King Wilkie’s Dream (KWD) has a mission to stretch musically and creatively, while entertaining in a way that transcends generations and connects with audiences. Bluegrass, blues, swing, Americana, country, tin pan alley, old time, and pop are all represented in the music from KWD. The band has four members John Niemann – guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocals; Shane Zack – mandolin, guitar, vocals; Vaughn Asselstine – bass, vocals, and Robbi Podrug – fiddle, vocals. King Wilkie was Bill Monroe’s horse. King Wilkie’s Dream is a fiddle tune, written by John Niemann. The band plays regularly throughout MInnesota and Wisconsin.
Grassland Jam is made possible with the support of the members of Pioneer Public Television and with contributions from the voters of Minnesota through a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
About Pioneer Public Television
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