Who could resist checking out a band whose sound is described by MidWest Music Fest as “an equal dose of punk-folk calamity and Americana balladry, 4-part harmonies learned in dive bars and church basements, and a banjo stomp so infective you are sure to join with abandon”? The band is Them Coulee Boys, and they draw their sound from the back valleys of Western Wisconsin.
Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock ’n’ roll. Their songs are meant for dancing and excitement; you’ll also find food for thought and quiet moments. Driving banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass provide a backdrop for fast-paced narratives about love and life.
Founded in late 2013, Them Coulee Boys has quickly become a force on the Midwest music scene. With Soren Staff doing lead vocals and guitar, Beau Janke on banjo and accordion, Jens Staff performing mandolin and vocals, and Neil Krause on bass and percussion, this is an alt-folk combo whose performances have impressed audiences nationwide. They were also named “Best Bluegrass Band” in the 2018 Best of La Crosse Poll published in May.
Owen Maxwell, writing in Canada’s The Scene Magazine, reviews Them Coulee Boys’ Dancing in the Dim Light album by saying: “Mixing parts Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and a country soul, the effort proves a strong and accessible album for those who may be growing tired of the typical new folk band.’
Vist Them Coulee Boys at www.themcouleeboys.com/
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