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The Lower 5th

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Up North Bar , 150 S Blair St, Madison

The Lower 5th

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Up North Bar , 150 S Blair St, Madison

The Lower 5th

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Up North Bar , 150 S Blair St, Madison

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The Lower 5th

The Lower 5th incorporates Folk, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Country and Bluegrass to produce a unique blend of Midwestern Soul that swings, sways, rocks, and wails. Luke Jorgensen, Cory Swadley and Paul Metz starting working together in 2010 to write and perform songs that drew from and built upon their eclectic musical roots. With the addition of Jeremy Henning (Trombone) and Audrey Pescitelli (bass), The Lower 5th grew to become a band of powerhouse musicians that play high energy music from the heart and leave it all on stage with every performance.  After the tragic loss of their leader, Luke Jorgensen, the band committed to carry on in his honor an uplifting message of Hope that continues to resonate through their music.  The Lower 5th was voted Artist of the Year at the 2018 Madison Area Music Awards and their debut album Hope won Album of the Year.   The band has performed at countless venues across central Wisconsin and has been featured at some of the Midwest’s finest Music Festivals including, Bratfest, Ragged Roots, Between the Waves Music Festival, Driftless Music Gardens’ Bonfire Festival & Peoplefest, Charity Jamboree, The Wiskeyonsin Family Reunion, Lands End & Kettle Moraine Summer Concert Series, radio and television performances as well as Monthly residency at The Up North Bar.  The Lower 5th has also performed support for national acts including Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band, Kaleo, Gangsta Grass, and The Railsplitters.