Desperate Ottos

Desperate Ottos

 Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA

Misfit American music. Doing originals and barely heard covers. Tight instruments, clean and funny/serious vocals. This is not your normal saturday night cover band. A real beer swilling good time group!


This is the Desperate Ottos 8th year. Playing throughout Wisconsin. We started out as a Classic Country Group that has morfed into a Honky Tonk, Boogie, Bluesy, Rockin' type of situation. Our song list consists of about 120 songs with 25% of them written be Del Weed, co-founder of the Ottos. We try to get the crowd involved with some crazy lyrics and fine music.


As of now we have some of our tunes on myspace/desperateottos with alot of live show cd's available upon request.

Set List

We play 3 one hour sets on a normal night. We are known for playing much more an hour each. We play 15-20 song sets and keep it moving along. We play original music and covers. Some original music titles include: When Love Goes Stale, Hometown, Could Be Love(But Why Even Try?), Greasy Vittles, Gas Money, 32 Trains & Cupid's on R&R. Some cover Bands include: The Beat Farmers, Southern Culture on the Skids, Steve Earle, Dave Alvin, Van Morrison, Niel Young, The Rolling Stones, Louden Wainwright III, Mel Tillis, The Amazing Rythym Aces, Jerry Jeff Walker, BR5-49, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, Johnny Cash, Robert Earl Keen, Marty Stuart, Hank III, Webb Pierce, Charlie Robison, Bob Dylan, Carl Perkins, Bill Kirchen, and Butch Hancock, to name a few.