Milwaukee, WI

Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of upright bassist Johanna Rose and guitarist Carl Nichols. The two have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings elements of West African music and blues while Johanna brings her experience playing bluegrass, folk and jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul-stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break the rules, the two have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Thursday August 1st from 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM at Lou's Brew Cafe & Lounge
Thursday August 1st from 8:55 PM - 9:45 PM at Copper Rock Coffee Company
Friday August 2nd from 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM at City Center Plaza Atrium
Friday August 2nd from 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM at Lawrence Chapel - MAIN STAGE