Armchair Boogie

Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie is a nationally touring newgrass act whose unbounded original sound ranges from lightning-fast bluegrass to fiery funk to soulful folk and more. Their unique lineup features drums and electric bass backing acoustic guitar and banjo. Pair that with powerful harmonies, timeless originals, and choice covers, and you have yourself unforgettable live performances and diverse studio albums. The good word of boogie continues to spread like wildfire; keep an eye out for their third full-length studio album in 2023!

Starting in 2015 from a front porch in the college town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Armchair Boogie can be defined by their fast pickin’ skills and infectious grooves. Augie Dougherty (banjo, vocals) and Ben Majeska (guitar, vocals) began playing under the name before welcoming two members to complete the band. The addition of Eli Frieders (bass) and Denzel Connor (drums) as the driving rhythm section allowed Armchair Boogie to become a bluegrass, up-tempo, jammin-funkgrass outfit.

In the spring of 2018, Armchair Boogie moved to Madison, WI where they released their first self-titled album. During this time they began touring around Wisconsin, the Midwest, and across America to share their tunes and contagiously playful personalities. Their journeys on the road have led them to stages such as Blue Ox, Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Summer Camp, and Merlefest. They’ve had the honor to share the spotlight with The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Kitchen Dwellers, Pert Near Sandstone, and jammed with many more.

Past Shows


Mar
23
rd
2024
Turf Club
Mar
23
rd
2024
Turf Club

Armchair Boogie

Hard Times & Deadlines Tour
with AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Nov
30
th
2023
Fine Line
Nov
30
th
2023
Fine Line

Kitchen Dwellers

with Armchair Boogie
Nov
29
th
2018
7th St Entry
Nov
29
th
2018
7th St Entry

Armchair Boogie

with Barbaro and Julian Davis

More Shows

Oct
4
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

slenderbodies

with Tim Atlas
Aug
14
th
First Avenue

Buckethead

Jun
18
th
7th St Entry

Billy Allen and The Pollies

with Burning Blue Rain
Nov
3
rd
First Avenue

Allison Russell

with Kara Jackson