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SOURCED: Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers
August 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sourced: A Locally Sourced Summer Concert Series
Sourced is a summer concert series hosted by a new venue in Walker’s Point called The Ivy House. The idea behind the series is to show that the Ivy House, the sponsors, and these amazing artists are committed to helping support and promote growth within the Walker’s Point Community. For every MobCraft Beer sold, $1 will be donated to the Walker’s Point Association – a group of residence, building, and business owners who are dedicated to the forward improvement of the relationships, businesses and safety of this neighborhood. Your ticket will not only get you in the door to see the show, but it will also get you a free beer! So what’s the hold up? Grab a ticket and come check out this beautiful new venue in the best neighborhood in Milwaukee!
Well-Known Strangers have been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello infused, alternative pop/rock sound since October 2015. Members Joe Adamek (acoustic guitar), Betsy Ade (lead vocals, guitar), Brittany Lumley (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Cameron Fair (cello), Roger Gower (drums/percussion) and John Kulas (bass guitar) have released several EP’s (Found, 2015 and Path Away, 2018) and a full length album (Aligned, 2016). Together, the band members have an amazing mix of musical knowledge and education that provides a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar of music from the ‘90s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich. They have been humbled by their success and performing with acts that include Blind Melon, Blue October, Candlebox, The Gufs, and many more. While Ade and Adamek do most of the songwriting, it’s the band’s creative spark and sonic diversity that are the driving force behind their sound.
Well-Known Strangers grew out of a 15+ year friendship between Ade and Adamek. Then, after performing at a mutual friend’s wedding in May 2014, the two discussed the possibility of a music collaboration and began seeking out talent. In February 2015, Well-Known Strangers were born. Their name comes from the idea that they were all individually “well-known” in the local music scene when they got together, but on a personal level some of them were “strangers” to one another. Proud supporters of the fight against human trafficking, LGBTQ community, and the ongoing battle against cancer, Well-Known Strangers continue to raise awareness of these important issues through community events and their talents as musicians and artists.
A huge thank you to our sponsors:
The Ivy House – https://ivyhousemke.com/
The Walker’s Point Association – https://walkerspointassociation.org/
MobCraft Beer – https://www.mobcraftbeer.com/
Hello Cello – http://www.hellocellomusic.com/
Music Review Roulette – https://www.facebook.com/MusicReviewRoulette/
414 Films – https://www.414films.com/
All Artwork/Promo Material by Steve Vorass – facebook.com/steve.vorass