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GM Ole Opry


The brainchild of local classic-country aficionado Dean Farnum, the theme of a “Grand Marais Ole Opry” was conceived in the halls of Sawtooth Elementary School in a conversation with pre-school teacher and local musician Amanda Hand. A fan of Amanda and her steel-guitar-playing father, Cal Hand (A Prairie Home Companion house band alum), Dean had a vision of a classic country and old-time music showcase featuring talented regional and local musicians. The North Shore Music Association signed on as event organizer and host, and the first Opry was held at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in January 2014, hosted by WTIP’s “Classic Country” host Carl Solander. Four years later, the Opry is still going strong and has become one of Cook County’s most popular annual music events. Wowed by a fresh slate of highly skilled, charismatic, and energetic performers each January, Opry audiences revel in tunes made famous by artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, The Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, and the Carter Family, as well as original tunes written by the artists in classic country and old-time style.
 
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018@ Lutsen Resort
From Nov. 2 to 4, the North Shore Music Association hosts its 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort: three days of small-group jamming around the lodge, a day of workshops, and a concert by bluegrass vocalist Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike. Workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging ($8/hr. or $40/full day). On Nov. 3 at 8 pm, Valerie and Liberty Pike perform in concert, open to the public ($20 adults/$10 kids).

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant. Valerie and her band Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for almost two decades, traveling the country and the globe, and receiving Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations for their recordings.

Full details at http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018@ Lutsen Resort
From Nov. 2 to 4, the North Shore Music Association hosts its 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort: three days of small-group jamming around the lodge, a day of workshops, and a concert by bluegrass vocalist Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike. Workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging ($8/hr. or $40/full day). On Nov. 3 at 8 pm, Valerie and Liberty Pike perform in concert, open to the public ($20 adults/$10 kids).

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant. Valerie and her band Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for almost two decades, traveling the country and the globe, and receiving Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations for their recordings.

Full details at http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018@ Lutsen Resort
From Nov. 2 to 4, the North Shore Music Association hosts its 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort: three days of small-group jamming around the lodge, a day of workshops, and a concert by bluegrass vocalist Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike. Workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging ($8/hr. or $40/full day). On Nov. 3 at 8 pm, Valerie and Liberty Pike perform in concert, open to the public ($20 adults/$10 kids).

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant. Valerie and her band Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for almost two decades, traveling the country and the globe, and receiving Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations for their recordings.

Full details at http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
 
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