featuring Sarah Vos of Dead Horses &
Adam Gruel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Live at The Plus
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2ND
208 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI
General Admission | All Ages | $20
Rucksack Revolution is the melding of two of Wisconsin’s most recognized modern singer-songwriters. Adam Greuel, of the high-energy string band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Sarah Vos, of the folk-inspired Dead Horses, draw from broad musical influences ranging from Leonard Cohen to Fleetwood Mac to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings to bring you a show that will be mostly focused on original material. The duo’s chemistry as musical partners and dear friends is apparent as their music features tight harmonies, introspective lyricism, and soaring melodies.
“Bio’s sure are a funny thing. Sometimes the band writes them for themselves, other times they pay a bunch of money to have a professional do it. Well, instead of that whole hoopla, I’m just going to explain why I think Sarah and I find serious amounts of joy in making music together. We met back in the early days of Dead Horses and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Those are our two “main bands”, ya know, our day jobs. Anyhow, we immediately hit it off and became friends. I think there was a sense of musical and life curiosity, as well as mutual respect, that drew us together. That feeling led to us hanging out at my college rental house in Stevens Point. We started playing music together and there was this wonderful and immediate sense of chemistry. The floors were wooden, and I think that made the sound sparkle a little bit too. That really was the first night of “Rucksack Revolution”. Since then, our friendship and our music have grown and created some great nights of music and magic. Sometimes we play songs we’ve recently written, other times we play songs from Dead Horses or Horseshoes, and sometimes we even play songs we’ve never played for anyone before. Sometimes we feel real high, sometimes we feel real low. I think we take comfort and pride in the acceptance that we have for one another and I think that creates a relaxed feeling that can lead to some beautiful sounds. In the spring and summer of 2021, we decided to go to a recording studio and lay down some music that was uniquely us. It feels like that experience drew us musically closer yet and I feel great, and grateful, about what we created. People are always asking about the future and the past, but sometimes it’s best to just see what is, right now. When we get together, we try to embrace that moment and hope that the folks that come around can join us in that. I think Sarah’s a wonderful songwriter, a great human, and a dear friend. I really, really enjoy making music with her. How’s that for a damn bio?” – Adam Greuel
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS
The Plus is absorbing your ticket fees. Buy in advance, and pay no fees!
-The Plus is a full service restaurant. Drinks are available for the 21+ crowd, and food can be ordered and brought into the performance space.
-There is seating in the venue, and it is wheelchair accessible. If there are any special accommodations needed, we will be happy to help at the show.
-All advance tickets are will-call, print-at-home, or e-ticket. No physical tickets will be printed or provided. When you buy in advance, you're name will be present on a list at the door to assure your entry.
-Online sales close at 6pm the day of the show. The show is not- we repeat- NOT SOLD OUT unless you see a separate announcement stating so. If you miss the window for online sales, just arrive when the doors open to assure your entry. Please do not call the restaurant.
-Doors open for the show at 7:30pm. We encourage all ticket buyers to please arrive at that time, not before. Band load-in, soundcheck, lighting, and merch set up all take place before the show, and it is important those tasks are completed without distractions. We appreciate your understanding.
-The Plus reserves the right to deny service to anyone behaving in an unruly or disruptive fashion. If this occurs, you may be required to leave the show. No refunds will be provided if this occurs.