The Viper and His Second String will play for the Viper’s debut Milwaukee show on Friday, May 7, 2010, as part of a four-band show dedicated to the jug band sound. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Coffee House, below Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St. (just off Wisconsin, near the Marquette University campus). As the newbies, I think the Viper and His Second String are going first. The other featured groups are Larry Penn’s Washboard Band (featuring Dave Fox), Peter Lee, and the Grumpystiltskyn Jug Band. This is a Food Pantry Benefit for the Central City Church’s Food Pantry, and so a donation of $4 and two cans of food is requested.
This show also marks the debut of the Second String as the Viper’s support system. At this show, the Second String will feature Riley Broach on the ukulele and washtub bass and John Peacock on the ukulele, toy piano, and percussion. (And we have John and Sue Peacock to thank for the band name.)