By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 19, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Riverwest musician Margaret Stutt -- aka Pezzettino -- is on the road around the Upper Midwest and she checked in today to tell us how things are going. We profiled her here at OnMilwaukee.com recently.

"Is it snowing there," she asked. "It's snowing up here in the U.P. I'm glad I brought my shovel.

"The tour has been AWESOME. I'm almost sad that I'm returning to Milwaukee, the response on the road has been overwhelming. The show last night -- on a Tuesday -- was packed!!

"Right now I'm in the U.P. lounging at Northern Michigan University Campus waiting around for a radio interview, then the show tonight. I wrote two songs in the past two days that just have stomping / snapping for instrumentation (right now). Not sure if I'll ever add accordion / piano because I really like the audience participation when the only thing going on is everyone stomping together! Someone suggested that I mic the floor to capture the stomp ... I might try that tonight.

Want to know more? Stutt is updating the blog on her Myspace page during the tour.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.