Arts & Culture
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.
Bluegrass band Ginstrings was in Grand Marais recently to perform. Several of the band's members, Gavin Haskin (mandolin), Eli Bentley (guitar), and Edward Hou (fiddle), stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and play a few tunes. You can learn more about their music and their schedule here.
Last weekend marked the 16th annual Inuit Premier at Sivertson Gallery. Inuit throat singers Taqralik Partridge (left) and Nina Segalowitz (right) traveled to Grand Marais to be part of the celebration. They, along with gallery director Abby Tofte, stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about throat singing and what it means, and to demonstrate this amazing vocal form.
The Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble (the version in studio was Mike DeBevec, keyboard; Eric Hahn, sax; Karina Roth, vocals; Barb LaVigne, flute; Mike Roth, bass) stopped by Studio A recently to preview their upcoming concert. It's called "All Our Own Jazz," Oct. 22, 7 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and will feature local musicians playing original compositions.