The Grand Marais Ole Opry is a classic country showcase
featuring local & regional musicians playing tunes made famous by artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, and Johnny & June Carter Cash. Emceed by WTIP’s “Classic Country” host Carl Solander
, the evening’s lineup features the groups Singleton Street (Delano, MN), Cook County’s Most Wanted, Bursheim & DeCoux
, and Matt & Kent Anderson
Tickets $15 adults, $5 youth (18 & under).
For sale in advance (no fees) at http://arrowheadcenterforthearts.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=15
. Also for sale at door night of show; box office opens 6:30 PM.
plays old-time country, Americana, and bluegrass music with tight harmonies, energetic arrangements, and a warm, dynamic stage presence. Sherri & Chuck Leyda and Jimmy Newkirk have been performing murder ballads, love songs, and highway songs of regret throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin for over a decade.
Cook County’s Most Wanted
(also known as Rod N Real) plays alternative country, classic country, country rock, and classic rock. With outstanding vocals and musicianship in an array of genres, Carah Thomas, Rod Dockan, Snuffy Smith, Gary Croft, and Al Oikari always get a crowd moving.
was the frontman for nationally touring band Robby Lynn and the Teens from 1958-62. He continues to share his musical talent by playing guitar and singing at areas churches and the Cook County Care Center. While singing together in their church choir, Myron and Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
discovered their common interest in Everly Brothers harmonies.
Matt and Kent Anderson
studied classical music at young ages and have carried on a tradition of singing and playing the piano and fiddle for years--around the living rooms of their homes and the campfire of their cabin on the Gunflint Trail--entertaining small and large audiences of guests.
Throughout his career, British guitarist Adrian Legg
has earned the highest praise from the media.
"'Legg is, above all, a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility,' observes the St. Petersburg Times
. 'Through fast-fingered picking, spontaneously layering parts and occasional ringing harmonics, he sounds like an orchestra.' Guitar Player
heralds how he 'combines a sublime melodic sense with a mighty right-hand groove, creating pretty music with rhythmically aggressive undercurrents,' while Acoustic Guitar
notes that 'the guitar is the most versatile instrument in the world, and nobody demonstrates this better than Adrian Legg.' But the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
likely summed up his impact on listeners best when it exclaimed, 'Mr. Legg's compositions, with their narrative melodies and nakedly emotive tones, offer an antidote to the guitar-hero syndrome.'
For Legg, the fulcrum and essence of his creativity is in live performance. 'Playing live is the whole point,' he stresses. 'Everyone makes a journey, an effort; we all come together — me, the audience, the people who run the venue — to share this wonderful, universal, human emotional interaction. This is where music lives.'"
~ Text excerpted from adrianlegg.com