Deb Benedict and Buck welcomed blues master Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 7 during our "Spring Forward" membership drivefor lots of great music, including a wonderful song about spring that Gordon wrote specially for the drive. Take a listen. And don't forget the fourth annual fingerstyle guitar weekend, happening April 12 at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.
Buck & Dick welcomed steel guitar and dobro master Cal Hand, and his singer-songwriter daughter Amanda Hand, to The Roadhouse Feb. 14. Cal, longtime performer on A Prairie Home Companion, was in town for a new North Shore Music Association event, "The Grand Marais Ole Opry." They chatted and played some gorgeous music.
The North Shore Music Association presented the first ever Grand Marais Ole Opry on Saturday, February 15, 2014. WTIP Classic Country host, Carl Solander, emceed the event which featured four acts performing before a nearly packed house. Carl had a chance to visit with all of the performers backstage before the show. In this edition of the Local Music Project we’ll hear those interviews as well as a few segments from Saturday’s performance.
Dick & Ann welcomed local musician Gordon Thorne to Studio A Jan. 31 for fun conversation and wonderful blues guitar. Gordon is offering guitar workshops every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. through March at Moondance Coffee in Lutsen. And April 12 is the fourth annual Fingerstyle Masters weekend at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated with indigenous Australians, still in widespread use both in Australia and all over the world. Local musician Brian Bennett brought two of his instruments to Studio A to talk with Buck & Dick about how the instrument and the music is made, and played a few tunes.
Buck, Dick & Ann welcomed local band Critter du Jour to Studio A during the recent "All Welcome" membership drive. Ken McMillan, guitar; Barb LaVigne, flute; Tom VanCleve, accordion & fiddle; and Susan Maijala; percussion, made lovely music and lots of laughs.
Buck & Dick welcomed Tom Paxton, Jon Vezner, and Jonathan Brown to Studio A Sept. 13 for talk and music. The three were in Grand Marais to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage, Friday evening, and Unplugged XII, Saturday evening, both at North House Folk School.