Since Purgatory Hill’s last Door County performance, they have traveled 1,000’s of miles, recorded a new album and been featured in the Los Angeles Times.
Purgatory Hill, comprised of Door County’s own pat mAcdonald and Milwaukee transplant melaniejane is coming home to perform at Sturgeon Bay’s Cherry Lanes on Saturday April 23 at 10 pm. This duo has been hard at work since August of 2007 when pat mAcdonald first saw melaniejane perform on her electric cello and invited her to “sit in on a few.” The rest is history in the making, as they have been performing non-stop ever since.
Nowadays, even though their current sound is heavy with mAcdonald’s low-down, dirty, amped-out cigarbox guitar and melaniejane’s organ and percussion, they have not abandoned their original configuration featuring guitar and electric cello. With an entire night of their own, you can see it all at Cherry Lanes on Saturday April 23. melaniejane opens with solo cello/looping at 10pm. Look for Purgatory Hill’s second studio album “Invisible Pistols” to be released later this spring.
Continuing to thrive on a state of constant evolution and the ever-increasing mileage accumulated their white Chevy Astro, we look forward to the return of this rockin’ duo!