Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rae Cassidy and the Chris Hanson Band

Milwaukee's got lots of talent when it comes to live swing. If you get a chance, check out the Chris Hanson Band, they play about once a month at Via Downer. The band consists of Glenn Asch (violin), Mike Britz (bass), John Parrott (rhythm guitar), and Chris Hanson (guitar), and they swing some fabulous Gypsy Jazz. A familiar face to Milwaukee swing dancers, Rae Cassidy sings with the band with a voice as full of soul as you'll ever hear. The band has been playing together for about a year, and Rae says that they are such great gentlemen. They have a ton of fun playing together, and their shows at Via make that really obvious! There isn't much of a dance floor, but the music and the food at Via makes spending a Monday night listening to the Chris Hansen Band a treat. Catch their next show on March 5th starting at 7:30. They play until 10, so plan on enjoying the end of their set after Brew City Hops Monday night class brings back Tory and Henry as instructors in March. 

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