Fall 2012 Shows and Dates!

All’s well in Clovis Mann Land. Here are some dates to catch the road show!


21st Dan Walkner solo at The Comeback In 5-7 PM

24th Waverly in Two Rivers, WI 9:30-1:30 AM Dan’s birthday pre-party

25th Neshotah Park in Two Rivers, WI music starts at 2 PM with Willie Walkner, Iggy Rae Vicious, State Maps, and Clovis Mann und Friends. Bring a dish to pass, barrels on hand, but you may want to bring relief. It is a Saturday in Two Rivers, for the kry-aye.

30th Elbo Room in Chicago IL with Attack Cat, Intelescope, Help Desk, and The Outer Vibe. 8 PM-? Charity event


6th Recreational Rythms at Elvejem Park in Madison, WI All day/afternoon party. Lots of bands. Charity event.

7th Tonic Room in Chicago, IL Show starts around 10. $5, our home away from home in the City of Big Shoulders.

8th Magstock. If you don’t know, ask us!

13th The Rigby Pub in Madison, WI 9:30 showtime, we’re threatening to play a rare acoustic show. Details to follow.

14th Cold Shot in Appleton, WI 9:30 showtime. Dave and Sherry are some of our favorite bar owners, so come down and say howdy.

20th Showboat Saloon in Wisconsin Dells, WI (duh) 10:00 PM showtime. Free bacon on Thursdays. Seriously.

21th Mousetrap in Eau Claire, WI. 10 PM.

22nd Kruse In in Wausau, WI. 10PM.

26th Mr. Robert’s in Madison, WI. 10 PM with our buds Smooth Money Gesture from Colorado.

29th WIJAM Festival in Black River Falls. Music and festivities all weekend with the Wisconsin’s finest jam bands.


13th Crystal Corner Bar in Madison, WI. 9:30 PM details TBA. Show WBAR (that means will be awesome regardless.)

20th Busted Lift in Dubuque, IA. 10 PM. Great dank basement of rock. Seriously, its a great room.

26th Kruse In in Wausau, WI. Our monthly check in to make sure Boo is making things sound tasty.

More dates coming soon, so stay tuned!!! Please?

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Western Tour March 2012!

Off we go on another Wild West adventure.  What will this trip have in store for the fellas?  Bear wolf and Yeti sightings?  UFOs?  Land Squids?  Yes, and so much more!!!  Check back for updates!!!


7th High Noon Saloon – Summer Camp Battle of the Bands 8:00 P.M.  Tuning up before we hit the actual road.  Come make some noise and help the Mann get into Summer Camp!  $5

8th Mr. Robert’s in Madison, WI – Last home game before the west coast swing.  Showtime is 9:30 PM and FREE as always!

9th Haymarket in Decorah, IA – Good times, great place.  9:00 PM  From here we will procure our supplies.  Thanks Matt!

10th Bob’s Tavern in Lincoln, NE – Our first trip to Lincoln.  We’re ready.  Are they?  Where to next? We’d love to look around!!?

11th Quixote’s in Denver, CO – Love this place.  Big room, so let’s fill ‘er up!

12th Pearl St. Pub in Boulder, CO – So excited to let it snap in Boulder.

13th D-Note in Arvada, CO – Another new stop for us.  Hopefully the first of many!

14th Today we will be thrift shopping and looking for pearl snap shirts and wolf/freedom eagle t-shirts.  Wish us luck.  We may have to caulk our wagon this day.

15th Snake River Saloon in Keystone, CO – We owned this place last year, and played an extra night at the request of management.

16th First St. Pub in Nederland, CO – Everyone loves Ned.  Why buck the system?

17th Main Street Grille in Edwards, CO – This town is named after Mr. Edwards from Little House on the Prairie.  Although I made that up, the Main St. Grille is, in fact, on Main St.

18th Driving and crying.  Periodic stops for coffee and jerky.  Most likely, we will return to a ticker tape parade.

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More Tour Dates!

Here ya go, moving and shaking!


12th Branch St. Retreat in Middleton, WI  9-1 A.M.

2oth Fire on Water in Milwaukee, WI 10-2 A.M.

21 Elbo Room in Chicago, IL  9-1 A.M. details to follow

28 Cold Shot in Appleton, WI 9:30-1:30 A.M.


3rd Legends details to follow

9th Showboat in WI Dells 9-1 A.M.

