Arts & Culture
In this installment of the Local Music Project, Will talks to many of the community members that make the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra Christmas concert such a beloved and long-standing tradition on
Dick Swanson & Bob Carter welcomed all six members of the Black River Revue, a Duluth/Superior-based band, into Studio A Dec. 5. It was a crowded fun time featuring high-energy music mixing bluegrass instrumentation and their own unique sound. You can learn more about Black River Revue and their performance schedule here.
Singer-songwriter Michael Monroe dropped by The Roadhouse Nov. 28 for a delightful visit with Bob Carter and Ann Possis. Hear about his latest projects and log cabin concerts...not to mention some wonderful music. You can learn more about Michael and his performance schedule here.
Dave TerSteeg and Dick Swanson welcomed Eau Claire-based group the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A Nov. 21 for fast bluegrass picking and great harmonies. They were in town to play at the Gun Flint Tavern. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here.
"Project: Ice" views the Great Lakes through the prism of ice, at the crossroads of history, science and climate change. The film's director and executive producer, Bill Kleinert, was in town for the film's Minnesota debut at North House's Arctic Film Festival. He joined Dave TerSteeg Nov. 21 to talk about why he made the film and why Great Lakes ice is so important. You can learn more about the film here.
Gary Fiedler of Hermantown just returned from a seven-month odyssey in the Boundary Waters and Quetico, making 13 trips over every portage and taking over 40,000 pictures. He and his wife Dawn LaPointe spoke with Dick Nov. 14 about why he went and how they worked together to make it happen. You can learn more about their photography gallery here.
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Grand Portage Health Service launched a project last spring to look at how women on the North Shore are consuming fish.
Bob Carter, Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed local bluesman Gordon Thorne for an hour of delightful music and chat during WTIP's "Many Thanks" membership drive. Learn about Gordon's Fingerstyle Guitar Masters weekend coming in April, and lots more.
Ann Possis & Will Moore were delighted to welcome the Emory Lester Set (Emory Lester, mandolin; Al Smith, guitar; and Kene Hyatt, bass) to The Roadhouse Oct. 31. They were in town for the 24th annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort. Lester is considered one of the most accomplished mandolin players in the country. You can learn more about Emory Lester here.