Arts & Culture
Local accordion player & singer Leah Thomas joined Buck and Bob at the Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School June 22 for music, laughter, and yes, more than a few accordion jokes.
Vermont boat builder Douglas Brooks joined Bob during the June 22 live broadcast from the 15th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He was a featured speaker on techniques, design secrets, and the apprenticeship process involved in traditional Japanese boat building.
This segment of Anishinaabe Way features Lac Courte Oreilles Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie. He discusses his approach to painting and the use of historical themes in his work, as well as what inspires him. Jim was recently awarded a McKnight Artist Fellowship for 2012/13.
Playing for Change founder Mark Johnson on project to bring people everywhere together through music-
Bob had an inspiring conversation June 15 with Mark Johnson, Grammy-award winning sound engineer and award-winning filmmaker, about Playing for Change, the multimedia movement he founded to connect and bring peace to the world through music. "Stand by Me," featuring Roger Ridley of Santa Monica, started the project. You can see and hear this performance, and many more, here. The second annual Playing for Change Day happens all over the world Sept. 22.
Anna Speck and Gladys Dockan are sisters; Everson sisters. They grew up on a farm on Maple Hill just outside of Grand Marais, where music was a part of everyday life.
Bob and Buck hosted Duluth folk/bluegrass band Two Many Banjos in studio June 1. It was one of their last appearances before they go on hiatus later this month.
Bob spoke May 25 with Dr. Joan Houston Hall, chief editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English, about the completion of the final volume of text (slab-zydeco), the upcoming electronic edition, and how people in different walks of life can use this unique resource. Check out their great websites at www.dare.wisc.edu and http://dare.news.wisc.edu/ for audio clips, words unique to Minnesota and any number of other regions, and lots more cool stuff.