Local Music Project

Local Music Project on WTIP, photo courtesy of Mark Trockman

Contributor(s): 
Cathy Quinn

The Local Music Project is a monthly, locally-produced feature highlighting the music and talents of local and visiting musicians. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


 
What's On:
Grand Marais Ole Opry

Local Music Project: The Grand Marais Ole Opry

The North Shore Music Association presented the first ever Grand Marais Ole Opry on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  WTIP Classic Country host, Carl Solander, emceed the event which featured four ac


Bill Beckstrand (Miles Drake)

2013 Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

The Borealis Chorale & Orchestra performs a Christmas concert each year.


 
Whurl photo by Stephan Hoglund

Local Music Project: Whurl

Derek Smith, Erik Lastine and Will Seaton are making a unique and original style of music that defies definition.  In this edition of the Local Music Project we learn more about the Cook County b


Erik Hahn performing with Frozen Britches

Local Music Project: Erik Hahn

This edition of the Local Music Project features multi-instrumentalist Erik Hahn. 


 
Cook County Ramble: The First Waltz April 2013

The Local Music Project: The Cook County Ramble, The First Waltz

On a snowy April night, a crowd of about one hundred gathered at the Cascade Lodge and Pub in Lutsen to hear local musicians pay tribute to the late drummer and vocalist for The Band, Levon Helm.


 
Amanda Hand and her daughter Elsa

Local Music Project: Amanda Hand and her Music Together Class

Each week a group of parents and their kids head to the Grand Marais Art Colony to participate in the Music Together class offered by local teacher, singer and musician Amanda Hand.  In this edit


Amy Marie Schmidt

Local Music Project: Amy Marie Schmidt

Amy Marie Schmidt lives in Hovland with her husband and young daughter. She moved to the North Shore from Iowa about 6 years ago.


 
Francie Beaster

Local Music Project with Francie Beaster

In this installment of the Local Music Project, Francie Beaster shares how there has always been time for music in her busy life as wife, mother, piano instructor and church musician.


Joe Paulik with Jessi Nicholson - Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Local Music Project: Joe Paulik with Jessi Nicholson and Al Oikari

Joe Paulik has been writing music since he was 12. He moved to Cook County in 1982 when he was 20 years old and began performing in the area a few years later.