10th Popcorn Tavern in LaCrosse, WI  10-2 A.M.

11th Mousetrap in Eau Claire, WI 10-2 A.M.

23rd Up & Under in Milwaukee, WI 10 A.M.

24th Kruse In in Wausau, WI 9:30 A.M.

Western Tour you ask?  Details coming SOON!!!!!!!!!!

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Fall/ Winter Dates

Lots of stuff happening in the upcoming months.  We’re working on some new original material that should emerging at the live shows very soon.  Also tinkering with a few songs from some of our favorite writers, so check out a show and let us know what you think.  Lots of big shows on tap and we’re super jacked about that.  Dig.

Nov.10 Dan solo at Fisher King Winery in Mt. Horeb, WI  6:30  to 8:30 PM

Nov. 11 Jay St. Joint in LaCrosse, WI 9:30-1:30 AM

Nov . 18 Intermissions in Wausau,WI 9-1 AM

Nov. 19 Parlor City Pub in Cedar Rapids, IA

Nov. 23 Craig Baumann with Bill and Dan Walkner  at The Waverly in Two Rivers, WI 9:30-1:30 AM

Dec. 1 Encore Room on the Stevens Point campus Steven’s Pt., WI with Moonboot Posse 9-1 AM

Dec. 2 Regent St. Retreat in Madison, WI 9:30-1:30 AM

Dec. 3 Big Apple in Rockwood, WI benefit 6-8 PM

Dec. 9 Shank Hall in Milwauke, WI with Soapbox Project and Lower 5th 9:00-1:00 A.M.

Dec. 10 Busted Lift in Dubuque, IA  9:30-1:30 AM

Dec. 16 Mousetrap in Eau Claire, WI 9:30-1:30 AM

Dec. 17 Trempeleau Hotel in Trempeleau, WI 9-1 A.M.

Dec. 31 NYE Bash at Mr. Robert’s with Sandrose 10-the wee hours

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August Dates!

Two unidentified, yet stunningly handsome, men ponder when Clovis Mann will put some info up about up-coming live perfomances. They appear to be playing cribbage in Casper, WY while consuming beer. Good news boys! Here's your fix!!


5th IQ’s in Green Bay 9:30 PM

6th  Beach Harbor in Sturgeon Bay 9:00 PM

9th  Dan W. solo at The Comeback In in Madison 5:30-7:30

11th  People Fest (more details to follow)

12th  Cold Shot in Appleton 9:30 PM

13th  New Diggings General Store  in New D., 9:00 PM

18th  Majestic Theatre Summer Jam Series with Honest Monday 9:00 PM

19th  Fire on Water in Milwaukee

20th  Bird’s Nest in Chicago, IL

25th Quaker Steak in Middleton 6:00 PM

26th  The Waverly in Two Rivers 9:30 PM

29th  Dan W. solo at The Comeback In 5:30-7:30 PM (it’s his birthday)

We’re also at Mr. Robert’s every Wednesday from 10 to close, so pop in and say howdy.

Calendar for Fall is filling fast, so check back for updates!!

Expect fog, lights, and shiny backdrops when Clovis Mann comes to your town.

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Spring/Summer Tour Dates!

Dan yelling, "Hooty Hoot, check out these dates!"

May 19th-21st   Jam for Jamaica Fest  One of WI’s truly finest musical weekends.  Members of Clovis Mann will be appearing Thurs. (Pat with Smokin’ Bandits) and Friday (the Dans with Dirty Diesel Jack’s Epic Bazaar).  Follw the link for ticket info!

June 4th  Madison Area Music Awards – We are up for Blues Album of the Year and a few other awards, so go vote.  The proceeds benefit children’s music programs.

June 10-12  Bandit County Fair  DeSoto, WI.  Clovis Mann plays,  Smokin’ Bandits, and many more!  Lots of bands, lots of B, lots of Pearl St. Beer.   Follow the link for ticket info!!!

June 16th Thursday – Up & Under in Milwaukee, WI.  A great old Milwaukee standard.  10-?

June 17th Friday – The Jay St. Joint in Lacrosse, WI.  Arguably, WI’s most loyal fans.  9-? A.M. with our good pals Circle of Heat.  This will be a slide guitar tour-de-force coutesy of Walkner and Alane.

June 18th Saturday – Ifdakamp  Kiel, Wi.  Another stop on the festival circuit, and this will be a nasty bunch of music!  Follow the link for ticket info!

