Contact: Jesse Steinberg (for booking, press, etc.)
Booking: The easiest way to book our band is by emailing us at email@example.com. Include the relevant info and any questions you might have and we’ll get back to you ASAP. You can alternatively fill out this online form.
Band Bio: The Madtown Mannish Boys are a Madison-based Blues band who are steeped in Chicago-style Blues, including artists like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Paul Butterfield, and Little Walter. They play harmonica-driven tunes with gritty fervor and dynamic energy, and perform with raw exuberance and driving rhythms that make you want to boogie!
Paul Schwoerer wields his harmonica with a chip on his shoulder and plays with nimble intensity while Jesse “Honey Boy” Steinberg injects flurries of guitar riffs into the lively grooves laid down by Jesse Olson (piano), Tim Payne (bass), and Nate Morenek (drums). The Mannish Boys are lucky to have three vocalists in the band. Andy Smith has a soulful and powerful voice, and Paul Schwoerer and Jesse Olson each belt out some tasty tunes as well.
Places We’ve Played: The Mannish Boys have played at a variety of joints and festivals, including AtwoodFest, Bos Meadery, Blooze Krooze: Classic Car & Blues Festival, Brink Lounge, Bacon, Beer, & BBQ Festival, Capital Brewery, Chief’s Tavern, Club Tavern, Concerts at the Portage, Edgewater Hotel, Fiery Foods Festival, the Frequency, Knuckle Down Saloon, Liliana’s, Live In the Park Concert Series in Waunakee, Me & Julio, Mr. Roberts, Nakoma Golf Club, Nomad World Pub, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Orchard Lawn, Riverfront Rondezvous Festival, Tyranena Brewing Company, Up North Bar, Verona Concerts in the Park, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Woodshed Ale House, and WORT Festival.
Audio: Listen to some of our latest album, Old Dog.
Rave Reviews: We’ve been getting fantastic comments about our shows. Chris Kalmbach, the owner of the Knuckle Down Saloon, recently wrote:
The next big thing in Blues coming out of the Capital City!! Always a HUGE CROWD and always a great show!!…It is a very rare thing, and more rare as the years go by, to have a new Blues Band come on the scene with such energy, purpose and talent. I haven’t seen such a thing in many, many years. All of these guys have have very involved lives outside the band, but still throw everything they’ve got into every show. These days we always seem to be looking for new champions to take up the torch for our precious brand of music. These guys wear that mantle like it was made for them. Madison’s Blues scene owes these guys a debt of gratitude. Please support them wherever they play.
Music Review Roulette (Radio Program out of Milwaukee) had strong praise too.
Immediately toe-tapping and makes you want to get up out of your chair… You guys are keeping the blues tradition alive and taking those influences and making it your own.
Here Are Some Pictures for Promo:
Stage Plot: Stage Plot – Madtown Mannish Boys