Chicken Wire Empire is performing at the 2018 Blue Ox Music Festival

Chicken Wire Empire

Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in the music of Milwaukee’s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire. Since their formation in 2014, Ryan Ogburn (mandolin), Jordan Kroeger

(upright bass), Greg Brundage (guitar), Jon Peik (banjo) and Ernest Brusubardis IV (fiddle) have wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands on the local and regional music scene. With the addition of Jon Peik (banjo), Ernest Brusubardis IV (fiddle), and Greg Brundage (guitar), a new sound was found in Milwaukee, and Chicken Wire Empire joined the roster of high energy jamgrass. The band’s journey from traditional to progressive style of music was documented by director Ross Monagle in the film, All It Takes, and premiered in 2016 at the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee. Their latest album, What Moves Mountains, was recorded at Axis Recording by Vinny Millevolte, and mastered by Justin Perkins. With support from their family and friends, What Moves Mountains was released January 1, 2019.