Chris Aaron Band

09/20/14 – This Saturday we will be playing The Club Tavern – Middleton, Wisconsin


09/20/14 – This Saturday we will be playing The Club Tavern – Middleton, Wisconsin
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 1915 Branch St.. Venue phone: (608) 836-3773.
Chris Aaron Band W/Special Guest Jim Schwall – Teve Mith – Bass, Lisa Bethke – vocals, Ethan Noordyk – Drums

CROP CLUB TAVERN SEPT 20 Poster Jim Schwall & CA

The Club Tavern in Middleton, Wisconsin every 4th Thursday of the month!

09/25/14 Chris Aaron, Jim Schwall and Lisa Bethke play an acoustic show at The Club Tavern in Middleton, Wisconsin every 4th Thursday of the month!
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 1915 Branch St.. Venue phone: 608-836-3773.CROP CLUB TAVERN SEPT 25 Poster Jim Schwall & CA

10th Annual NOMAD Music Experience


We are happy to announce the lineup for the 10th annual NOMAD Music Experience featuring Chris Aaron & Jim Schwall, Bowser, and this year’s headlining act – Sunblind Lion.

This is sponsored by the Van Horn Automotive Group and proceeds from this event will be going to the Derek Wieland Memorial Scholarship at St. Mary Springs High School.

TICKETS GO ON SALE 10/21/14 for $20/person and will be available at the following locations:

Victorian Village Resort
276 Victorian Village Drive
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
(920) 876-3323

The Music Boxx
1119 N 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-0951


Generations – Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition
1500 Douglas Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 892-4858
If there are still tickets available the day of event, they will be available at the door for $25 with a $5 discount if you donate non-perishable goods. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle during the event.

“Dark Songs / The Edgar Allan Polka”

darksongsposter2014a“Dark Songs / The Edgar Allan Polka” is a “killer” week-long songwriting event

that culminates in a 2-night Halloween costume-party extravaganza!
(see below for photos from past year’s events!)

ORDER THE BLACK BOX (Dark Songs Vols. 1-5)


2014 Performance dates: 

Friday, October 31st – Third Avenue Playhouse 10:30pm immediately following
TAP’s 7:30 showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Saturday, November 1st (7-10pm) Third Avenue Playhouse*

*TAP is first-come, first-seated.

Confirmed 2014 participants:

Confirmed list as of 10/6: (*** indicates first time participant, * indicates first time in ‘Dark Songs’)

Andrea Wittgens
Anna Jo *
Barrett Tasky *
Carley Baer
Charles Boheme
Chris Aaron
Christa Ebert ***
Danielle French
Dan O Stoffels
Dan Smrz
David Woods
Delaney Davidson
Elliot Goettelman
Holly Olm
James Hall
Jim Ohlschmidt ***
Jim Schwall
John Hvezda
John Orlock ***
Jules Luvray *
Julia McConahay ***
Liv Mueller
Marcus Trana ***
Mike Bleck
Mojo Perry
pat mAcdonald
Patrick Kelly ***
Rick Wood
Ruby James
Stephen Cooper
Steve Hamilton
Sugar Ransom *
Susan Howe *
Teve Mith
Tomcat Joe
Tony Menzer
Troy Therrien
Vee Sonnets
Vincent Gates



Beerworks Grand Opening @ Titletown Brewing Company!

10/11/14 CAB is really looking forward to playing some music with our friends form the Vic Ferrari Band!!! We will be at Titletown Brewing Co. Green Bay, WI. Come celebrate the Grand Opening Party of the New Brewery with us!!!
5:30: Ceremonial keg tapping/ribbon cutting
This event is free and under a huge tent with sides.

Titletown Brewing Company





Chris Aaron Band will be performing with very special guest, Jim Schwall (of the Siegel Schwall Blues Band)


Chris Aaron: Playing more than just the blues

Not that long ago — OK, 15 or 20 years ago — if you wanted to see one of the Midwest’s hottest blues-rock guitarists dealing Stevie Ray Vaughan/Kenny Wayne Shepherd-like riffs, you saw Chris Aaron playing in a smoky, sweaty club someplace in Wisconsin on any given weekend.

Whether performing as the Chris Aaron Band or with powerhouse vocalist Corey Sterling in American Standard, Aaron’s bands, then based in Appleton, kept local blues fans dancing and recorded several albums as well. His playing and reputation got him plenty of gigs, such as playing alongside Ray Charles one year at the Madison Blues Fest.

Aaron relocated to Denver in late 2006, but he moved back to Wisconsin in January — specifically, to Sturgeon Bay, where he now is the centerpiece of an every-Wednesday jam session with a variety of invited area musicians at Poh’s Corner Pub, kind of a regular “Chris Aaron and Friends” house show.

The weekly jam started in February with the prodding of local rock musician pat mAcdonald, who told Aaron he wanted to get more of a music scene going in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

“We talked about getting more musicians to go on Third Avenue,” Aaron said in an interview with Door County Now at Poh’s. “We talked about a jam session — there’s a lot of musicians from Sturgeon Bay, the Door County area. It’s really not an open mic, more of a jam. We invite people down, showcase original music. It’s like a songwriter showcase … a great place for me to try out new songs.”

The jams have seen numerous musicians join Aaron on stage at Poh’s, including mAcdonald, Lisa Bethke (Aaron’s wife), alt-rockers like melaniejane and Mike Bleck, Ryan Urquhart of local rockers Toivo, popular area performers like Nick Hoover and Elliott Goettelman, bluesman Pete Thelen, Dirty Deuce drummer Jamey Clark and out-of-towners like Charlie Cheney and Anna Sacks, both known as mainstays of the city’s annual Steel Bridge Songfest.

“It’s been going real good,” Aaron said. “It’s been pretty much word-of-mouth, along with a few posters, but we’ve had some good nights where we’re playing and, all of a sudden, it’s 12:30 and it’s like, ‘We’re done already?'”

Finish reading over on the Green Bay Press Gazette’s website.