Saturday, June 8: Betsy Ade and The Well-Known Strangers

pridefest_milwaukee_betsyadeBetsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers play Saturday, June 8 on the Miller Lite Mainstage.

Betsy Ade and The Well-Known Strangers have been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello infused, alternative pop/rock sound.

Members Joe Adamek (acoustic guitar), Betsy Ade (lead vocals, guitar), Cameron Fair (cello), Roger Gower (drums/percussion) and John Kulas (bass guitar)  released their latest EP, “Path Away,” on May 4th, 2018 and radio stations around the country are spinning and streaming their single “Sidewalk”.

Together, the band members have an amazing mix of musical knowledge and education that provides a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar music from the ‘90s, while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich.

Betsy Ade and The Well-Known Strangers grew out of a 15+ year friendship between Ade and Adamek.  Then, after performing at a mutual friend’s wedding in May 2014, the two discussed the possibility of a music collaboration and began seeking out talent.

In February 2015, Well-Known Strangers were born. Their name comes from the idea that they were all individually “well-known” in the local music scene when they got together, but on a personal level some of them were “strangers” to one another.

Proud supporters of the fight against human trafficking, LGBTQ community, and the ongoing battle against cancer, Well-Known Strangers continue to raise awareness of these important issues through community events and their talents as musicians and artists.

Betsy Ade and The Well-Known Strangers have been recognized through numerous awards and nominations (in addition to those listed above): 2017 Milwaukee A-List “Best Local Band,” Runner-up 2017 and 2018 Shepherd Express “Best Band,” and up for 2018 and 2019 WAMI awards for “Best Rock/Pop Band.”

Well-Known Strangers music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon and heard on Pandora and Apple Music.

Connect with Betsy and the Well-Known Strangers on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud.