The Allis After Hours American Roots Series is one of the best opportunities in Milwaukee to catch a glimpse of the rich history of our city and state’s roots and blues music and musicians. Throughout the month of May at the Charles Allis, drop by at 6pm each Thursday for one special musical guest and tune into WMSE each Wednesday at 5pm on Terry Havel’s Blues Drive to get a sneak peek.
This week, Allis welcomes Steve Cohen and Peter Roller. Milwaukeeans might know Peter Roller as local music professor and author (he recently penned Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Roots Rock), yet Roller is solidly a wide-ranging musician, with experience spanning country blues to world to garage. Today, Roller joins Milwaukee blues harmonica player, Steve Cohen, who has played countless numbers of shows for decades in Milwaukee and has been sponsored by the one and only Hohner since the mid-80s. The two together, should provide musical history, talent and vitality with their diverse backgrounds.
Before the two head to the Allis, catch details and a couple tunes on WMSE today from them on the Blues Drive with Terry Havel. 5pm CST on 91.7 FM or stream live or in the archives at WMSE.org. More info on the Allis After Hours acoustic series can be found here.