Our Story

Michelle and Mark Zanoni have been ambassadors and mainstays in the live music scene of Northern Wisconsin for many years as founding members of Red, Hot and Blue (featuring Cadillac Pete Rahn), Soul to Soul (featuring Mike and Joe Fittante of Hip Pocket), Hip Pocket, Mama’s Little Hippies (featuring Bret and Frisk Miller) and others. This has allowed them to play shows in support of America, Charlie Daniels, Three Dog Night, Jefferson Starship, Devon Allman and Duane Betts and more. Big Road has been their primary music vehicle for over 15 years and has allowed them to collaborate with some of the top musicians in the north woods. Their music is a stew of funk, soul, rock and blues brings a powerful and unique voice to the local scene. 

These days they are also joined by their two sons—Shane and Justin. Both young men are gifted musicians in their own right. Justin is a graduate of the Madison Media Institute and is usually seen behind the sound board and occasionally joins the band on guitar. Shane (Guitar) is a graduate of McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN and now performs with a number of Twin Cities music acts, including Joe and the Mechanics. He is also featured on several Big Road recordings. 

Come on out and join the family!