Cheech’s Deecefest 2022 Artist Lineup

The Crush Brothers
The Crush Brothers, a veritable “supergroup”, formed spontaneously during a jam session on December 31, 2018. The band includes Heatbox, Reed Grimm, Mark Joseph and Alex Steele. 
Joe and Vicki Price
From coast to coast, and from concerts, to clubs, to outdoor festivals, the Price’s singular vision and dazzling, irresistible live performances continue to etch a steady, upward arc.
White Iron Band
The White Iron Band is a high-energy renegade American roots band specializing in foot-stompin, forget-what-troubles-ya music. With energy to blow your face off and enough soul to well your eyes, the band is best taken live with friends and strangers.

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and Blue Max
Howard Luedtke, also known as Howard “Guitar” Luedtke, is an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and musician. Luedtke is considered one of the best slide guitar players in the American midwest, and currently tours with his band Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blue Max.
TUGG
TUGG continues to prove why they’re a fast rising star of the alternative reggae/ska scene. All of the bands last 5 releases have debuted in the Top 50 of the iTunes Reggae Chart. Their 2012 EP “Home Brew” climbed all the way to #2 and spent 3 weeks in the Hot 100 iTunes Reggae Album Chart. Their 2013 album “Mazes” was recorded and produced by PASSAFIRE’S Ted Bowne.
Flibbertijibbet
Formed in 1991 and two things have remained constant; Drew Dockry’s singing, songwriting, guitar playing and vision and the continuous commitment to original music.
WRST
WRST was formed in 2017 at a series of jams at the Popcorn Tavern in La Crosse, WI out of absolute necessity due to the ease with with the four play with one another. While their songwriting style centers mostly around guitar-driven alternative rock, these gentlemen take an anything-goes approach to performance with no iterations of a song being exactly alike. WRST released their first full-length album, 12 Legged Luncheon, in June of 2021 – which showcases their commitment to versatility in the garage setting and finding new things in familiar territory.
Luke and Cheech Show
An acoustic duo who have been performing for over 20 years in the La Crosse and surrounding areas. Sweet vocal harmonies and blues riffs will be heard playing their own tunes and the hits of others.
Shay and Bri Cody
This Father Daughter duo combining genres of music ranging from classic and country, to modern and original.
Mr. Blink
Mr. Blink is a La Crosse band that has been generating smiles and dancing for over 30 years. Their music is fun, diverse, and relatable. With classic covers and memorable originals, Mr. Blink rides the music wave of nostalgia and fresh takes. They have three full length albums, “Tune Up”, “Free and Loafing in La Crosse”, and “Throwback” with another album in the works. Mr. Blink loves to play to local audiences and good people everywhere.
Matt Mahlum
This prolific songwriter hails from La Crosse’s infamous Liberty Street. He has come on strong to the scene as a vocal powerhouse and composer.
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High and Rising
Out of the north midwest and the banks of the mighty Mississippi River grew this “Groovy Grass” band of music makers. High & Rising most often plays as a quartet, with a unique combination of instruments that bring a fresh groovy sound to the Bluegrass & Folk Americana scene. The band, led by Laura Farley (upright bass/vocals) and supported by Jym Farley (acoustic guitar), Ben Rohde (percussion) and Harrison Olk (Banjo) have quickly made a name for themselves through their prolific songwriting and performances along-side many notable musicians in the upper midwest music scene.

Matt Monsoor
Matt Monsoor is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and composer. A quintessential DIYourselfer living in the driftless that enjoys creating art using a variety of mediums. Embracing these influences but not necessarily resembling any of them .. Talking Heads, T.V on the Radio, Blake Mills, Radiohead, Allen Toussaint, and Fiona Apple.
The Lake Effect
Stacy Hanson (Red Sky Warning) and Andy Hughes (TUGG) form the creative collective known as The Lake Effect; their honest and genuine approach to songwriting includes dual-part harmonies to create truly memorable songs
Knee High July
Bluegrass-flavored blues rock’n’roll from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Songs about wistfullness, whiskey, women, and work.  
Matt Becker has enjoyed playing with several local bands including Innocuous Voodoo, TUGG, Old Soul Society, Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball, Mr Blink, Flibbertijibbet, Tommy Bentz Band, and Slow No Wake.
Brian Beard
Brian Beard is a musician, teacher and massage therapist based out of La Crosse, originally from Wisconsin Dells. Primarily a bass player, Covid-19 forced him to start playing more solo gigs as a guitar player and singer. Playing everything from Sinatra to Sublime and some originals.

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