Red Star Express welcomes you

Welcome to the Red Star Express website. We're glad you stopped in to pay us a visit. Check around, we've got lots of goodies here for you.

RSE is known throughout Eastern Wisconsin for its lively performances, fast paced bluegrass, and inspirational Gospel songs and great fun on the stage. Tightly knit harmonies and precision bluegrass solos weave a style that is distinct to this band from Newton, WI.

A few years back, we coined the phrase "Newtongrass" to explain our brand of bluegrass to our listening audiences. We honor the roots of American bluegrass music, learned from the likes of Bill Monroe, the Dillards, the Stanley Brothers and others like them. Being comprised of mostly Wisconsin natives, we realize that it's pretty hard for us to copy exactly this style of music that is so entrenched in the culture of the southern US.

So, our bluegrass might sound a little different than the standards. That's why we like to say its bluegrass you might expect, but it's NewtonGrass you're gonna get!

Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming performances.

Red Star Express would be thrilled to consider playing for your event, or at your venue. Click on the contact information at right to connect with our scheduler.


Thanks Marilyn Stenske, for a great ride! You went out with an awesome performance at Salem UCC Nov. 7. The boys in the band will sure miss you! We hope you come back and sing a few with us now and again! Best wishes. You have been a great blessing to all our followers.

With great sadness.......

With great sadness.......
Zita Koch - always smiling, always enjoying the music.

We learned with great sadness on Feb. 19 of the passing of a wonderful lady and a true member of our extended Red Star Express family.
Zita Koch was affectionately known as our #1 fan. She occupied a seat at the front row of almost every concert. She loved to present the band with a request list of her favorite songs, often asking for I'll Fly Away, Angel Band or Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
This fine lady will be missed by all. We extend our condolences to her family and friends.
We had the great fortune of sharing our music with her at her care facility last Friday, not knowing it would be our last time.
God has blessed us with her love and friendship.
Rest in His arms, dear lady.

Loose Livestock CD's available

Our newest Red Star Express CD - Loose Livestock is available You can get your copy at Delta Publications, 606 Fremont Street, Kiel, M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CD is also available on the web at CD Baby! regular CD or digital download.

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Contact us for bookings

Our bookings are handled by Mike Mathes. You can contact him at the following locations.

Phone: 920-286-1312