"Under the Venus Moon"
Chippewa Falls man among top candidates for Best Jazz Album Grammy nomination.
Newly released in August of 2021 by Stellar Sound, this is a collection of Mario Friedel’s songs arranged for big band jazz by Tom Washatka, featuring the legendary Wisconsin vocalist Janet Planet and a superb collaboration of musicians.
Sunshine in the Rain
Our upcoming EP due out in November.
“On the bus after the Eau Claire show Thursday night. A visit from my friend Mario Friedel and his wife, Sherry. Mario and I were band mates in the group, White Duck back in ‘71! Great to see you, brother. You haven’t changed a bit in 48 years!”
Meet Songa Acoustic Duo
Experience an intimate evening of original music with Songa. Singer/Songwriters Mario and Sherry Friedel will take you on a journey through Americana. Their new release, “Dreams are in the Making” is a unique vocal and instrumental blend of songs about love, life, loss, resilience and hope. These artists perform folk, country, bluegrass, blues, country rock and jazz in true original, Americana styles. As multi-instrumentalists rooted in the Nashville songwriting tradition, Songa will share their honest lyrics and pure vocal harmonies to create an event to remember.
Songa performs at fine art series events, festivals, wineries, breweries, distilleries, coffee houses and house parties.