| Free Show

The Carpetbaggers

Friday, September 7 at 9 p.m.

The Fire Pit's side bar 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: FREE

The Carpetbaggers are a four-piece honky tonk band from Milwaukee. They have been together about four years, playing bars and festivals in and out of Milwaukee and the Virgin Islands. The band is made up of members Matt "MF" Tyner on acoustic and National guitar and lead vocals, Kent "The Colonel" Knapp on stand-up bass and backing vocals, Rolf "Rock Hard" Wessel on lead guitar, and Ja Bo "Boom Boom" Ciz on drums and backing vocals. The band plays music by Johnny Cash, Hank WIlliams, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank III, and Ray Price. They will even throw in some Tom Waits and Rolling Stones from time to time—all “Carpetbaggerized,” of course. The Carpetbaggers are always tight, enthusiastic and an overall good time.