Bootleg Bessie

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee-based Bootleg Bessie is made up of Mark Becker on bass, Dicky Paul on drums and Josh Rauen on vocals/guitar. The sound this energetic trio creates is a mixture of Southern Delta blues, soul and rock. Powered by soulful slide guitar, lyrical bass lines and heart pounding percussion, this band has recently been a featured act at the Steel Bridge Songfest and earned the opportunity to open up for Booker T Jones (Booker T and the MG’s). Bootleg Bessie will release its freshman self-titled, full-length album in fall 2019.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Saturday August 3rd from 6:25 PM - 7:15 PM at Riverside Bar & Grill