End-of-Winter Newsletter

Howdy there! Luke Warm and the Cool Hands coming straight into your web browsers with some Hot-N-Ready updates for this Spring… Check it out!


The band was fortunate enough to play a benefit for the Uganda Rural Fund at the Bulldog this past 28th of Feb, as many of you know, since you were there! The benefit ended up raising $3400 – way to go everybody! We are proud to be a part of such a selfless and generous community. Thank you so much!

Coming up this weekend, on Sunday the 15th, is the Butcher & The Boar’s 3rd Anniversary Bash. LWATCH is serving up their brand of aural deliciousness at 2pm, followed by the Jason Paulson Band and the Todd Douglas band. Come fill up your mugs with delectable meats, and your ears with eargasmic melodies as we celebrate three years of fine dinin’! Doors are at 1pm.

On April 16th we are taking the tour bus down to New Prague to participate in the “Booked” concert series at the New Prague Library. We’re playing from 7-8pm. Stop on down and check us out; no late fees, we promise!

Later on, in April on the 25th we are celebrating the return of spring at Harriet Brewing’s Sol Bock Revival Festival. Kind Country and No Man’s String Band are going to be around as well. There will be food trucks, beer, and music. Doesn’t that sound real nice? Hope to see you there!

We are also knockin’ around working on something real special at Neon Brown Studios in Crystal, MN. More info to come, so keep your ears to the ground…

Can’t wait to see you at your next LWATCH event!

Mid Winter Newsletter

Hiya, folks! The Cool Hands and Luke Warm himself wanted to let you know about all the sweet, sweet, action we’ve got simmering on the skillet… check it out:

Saturday, 2/7 (TOMORROW!) at the Nomad, LWATCH is supporting the Henhouse Prowlers. These fellers from Chicago are the real deal and we’re happy to make them feel welcome around these parts. We do hope y’all’ll join us – tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance. You can pick them up from any of the Cool Hands or at the Electric Fetus, the Nomad, or online at musictoday.com. Come on down and have a time with us! Doors open at 8:30, and we’ll open up at 9pm sharp.

Next up, at The Bulldog Downtown, Luke Warm and the Boys are excited to team up with Matt Ray, as well as The Thirsty River Band to support the Rural Uganda Fund. Ben Kaster, resident physician at UW Madison, and his Ugandan friend John Mary, founded the Uganda Rural Fund and will be going to Uganda in April to work with children and families affected by poverty, AIDS, and healthcare disparities. Come join Luke Warm and the Cool Hands, Matt Ray, and The Thirsty River band for an afternoon of fun and HOPE. LWATCH starts things off at 2 PM, followed by Matt Ray at 4, with Thirsty River playing at 6. Make sure your calendars are open on Saturday, February 28th so you can join us in supporting this great cause at The Bulldog Downtown.

Further over the horizon, Luke Warm & Co. are looking forward to kicking off the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association’s (MBOTMA) Winter Bluegrass weekend festival at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth, MN on Friday March 6 at 6:00 PM – the first of over 40 bands all weekend!  Come on down and check out the scene! Details can be found at

Don’t forget to check out lukewarmandthecoolhands.com for all the latest info!

See you real soon, now, and don’t be strangers!


L.O.V.E. supports UGANDA — A Concert for HOPE

Come enjoy bluegrass at its finest playing to ensure that others’ grass has the ability to grow..

All proceeds support the education of orphans and vulnerable children in rural Uganda. Let’s join the Uganda Rural Fund movement to empower children through education, health care, and shelter, enabling them a brighter future.
Matt Kaster banjo player for Lukewarm and the Coolhands is supporting the efforts of his brother, Ben Kaster, who is a Resident physician at UW Madison. Ben and his friend, John Mary from Uganda, founded Uganda Rural Fund and will be going to Uganda in April to work with the children and families affected by poverty, AIDS, and healthcare disparities. Come join Lukewarm and the Coolhands, Matt Ray and The Thirsty River band for a night of fun and HOPE.

Please join us at 1pm Saturday February 28th, 2015 at for a wonderful time for an incredible benefit. L.W.A.T.C.H. will start the live music at 2pm. Matt Ray at 4pm and Thirsty River plays at 6pm.
Bulldog Downtown:
1111 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-0638

Learn about the children at www.ugandaruralfund.org


Luke and the Cool Ones will be performing their new-school old-timey music at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association’s (MBOTMA) Winter Bluegrass weekend festival at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth, MN on Friday March 6 at 6:00 PM.

Looks like we’ll be kicking off the whole event.

There are tons of string-bands playing this weekend and we have always had a blast attending this event in the past.

Very excited to be playing it for the first time.

More info here.


Boom Boom’s Beds and Bluegrass

Hey now!

Boom Boom’s Beds and Luke Warm and the Cool Hands invite you to Beds, Beers, and Bluegrass this Saturday, December 13th from 4 to 8pm.  Join us for a night of LIVE music and drinks to help raise donations for Boom Boom’s Beds!!!

Boom Boom’s Beds is a non-profit organization helping families with the immediate need for beds as they transition into new homes. The mission of Boom Boom’s Beds is to provide beds and linens to children and families who may have recently experienced homelessness in the Twin Cities.

This LWATCH sponsored event is being organized by our dear friend Michael Allen. Boom Boom’s Beds was founded in memory of Michael Allen’s late father, Mike “Boom Boom” Allen. Please come out and celebrate an amazing cause!!!! We are truly excited to help out such a great cause, and drink exquisite beer at the very same exact time!

APPETIZERS & DRINKS: 4:00 – 6:00

RAFFLE DRAWING: 6:00 – 6:30

LWATCH: 6:30 – 8:00

All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to purchasing new beds & linens.

Thanks and Love,

Luke Warm and the Cool Hands

What’s new?

Fans of LWATCH,

Next Friday, September 19th, Luke Warm and the Cool Hands will be gracing the Bauhaus Brew Labs in Nordeast, Minneapolis with their presence.  Brewskis will be pouring at 3pm, and music starts flowing at 6pm.  We’ll be playing two sets, finishing up around 7:45/8pm.  This will be our big send off before Boats and Bluegrass in Winona, MN where the band will be performing the Bluegrass Brunch Hour at 10:30am on Saturday, September 27th - on the main stage!  Hope you can make it to one or both of these events.


See you soon!