Arts & Culture
Grammy award-winner Jerry Vandiver stops by Studio A every summer when he's in town for his annual BWCAW canoe trip. Dick & Ann welcomed him Aug. 7 for lots of fun talk and great tunes. You can learn more about Jerry and his music here.
The Ladies Music Club is a group of four women from St. Paul playing classic and contemporary folk songs.
Rendezvous Days was Aug. 7 to 9 at Grand Portage National Monument. Two of the historical re-enactors, Ray and Kelly James, joined Dick Aug. 7 to explain how the encampment and re-enactment work. And fiddler Carrie Dlutkowski played some amazing tunes of the period.
On Aug. 28, North House Folk School will host a screening of the adventure travel documentary "Kharma Bums" with filmmaker Ryan Salm. Ryan, Jeremiah Kent, and Martin Cavada joined Ann Possis Aug. 7 to talk about what it was like to travel and work in a place where 100 million people gathered. You can learn more here.
‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.
Yvonne Caruthers joined Jerry Lilja with Tuesday Classics to perform and talk about some of her favorite recordings and cello performances.
Local musicians Eric Frost (guitar) and Bill Hansen (dobro) stopped by The Roadhouse July 31 for laughter, chat, and great tunes.
"The Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Benefit Concert" will take place at Fire Hall #1 and the Schaap Community Center on Saturday, August 9.
Vladimir Yarish, an award-winning basket maker from Russia, has worked with birch bark for more than 24 years. He teaches all over the U.S., including at North House Folk School here in Grand Marais. He joined Dick in studio July 24 to talk about his craft and tell a few stories about Russia, traveling, and teaching.
Musician Ben Weaver is riding his bicycle around Lake Superior to engage people along the route in conversation about the state of our fresh water. He's performing his music at many stops along the way. He spoke with Dick, and played a few tunes, during a July 24 stopover in Grand Marais. As Ben says in this interview, "Why do we have to choose between jobs and fresh water?" You can learn more about Ben and his project here.