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JONNIE BOCK

Jonnie Bock (aka Jonnie Bockenplautz, Jonnie Geetahr, Bockstar, or J. Bizzle) was born into hard times, and his music has always been a reflection of his pain and his subsequent struggles against society. His youth was filled with newspaper deliveries, lawn mowing, and the chaos of a loving two-parent home on the bad side of Appleton, Wisconsin. After failed attempts at the bassoon and place-kicking, he began playing guitar at the tender age of 13 as an outlet for his emotional pain. Raised on a steady diet of hair metal, classic rock, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and 80's pop, his playing is a blinding and confusing amalgam of modern rock, blues, questionable rapping tendencies, and sincere emotional distance. Jonnie has a long history of musical performance and training, including 11 years of classical piano, 27 years of guitar playing, solo acoustic shows all over the Midwest, and was once a member of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the oldest and most prestigious college acapella group in the US.

Earlier Event: December 28
MAMBO SURFERS
Later Event: January 3
LUKE EDGEWOOD/SOLO PIANO/DINNER MUSIC