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First name Tweed: Area blues band Tweed Funk launches third disc

Published April 5, 2014

In honor of the seven new original tunes on "First Name Lucky," the new CD by Milwaukee blues outfit Tweed Funk, we hit guitarist J.D. Optekar with seven questions about the WAMI Award-winning band, which has released three records in three years.

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Hounds Tooth help shape lesson in local blues history

Published Dec. 12, 2007

The Milwaukee-area scene is really growing. And right in the center of it all is Hounds Tooth, a five-piece whose take on the genre stands as a testament to community and to music history.