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All It Takes

“All It Takes” is a film featuring the Milwaukee bluegrass band Chicken Wire Empire. What began as a small video project expanded into an hour long film, featuring individual interviews with each member.


Filmed over the course of 2017 by director Ross Monagle, “All It Takes” follows the band as they travel Wisconsin, recording at the Riverside Theater (Milwaukee), performing at the Source Public House (Menasha), The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee), and Gibraltar (Milwaukee).

5 live tunes are included in the film, recorded and mixed by sound engineer Sam Donoghue at the Riverside Theater:
Old Dangerfield,  Still in Love With You,  Shotguns & Doublewides,  Rope, and Maker.

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