365 Main Ave
De Pere, WI 54115
Join us on Friday, January 18th at 8:30PM.
The Raglanders are a 5-piece group from Green Bay, WI who blur the lines between Rock and Country with a uniquely Midwestern take. They draw on traditional influences like Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and The Band along with newer voices such as Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell.
The band is currently writing and recording material for a follow up to their 2016 EP release “Pembine”, which they recorded in an isolated cabin deep in the woods of northern Wisconsin near the small town of Pembine. The new material demonstrates a growth in songwriting and musicianship, while sticking to the traditional roots that have been the band’s trademark from the beginning.
Since the release of “Pembine” founding members Troy Heinz (rhythm guitar, vocals), John Steuck (lead guitar, vocals) and Andy Cismoski (bass, vocals) have added violinist Molly Robinson and drummer Bill Schulz and in the process have taken the group’s musicianship to new heights. The band’s sound is clearly based first and foremost in the classic storytelling tradition, but the dual soloing violin and lead guitar can elevate improvisational passages to exciting new levels at any given moment.
The Raglanders have been steadily building a fan base, appearing at festivals around Wisconsin including the Steel Bridge Song Fest, Electric City Experience, and Moondance Festival and have shared the stage with national acts like Confederate Railroad and Jarrod Niemann.
In a profile feature, Green Bay Press Gazette writer Kendra Meinert said, “Green Bay alt-country band The Raglanders are making the kind of throwback country they hope appeals to anyone who can appreciate a well-done Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard cover as well as followers of modern-day caretakers of the genre like Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.”