What do Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & The MG's, and The Staple Singers have in common? In addition to being soul music royalty, they all recorded at legendary Memphis record label Stax Records. We are so excited to announce that our friend Cory Chisel, along with a very impressive group of his Nashville friends, will bring the Stax sound to Burlington on Saturday, August 23. Save the date, dust off your best pair of dancing shoes, and get ready for that sweet soul music!

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Cory Chisel's Soul Obscura to headline Tall Tales!

Rocker takes detour into deep cuts of legendary Memphis label’s soul catalog

Burlington, WI – Cory Chisel’s Soul Obscura—the Nashville musician’s Stax Records-inspired side project—will headline this year’s Tall Tales Music Festival.  Chisel and his talented crew of Nashville players are slated to take the stage at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23.

“Soul Obscura was formed to celebrate lost or hidden soul and R&B gems, songs that we think haven't gotten their due attention,” says Chisel.  “The group of players that surround this project are steeped in the rhythm and philosophy of this great music, and we're touring this summer to take these incredible songs to places they probably haven't been yet.”

Chisel joins a lineup already loaded with talent, including fellow Nashville artists Amanda Shires, Andrew Combs, and Los Colognes.  Joining them will be a group of Los Angeles-based musicians, including the trio of Maia Sharp, Garrison Starr, and Adrianne Gonzalez; as well as indie-folk artist Tom Brosseau. Rounding out the lineup are two talented Wisconsin bands: Count This Penny, recently named one of Wisconsin’s 10 ‘Bands to Watch’ by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; and Kalispell, an exciting solo project by Shane Leonard, a member of the popular Milwaukee band Field Report.

The festival has also announced a partnership with 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, who will feature Tall Tales as part of their Summer Passport series of events.  88NINE staff and volunteers will be on-hand in Burlington on Saturday, August 23 for the festivities.

A complete schedule of events, including performance times and youth music workshops, will be posted on the festival website:  http://www.talltalesfestival.com/.

Tall Tales Music Festival is funded with support from Music Matters, a local non-profit organization founded to promote and support youth music programming.  The all-ages event is free and open to the public.  All events are hosted by The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine, located at 492 N. Pine Street in downtown Burlington.


About Tall Tales Festival:  http://www.talltalesfestival.com/

About Cory Chisel:  http://corychisel.com/

About The Coffee House:  http://www.burlingtoncoffeehouse.com/

About Radio Milwaukee:  http://radiomilwaukee.org/