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Live at Mother Fool's


Various Artists - Compilations

Uvulittle Records

This is a great sampler of the Mother Fool's music scene, circa 1996.

"Smack-dab in the middle of an historic and eclectic Madison, WI neighborhood stands Mother Fool's -- a tiny, intimate, smoke-free coffeehouse that is home to some of the city's most creative and refreshing musicians. But because Mother Fool's holds fewer than 100 people, owners Jon Hain and Stephanie Rearick decided to form their own record label, compile many of the coffeehouse's finest moments and release for... [more]

Country Blues


Nob Hill Boys

"Country Blues" is the first recording by the Nob Hill Boys. Released in 1999, it features the original lineup of the band as a quartet. Len Springer appears as guest fiddler on a number of cuts. The CD has a nice mixture of standards, originals and a few tunes featuring John Fabke's clawhammer banjo playing.

"If you thrill to acoustic
American music that
cuts close to the bone, you
want this CD, it's a gem."
- The Isthmus, Madison, WI

Traditional... [more]

Live @ Mother Fool's


Nob Hill Boys

Recorded live over two nights at Mother Fool's in Madison, Wisconsin. The recording gives a nice representation of the Nob Hill Boys live shows with a mixture of traditional tunes, originals, instrumentals and gospel quartets.
This high energy set shows off the great playing and lovely harmonies that have earned The Nob Hill Boys a huge and passionate fan base.

Someday, Sometime, Somehow


Nob Hill Boys

"...pretty much cements
the Boys' reputation as
one of the region's top
bluegrass outfits."
- Wisconsin State Journal

This second release from the NHB came out in 2001 and featured the band as a five-piece unit with the addition of fiddler Paul Kienitz. Three of the Boys contributed original material to this project as well as some unique material from Kilby Snow, Red Sovine and the Red Clay Ramblers. The Kenny Baker fiddle tune, Bluegrass in the Backwoods,... [more]

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