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!


Mid-summer Newsletter

Ahoy Ladies and Gents –
Summer is almost behind us here, and with that comes new, exciting opportunities for LWATCH.  Perhaps most exciting is we were honored with an invitation to play one of Minnesota’s best festivals, Boats and Bluegrass 2014!  This is big news for us, and we hope you all can join in on the fun, too.  Boats and Bluegrass goes down September 25th through the 28th.  What we know is we will be playing on Saturday the 27th, sometime before 1pm – so it will be an early one.  We hope you can make it.
Additionally, mark your calendars for Friday, November 21st, when we’ll be back at Harriet Brewing, sharing the stage again with Good Diction.  Remember the last time we played with them?  This band is amazing and their diction is spot on.  It should be big fun.
We are currently in cahoots with Minneapolis’ newest brewery, Bauhaus Brew Labs.  We’re trying to lock down a date that works for everyone, but we’re hoping to get something figured out in the next month.  Stay tuned for more information.
Finally, there’s a lot of talk in the LWATCH world about putting together our second album.  We’re hoping to get into studio sometime in the fall or early winter.  We have quite a bit of new material we have been working on, and we’re excited to lay it down studio style.
Hope to see you at Boats and Bluegrass, but if not there, keep your eyes and ears open for our Bauhaus event.
Thanks mucho!

Luke Warm and the Cool Hands

We’re on a boat! Don’t you eva forget.

Cool Hands to Play Boat’s and Bluegrass 2014:

Hey, hey now.

LWATCH is stoked to report we will be playing the legendary Boats and Bluegrass festival in Winona, MN this year.

Boats and Bluegrass is a yearly festival that brings together old-timey mountain music and watercraft.

We will be playing Sat Sept 27 sometime around 1.


Check the link for more info:  http://www.boatsandbluegrass.com/

See you there!  Don’t forget your PFDs.


LWATCH Spring Newsletter

Hey now!

This Saturday, May 10th , join LWATCH at the Harriet Brewing Food Truck Rally!  You should stop on by, eat some goodness, drink some delish adult bevie, meet little Winnie, and see some LWATCH.  We go on at 4pm and will play until roughly 5:30.  Come early and stay late to check out some other wonderful local music.  No cover.  Here’s the lineup:
Pushing Chain (12 pm)
Dang Ol’ Tri’ole (2 pm)
Luke Warm and the Cool Hands (4 pm)
Tommy Bentz Band (6pm)

Can you say Oberon and Oysters?  Yup – the best summer draft wheat beer, and the freshest, tastiest oysters in the city will be present at Sea Salt, located right at Minnehaha Falls, and right next to where LWATCH will be playing on Friday, May 30th!  We are super excited to sip oysters and beer on stage at Minnehaha Falls from 7-8:30pm.  Free music!

If you didn’t get your teeth soaked enough in Oberon on the 30th, come over to the State Fair grounds for the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest on Saturday, June 7th. LWATCH hits the stage at 1:30 for an hour, and then again at 3:30 for the Hootenanny Hour.  For more info about tix and beer lineup, check out the event’s website: http://www.stpaulsummerbeerfest.com/

Finally, come celebrate friends of LWATCH, Black River Revue release their new album, Spring Thaw, at the Nomad World Pub on June 27th.  LWATCH plays from 9:30 to 10:30.  Wow – just found out local band Kind Country will also be present – should be a most excellent night of music, and we’re honored to share the stage with these two great bands.

We hope to see you at one or some of the shows!