The Acoustic Collective

The Acoustic Collective

Once Upon A Time…Field & James were a duo writing originals and entertaining around the area.  They had an Electric Band with bass and drums and played country music at the local fish fries and pubs.  It was fun.

Meanwhile, in a church nearby…Tennessee Delores and Indiana Bill were singing harmonies and arranging contemporary sacred music.  Then, one Sunday the four met to discover that singing harmony is a blast!  Bill and James could work the guitars to free James for some groovin’ solos.  Delores and Field divided up parts with the guys and they set to work arranging their favorite songs.  As they started playing around town, their setlist grew from seven songs to over thirty.

The “Acoustic Collective” collaborates to create their spin on classic songs from the 60’s and 70’s.  These harmony rich songs send a feel-good vibe in songs by Simon & Garfunkel, America, The Mamas & The Papas, Buffalo Springfield, CS&N, Alison Krauss, the Dixie Chicks and more.  Come on out and sing along!

Acoustic Collective at the Come Back In (Summer)
Thank you, Terry Talbot Photography

Songs & Crew (James Eisele, Bill Rushmore – Guitars/Vocals; Pete Olig – Bass; Delores Jenison, Field Stark – Vocals)

Cowboy Take Me Away (Dixie Chicks) – 0:00 to 3:06 (Gals)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) – 3:07 to 4:37 (James, Lead)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) – 4:39 to 5:17 (James, Lead)
Give It Up or Let Me Go (Bonnie Raitt) – 5:19 to 6:58 (Featuring Maurice Thaler on Harmonica and Delores/Field, Vocals)
Payday (Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks) – 7:15 to 8:52 (Bill, Lead)
Get Together (The Youngbloods) – 9:05 to 12:55 (James, Lead)

Epic Rainstorm Arrives:
California Dreaming (The Mamas and The Papas) – 12:56 to 20:03 (Guys/Gals)

Please come hear us around town!

Saturday, February 25th from 7-9PM – Lakeside St. Coffee House (402 West Lakeside St., Madison) Visit their spaciously comfy coffee house for food and drinks. See them online at:

Sunday, February 26th – 10AM – All are welcome to worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Oregon, WI (408 N. Bergamont Blvd). It’s a Sunday of contemporary music and we hope you’ll join us at:

Saturday, March 18th from 7-9:30PM – Tuvalu Coffeehouse (300 S. Main St., Verona by Miller’s Grocery) We’ll be singing our way through snowstorms, ready to launch new tunes for James’ birthday bash! Visit Tuvalu at:

Saturday, May 20th from 7-9:30PM – Tuvalu Coffeehouse (300 S. Main St.,Verona by Miller’s Grocery). Join us for a night of sweet harmonies, sparkles and treats. Pull up a chair in a colorful, whimsical atmosphere surrounded by local art, steaming mugs and tiny tables. Check out the mouth-watering choices here

HISTORICAL  2010-2016 – Around town from the The Come Back In, The Brink Lounge, Essen Haus, Brink Lounge, Tuvalu Coffeehouse, Talula’s, The Claddaugh, Gray’s Tied House, The Club Tavern, VFW in Cottage Grove, VFW Lakeside, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Sprecher’s, Quaker Steak & Lube (Middleton and Janesville), Middleton Sports Bowl, Ten Pin Alley and tons of back road bars from Clinton to Poynette.  Ask us about playing for your birthday party or special celebration!