Upcoming shows:

  • 5/18, 10p @ Rye Bar, Athens, GA
  • 5/19, 8p @ The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 5/20, 5p ACOUSTIC SET! @ Between Books, Claymont, DE
  • 5/21, 7p @ Green Line Cafe, Philly, PA
  • 5/23, 8p @ Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
  • 5/24, 8p @ IOTA Club and Cafe, Washington DC
  • 5/25, 9p @ Blue Parrot, Wilmington, DE
  • 5/26, 10p @ Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tour Highlights: Grand Marais, MN

Our lodgings on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Eat your heart out, Thoreau.

After the Craft Brothers' whirlwind across the amber waves of Waffle Houses and some amazing Glasgow gigs closer to the homefront, we returned panting for air and eager to tell stories. One of our first stops on the Craft Brothers/Susan Cowsill tour, we stayed for a several-day stint on the picturesque North Shore of Lake Superior, in the resort town of Grand Marais. It's like the Aspen of Minnesota. And it's pretty much in Canada.

Susan Cowsill and husband/drummer Russ Broussard taking in the scenery. Eat your heart out, Nights in Rodanthe.

The Naniboujou Lodge. This is where we brunched one morning. This is just the dining hall. And it's all-you-can eat, so, eat your heart out.

Grand Marais, MN is famous for stockpiling discontinued junkfood. This particular chocolate bar is very old and will probably make you hallucinate. Don't eat your heart out.

The gigs in Grand Marais were fun and short, so there was plenty of time for recreation. The weather was cool and dry, most agreeable and quite contrary to the pressure cooker of a typical New Orleans summer. The beach was a our regular spot for repose and deep introspection. It was there that, with heavy hearts, we bode farewell to paradise.

Jack on the rocks, anyone? Drink your heart out.

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