Main Street Wisdom

Main Street Wisdom

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Main Street Wisdom featuring Carleen Wild plays a fun blend of new and old country flavored songs spiced with originals. You'll dance away smiling.


Main Street Wisdom's Carleen Wild's father, Bill, loved to play his country music in the car and soon Carleen was singing along with Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. After college, she met Dan Smith at the TV station (Dan a morning show host/ Carleen a news anchor) they worked at in Madison, Wisconsin. Before TV, Dan travelled the country with bands that played everything from Hank Williams to the Band. After a couple of kitchen table jam sessions, they agreed to "get something together musically." Eight years later, Carleen called Dan and invited him to join her quartet struggling to play somewhere else than her basement. He did and invited his son guitarist Ben and singer-songwriter Greg Arenz to join. Today Main Street Wisdom draws large crowds to hear everything from Lady A to Hank Williams and yes, a little Patsy Cline. Bill Wild wouldn't have it any other way.


Main Street Wisdom is recording their first CD of originals.

Set List

Here for the Party
The Bug
Nothin' Better to Do
Good Hearted Woman
Nothin' Comes of It
Black Horse
The Weight
Handle Me With Care
(Can You Love an) Old Hippie (Like Me)
Jail Bait

All Jacked Up
Tennessee Waltz
No Particular Place to Go
These Boots are Made for Walkin'
Queen of Hearts
Run to You
Cripple Creek
Guitars and Cadillacs
Jeep, Jeep

Love is Free
Toastin' a Memory
Dixie Chicken
Across the Sky
Gasoline and Matches
Suds in the Bucket
It Happens
I Need You Now
Run Around Sue
Saturday Night (In My Hometown)