I'm not from Milwaukee, just playing there. A band I used to be in back in the '90s was asked to reunite temporarily to play the Milwaukee Irish Festival this year. We do some trad stuff, but in a non-trad way. As well as a lot of original stuff and a couple odd covers. We've got a prizewinning trad accordionist, a well-known Irish folkie singer-guitarist, a keys player who used to work with Robert Palmer, a drummer who used to play with Billy Idol ("White Wedding"), and yours truly. An odd mix, to be sure. We never even really thought of this band as an Irish band--more like Celtic Americana. There's some R&B flavor, some rock, a hint of jazz at times, and we play kinda loud. Oh yeah, our sound guy is a bassist, so he makes sure I get heard! And there's even a bass solo or two here and there. Here's the festival website: www.irishfest.org The band's called Kips Bay, and we're playing Friday (5:45), Saturday (10:15), and Sunday (8:15), this coming weekend, August 20-22. Free admission to the festival grounds Friday if you get there between 4 and 5 PM; all other times $12. Any TalkBassers in the area with nothing better to do, by all means stop by and say hey if you feel like it. Might be fun, and for me personally, it's nice to meet other TalkBass folks.