Harbor Stories: Unplugged featuring Miles Nielsen & Kelly Steward

411 Great Loop East Drive Ottawa, Il 61350
Dates: Feb. 12, 2023
Times: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Heritage Harbor Ottawa, 411 Great Loop East Drive, Ottawa, Il 61350

Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings.

Nielsen released his debut solo in 2009 and followed that up with “Miles Nielsen Presents the Rusted Hearts” in 2012. Then in 2016 he released album “Heavy Metall.” In 2017, Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts toured Europe, Mexico and the United States. They held a fan fest in Wisconsin Dells called the Stampede.

Weep & WIllow was started as a side project for Husband and Wife Miles Nielsen and Kelly Steward in 2016. “There’s no better way to express the genuine artistic and romantic passion that roots itself in the Americana duo then through their own words. ‘The songs and sounds of Weep and Willow are two hearts connected with one thing in common, the love of an honest song. Lyrical honesty of a man and a woman who found each other in a dark corner of life. With a connection that sings, these are two human beings, that breathe life, hope, dreams, and love.’...”- Elmore Magazine

Kelly Steward is a Midwestern American singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Rockford, IL. Her haunting indie flavored neo-traditional country meditations are a favorite in this area of the country, a grass-roots musical movement from the state that brought you Wilco. After a few storied years in Los Angeles, Kelly moved back to the Midwest to record her EP “Long Long Road” with producer and fellow musician Miles Nielsen. Traveling and playing with Miles’ band for a couple years, Kelly broke off to form her own band The Restless Kind with Greg Whitson (guitar), Scott Ford (bass) and Jesse Carmona (drums). In 2012 she released an intimate EP titled “Out From Within” . 2019 marks her full length album debut “Tales and Tributes of the Deserving and Not So” produced by Kelly and her fellow band-mate Greg Whitson. The vibe of the album is reminiscent of mid 70’s female singer-songwriters like Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez and Linda Ronstadt with a Laurel Canyon via Midwest Americana feel. You can purchase the album now via this website or most digital music platforms.

Doors open at 5pm

Dinner served from 5pm to 6:30pm (Not included in ticket price)

Show begins at 6:30pm

Must be 21 or older

For more information contact us at 815-434-4406 ext 1

*Artists/details subject to change

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