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Honky Tonk music coming to Sublette

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Amos Moses with Doug Brown

SUBLETTE – The Sublette Farm Toy Show Committee has announced the entertainment for the annual Toy Show Dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall in Sublette. Tickets are on sale at the Farmers State Bank of Sublette.

Amos Moses with Doug Brown will provide the program. The following is a bio on the pair, which should convince you that you sure do not want to miss this.

Amos Moses with Doug Brown

What do you do when you are living out in the hills of Wisconsin by yerself, and can’t get them squirrels out of the walls no matter what you try? What happens when you fix up a plate of fresh barbecued woodchuck and your friends just roll their eyeballs and reach for another brat?

Well…after years of trying to be a legitimate musician and upstanding citizen, and STILL never findin’ a woman who looked at him twice, Amos Moses just said he’d had enough. He put another log on the fire one night and started singing some old honky-tonk songs. That ended up so much fun for him that he thought he’d try out some western swing on the piano. After that…well, he figured he’d really learn the words to a few of them old jazz tunes he knew. And of course, the ragtime was a good fit too, no question about that! Pretty soon, it got to the point where life was feelin’ pretty good again. No more of that highbrow music that makes a feller really work - this stuff was fun!

So now that worked out good for a bit, but the more songs Amos played, the lonelier he got. That’s when he got to thinkin’ about somebody to join him. Another guy who looked like he was ready to go back home again for a while. And that was when he found a man named Doug Brown from Madison, Wis., who was one of those REAL sophisticated boys, the kind of boy who could play it all, don’t matter what yer talkin’. Doug got to listenin’ to ole’ Amos, and it took him back to the days he taught himself banjo in the back seat of his parent’s car on their summer vacation one year. Listenin’ to Amos, Doug had that same feeling of appreciation that his folks did for him when Doug was in that back seat pickin’ on that banjo for two days nonstop. So then the two of them just sat down and started pickin and poundin out tunes, and after that nothin’ could stop them, ‘cept them arguing about the right way to play them tunes.

Now, this is where you folks readin’ this come in. You like stuff like honky-tonk, western swing, real country, ragtime, rockabilly, boogie, blues, jazz and folk music, right?

Course you do, yer American, aint’ cha?! So you need to listen to these boys in person and figure out who’s right and who’s wrong on how they’re playin’ them tunes. And then let them know it’s Amos who’s doin’ them right, so him and Doug don’t keep fightin’ all the time, OK?

Now just to keep this here all straight: we got Amos Moses caterwaulin and poundin’ them keys and maybe pickin’ the guitar some too. Doug Brown will be right up there beside him, pickin’ that guitar, sawin’ that fiddle and pluckin’ that banjo if yer lucky. And he might be joinin’ Amos on some of them choruses too. And may the best man win, though that ain’t really sayin’ much.

Still ain’t convinced? Check out amosmoses.net for more info. Well…no, maybe you don’t wanna do that. Just trust the reporter writin’ this here news release, OK? Those boys are real good…and you probably ain’t got nothin’ better to do anyways.

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