Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Poetry and Music on Wednesday

Ross & Bart                                                               
Children's Room
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

As a poetry-and-music duo, The Sutter Brothers have performed all over Minnesota and beyond—from Sandstone’s Quarry Days to the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, from the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin, to the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul. Ross is known for his rich baritone voice and mastery of an impressive array of instruments: guitar, button accordion, mountain dulcimer, and Irish drum. He has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at The Winnipeg Folk Festival. The author of six books, Bart has won the Minnesota Book Award three times and was named the first Poet Laureate of Duluth. Though Ross and Bart have established individual reputations, when they perform as a pair, their work has the kind of counterpoint and easy intimacy unique to sibling acts. A blend of original poetry and traditional folk music, their show draws on their small-town roots and Swedish-American heritage. The Sutter Brothers have performed at the American Swedish Institute and were recently featured in the film Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian.

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