Arts & Culture
Rich Mattson and the Northstars stopped by The Roadhouse to talk and share their unique brand of original music. In studio were Rich, Germaine Gemberling, Kyle Westrick, and Curtis Mattson, and hosts Dave TerSteeg & Berta Bauer. You can learn more about Rich's music and his recording studios, Sparta Sound, here.
Dennis Larson is the lucky guy who chooses new foods each year for the MN State Fair. He chatted with Berta Bauer recently about what he looks for and what's new for this summer. This year's fair is Aug. 25 to Sept. 6; you can see the complete new foods list and lots more here.
Award-winning Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver and his fiddle partner, Amberly Rosen, stopped by The Roadhouse for what's become an annual visit. They played several songs from Jerry's latest CD, "Mixed Dry Bag," and chatted with Dave and Ann. You can learn more about Jerry's music, workshops, and performance schedule here.
Ricardo Lemvo and his band, Makina Loca, play music that's a mix of many styles, cultures, and languages. They visited Studio A to chat about their music and preview their performance the next evening. You can learn more about the L.A.-based band here.
Cook County resident Scott Husby has spent a lifetime repairing, conserving, and researching rare books, working with such institutions as the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and Princeton University. He sat down with Dick recently to share stories about his work and recent projects, just before his presentation at the Grand Marais Art Colony. You can read about one of his projects here.
Eric Dregni's latest book, "Let's Go Fishing! Fish Tales from the North Woods," is a celebration of the sport of fishing in the northland. Dave chatted with Eric recently about the book, which features dozens of photos and historical images, and many great stories. You can find it at bookstores everywhere. Eric will talk about and sign his book June 11, 10:30 a.m., at the Grand Marais Public Library.
Twin Cities-based bluegrass band The Thirsty River (Jake Jungbauer, guitar; Mike Store, bass; Evan Jungbauer, banjo; Ben Jungbauer, mandolin; Dave Anderson, keyboards/percussion) made their first appearance on WTIP last week. Listen for great original tunes and stories of how the band came to be. You can learn more about The Thirsty River here. Their new CD comes out in June.
In a great instance of serendipity, Bill Camplin, songwriter and proprieter of the renowned Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson, WI, finds himself on the North Shore and behind the mic in WTIP's Studio A.
Fingerstyle guitar master Phil Heywood was in Grand Marais recently for a performance with Tim Sparks. Phil stopped by The Roadhouse with his guitar to chat and play. You can learn more about Phil and his music and schedule here.