“Drawing from French swing, Hawaiian slack key, Parisian waltz and other styles, Mal-o-Dua's sound is one of the most eclectic in town.” - Isthmus Magazine “Isthmus Picks”

"...a sound you won’t hear anywhere else this summer. Expect a high-energy acoustic show, peppering in historical anecdotes about the music they present to give it context."
- Door County Pulse

"While there's plenty of history and skill in the music, Mal-O-Dua's playful, loose style travels well..." - Scott Gordon for Tone Madison

Listen To The Band Here!
Read About The Band In The Wisconsin State Journal Here!

For all booking inquires please email the band!
Or call Chris Ruppenthal at (608)217-2758

Concerts and Festivals

Mal-O-Dua has played in a variety of concert settings including theaters, outdoor summer festivals, university and city concert series, house concerts, club gigs, and more.  If you would like to add some truly unique world music to your schedule roster please contact us!


La Fête de Marquette Festival - Madison, WI
Wild Rice Concerts - Menominee, MI
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Convention - Fort Collins, CO
Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest - Madison, WI
Neenah Public Library Concert Series - Neenah, WI
Fishstock Concert Series - Fish Creek, WI
Sugar Maple Traditional Music Fest - Madison, WI
Cajun In The Country - Columbus, WI
Weyenberg Public Library Concert Series - Mequon, Wi

The Sh**ty Barn Sessions - Spring Green, WI
River Arts Concert Series - Prairie du Sac, WI
The Cotter House Concert Series - Shawano, WI
Marquette Waterfront Festival - Madison, WI
Strollin' Verona Concerts - Verona, WI

Weddings, Corporate Events, and Private Parties

Mal-O-Dua has had experience performing at a wide range of weddings, corporate events, private parties, and gatherings of every kind! We would be happy to discuss the details of your event and work with you to offer your guests a truly unique experience.  We can offer the duo or a larger band depending on your needs.  We can perform a wide range of both instrumental background music that is perfect for cocktail hours and more powerful danceable jazzy styles that will get your guests moving!  If you would like to book the band or have any questions please get in touch!