Arts & Culture
Buck and Dick welcomed acclaimed bluegrass musician Jim VanCleve to Studio A Nov. 1 for great conversation and a few tunes. Jim and his band were in town for the Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort. Incredible fiddle music!
Buck, Dick & Ann welcomed local band Critter du Jour to Studio A during the recent "All Welcome" membership drive. Ken McMillan, guitar; Barb LaVigne, flute; Tom VanCleve, accordion & fiddle; and Susan Maijala; percussion, made lovely music and lots of laughs.
Dick chatted with Norwegian author Vidar Sundstol, whose award-winning crime novel, "The Land of Dreams," was just translated into English. The book is set here on the North Shore, and features people and places of our region. Sundstol lived here for a few years while his wife worked for the forest service.
Buck chatted with polar explorer Lonnie Dupre about his new film, "Cold Love," an exploration of the beauty of the world's frozen places and why they're so important to the health of the planet. The film debuted in Cook County Oct. 11 & 12.
Buck & Bob welcomed Joe Paulik (guitar, vocals), Max Bichel (fiddle) and Derek Smith (percussion) for live music in Studio A Oct. 4.
The 2013 Highway 61 Film Festival occurred this past weekend in Pine City, Minnesota. The competition included one film from Cook County this year. “Sled Dogs to St.
Rick Skoog, who lives in Cook County and drives a snowplow for MNDOT, has another talent you may not be aware of: songwriting. He stopped in to Studio A Sept. 27 to talk with Buck and Dave Seaton about his songwriting career, living and working in Nashville, and lots more. You'll hear two songs he co-wrote in this interview.