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 and becoming players in the Upper-Midwest, regional 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.

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At First Glance

by Avian Aura

Released 6/15/2018




Aloft- O’hare

January 5 | Chicago, IL | 7p

Hop Haus

January 11 | Verona, WI | 7p


Lakeside Street Coffee House

January 18 | Madison, WI | 7p

Con Amici

February 2 | Baraboo, WI | 7p

Minocqua Brewing Company

February 23 | Minocqua, WI | 8p

Brix 340

March 2 | Waunakee, WI | 7:30p