Monday, October 22, 2012

Paper Darts Magazine: Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade

Check out this very very neat write up by Paper Darts Magazine writer LINDSAY LELIVELT on Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade. Thanks Lindsay! So Cool!

Mark you calendars for their big release party for their new EP, "Whiskey With Goliath," at Icehouse on Friday, January 25, 2013 with Chasity Brown.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Granite Falls: A Meandering River Walk

The 9th Annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl celebrated its Opening Night on Friday October 5th with two performances of a special outdoor “walking theater” play highlighting the 11,000 year history of the Minnesota River in 45 minutes through the voices of local actors and musicians.

Two performances of the play Granite Falls: A Meandering River Walk were held at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Main Street Granite Falls. The audience followed the actors as they walked along the river, told stories, danced and sang songs. The event was free and open to the public and was an opening ceremony for the Meander Weekend, showcasing the entire Upper Minnesota River Valley and all the art, culture and natural beauty it has to offer.

Volunteers from the Montevideo and Granite Falls area were the actors for the play written, directed and produced by Ashley Hanson and Andrew Gaylord, who based the play on interviews with local people about the history of Granite Falls and the cast of characters who have lived along the Minnesota River which runs through the heart of downtown. 

In all there are more than 30 characters and musicians who comprised the cast. “It is an amazing collaboration between the small towns of the Upper Minnesota River Region and creative people from the Twin Cities,” stated Patrick Moore, Executive Director of Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), which has raised funds to put on the production. Moore added, “This is an exceptional show you will not want to miss – the talent and the story line are coming together for a once in a lifetime event.”

Dustys Rock!

(Most of) The Dusty Porch Sisters took the mic in an impromptu set in Granite Falls last weekend. YAY!