Cabooze Friday/Olde Pine Saturday

Bob Wootton is coming back to MN for Two Nights. Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton – Guaranteed Cash.

Join us in Minneapolis on Friday, January 13th when we headline the Cash Only XII event.

Then help us put Pine Island, MN on the map with a hometown concert on Saturday Night January 14th.

Details on the shows page!

Caribou Coffee Song of The Week

Go to Caribou Coffee
(Kahler, Marketplace North and St. Marys 2nd Street locations) in Rochester MN.
Get a FREE download of this weeks Americana Showcase Featured Artists!

Next Showcase is Wednesday, January 18th – 7:30PM
“Songwriter’s In The Round”
Hayward Williams/Dan Israel/Bethany Larson/Brandon Sampson

Buy Tickets at or call 507-282-8481

I Hear That Train A Comin’

Guaranteed Cash – The Songs and Sounds of Johhny Cash
We are hitting the road with Bob Wootton – Johnny Cash’s Legendary Guitarist and we’re comin’ to a city near you this August!

Order the NEW CD “Guaranteed Cash” from our store:

Click on any of the cities below to get ticket information:
August 19 – Kasson, MN
August 20 – Rochester, MN – Americana Showcase Fall Series Kick Off Concert! SOLD OUT
August 21 – Melrose, MN
August 25 – MN State Fair Leinie Lodge Bandshell
August 25 – New Ulm, MN
August 26 – MN State Fair Leinie Lodge Bandshell
August 26 – Wabasha, MN
August 27 – Austin, MN
August 28 – Cannon Falls, MN

Bob Wootton, “the man behind the man in black,” played lead guitar for Johhny Cash from 1968-1998. His first album recorded and released with Cash in 1969 was “live at San Quentin”. Listen closely and you’ll hear one of the inmates yell “Where’s Luther, Johnny?” Cash explains that Luther Perkins had passed away a few months before, and that a new guitar player had joined the group. That man was Bob Wootton.

Wootton was part of the original “Tennessee Three.” During his 30 years with Johnny Cash, he played famous concerts at Madison Square Garden and The Houston Astrodome. The tour included other country legends: Carl Perkins, The Statlers, and the Carter family. Wootton appeared with Cash at prisons and the White House, he played on Austin City Limits, and before the Queen of England. He played through the group’s last public tour in 1998. Few people know Johnny Cash and his music as closely as Wootton does.

After swearing to never play music again, Wootton had a change of heart in January 2004. He agreed to play a weekend long Johnny Cash tribute in Minneapolis, MN. Needless to say both shows sold out. Wootton has been making regular appearances ever since with his Minneapolis-based band Six Mile Grove, who also serve as his opening act. Six Mile Grove has been a name to know on the Midwest music scene for the past 10 years, and their energetic style compliments Wootton’s laid back stage presence. Their brand of ballads and story-driven songs pays tribute to the simplicity and genius of Johnny Cash. Jack Sparks, of the Minneapolis City Pages comments: “[Wootton] own[s] the stage like a pro… authenticity rocks.”

Live Concert Airs May 12th on KSMQ TV


Click Here For a Preview

AUSTIN, MINN. — KSMQ Public Television, in partnership with KMSU Public Radio will be presenting an Americana Music Showcase recorded live at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. The concert will air Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 8:00PM.

The Concert will be re-broadcast on the following dates:
May 16th 8PM
May 18th 12 Noon
May 20th 12 Noon
May 26th 9PM

To Order a DVD of the Concert please email:

Americana music is a moving, influential flavor combining the blue collar sweat of rock and roll and the humble grit of honky tonk. Six Mile Grove yields the energy of American rock and the simplicity of classic country music, delivered with pure farm boy charm.
Six Mile Grove was founded in 1997 in Lyle, MN by brothers Brandon and Brian Sampson, Barry Nelson and Dezi Wallace. Dana Cooper of Nashville, Tennessee has been performing bluegrass music since 1973. Experience the music that provides the credibility of a life lived with genuine hillbilly passion.

Funding for this concert is provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
KSMQ Public Media, Inc., is based in Austin, Minnesota, and serves the surrounding areas of Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mason City, Mankato, Winona, and other communities throughout Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. KSMQ tells the stories of our region in order to honor the past, engage with the present, and inspire the future.

KMSU-FM, Mankato and KMSK-FM, Austin are licensed to Minnesota State University, Mankato. KMSU is a proud member of Ampers – Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.

Contact Information:
Danica Olson – KSMQ Communications/PR Coordinator
(507) 433-0638 |

The Loring Theater Minneapolis, MN

Friday Night February 25th
Six Mile Grove is coming in for an all-too-rare Twin Cities appearance, Martin Devaney and his band are fresh off the release of the new LP “The West End” and special guest Sheridan Fox is stepping away from his role in His Mischief to strum some catchy acoustic tunes. – The Loring Theater Website

Visit The Loring Theater (Formerly The Music Box Theatre):
Buy Advance Tickets for $13.00 Here:

Steel Mule Video

David Dennison, Videographer from Delano, MN spent two days in Lyle, MN during harvest. Here’s what he came up with from the middle of a cornfield.

“I met this band last summer at a small music festival. Their music immediately painted pictures in my imagination and captured my heart. Especially this song, “Steel Mule” written by Lead Singer/songwriter Brandon Sampson, about his 87-year old grandfather who is still an active farmer. After convincing Brandon to allow me to illustrate the song, I spent a day with his grandfather during harvest. This video is the product of that day. Wonderful man, wonderful song.” -DD

Watch the “Steel Mule” Video on You

Zellar – Sampson – Kyle – Weaver

Thanks to the support of our friend James Gullickson from KMSU Radio in Mankato, MN, The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and Artists who have played the showcase – The Americana Showcase Sampler CD Volume One is available in limited edition during the month of October!

