Arts & Culture
Dick Swanson chatted Aug. 23 with L.A. film director Tino Struckmann, who will be shooting an action film (working title: "Sdanka's War") on the Iron Range, North Shore and in Duluth, starting this fall. He visited Minnesota last week scouting locations and doing casting as well. Learn how it all works, and why he thinks northern Minnesota is the perfect place to make a movie.
Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver joined Dick Swanson & Ann Possis in Studio A Aug. 9 to chat about his work and share his delightful music. You can see a video of Jerry performing "Me & Molly," his song about a canoe dog, here.
Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) and Briand Morrison (guitar) to Studio A recently to learn about their new collaboration and hear some great music.
Fingerstyle guitarist Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse July 26 for chat, laughs, and, of course, great music.
Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A July 19. The four-piece group (banjo, mandolin, guitar & bass guitar) from Wisconsin plays high-energy bluegrass influenced by punk, rock n roll, jam, and more. They were in town for performances at the Gun Flint Tavern Friday and Saturday night.
Buck & Dick welcomed Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar to Studio A recently for chat, music, and lots of laughter. They were in town to perform at the Gun Flint Tavern July 5 & 6.
Singer-songwriter Boyd (Bump) Blomberg stopped in to Studio A June 28 to chat with Buck & Dick and play gorgeous original music.
Dick Swanson chatted with Sue Leaf June 28 about her new book, "A Love Affair with Birds," from the U of MN Press. The book is a wonderful portrait not only of Thomas Sadler Roberts, the father of Minnesota ornithology, but of the state and the Twin Cities in their early history.