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Activities include four annual festivals plus numerous concerts, dances, jam sessions, workshops, educational programs, a monthly magazine, and other events that keep people who love to play and listen to traditional acoustic music busy throughout the year and throughout the state of Minnesota
This is the local paper in northern Koochiching county and a great community supporter.
ResoSummit is Total Dobro Overload by design: 3 days of workshops by a diverse, stellar faculty, 4 evening performances, after-hours jams, luthier consultations, and more. ResoSummit's home is the Scarritt-Bennett Center, a beautiful campus in Nashville's MusicRow-Vanderbilt area, with nightly performances at the Station Inn. Gary have attended two years of the summit and Holger has gone one year, plus Dave and Christine are now intrenched volunteers at the event.
Many would say that Monroe Crossing is not only the Midwest's premier Bluegrass gospel group but also the very best that Minnesota has to offer. These people are not only great musicians but also the very nicest group of people you could ever want to meet. Check out their web site and make sure you catch them at a show.
This great little music store is also the home of the Woodpicks bluegrass band and a venue for concerts.
Mike grew up the youngest of five siblings (including a twin brother) in a musical and artistic family in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and began playing the resonator guitar at the age of fourteen. Influenced by the many styles of music he heard at home, he was soon playing with father Dennis and brother Gabe (who currently plays in the Punch Brothers) in the legendary SoCal-based bluegrass band The Witcher Brothers. Now a much-in-demand session player in LA and Nashville, Michael has worked with such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Fernando Ortega, Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Tyler Hilton, Missy Raines and The New Hip, John Paul Jones (bassist of Led Zeppelin), Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), The Gibson Brothers, Dolly Parton, Joan Osborn, Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show), and Chris Jones among others.
Gary Hultman plays a new Harlow Resophonic Guitar that he got in June. If you are looking for a great sounding hand made instrument you definitely want to visit Frank Harlow's workshop in Vandalia, Ohio. Harlow Resophonic Guitars, Frank D. Harlow, 940 Rayberta Dr, Vadanlia, OH 45377, phone 937-890-7801.
In the summer of 2007 Gary was lucky enough to meet Mr. Stowe and get a few tips on playing the Resophonic Guitar. On a trip to Nashville in June 2009 Sloughgrass visited with Ferrell at his new home and Gary and Holger got to take turns playing his Stobro guitars (named after Ferrell and made by Frank Harlow, lucky ducks!).
We saw Randy Kohrs play at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival in August 2006 and visited briefly with him there. Then in the summer of 2007 Gary, Dave and Christine visited Randy at his home and studio in Nashville. Randy is a very accomplished musician and recording artist. Check out his latest CD "Old Photograph" at www.randykohrs.net.
When Sloughgrass visited Nashville in June of 2006 Gary & Soren were able to each take a lesson from Roland White at his home. Give him a call if you are in the area he is a very nice person with a lifetime of bluegrass knowlegde.
Mandolin player and teacher Fred Keller is a member of The Whistlepigs String Band. Among other things Fred teaches Mandolin both in person and online using Skype. So, if you always wanted to play the Mandolin but live in the sticks (like us) check him out.
Broadcasts at 6:00 pm on some weekend evenings on K104.1 FM International Falls, MN . Or check them out online at www.iceboxradio.com.
I came across a mention of this book on the bluegrass blog. Contacted the author and got my own copy, a great read about the music we play and the people who play it. "The North Carolina "Southern-ese" writing style tells a homespun tale with an emotional level reaching out to all walks of like, touching the timeless issues of the way music unites us all, and the part we all have to play in this world."
The bluegrass organization that was nice enough to invite us to jam and perform at their event at Brown's Ole Opry, McLeansville, NC, while we were on a band trip in the area.
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