Arts & Culture

Eric Lugosch

Fingerstyle guitar masters visit the Roadhouse

Matthew Brown and Deb Benedict get a live in-studio performance from Eric Lugosch of Chicago and Phil Heywood of Minneapolis. Both of them are virtuosos of a type of guitar playing called fingerstyle, and performed at Bluefin Bay in Tofte during Gordon Thorne's fourth Annual Fingerstyle Masters concert. The musicians play covers and originals both solo and together, and discuss their technique, the fingerstyle music scene, and encounters with other famous musicians throughout their careers.


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Exploring the flavors and food masters of Lake Superior

Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown speak with author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley, who have just published a new book "Lake Superior Flavors: A Field Guide to Food and Drink Along the North Shore."  The book tells the stories of food and beverage artisans along the circle tour of Lake Superior, including some in Grand Marais, all with stunning color photos. They share their experiences meeting with monks, fishermen, cheesemakers, and many more interesting characters they met along the way.


Ginny Sims

New artist in residence at Grand Marais Art Colony

Ginny Sims, a potter, is the new artist in residence at the Art Colony in Grand Marais. She will be working and living at the colony for the next two weeks. On Friday she stopped by the Roadhouse to talk to Buck and Dave Seaton about her residency, including the inspiration and functionality of her work, as well as her travels and working in pottery studios abroad.


Sarah Laskow

Why we love online quizzes

Versatile New York-based freelance writer Sarah Laskow stops by the Roadhouse to talk to Dave Seaton about her latest article "In Search for the Ur-Quiz" for the Columbia Journalism Review, where she delves into why online quizzes on sites like Facebook and Buzzfeed are so popular.


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The Clearwater Hot Club brings gypsy jazz to The Roadhouse

Buck & Dick welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club to Studio A March 21 for some hot jazz on a cold night. The band is Sam Miltich, Matthew Miltich, Mike Miller & Gary Schulte. They were in town to perform at the DuLutsen Music & Ski Festival at Lutsen Mountain.


Sawtooth Mountain Students on a Snowshoe Hike

Sawtooth Elementary Kindergarten Snowshoe Hike

On a warm February day, Sawtooth Elementary kindergarten students spent the afternoon snowshoeing and practicing their five senses in the outdoors.


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Gordon Thorne's 'Long Winter Song' from The Roadhouse, March 7, 2014

Deb Benedict and Buck welcomed blues master Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 7 during our "Spring Forward" membership drive f


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Musician Maria Nickolay makes her Roadhouse debut

Buck & Dick welcomed Hovland musician Maria Nickolay to Studio A March 14. Maria is just back from five months in Ireland, Israel, and Palestine, and music played a large part in her adventures. Learn about what she did, and hear some gorgeous vocals.


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Inuit art premiere guests Tom Chapman & Looty Pijamini join gallery owner Jan Sivertson in Studio A

Dick and Buck welcomed Inuit stone carver Looty Pijamini; Tom Chapman, president of Upper Canada Native Art; and Sivertson Gallery owner/founder Jan Sivertson on the eve of the 14th Annual Inuit Premiere weekend at the gallery. They chatted about the challenge of getting art from remote places out to the world, Looty's evolution as a carver, and much more.


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Local author & artist Kelly Dupre checks in from Anchorage

Buck chatted Feb. 28 with Kelly Dupre, local artist and author who, with her husband Jeff Stork, is spending a year in Anchorage. They caught up on her various book projects, including illustrations for John Hendricksson's new book, "Over the Portage and Into History," and lots more. You can learn more about Kelly and her work here.