Arts & Culture
Curling, though generally only in the public eye during the Winter Olympics, is a long standing seasonal pastime in Cook County.
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 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.
New local trio Common Ground joined The Roadhouse recently during membership drive. The group is, from left, Bob LaMettry, Drew Heinonen, and Jon Steckelberg. Great sound; listen for their special rendition of "Purple Rain."
"The Road Back to Sweetgrass" is the One Community, One Book selection for Cook County this fall. Author and UMD American Indian studies professor Linda LeGarde Grover talked with Ann Possis recently about her first work of fiction, what she hopes to convey, and much more. Prof. LeGarde Grover will speak at the Grand Marais Public Library Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the community book read project, click here.
Pete Kavanaugh and his Minneapolis band, The Pete K Group, (Pete on guitar & vocals, Eric Meyer on bass, and Mike Dubois on drums) stopped by Studio A on their way to a gig at Grandma Rays in Grand Marais. Fabulous music to start the weekend! You can learn more about the band and their schedule here.
Fed up with the election? Threatening to move to Canada? A new book, "How to Move to Canada: A Discontented American's Guide to Canadia Relocation," will inform you and make you laugh at the same time. Dave caught up with the book's author, Andre du Broc, to learn more. Andre is a creative & editorial director, author, copywriter, content developer, and word monkey at large... not to mention a very funny guy.
Stan Kusunoki is a high-potential elementary teacher who is also a published poet. He stopped by The Roadhouse to chat with Dick about his midlife career switch to teaching, poetry, and the pleasures and challenges of working with children.
Lutsen-born Twin Cities Musician Josh Schmidt has had a wild couple of years with his band the Step Rockets, who have completed several tours and a new EP entitled Future Nature.
A special treat on the Scenic Route - two duos from Veroqua, WI come to Grand Marais just to play on WTIP before a show together in Duluth.