Get ready for an evening of foot-stomping fun as the Jensen Community Center welcomes Them Coulee Boys to its theater Saturday, September 23, at 7 p.m.
The Center’s doors open that evening at 6 p.m. for a reception before the show with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages sold by the Jensen Community Center and a sampling of barbeque delicacies by Beard Bros. BBQ for purchase. Theater doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at tcb-jcc.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (715) 824-5202. Any remaining seats will be sold at the door the night of the show. For more information, call the number above, visit jensencenter.org, or check Facebook: Jensen Community Center/Community Spirit.
Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends folk, punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. They sing their conversational songs in four-part harmony, often with a banjo stomp and rhythm section punch that drives the audience onto the dance floor.
Founding band members Soren Staff and Beau Janke met as counselors at a bible camp in northern Wisconsin in 2011. Having both grown up in the glacial melt-carved river valleys of the upper midwest — called coulees by French fur trappers — they were fast friends. At camp, another counselor took to teasing them saying, “Them coulee boys are at it again.” The name stuck. In 2013, they added Soren’s brother Jens on mandolin, and a rough-around-the-edges, stomping three-piece folk band played their first show as Them Coulee Boys. Four years later, Neil Krause joined to play acoustic and electric bass. In 2019, when Stas Hable joined on drums, TCB evolved into the full-on Americana rock band they are today, straddling the line between pure and genuine ballads and a sweaty, leaping take on countrified rock-n-roll.
With four full-length albums and an EP behind them, the band has garnered international attention and earned press in American Songwriter and The Bluegrass Situation. In 2020, they were named the Band to Watch by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and in 2021 were nominated for band of the year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI). When the world stopped in early 2020, the band holed up in their practice space and begin writing, and the result is their brand new effort entitled “Namesake,” recorded in the band’s hometown of Eau Claire.
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