Avian Aura

Madison, WI locals Gary Flesher, Jr and Joan Herzing began working together in early 2014, when the pair were involved with various lineups, garnering experience in studios, and becoming players in the regional Upper-Midwest music scene.  Until then, Joan had been (and still is) active in the long-established powerhouse band, the Blue Olives, while Gary was chipping away at his songwriting skills (and still is). 

Avian Aura decidedly took flight (pun) as of late 2017, recording the first EP- At First Glance- in early 2018, and then got to work crafting and delivering a solid live performance, playing a host of venues that specialize in good vibes and positivity, and engaging with a supportive audience both on and off the stage.

Expect to hear a mix of original music with a dose of tasteful covers, an array of Joan's instrumentation (saxophone, keys, cajon, accordion, etc) and soaring vocals, and Gary working the sound board, as well as contributing on acoustic guitar and vocals.  Avian Aura is a fresh presentation to a classic concept, hoping to be present and connected, to express what it means to be human in an otherwise distant existence, and on track to continue producing content, contact and mileage.


 UPCOMING Live Shows

Art In (supporting Brooks Hubbard Band)

May 3 | Madison, WI | 7:30p

Capital Brewery

May 4 | Middleton, WI | 6p

Vines & Rushes

May 11 | Ripon, WI | 2p

Baraboo Bluff Winery

June 16 | Baraboo, WI | 1:30p

Bailey’s Run Vineyard

June 23 | New Glarus, WI | 1p

Balanced Rock Winery

June 28 | Baraboo, WI | 6p

Summer House

July 12 | Wisconsin Dells, WI | 6p

Dances with Dirt

July 13 | Baraboo, WI | 11a

Elmaro Winery

July 14 | Trempeleau, WI | 1p

Roaring Table Brewing Co

July 19 | Lake Zurich, IL | 8p

Box Factory for the Arts

July 21 | St. Joseph, MI |4p

Aurora Cellars

July 24 | Lake Leelanau, MI |6:30p

Ciccone Vineyard

July 25 | Suttons Bay, MI | 5:30p

Leelanau Wine Cellars

July 26 | Omena, MI | 5p

Mackinaw Trail Winery

July 27 | Petoskey, MI | 7p

Balanced Rock Winery

August 2 | Baraboo, WI | 6p


August 3 | Wisconsin Dells, WI | 6p

Yahara Bay Distillers

August 9 | Madison, WI | 7:30p

Bailey’s Run Vineyard

August 10 | New Glarus, WI | 1p

Big River Theatre

August 24 | Alma, WI | TBD

Elmaro Winery

August 25 | Trempeleau, WI | 1p