The Honey Pies
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tom Gresser is selling Roxbury Tavern, and all who know and love him wish him nothing but the best. Playing RoxTav has, over the past few years, been one of the funnest and most rewarding gigs I’ve had the pleasure of doing. The Dang-Its and I have a lot of good friends and great fans who pack the house for our shows there, and it’s just a wonderful room to play. Although many of us hope live music will continue under new ownership, I wanted to make sure I got another show or two in before the turnover. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the sale-related uncertainty involved, I encourage you to check back to this calendar for any possible cancellation news.
The Honey Pies (Tom Waselchuk, Jodi Jean Amble & Doug Brown)
Tom Waselchuk leads the MAMA Award-winning Americana band The Dang-Its and has performed for more than twenty years in a free-swinging guitar duo with multi-instrumentalist Doug Brown. Doug has long been among the most in-demand freelance sidemen on the Madison music scene in a variety of genres, as well as being a band-leader, composer, and arranger. Doug and Tom have also toured nationally and internationally with Madison Gypsy swing icons Harmonious Wail. Jodi Jean Amble made a major splash in the Chicago scene fronting her eponymous band—nominally jazz, but equally at home with, pop, country, and more—and as a member of the highly eclectic ensemble Jenny Dragon. She’s now lives in Madison and is continuing to turn heads.
The Honey Pies first performed at the 9th Annual Spring Green BeatleFest in September 2017. What was meant to be a one-time collaboration felt so comfortable that they set out to build on the experience and perform regularly. The trio’s repertoire embraces folk, Americana, jazz, and pop.
Tom Waselchuk (& The Dang-Its) — “I was blown away by their performance last night. I consider them among the best musicians we have had on our stage.” Marv Nielsen, Blackhawk Folk Society
Jodi Jean Amble – “Elegant, subtlety sexy and composed, Jodi sounds and looks great on stage and literally has the crowd howling from her first song on. Her voice is inviting and draws the audience to her.” – Randy Freedman, Chicago Jazz Magazine
Doug Brown — “Brown handles an acoustic guitar like a master. His jazzy style is characterized by amazing finger-picking skill.” — Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange