Phillip-Michael Scales and Ben Harold & The Rising

Aug 20:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fox River House : 211 S. Walnut St. Appleton [map]


Fox River House welcomes back to Appleton and to our patio stage, Mile of Music alumni artist Phillip-Michael Scales and making their first appearance to our stage Ben Harold & The Rising.
Growing up, Phillip-Michael Scales had an uncle who played guitar for a living. He knew it was a big deal but didn’t understand the significance that his Uncle’s name was B.B. King. Even though Phillip-Michael played guitar, he shied away from soloing and most things blues. Instead, he fell in love with songwriting when an english teacher told him “A great writer can make their reader identify with anyone.” The trouble was he couldn’t find his story in the blues.
It wasn’t until his Uncle passed away, that Scales began incorporating more of the blues into his music. “These days I’m finding more of my story in the blues. A lot has led me here between politics, my identity, and of course: Legacy.” The result is a sound he calls “Dive Bar Soul” which takes a bit of indie rock story telling and couples it with the passion of the blues. Official Site: http://phillip-michael.net
Ben Harold is a singer-songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist who combines roots, rock, and soul elements to create a unique yet familiar sound that draws people into his soulfully sung and well-crafted music. Solo or with his extremely talented band, "The Rising," he is known for putting on shows that are filled with energy, passion and connection with the audience. Ben Harold & The Rising is a 2020 WAMI nominee for New Artist of the Year. Official Site: https://benharoldmusic.com/home
Schedule: Ben Harold & The Rising - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Phillip-Michael Scales - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm