Nationally touring newgrass act whose unbounded original sound ranges from lightning-fast bluegrass to fiery funk to soulful folk.
Starting in 2015 from a front porch in the college town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Armchair Boogie can be defined by their fast pickin’ skills and infectious grooves. Augie Dougherty (banjo, vocals) and Ben Majeska (guitar, vocals) began playing under the name before welcoming two members to complete the band. The addition of Eli Frieders (bass) and Denzel Connor (drums) as the driving rhythm section allowed Armchair Boogie to become a bluegrass, up-tempo, jammin-funkgrass outfit.
In the spring of 2018, Armchair Boogie moved to Madison, WI where they released their first self-titled album. During this time they began touring around Wisconsin, the Midwest, and across America to share their tunes and contagiously playful personalities. Their journeys on the road have led them to stages such as Blue Ox, Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Summer Camp, and Merlefest. They’ve had the honor to share the spotlight with The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Kitchen Dwellers, Pert Near Sandstone, and jammed with many more.
Armchair Boogie returns to the MPOH on Saturday, June 2, 2023 at 8 pm. Advanced sale tickets will be $25 for the first two rows and boxes ($30 day of the show) and $15 for the lower and upper level ($20 day of the show) plus applicable Eventbrite fees. Tickets go on sale for Friends of the MPOH on Friday, February 10 and for the general public on Friday, February 24.