Wisconsin may not be the first state that comes to mind when thinking about hotbeds of bluegrass music, but Dead Horses aims to put the Midwest on the map as an Americana destination. The trio, which originated in the small town of Oshkosh—the home of the famed kiddie-clothing company—and is now based in Milwaukee, is currently touring behind last year’s Cartoon Moon, a clean and clear-headed 10-track folk album that thrives on the strength of singer and guitarist Sarah Vos’ rich voice and understated songwriting. Fans of Mandolin Orange and Gillian Welch will dig Dead Horses. Decatur-based folk singer-songwriter Sara Rachele opens Wednesday’s show at The Foundry.
DEAD HORSES Milwuakee-based Americana trio. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.
SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur.