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Josh Schmidt and Brady Lillie

Step Rockets return to Cook County for fundraiser, acoustic session

After completing a West Coast tour, two members of the Minneapolis band Step Rockets came up to Grand Marais to play a special acoustic duo show at Voyageur Brewing, as well as a fundraiser for Birch


Sam Gathje

North House interns' year culminates with Slojd project

Since last February, four young people with a deep interest in traditional crafts have inhabitated North House Folk School as part of the school's intern program.


Floydian Slip in Studio A

Floydian Slip returns to The Roadhouse

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip stopped by Studio A on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Floydian Slip is Andy Noyes, guitar & vocals; Olaf Kirsten, guitar & vocals; Jeff Kriner, percussion; and Scott McCafferty, bass & vocals. You can learn more about the band and their schedule here


"Torn in Two" by Michael Schumacher

New book tells story of one of the worst shipwrecks in Great Lakes history

Great Lakes historian and author Michael Schumacher spoke with Dave recently about his latest book, "Torn in Two, " which recounts the story of the 1966 sinking of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell, and of its only survivor, Dennis Hale. 


Casey Aro

Casey Aro drops by on Polka Time with Carl

Longtime musician and storyteller Casey Aro makes a surprise appearance during Sunday's Polka Time and Classic Country with Carl Solander.


Lining up for an end

Cook County curling season begins with Halloween Bonspiel

Curling, though generally only in the public eye during the Winter Olympics, is a long standing seasonal pastime in Cook County.


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Guitarist Jim Hurst stops by Studio A before Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort

Jim Hurst is a master of bluegrass guitar, and an experienced instructor and session musician as well. He was in town for the 26th annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort, put on by the North Shore Music Association. Jim stopped by The Roadhouse to chat about his music and career, and play a few tunes. You can learn more about Jim and his music here


Felicia in Studio A

Author Felicia Schneiderhan talks memoir, writing, and living on a boat in Chicago

Felicia Schneiderhan is an award-winning author who lives in Duluth. Dave read her memoir, "Newlyweds Afloat: Married Bliss and Mechanical Breakdowns Onboard a Trawler," and had to talk with her. She was in Grand Marais recently to teach a workshop as part of the One Community, One Book event, and stopped by The Roadhouse. You can learn more about Felicia and her writing here.