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Well, it's been awhile since we have updated the news section so here goes. Much has changed over the past decade with E13 but none bigger than the addition of new members. We have said goodbye to Nick and Dave as they pursue their careers and business ventures and wish them nothing but the best! Jim and Mike will carry the torch with the addition of drummer, Michael James Grassman and bassist, Geoff MacDonald. These 2 have been in the local music scene for close to 2 decades and have been fine additions to the band and if you haven't seen the new E13 then come on out this year and say hi! We have added lots of new shows and are filling up in 2016 fast! We are so grateful for the opportunities we have been allowed and hope to continue to make music in Milwaukee for many years to come. If you are reading this then thank you for visiting our site and listening to the music! Here's to a fantastic summer!
July 22, 2014
What can I say, we have had a busy year and we stink at updating our news haha. Well, just a quick half year recap so far, We have had some great new opportunities this year including gigs at Summerfest, The Evinrude block party on 3rd st., numerous weddings and such upcoming gigs as New Glarus Oktoberfest and the new Big Sky Country bar and grill stage at Wisconsin State Fair among many many others. We can not thank everyone enough for their continued support as we enter our 10th year as a band and hope that in another 10 years I can still be writing this blog. There are so many people that support us and come to show after show including one Bryan Schmidt, who has probably been to more Element13 shows than anyone we know. He has been a great friend of ours since before we all became a band. So make sure you look for ol' Bryan next time you are at a show and give him a high five and buy that man a beer! God knows we prolly should buy him one for always showing his support.
Having said that, I am going to try and update this blog more often and give the fans that show up time and time again a shout out to show our appreciation towards specific individuals and next time we will buy ya a beer or a mixed drink or whatever gets ya drunk. You all know who you are and we do too so expect your name in print in the future but for now...Bryan gets July as his appreciation month.
As I mentioned before we have some amazing things coming up in the second half of the year and are still adding shows everyday. We are already booking into 2015 and hope to revisit some venues that we have this year next year as well like Summerfest and State Fair. Speaking of State Fair, that is where you can see us next on August 1st with Jim and Mike at the Big Sky Country stage 8pm-12am and Sunday Aug 3rd 11am-2pm full band at the Bud Pavillion. Stay tuned to our instagram/facebook/website for show updates as we slide down the second half of 2014. Thanks for reading and see ya'll soon!
So the summer has finally decided to show up around here, and we couldn't be more excited. Just when we think "There is no way we can top 2013" we start booking for our 2014 summer and let me tell you, it really does keep getting better! We have another full schedule of weddings, festivals and block parties. We are excited to be back to St. Pauls festival for the 6th straight year! This was the first festival we ever booked, and we are completely honored that we have been able to keep coming back! This year also marks another first for us! Hard to believe that in 9 years of playing, we would still be having "firsts" but we do! We will be headlining Summerfest this year for the first time! Man, that was awesome to be able to type that...We hope we can see as many of you guys out at Summerfest for opening night to celebrate this with us! We will also be headlining a block party on Old World 3rd street in Milwaukee for the Evinrude boat company. On top of all that, we will also be opening for our good friends from K Nation Entertainment, Chasin' Mason! And all of that is just the month of June! Thank you all again for the support, and we hope to see you out all summer! We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to play for you! See you on stage! - Nick
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Jim & Mike at Big Sky Country Stage at Wisconsin State Fair
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