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Every day is perfect if you let it be one

Until I saw a small boy with “J-Council” carved into his haircut, I thought I had become the biggest J-Council fan.

Turns out, there are plenty of us. We gathered Sunday at Timber Rattler Stadium for “Keep it Wisconsin”, featuring Cory Chisel, J-Council, Adriel Denea and the Bodeans.

The weather, theme, music, talent and crowd combined to make it a perfect afternoon at the ballpark. Of course, according to J-Council’s “Sun to Sun,” every day is perfect if you let it be one.

But, really, yesterday we didn’t even have to try. We just sat back in the sun and let the music wash over us.

Opening act The Priggs got things rolling with a lively set, followed by Adriel Denea and J-Council. Fun fact: uber-talented keyboardist Alex Drossart and bassist Matty Day played in four of the five bands. That means they spent roughly three straight hours on stage.

Everybody joined in the fun once Cory Chisel got rolling, including the crowd. Special guest Hillary Reynolds jumped in for a few tunes and the whole stadium sang “I’ll Fly Away” and “You are my Sunshine.”

All that happened before the headliners even took the stage. The Bodeans used to be called Da Bodeans, which is another fun fact and one my sister Kathy did not believe when I told her yesterday. In any case, it was fun to head down to the field and cap off the afternoon/evening dancing to the Bodeans.

The whole event was a fundraiser for the Refuge and, if J-Council, the first product of the Refuge’s artist in residence program, is any indication, it’s a very worthy cause indeed.

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We thought we were the biggest Jon Wheelock fans, until we saw this little boy with J-Council carved into his hair.

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We’re not going to shave our heads, but we’re all J-Council fans too.

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We like his unique style of music, and the passion with which he sings it.

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We enjoy the whole band, two of which played four separate sets Sunday afternoon.

chisel

It was a perfect day for a Keep it Wisconsin concert.

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We love that Jon Wheelock’s guitarist is also his dad and a legendary musician in his own right, Steve Wheelock.

cory

Cory knows how to work a crowd and, at one point, had us all singing a spiritual on a Sunday afternoon.

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It was pretty cool to see the Bodeans up close and personal. Molly especially enjoyed the accordion.

traveain-finley

DJ Tra has his own gig this coming Thursday night..

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About Molly B and Me

Welcome to Molly B and Me! This is a blog written by a 50-year-old mother of four with help and recipe contributions from her 16-year-old youngest daughter. Follow us as we struggle with our six-foot by 2-foot garden that has never really grown anything but turnips. We like to spin a yarn, but we can't knit at all. We're pretty good cooks, which works out well because we like to eat. We're avid sports fans and we especially enjoy football. We'll introduce you to our neighbors, including Connie the Cookie Lady and Macy the three-legged dog. Check back for recipes and tips.

Posted on October 3, 2016, in Music, Uncategorized, Wisconsin and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Kathy Kostelnik Finley

    The Finleys are J-Council groupies! Cory Chisel rocked and The Bodeans played some classics. We had so much fun dancing yesterday. Traveain even met some new friends.

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