Category Archives: Gregg Hall & the Wrecking Ball

11-25-17-Brickhouse Bar- GHWB and the Big Wu

Big Wu and GHWB!!!
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
The Big Wu and GHWB

This is one for the history books if there was such a thing for midwest bands anyway. Doors at 8pm show at 8:30. Tickets are available at Deaf Ear Records, Instrument Repair of La Crosse/Deece Productions front office, PSB, Tree Hugger’s Coop, Old Towne Strings, and online at

The Big Wu
The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.

Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball

GHWB originates from the historic rivertown/musical mecca LaCrosse, WI. Gregg Hall, founder of Deece Productions, has been a staple in the Midwest music scene for over a decade with his bands Mitgee Evers, Smokin’ Bandits, The Feelin Band, and outlaw country Minnesota legends the White Iron Band. Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball is his first solo project getting back to his country life style roots and back woods upbringing. This band features some of the best musicians southwestern WI has to offer featuring: Gregg Hall (guitar, vocals), Laun Braithwiate (guitar, vocals), Matt Mahlum (drums), Dedrick Benz (bass), Dan Kimpel (pedal steel, mandolin), and Jonny Peterson (keyboards). GHWB is just good Ol’ American country music. Buy our albums “This, That, and the Land” and “The Mrs. Hippy Sessions” at and on Spotify and iTunes.

9-27-17 Popcorn Tavern-Music Video Shoot! GHWB

Hey folks we are doing a video shoot for our newest single, “Future Ex Wives” and we want YOU in it!! Come on down to the Popcorn Tavern and be in a piece of La Crosse music history! Video shoot starts at 7:00pm and we want all of you to be there! I feel very lucky to have such amazing people in my life and I love this town! Please come on down and the band will play a set or two after the shoot as well!! Support Local Music! I love you all.
Thanks again,
Gregg “Cheech” Hall

9-9-17- High Settler’s Days- Stewartville, MN-GHWB

High Forest Settler’s Days- Stewartville, MN- GHWB

Full band!!!

Hey folks, High Forest Old Settlers Day is right around the corner, and we’ve got the music all lined up! The Happy Trucker, Shawn is back with us announcing events throughout the day and will play a set for us with his Crackers!
We’ll start after the parade with Bob Haley and the Stranger at 4:30! We’ll follow that up with The Braham Crackers straight outta Braham, MN! Jake Duda will play the next set and get us into the groove of things! Our headliner Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball with start around 8:00 and they’ll be sure to knock our socks off with a great evening of entertainment. You don’t want to miss any of these musicians! All of this great music is FREE with purchase of your High Forest button (buy on site)! See you on Saturday, September 9th!

live music all day
our 90th celebration is June 15 2013
many activities – fishing contest, frisbee golf tournament, wagon rides, parade, live music, kids carnival, many more

8-18-17 GHWB at River Roast

Gregg Hall- Vocals, Guitar
Laun Braithwaite-Vocals Guitar
Matt Mahlum-Vocals, Drums
Dan Kimpel-Pedal Steel
Jonny Pederson-Piano/Organ
Andy Steeno-Bass

Opening for Horseshoes and Handgrenades on State Street down town!! Gonna be deece!!!
It’s that time of year for our annual RiverRoast celebration, featuring tasty eats and some of our favorite guys, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades!

What is RiverRoast? It’s a FREE admission block party here on State Street infront of the Charmant Hotel on Friday, August 18, from 4 – 10 pm!

Schedule of Events:

4 pm : Food and beverage available for purchase (bring cash
or use our ATM inside!)
6 pm : Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball
7 pm : Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Food will be available in the dining room, with beer and wine being served outdoors and cocktails being served inside at the lobby bar (see the bottom for more menu details!)

Looking for rooftop service that day? Our rooftop will be open to the public this day with normal hours and pizza service.

So grab your friends and an appetite for great food and phenomenal music and head on down to RiverRoast! See you there!

– Food –
A la carte Options:

Carnival Cookie
Pickle on a Stick
Pulled Pork
BBQ Chicken
Pasta Salad
BBQ Beans
Corn Bread/Watermelon (served together)

Basket Options:
The Basket will include: Pasta Salad, BBQ Beans, Corn Bread, and Watermelon, with your choice of one of the following three meats: Bratwurst, Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken

– Beverages –
Local and Craft Beer
Rootbeer Float

**NOTE: We’ll be taking cash if you’re purchasing food & beverages outside. No cash? No worries! We have an ATM right inside and US Bank’s ATM around the corner.