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.
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.
(*3-23-2020: Coronavirus update) Well, phooey! Upcoming gigs suspended until further notice. )
SATURDAY, MARCH 7th: Alchemy Pub. 10:00 PM till everyone’s tired.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th:
Alchemy Pub, we’ll play 10:00 PM till you can’t stand it anymore. CANCELLED
SATURDAY, APRIL 18: Tyranena Brewery in Lake Mills. 7:00 PM til 10:00 PM.
SATURDAY, May 2nd: Alchemy Pub, 10:00 PM till they kick us out.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5th. Tyranena Brewery in Lake Mills. 7:00 PM til 10:00 PM.
SATURDAY, June 6th: Alchemy Pub, 10:00 PM till the cops show up.
SATURDAY, June 20th. SOL Grass Music Festival, Washington Island in Door County. This one will kick ass. Come out to DC for camping, food, beer, and a stellar bluegrass lineup. More details TBD.
July 4-7 – Catfish River Fest, Stoughton WI. We’ll be added to the schedule soon, will let you know what day and time are reserved for mail sortin’.
*THURSDAY, July 9 – UW-Madison Memorial Union Terrace, 5 PM to 7 PM
*SATURDAY, July 11 – Olbrich Biergarten, 5:30 to 7:30
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.
CD is done! Come buy 1 for cheap at Alchemy Saturday April 1st at our monthly gig 10pm take a nap 🙂 Also Feed the Need Sunday early. Let’s party ❤ JONES
Ok first Trump can suck it.
Second, album title and cover secured.
Third, Jones has a car. Her name is Pete Best.
#4 Thanx for reading this ❤
Tonight @6:30 we play the Bos Meadery, honey. New CD getting closer. Old CD getting cheaper.
Tomorrow me (Willie) & Bobby play for a bunch of dogs at Capital Brewery in Middleton at 11 AM with the legendary Spare Time Bluegrass. Old Tin Can to follow. Bring your dog and even dress them up like things besides dogs. Unless it’s a different dog. You dress them up as. Same deal at the airport Thursday minus the dogs and costumes and 11AM. That one is a nooner.
Thanx for coming along with us… where were we goin’ again???
People of Earth. This is my second ever blog post. We are pounding out a whole new record filled with bluegrass gaiety and cheer. Plus death. We also now have stickers in designs and sizes. You can get 1 for a dollar or 2 for a dollar but you don’t get the 1 for a dollar as 1 of the ones that are 2 for a dollar. That’s just math.
I shall soon post an address for y’all to send $ and a SASE for stickers. New tunes soon. Thanks for ❤ ing Sortin’ the Mail!!! JONES
sat march 5 alchemy 10 pm
We have new tunes, new members and it is time to make some history. A live recording will be made on Sunday, Feb 14th at 1 PM at the Barrymore Theatre. Join us, make some noise and be on the CD.
Just one set, don’t be late!!!