The Bar Tab Band
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The Bar Tab Band

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It all began with bar room conversations between Troy Heinz and David Wanie about the raw roots alt-country music scene they had been introduced to, which included such bands as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Gram Parsons and Steve Earle. Throw in a love for jam bands like Widespread Panic and The Grateful Dead, and you have The Bar Tab Band. A blue collar rock and roll band which speaks the language of life in the midwest with telecaster twang and hillbilly stomp.
Bar Tab formed in 2003 and were soon playing at a host of great Wisconsin bars and clubs. BTB had the opportunity to play some outdoor festivals in the summer of 2005, including The Grickle Grass Jam and The Grateful Garcia Gathering which featured Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band, along with some of the finest jam bands in the midwest. We traveled throughout the state and have been writing a few tunes along the way.
Troy brings an enthusiasm for bluegrass and gritty country-rock together with a voice as deep and dark as a holler' and provides the acoustic guitar and mandolin flavors of the BTB. David's voice, much like his tasty electric guitar licks speak true twang and produce the perfect blend of harmony and improvisation that drives the band to a boiling frenzy. With Jerry and Scott laying down a groove that pounds like a freight train headed South towards Milwaukee with a full head of steam, it never fails to get people on board and along for the ride.
This band would not be without the loyalty of the fantastic folks who come down to dance and have a good time and celebrate the shared experience that happens when a live band truely feeds off the energy of an audience. Thanks alot, We Love Y'all!