Fall MOO Music Gathering
November 3-5, 2023
at beautiful CAMP EDWARDS, East Troy, WI.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Two of the Midwest's finest folkies, Jonas Friddle and John Stano, will be joining us this Fall!
Jonas Friddle is a singer, songwriter and Old-Time banjo player whose songs have received The John Lennon Songwriting Award, First Place in the Great American Song Contest and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. His tunes bear the marks of a musician who has done his time in pub sessions and square dance halls, and his writing is full of imagery, honesty and humor. Friddle was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and learned to play guitar on a yard sale Harmony six string. He added a mandolin, fiddle and banjo to his arsenal and got a job slapping bass with the college bluegrass band. In 2007 Jonas landed in Chicago and began teaching at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Since then he has released multiple studio albums under his own name and with the folk supergroup “The Majority.”
John Stano is a multiple WAMI Award-Winning singer/songwriter with a sound that is a distinctive blend of acoustic and slide guitar, harmonica, expressive vocals and insightful songwriting developed over many years of performance and study. He sometimes adds a little mandolin, cigar box guitar or banjo to the mix as well. His style can be described as a combination of folk, blues and Americana. Initially self-taught, John went on to study American fingerstyle guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and harmonica with national blues legend, Jim Liban. John is a flexible and engaging performer who works regularly at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. John has released four recordings of original music.