Summer/Fall 2022 Schedule

JUST ADDED: SUNDAY OCTOBER 9: Wormfarm Institute Farm/Art DTour, Witwen Park & Campground, S9855 County Rd E, Sauk City, WI 53583.  3-4 PM. Playing in an amazing old open-air tabernacle.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7: MUD LAKE BLUEGRASS, Dubuque, IA. Starting out as a truly “Grass” roots event, Bluegrass Sundays has become one of Dubuque’s favorite happenings with thousands of people of all ages enjoying the picnic-like atmosphere at Mud Lake Park. Sortin’ The Mail headlines, 3:30 to 6: PM.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10: THE MASON LOUNGE, 416 S. Park St. Madison WI. Proudly serving the Vilas neighborhood since 2010. At the Mason, life is a little better with a beverage in hand, a friend at your side, and good tunes on the stereo.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: Bluegrass Under The Pines, 1919 State Highway 147 W, Mishicot, WI. Mishicot is a friendly little village of some 1,400 people located on the beautiful landscape of Manitowoc County, in East Central Wisconsin. Come out for drinks, foods, dancing, sunshine (hopefully), and two hours of Sortin’ The Mail playing on a flatbed trailer.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 Silver Creek Bluegrass Festival Algoma, WI. Two days of camping, dancing, hiking, and lots of great bluegrass, folk, and jam bands. Catch Sortin’ The Mail both days, plus we’ll be pickin’ around the grounds.

JUST ADDED: Wednesday September 21: THE MASON LOUNGE, 416 S. Park St. Madison WI. We’re starting a monthly residency at the Mason Lounge. Stop in the 3rd Wednesday of every month for your regularly scheduled Mail Stop! At the Mason, life is a little better with a beverage in hand, a friend at your side, and good tunes on the stereo.


CDs for sale and download

New CD! Ringin’ The Doorbell

Sortin’ The Mail’s latest is a rollicking mix of wild original instrumentals, and boisterous odes to dogs, distances, and running away from home. Recorded (mostly) live at Madison’s venerable Barrymore Theatre, this catches the band at their intricate, sardonic, and slightly weird best.


The second CD, and the first to feature powerhouse fiddler Rin Ribble. Ten songs of love, loss, footwear, and snow-penmanship, this effort coincided with Sortin’ The Mail winning 2018 Madison Area Music Awards Performers of the Year.

You’ll Go Blind

Came out a few years back. The band’s first CD. A mashup of Wisconsin boys who got together not to hunt or watch football, but to make original bluegrass music about the stuff that men think about. Featuring Alex “The Kid” Genova on banjo, before fame took him far from these woods.



The Raw Honest Sound

Sortin’ the Mail is a five-piece Madison, WI bluegrass band that is made up of members from different generations, backgrounds, and all walks of life. When these pickers get together, the energy is unstoppable and the shows are electrifying. They play mostly original tunes that deal with everything from not going to jail and kissing your cousin to losing the woman you love and hanging on. Their music is raw, honest, and at times slightly risque, but their shows provide a great time for all.