Posted by Frank Busch on March 12, 2012
There is a real shortage of good live music venues in Madison, maybe even more so in Milwuakee. We are lucky to play at the Ale House, it’s been there for a long time and has always had bands. I remember going there when I was 20 years old and seeing Greg Koch and the Tone Controls. I thought the room was huge, the stage was perfect, and the crowd was really there to see the music. I have played there about 30 times and some have been amazing, sometimes we are just playing for the barstools. One thing that remains constant has been John McCabe, he runs the place and is always happy to see us (although impossible to get on the phone lol.) I felt bad for him this time as he is going through a tough time with his ladyfriend. I guess that is t the great equalizer for all of us. John Lee Hooker once said that it didn’t matter if you were rich or poor, man or woman, white or black, everyone has troubles with their love, therefore everyone gets the blues. I guess that’s the price you pay to be in love, the inevitable blues that come along when things go bad….