31 Oct

Our First Concert Window & Bemidji Concert


We are looking forward to our first online streaming concert coming up tomorrow, Saturday, November 1st at 8pm Central Time!  We’ll be broadcasting live from a beautiful log home in Turtle River, Minnesota (near Brian’s hometown of Bemidji).

We’ll be playing material off both “Minnesota Lumberjack Songs” and “The Falling of the Pine” as well as our more recent arrangement of the Michigan song “Michigan-I-O.”

For this show we will be joined by Norah Rendell on harmonium and backing vocals.  We will also be performing a couple songs off Norah’s forthcoming solo album that we were both lucky enough to play on.

Tune in here:

and here’s the Facebook Event for that: https://www.facebook.com/events/321009248084091

Then, for our friends in Bemidji, we are doing a concert at 12:30pm on this Sunday, Nov. 2nd at the Headwaters Unitarian Church in Bemidji.  The hour-long concert is in celebration of the Capital Christmas Tree which was cut in the Chippewa National Forest this year and is on its trip to Washington D.C.   Venue link: http://headwatersfellowship.weebly.com/

and here’s a shot of us with Norah from her album photo shoot:NorahRendell_trio_1

17 Nov

Tour Recap

With a final show in Madison, WI last week, Randy and I wrapped up a great string of shows across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan celebrating the release of The Falling of the Pine.  Looking back now, we saw some beautiful parts of the country (can’t wait to get back to the U.P.!).  Here’s the full list:

St. Paul, MN
Hinckley, MN
Moose Lake, MN
Silver Bay, MN
Bemidji, MN
Kelliher, MN
Madison, WI
Green Bay, WI
Calumet, MI
Marquette, MI
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Saginaw, MI
Richland, MI
Kalamazoo, MI

Thanks to everyone that put on the gigs and those that came out to see us!

We have some more travels in the works for winter 2014 and beyond.  Stay tuned!

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Richland Community Hall, Richland, MI

23 Apr

Thank You!

Pine City Concert (Pine Center for the Arts concert at Northwest Company Fur Post, Pine City, MN)

We want to extend a huge thank you to the Minnesota Historical Society and the following organizations for partnering to present our music and stories in 12 different towns around the state  of Minnesota over the past 7 months: Graceville Public Library, Appleton Library, Milaca Public Library, Jackson Public Library, Mille Lacs Library, Cambridge Public Library, Plymouth Public Library, Brooklyn Park Public Library, Moorhead Library, Crookston Library, Pine Center for the Arts and the Aitken Public Library. Thank you to all the hardworking organizers and to everyone that came out to hear and see the show!

We had such wonderful audiences everywhere we went and we especially enjoyed hearing so many stories from audience members about how this music and history reminded them of their own family stories and special places around the state. We are commited to continuing to bring traditional music collected in the Upper Midwest back to the communities it came from!

We are building a photo album of pics from our MNHS travels here: http://www.evergreentrad.com/photo-gallery/