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The Emory Lester Set brings amazing bluegrass to Studio A

Ann Possis & Will Moore were delighted to welcome the Emory Lester Set (Emory Lester, mandolin; Al Smith, guitar; and Kene Hyatt, bass) to The Roadhouse Oct. 31. They were in town for the 24th annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort. Lester is considered one of the most accomplished mandolin players in the country. You can learn more about Emory Lester here.


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Angel Hair Rasta visits The Roadhouse on Halloween

Ann Possis & Will Moore welcomed new local band Angel Hair Rasta to Studio A. They played a Halloween reggae concert at the American Legion in Grand Marais on Halloween night to raise money for the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, a nonprofit organization created to support music in Grand Marais.


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Barbara Jean is back with "Darker Than Blue"

Former WTIP News Director Barbara Jean Meyers has a new record coming out on November 18th entitled "Darker Than Blue".


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Blackfish - the music of James Everest and Joel Pickard

Blackfish is a unique, experimental musical duo comprised of James Everest and Joel Pickard.


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Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club bring gypsy jazz to Studio A

Ann & Dick welcomed Grand Rapids-based  group the Clearwater Hot Club (Sam Miltich, lead guitar; Mike Miller, rhythm guitar; Matthew Miltich, upright bass) to The Roadhouse Oct. 24 for wonderful music and interesting conversation about the origins and current state of the music known as gypsy jazz. You can learn more about their music here.


 

Chris Gillis & Max Bichel remember & celebrate jazz musician Frank Gillis

Dick & Ann welcomed Chris Gillis and Max Bichel to Studio A Oct. 24 to talk about the "Frank Gillis Fall Festival Reunion." Frank was a big part of the local music scene for many years. Chris invited two members of Frank's band, plus many local musicians, to join him for two nights of concerts at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs, featuring  blues, jazz, and boogie woogie. 


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Michael Monroe debuts new CD, "Call of the Moose"

Dave TerSteeg & Ann Possis welcomed local singer-songwriter Michael Monroe to The Roadhouse Oct. 17 for music and chat. Michael just released a new CD, "Call of the Moose." You can learn more about his music and performance schedule here.


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The Barley Jacks bring original acoustic sound to Studio A

Dick Swanson & Bob Carter welcomed The Barley Jacks to The Roadhouse Oct. 10 for great music that combines elements  of bluegrass,  blues, Celtic, and more. The Barley Jacks are Brian Wicklund, Joe Cruz, Kevin Rowe, and Joel Arpin. You can learn more about them and their performance schedule here


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John Mark Nelson brings his talents to Grand Marais

Twin Cities singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on October 4th.


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Composer prepares to capture John Beargrease race in music

California composer Robin Eschner has been awarded a grant to compose a piece of music to accompany the 2016 John Beargrease Sled Dog Race along the North Shore.