Live@Armes: Chicken Wire Empire
February 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm$15 – $50
The Live@Armes series offers an intimate listening experience for newgrass Americana bands. Tickets are available for purchase here – save 15% when you purchase 3 or more shows at once!
February’s Live@Armes performer is Chicken Wire Empire. Although Jordan Kroeger (bass) and Ryan Ogburn (mandolin) began their musical relationship in the Wisconsin jamband scene, Chicken Wire Empire began as a 4 piece traditional bluegrass band in Milwaukee, WI. The band honed its traditional sound, encapsulating it in 2014 with their debut album Chicken Wire Empire. With half of the group rooted in bluegrass, and the other half steeped in jamband music, a change occurred when CWE performed an Old & In The Way tribute show. With the addition of Jon Peik (banjo), Ernest Brusubardis IV (fiddle), and Greg Brundage (guitar), a new sound was found in Milwaukee, and Chicken Wire Empire joined the roster of high energy jamgrass.