HUGH MASTERSON, BRIAN ELMQUIST of THE LONE BELLOW

Majestic Live Presents

HUGH MASTERSON, BRIAN ELMQUIST of THE LONE BELLOW

Christopher Gold

Mon. May 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

This event is 18 and over

+$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door

HUGH MASTERSON
HUGH MASTERSON
Hugh Masterson gives a Midwestern feel to country music songwriting. After leaving his hometown of Butternut in Northern Wisconsin, he moved to Milwaukee for college. The transition proved to be dramatic, as his jaw was broken in two places after being mugged, and his house shot through five times. However, he persisted with odd jobs, working as a janitor at a bowling alley and as an apartment painter.

When a touring band he played bass in broke up, Masterson started focusing on songwriting and fronting his own group, Hugh Bob & The Hustle. Following a full-length album and finding allies in the country music community, Masterson moved to Nashville in 2015. He’s a woodworker who has accepted tour slots opening for Anderson East, Nikki Lane, The Lone Bellow, and Margo Price.

Masterson has drawn the attention Americana Music Association, CMT, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Rolling Stone, World Café, and South by Southwest. He expects to release a full-length album in the near future.
BRIAN ELMQUIST of THE LONE BELLOW
BRIAN ELMQUIST of  THE LONE BELLOW
Elmquist is a roots rock singer-songwriter. He is a Georgia original, a Nashville noisemaker and now a Brooklyn urbanite. He pens tender laments and angry regrets about hometown ghosts, front porches, empty guns and bankrupt hearts. His hero is Springsteen. He studies Bono and follows Neil Young. He can easily coast between roles. He can be the dealer, the gambler, the captain, the captive, the lover and the fighter. He’ll fight against adversity, but for the girl he loves. He celebrates the small things and leaves the past behind. He’s walking toward the sun to meet you at the crossroads. From there, heaven only knows.
Christopher Gold
Christopher Gold
Christopher Gold was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. The son of a bluegrass musician, he didn't have to go far to find a passion and available instruction on the mandolin, banjo, and guitar. It wasn't long before he started writing his own songs and playing them in public. He now splits his time between the folk and bluegrass from his childhood and the punk music from his adolescence, playing and releasing albums under his own name, fronting a blues-punk band called The Dirty Rotten So & So's, and occasionally being fortunate enough to join in on other peoples songs, including The Wandering Sons, S.S. Web, RedHawks, Holly & Plastic and just about anybody else who asks. He also curates the annual "Dirty Rotten Toy Drive", a live music event in Appleton that collects money and Christmas gifts for abused children.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/