar Ransom
Tarl Knight
Tony Menzer
Troy Therrien
Vincent Gates

Check back for more info!!!!

"Music so fresh it's frightening...."



in the meantime, see what we did last year.....
DARK SONGS 2015


"Dark Songs / The Edgar Allan Polka" is a "killer" week-long songwriting event
that culminates in a 2-night Halloween costume-party extravaganza!


2015 Performance dates: 


Friday, Oct. 30th - Third Avenue Playhouse* 7:30pm 
Saturday, Oct. 31st Third Avenue Playhouse 9:30pm 
(immediately following TAP's 7:30 showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show)

*TAP is first-come, first-seated.


Confirmed 2015 artists


Confirmed list as of 10/6: (*** indicates first time participant, * indicates first time in 'Dark Songs')


Andrea Wittgens
Anna Jo
Barrett Tasky
Bruce Butkovich
Carley Baer 
Charles Boheme
Danielle French
Dan Smrz 
David Woods
Elliot Goettelman
Geri X
James Hall
Jamey Clark
Jerod Kaszynski (WiFEE)
Jimm McIver
John Hvezda 
Julia McConahay
Kyle Malacara (Devil To Drag)
Liv Mueller
Marja Johnson
melaniejane
Marcus Trana
Mike Bleck
Mike Blue
Mike Wheeler
Morgan Rae (Devil To Drag)
pat mAcdonald
Patrick Kelly 
Rene Boheme
Rick Wood
Ryan Thompson
Steve Hamilton
Sugar Ransom
Tarl Knight
Teve Mith
Tony Menzer
Troy Terrien
Uno Lady (Christa Ebert)
Vincent Gates
Wade Coisman (Devil To Drag)




Dark Songs 2014 Artists

Andrea Wittgens
Anna Jo *
Barrett Tasky *
Carley Baer
Charles Boheme
Christa Ebert ***
Danielle French
Dan Smrz
Delaney Davidson
Elliot Goettelman
Holly Olm
James Hall
Jim Ohlschmidt ***
Jim Schwall
John Hvezda
John Orlock ***
Julia McConahay ***
Liv Mueller
Marcus Trana ***
melaniejane
Mike Bleck
pat mAcdonald
Patrick Kelly ***
Rick Wood
Ruby James
Stephen Cooper
Steve Hamilton
Sugar Ransom *
Susan Howe *
Tarl Knight
Teve Mith
Tomcat Joe
Tony Menzer
Troy Therrien
Vee Sonnets
Vincent Gates




Dark Songs 2013 artists:


Adam Mackintosh (Chicago, IL)
Andrea Wittgens (New York, NY)
Carley Baer (Portland, OR)
Charles Boheme (Spring Green WI)
Charlie Cheney (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Chris Aaron (Madison, WI)
Craig McClelland (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Danielle French (Calgary, Canada)
Dan Smrz (Baileys Harbor, WI)
Dan O Stoffels (Madison, WI)
David Woods (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Ellie Maybe (Madison, WI)
Elliot Goettelman (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Holly Olm (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
James Hall (Atlanta, GA)
Jamey Clark (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Jeanne Kuhns (Door County, WI)
Jimm McIver (Seattle, WA)
Jim Schwall (Madison, WI)
Joanna Becker (Santa Fe, NM)
John Hvezda (Rockford, IL)
Jon Kanis (San Diego, CA)
Kim Manning (Los Angeles, CA)
Kory Murphy (Rockford, IL)
Landon Capelle (Appleton, WI)  

Liv Mueller (Milwaukee, WI)
melaniejane (Milwaukee/Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Mike Bleck (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Mojo Perry (St. Paul, MN)

pat mAcdonald (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Renee de la Boheme (Spring Green WI)
Rick Wood (Los Angeles, CA)
Ruby James (Los Angeles, CA)
Ryan Thompson (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Stephen Cooper (Fond du Lac, WI)
Steve Smith (Chicago, IL)
Tomcat Joe (Milwaukee, WI)
Tony Menzer (Madison, WI)
Troy Therrien (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Vee Sonnets (Chicago, IL)

Zach Vogel (Sturgeon Bay, WI)





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Recording engineers/mixmasters of the most delightfully devious kind:
Steve Hamilton (Making Sausage Music), 
Steve Smith, Barrett Tasky


Billy Triplett 5/4/1957 - 8/11/2013


Our dear friends Billy Triplett and Chris Aaron
will be here with us in spirit
and we are all deeply saddened by this double monumental loss.


Billy and Chris, you're still here in our hearts, 
in these walls and in every note we play and sing.
We love and miss you madly.

 

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