HUGH MASTERSON & BRIAN ELMQUIST OF THE LONE BELLOW
Hugh Masterson gives a Midwestern feel to country music songwriting. After leaving his hometown of Butternut in Northern Wisconsin, he moved to Milwaukee for college. The transition proved to be dramatic, as his jaw was broken in two places after being mugged, and his house shot through five times. However, he persisted with odd jobs, working as a janitor at a bowling alley and as an apartment painter.
When a touring band he played bass in broke up, Masterson started focusing on songwriting and fronting his own group, Hugh Bob & The Hustle. Following a full-length album and finding allies in the country music community, Masterson moved to Nashville in 2015. He’s a woodworker who has accepted tour slots opening for Anderson East, Nikki Lane, The Lone Bellow and Margo Price.
Masterson has drawn the attention Americana Music Association, CMT, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Rolling Stone, World Café, and South by Southwest. He expects to release a full-length album in the near future.
Brooklyn songwriter Brian Elmquist releases his latest EP KRIS. Inspired by legendary country songwriter Kris Kristofferson, KRIS represents an exploration of the genre that has shaped Elmquist’s writing throughout his career. With this release, Elmquist exhibits his deep southern roots and value of making music with a community of great friends, including: Becky Elmquist, Brian Griffin, Matt Knapp, Ben Mars, Brian T. Murphy, Chris Q. Murphy, Melanie Penn, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams. Produced and recorded by Brian T. Murphy. Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Griffith. Recorded live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with Manhattan as its backdrop, KRIS is a Brooklyn ode to country music.
Will I be able to sit down?
We usually have seating but it's limited and is first come first serve. Don't worry, though – you will want to be on your feet once the music starts!
Are shows wheelchair accessible?
All shows at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room are wheelchair accessible via an elevator in the Piano Room hallway. A small percentage of shows are in the Elvis Room, which is not accessible.
Whom should I contact about band bookings?
Go to the Contact Us page and select Band Booking from the category options.
Do you do separate checks?
We regret we can't provide separate checks. We still use the old-fashioned paper ticket system we've used for the past 44 years.