The Zach Pietrini Band and Driveway Thriftdwellers — Friday, November 3rd 8:00 pm
Rooted in Milwaukee, WI, Zach Pietrini is “the definition of an up-and-coming musician in Milwaukee” (Milwaukee Record, 2017). The Zach Pietrini Band crafts brutally honest, instantly familiar songs that uphold old country standards but incorporate new rock sensibilities. With the diverse approach of Gram Parsons, the writing style of Ryan Adams, and the live show of Jason Isbell, they are the total Americana package.
Zach’s new record is called Holding Onto Ghosts; a loud yet vulnerable exploration into letting go of the things that haunt him. Holding Onto Ghosts is one of the “best Milwaukee albums of 2017 (so far)” (Milwaukee Record, 2017).
Serving as direct support for bands such as Huey Lewis and the News, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Miles Nielson it’s no wonder why The Zach Pietrini Band has been nominated twice for best band in Milwaukee by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Pietrini has won the Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Contest, the Cool Notes Music Competition, and has been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, the Troubadour Show (EU), 91.7 WMSE, and 414 Music (88Nine Radio Milwaukee). https://zachpietrini.com/
Made up of veteran musicians from Madison and Milwaukee, the Driveway Thriftdwellers draw upon their founding brothers’ Northwoods upbringing to create a no-nonsense blend of DIY classic country and Americana sensibilities. Earthy vocal harmonies and down-home pedal steel distinguish the group’s sound. The Thriftdwellers’ live shows feature a diverse mix of original music – ranging from sprawling odes about unspoiled landscapes to up-tempo bar anthems – and occasional tributes to everyone from Merle Haggard to The Replacements, all lovingly performed with just the right amount of North Country twang. http://www.thriftdwellers.com/