Local Music Quick Hits | December 2019

V1 Staff

Chris Kroeze’s big year continues. The guy from Barron who made it deep into the final rounds of NBC’s The Voice is back with a new Christmas-y tune to celebrate the season. “A Hallelujah Christmas” was originally a song Kroeze played at a church Christmas Eve service. For fun, he put the song up on social media, it went viral, and even charted on Apple Music without ever being officially released. Now it’s out there with an official release. The song can be found on all streaming platforms and is also available for free download on Chris Kroeze’s website – www.chriskroezemusic.com.

A “darn near legendary Eau Claire jam band” – Day Old Bread – is getting reinvigorated and brought back to life for some musical magic between the holidays. The DOB will be bread-spreading their extra-special recipe of love, groove, roots rock, funk, and mayhem all over The Mousetrap and patrons on New Year’s Eve. As always, shows at The Mousetrap are free, so don’t miss the fun.

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair recently dropped its lineup of musical acts for the 2020 fair. You might recognize some of these names, they’re huge. Next summer, look forward to hearing the sweet sounds of Trace Adkins, Hairball, LANCO, Grand Funk Railroad, and Blue Oyster Cult. For more information, go to www.nwsfa.com (but just ... make sure to get those letters in the right order).

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the Pablo Center are teaming up for some seriously synergistic library goodness, with a library section dedicated to upcoming Pablo performers. This collection is located on the top of the music CD collection shelving on the first floor and will be displayed there throughout the performing arts season, which runs through May. Currently, the collection consists of music CDs and books. Go check it out, and investigate who you’ll see next.