Milkhouse Radio is…
…a Madison, Wisconsin string band, specializing in bluegrass, but ringing the rafters with country, blues, and fusion covers of whatever strikes them right. With banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and a wide range of vocals, they bring a fast-paced, high lonesome classic bluegrass sound mixed alongside a growing number of MHR originals right at home beside the classics. Whether on State Street during a Saturday farmer’s market or on the auditorium stage, their toe-tapping shows deliver on their mission to keep Dane County and the cows entertained.”
Originally from Iowa, Brad plays the upright bass, sings lead and harmony and writes many of Milkhouse Radio’s songs. The smartest man in bluegrass today, Brad is a doctor, but as his daughter puts it, not the kind that helps people.
From beautiful Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Scott is attempting to bring sexy back to banjo picking. Scott also sings lead and harmony with the band. And he is twice elected mayor of Sun Prairie. Not really, but he should be.
The youngest of nine children, Michael is from Deerfield, Wisconsin. Michael is the lead singer and guitar player in Milkhouse Radio. If you hear us doing some traditional country songs by Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakum or Buck Owens, chances are it was Michael’s idea.
A classically trained violist, Jen get’s her string band groove on with Milkhouse Radio. Originally from the great state of Illinois, when not playing bluegrass you can find Jen playing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, touring the world with a jazz band, or working on instruments at Spruce Tree Music.
The only native Madison resident in the band, Bruce plays the mandolin, sings on a song or two, and is the band’s main comic relief. He is also the shortest and oldest member of Milkhouse Radio. So there you go.
…and assorted cows and other guest stars.
Milkhouse Radio is a card-carrying member of the Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Association, Inc (SWBMAI)
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