Arts & Culture
Bob talked Nov. 11 with Frank Moe, local dog musher and former MN legislator, about the upcoming Legacy Destination Weekend in Cook County, and the origin and use of the Legacy Funds designated by MN voters in 2008.
The Pines have honed their musical craft to near perfection with a sound that wavers on the edge of traditional acoustic/roots music, but embraces the nuances of today's indie-rock and blues music.
Members of Unnamed Stream, Bill Hansen on Dobro, Bump Blomberg on guitar and vocals, Barbara Jean Johnson on viola, fiddle, banjo and vocals and Jessa Frost on fiddle, played live in studio A during W
Bob chatted Nov. 4 with musicians & songwriters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley on the eve of the 21st Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.
Although not much is left of the town of Mineral Center these days, it was once a bustling settler village full of homesteaders, many of whom came from Wisconsin in search of a better life.
Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Paul Metsa to Studio A Oct. 28. His memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway," was just published by the U of MN Press.
Bob Brandt has served as Cook County's Drivers Education instructor for 14 years.
Bob and Buck welcomed WTIP News & Public Affairs Director Barbara Jean Johnson to Studio A Oct. 14. BJ is an accomplished musician and recently won the Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year contest with her song, "The River." Bump Blomberg accompanied her on guitar.
Buck spoke Oct. 14 with birder, author and radio producer Laura Erickson. She has a new book, "Twelve Owls," which is illustrated by Betsy Bowen, and appeared in Grand Marais Oct. 15 for a book reading and signing.
Clearwater Lodge sits half-way up the Gunflint Trail. It's one of the oldest resorts in the Northwoods. Within its history lie stories of the area's earliest pioneers.