June 23rd Thursday – Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton, WI.  “Classic Car Night”  We’ll try not to peel the paint off of these classic hoopties with volume.  FREEE!!!

June 24th Friday – Nashotah Clubhouse in Nashotah, WI.  One of the best roadhouses out there.  9-1 A.M.  FREEEE!!!!  Ya never no who will stop by and sit in.  Well, you might.

June 25th Saturday – The Bank  in Dubuque, IA.  Love this place.  9-1 A.M.  FREEEE!!!!

July 1st Friday – Mr. Robert’s in Madison, WI.  Our home.  Always FREE, always funky!  10-?

July 2nd Saturday – Crivestivus in Crivitz, WI.  New stop on the festival tour.  Details at the link….

July 15th – Malarkey’s in Wausau, WI.  We’ll be joined by our new friends Meantooth Grin.  Both of our bands have appeared on the Great Northern Blues Society’s “Bake Sale” compilations.  9-1 for lots of, well, fun!

July 23rd – Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire, IL  with our pals Steel Chops.  Legendary venue, big night of music. 

July 29th – Sugar River Shakedown  in Green County, WI.  Another sweet fest.  Check it out.

July 30th – Isenroo.  Top secret.  Also on the bill is Willie Walkner and Stray Voltage.  Contact a Mann directly for info.

More addition coming up including a bunch of solo and duet shows!  Check back!!


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Western Tour Recap (as told to my girlfriend’s Mom via email)

Plourde wondering what Walkner’s cats are thinking, as Jamie looks on.

Hope your birthday was enjoyable.  We had a sunday funday including a bike ride and BBQ.
Our trip out west was a smashing good time.  We started in Iowa City and played to no one in particular.  The band we were on the bill with insisted that they go first because they had a long ride ahead of them after the show.  Of course, we were going to Fort Collins and they were going to western Indiana, so we were slightly confused by this.  They proceeded to stick around throughout our whole set, and when we were leaving, they continued to get hammered at the bar.  Kind of a noodle scratcher.
First CO show was in Loveland.  For some reason, a very odd guy decided to open up about his life story to me (not unusual, people do this a lot) including the fact that he was awake for the last 36 hours because of a meth binge.  I kept a close eye on the tip jar after that.  Other than that, everyone was really cool and we had a lot of fun.  We stayed with a guy from Madison who was good friends with Erica from West.  I had no idea about that going in, since Jamie set up our sleeping arrangements for this part of the tour.  After the show we went back to his house and watched a reply of the Super Bowl.  The Packers won again!
Next stop was Keystone.  We played 2 very fun shows at a place called the Snake River Saloon.  On the walls, they had collages from years gone by made out of old Polaroid pictures.  We were looking at the one from 1978 and saw three guys on there that looked exactly like us.  We took pictures of the pictures and I’ll show them to you some time.  Very eerie.  Also, I befriended a giant Pyrenes dog with a giant head named Luka.  After our set, she went up on stage and took a nap right by all of my gear.  This thing’s head was like a cow head.  Huge.
Denver was fun/weird.  Saw some old friends, Beth stopped by the venue and bought us a round, and we played our show.  We opened for a band called LandSquid.  Very strange euro-dance music played by a very hairy shirtless drummer and a German wannabe named Peracles.  We was a very convincing false-Deutscher and even convinced our actual German friend Felix. 
Jackson started out horrible and finished miraculously.  We started playing our gig, which was at a place right on the Town Square, and basically cleared the place out in about 20 minutes.  Total exodus.  Very frustrating.  After our set break, the place started filling up.  We played “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and a riot of joy very nearly erupted.  After that, we could do no wrong, which was a much needed relief.
Casper.  Megean and Derek got some of their friends to have a BBQ for us, which was very generous and very fun.  I ate 2 brats and a cheeseburger.  And 4 stuffed mushrooms.  So good.  The show at the Wonder Bar was incredibly fun.  Our opening act, Luke Zapf,  was an incredible songwriter and very entertaining.  One guy was heckling when there was any break in the action, and he I were going back and forth.  People were laughing, and we all had a litttle fun with it.  We also sold out all of our CDs that night, not something I had expected.
I’m very excited to hit the road again, even if it’s rails not roads.  I’ve never taken the train and am very intrigued by the idea.  I’ll talk to you soon!
Enjoy the upcoming spring!


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