There are a couple ways to get your hands on a copy of the “Sampler”:

1: Call KMSU Radio in Mankato this week and give your support!
Any donation of $25.00 or more earns that listener/supporter a copy of “The Americana Showcase Sampler” CD It’s easy to give: Call the station at 389-5678, or toll free at 800-456-7810. Online gifts are as easy as going to and clicking on “Donate to KMSU”

2: Call the Rochester Civic Theatre at 507-282-8481 and purchase a 3 show Season Pass to The Americana Showcase Concert Series going on now through Dec 15th. The Season Pass is $45.00 and the CD is FREE. Pick up your copy at the Theatre on October 27th.

Official Website:

Americana Showcase Fall Series Line Up 2010


Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Martin Zellar
Ben Weaver
Brandon Sampson
Ben Kyle of Romantica


Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Chuck Suchy
Adam Levy and Ashleigh Still
Brandon Sampson and Barry Nelson


Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


Trailer Trash – Trashy Little Xmas Show
Six Mile Grove


The Rochester Civic Theatre
Doors 6PM. Concert 7:30 PM

$17.50 Advance. $22.00 Door.
$45.oo Season Pass (3 Shows)

Call 507-282-8481 for Tickets!


Special For Email List Members Only:

During the Month of October, purchase anything from the
Six Mile Grove Store
and we’ll throw in a copy of the Americana Showcase Sampler CD for FREE!

Americana Showcase Sampler Volume One

1. Brown Eyed Boy – Martin Zellar
2. Apollo – Brandon Sampson
3. Going Home –GB Leighton
4. Short and Sweet – Aaron Wessel
5. Dulce Et Decorum Est – Matthew Ryan with Molly Thomas
6. Goin’ Home – The Pines
7.There Ain’t No Honky-Tonks In Nashville Tennessee – Erik Koskinen
8. My Love Loves The Ocean – Sally Barris
9. Lingering Questions – Dan Israel
10. Sticks and Stones – Bethany Larson
11. Enough – Dana Cooper with Six Mile Grove
12. Jesse James – Dana Cooper
13. Making Up For Leaving You – Six Mile Grove
14. Better Word – Adam Levy
15. 10,000 Lakes – Darren Jackson
16. The First Thanksgiving – David Stoddard
17. Gunflint Trail – The Sawtooth Bluegrass Band
18. Mastadon – Charlie Parr

The Aster Cafe’

We’re bringing some Farm Boy Alt Country to St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis. The Aster Cafe’ is the latest live music venue and is proving itself to be one of the premier listening rooms in the City. We will start promptly at 9PM and will complete our presentation by 11PM. Call 612-379-3138 for Reservations. We hope you tell some friends and join the movement. Plus, we’ll be giving away some Six Mile Grove merchandise in exchange for small favors throughout the night.

The Americana Showcase Returns, Announces Fall Line-up.

On Wednesday September 22, the well loved Americana Showcase at the Rochester Civic Theatre returns for it’s 3rd season. The kick-off to the fall series includes a performance by the Nashville-based group The Waymores, which consists of the power-house songwriting trio of Grammy Award winning Don Henry, Grammy nominated Sally Barris, and the critically acclaimed Tom Kimmel. In addition, the showcase host, Six Mile Grove frontman Brandon Sampson will be performing with friends Barry Nelson, Aaron Wessel, and John Wheeler.

The Americana Showcase series will continue on Wednesday night each month with performances by Martin Zellar, Ben Kyle of Romantica, Adam Levy of the Honeydogs, as well as the return of the sold out “Trashy Little Christmas Show” with Trailer Trash, along with local farm-boy rockers Six Mile Grove.

The mission of the Americana Showcase is to celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Midwest by connecting artists with music lovers of all ages. This intention is perfectly reflected by the Rochester Civic Theatre, who hosts the event in it’s beautiful and intimate theatre space. Gregory Stavrou, Executive Director of the theatre, expresses his continued support of bringing cutting edge music to Rochester Civic Theatre by saying: “The great success of the Americana Showcase concerts demonstrate that this music deserves, by virtue of its powerful authentic contemporary aesthetic, to be heard. It is hauntingly honest and ranges from the heartbreakingly seductive to dance compelling joyfulness. This is world class Americana and those of us able to enjoy it now, unadulterated and in such an intimate setting, will surely be talking about these performances for many years to come because we are witnessing something new, important and great”.

In addition, the showcase continues to receive support from local music enthusiast Andy Chafoulias, who supports the showcase’s ability to bring in well known artists to perform in a “small-town” setting. Heidi Mestad and John Eckoff of the Rochester Downtown Alliance also continue to support to showcase, and recognize its importance as a means of sustaining a vibrant downtown art’s scene.

Season tickets are available for $55.00 (4 Shows). Individual tickets can be purchased for $17.50 in advance or $22.00 at the door. Tickets are available at or by call the box office at 507-282-8481.

Arcadia Wisconsin Here We Come!

We are gearing up for our first performance in Arcadia, WI this Saturday Night as part of the “Ashley For The Arts” celebration. The show starts at 5:30PM in the Millenium Amphitheatre. We’ll be joined by very special guests Sally Barris from Nashville, TN singing backup vocals, and “Grandpa” John Wheeler on the pedal steel guitar.