Category Archives: Shows

1-31-20- Stringdusters CD Release Party with White Iron Band- Ice House, Minneapolis, MN

We are proud to announce our second album, Dealin’ with the Devil! Join us in our celebration at the Icehouse MPLS with special guests, the White Iron Band!

$15 at door
$12 advance tickets through link below:

Stay tuned for more announcements and pregame pickin’ party details. Get on!

1-25-20- DP and Actual Sound Studios present- “Electric Stew”- Pearl Street Brewery

JAN 25!! PEARL STREET BREWERY! DP and Actual Sound Studios present- ELECTRIC STEW!
Check out this Deece lineup
Bill Miller
Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball
Paul Bergen
Andy Tempte
Tickets are $10 and $15 day of the show! Available now at Deaf Ear Records, Instrument Repair of La Crosse, Old Towne Strings, and available online at!

1-23-20-Joe and Vicki Price w/special guest Gregg “Cheech” Hall-La Crosse Distillery Co.

Joe and Vicki Price live at the La Crosse Distillery !! Featuring special guest Gregg “Cheech” Hall
8pm!! FREE SHOW!!!

n a world where words like “legend” get thrown around entirely too lightly, it’s good to know that there are a few people still worthy of the word’s original intent. And when it comes to music in Iowa, Joe Price stands as one of the art’s legendary practitioners.

Armed with a joyous, disarming demeanor and the ability to play the doors off most anyone else in the room, Price has opened for the likes of Iris Dement and John Lee Hooker, while Iowa’s own Greg Brown calls Price “the Buddha.” Brown isn’t alone in his praise, as a litany of Iowa musicians list Price as one of their influences.

Price’s reputation was cemented in the 1970’s, when he spent the latter half of the decade as part of Mother Blues, one of the greatest and most heavily influential Iowa blues bands of all time. It was a time when Price was playing nearly non-stop, and developed the style that has made him such a memorable performer.

And make no mistake, Price certainly is memorable. Head down while he plays, big ball cap covering his eyes from the crowd while he plies his trade, feet tapping out the time as his hands work those six strings like their on autopilot. Price isn’t the kind of artist you “think” you’ve seen play; once you’ve been taken to church by that slide, it stays with you.

But no man lives by bread alone, and Price has two great loves in his life. It’s the rare man that gets to mix two passions together and make a life out of it, but Vicki Price makes that easy. The pair married in 1987, but Vicki had been holding her own in the wilds of small-town Iowa before then. Her guitar playing has more structure to it than Joe’s, while her voice provides a good deal of their songs fire.

Bold and brassy when she wants to be, Vicki’s voice has elicited visions of Loretta Lynn or June Carter, but she’s able to get far bluesier than any of her most obvious comparisons. This duo is far more than the sum of their impressive parts: it is when these two take the stage together that the genuine magic happens.

Joe’s deep love and admiration for his wife is obvious from the moment she joins him on stage—something that can happen at any point during a set; he beckons her with “You Are My Sunshine”—and the amount of fun they clearly have performing with one another elevates their performances, transforming them from something that blues purists and guitar fans can appreciate, into something that everyone with ears and a love of life can understand and tap along to.

Joe and Vicki are both members of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Their 2009 album “Rain or Shine” won the Independent Music Award for best Blues CD of the year. Joe is also a member of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge.

The couple released a slew of solo CD’s on seminal Iowa label Trailer Records, including “25 Below” (Joe, 1996), “Mississippi Summer” (Vicki, 1998), “Request” (Joe, 1999), “Designated Drive” (Joe, 2000) and “Looking for Love” (Vicki, 2005). After Trailer closed up shop, the pair released 2008’s “A Brand New Place” and 2009’s “Rain or Shine” independently. The latter two albums were both lavished with critical praise, but the pair may have just saved their best work for their most recent album, “Night Owls.” Featuring both Joe and Vicki throughout, “Night Owls” is the Price’s music at its fullest, most memorable and most fun.

Whether you are seeing them for the first time or the 100th, whether it’s live or via one of their albums, experiencing Joe and Vicki Price is an experience worth having, worth sharing, and easy to love. Chad Taylor

12-29-19- Bill Miller and Gregg Hall- Masonic Temple Building- Viroqua, WI

Bill Miller and Gregg Hall- Sunday Dec 29, 2019 7:00pm at the Masonic Temple Builiding.

Tickets are $20 and available at and at


Bill Miller is an award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class native flute player. Over the entirety, Miller has produced over a dozen albums, received three GRAMMY® Awards, numerous Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) awards (including a “Lifetime Achievement” Award) and led Wisconsin’s La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. He is now touring in support of the history-making album release, Look Again To The Wind, on which he performed the title track.
A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, Miller grew up amid the streams and woodlands of the reservation (his tribe is properly called Mahicanuk, which means “People From Where The Waters Are Never Still”). He has long been one of the most admired figures in the Native American arts and activist arenas, respectively, and beyond – a voice for the voiceless, a link between two great and clashing civilizations.
Bill Miller pursues an equally active career as a visual fine artist and is exclusively represented worldwide by American Indian art authority and private fine art dealer Ken Lingad (Indian Pueblo of Isleta). Constantly creating fresh works of visual art, his painted masterpieces and drawings have been shown and sold in prestigious galleries around the country, while several of his iconic paintings have been acquired by the Smithsonian Museum and other important collections.


12-28-19-the 2nd Annual Outlaw Nigh- High Noon Saloon- Madison, WI

High Noon Saloon Presents:
2nd Annual Outlaw Night
A Tribute to Willie, Waylon, Johnny, and the Hanks
w/ Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball w/ special guest guitarist three time Grammy Winner Bill Miller and White Iron Band!!

Saturday, December 28, 2019
High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Doors at 7:30 PM / Show at 8:30 PM | 18+

Break out your cowboy hats, big belt buckles, and shit-kickers! On December 28th, Wisconsin’s own Greg Hall and the Wrecking Ball pay homage to the pioneers of Outlaw Country. Prepare to hear your favorite hits by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Sr, Jr, and III. See y’all at the Saloon!

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, Nicholas David and 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), Corey Minor (drums), Dedrick Benz (bass), Dan Kimpel (pedal steel), and Lisa Freedlund(keyboards). GHWB is just good Ol’ American country music. Buy our albums “This, That, and the Land” and “The Mrs. Hippy Sessions” at,