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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

The Driftless Area Art Festival presents some of the finest musical and performing artists from across the Driftless Region.

Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, September 16
  • 10:00am-12:00pm    The Lost & Founds
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm    Patchouli
  • Sunday, September 17
  • 10:00am-12:00pm    The Roddys
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm     String Ties

The Lost & Founds


Members of The Lost & Founds are familiar faces to anyone in the Driftless area, playing their traditional music and toe-tappin’ old-timey tunes for square-dances, festivals, jam sessions and back-porch parties up and down the Kickapoo Valley and beyond. The group has thrown in some tunes from Scandinavian, French Canadian, and Irish dance traditions, so hang onto your hat and lean back for the “twirl!”

  • Denise Benoit, on fiddle & percussion
  • Tim Jenkins, on fiddle, octave fiddle, harmonica
  • Bill Mort, on mandolin & tin whistle
  • Kevin Dohse, on mandolin & vocals
  • Jane Keeley, on guitar & vocals


PastchouliNationally touring, award-winning songwriter Julie Patchouli and master guitarist Bruce Heckel light up the air with their sparkling acoustic music and contagious chemistry. Patchouli’s down-to-earth songwriting is “new American folk,’ blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms.

Eighteen years of non-stop touring has honed this classically-trained duo, They are as busy in the studio as they are on the road, with 12 albums under their own brand and five CDs under the name Terra Guitarra, for their instrumental Spanish style guitar project.

Their latest album, “Firelight” was released on November 2014.

“Patchouli live is amazing. Compare it to taking a yoga class in a field of running mustangs.”
-City Pages

Visit their website at

The Roddys

Roddys-2015-Web2Doc Roddy was born on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia and spent his childhood picking guitar, making paintings and playing baseball. He has lived in Atlanta, the California Bay area, and New York City, and found employment as a hospital orderly, ambulance driver, mortician, carpenter, bartender, cook, fisherman, maintenance man, social worker and art teacher. He met his wife Terre while teaching at the Minnesota College of Art and Design. Ever since, they have traveled the country playing music. They moved to the Driftless Area about ten years ago. Doc hosts “Country Meets the Blues” on WDRT.

The Roddys’ original songs, a great blend of Americana and alternative folk, can be heard on their CD “The Roddys 2011.”

Check out the website at

String Ties

String Ties

String Ties calls the hills and valleys of the Driftless area home. They blend bluegrass, old-time country, swing, gospel and fold into an engaging version of acoustic music—evoking love lost and found, moonshine, and sturdy shoes on a barn-dance floor. The “Ties guys” are Tommy Pfaff on five-string banjo, Larry Dalton on stand-up bass, Dan Sebranek on guitar, and Wayne Beezely on mandolin.