Jammin’ on the Porch – Point Five
September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Based in the rural and historic lead mining town of Mineral Point Wisconsin, Point Five plays genuine acoustic music with an emphasis on Americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass and alternative country, often blending these genres with unique arrangements. Point Five and the charming town they call home are both like well kept secrets — you happen upon it from off the highway or wandering into the local bar and you tell only your best friends. While the secret is coming out (they were highlighted on WPR’s Simply Folk this year and are highlighted on a regional radio ad), the band loves to play local Dodgeville and Mineral Point bars and southwestern WI stages. The band consists of Monica (lead vocals) and Aaron Dunn (lead vocals, harmony vocals, rhythm guitar), Paul Biere (banjo, dobro), Andy Hatch (mandolin), Carole Spelic’ (double bass) and Meghan Dudle (fiddle).
With impeccable and soothing vocal harmonies from the Dunn partnership, the steadiness of Carole, and dynamite instrumental breaks from Andy, Paul and Meghan, the band moves seamlessly through an array of songs and acoustic styles, including bluegrass, folk, originals, and gospel, with creativity and verve. They truly let the songs and lyrics shine through, leaving the listener with the emotional impact of the song itself.