Saturday Jan 31 Round the Ice Hole " A LIVE Ice Fishing Talk Show"
John and Corrie will host a talk show as part of the 2009 Art Shanty Projects http://artshantyprojects.org. We will be fishing, talking, and singing a few songs.
Seating is quite limited - the shanty seats about a dozen people and hundreds of people will be out on the lake that day. We assume audience members will come and go as they please. 20 other shanties have other activities planned all afternoon.
1:00 pm David Pittman will discuss his exciting life as Art Shanty Projects coordinator, radio station operator, and shanty dweller.
2:00 pm Jason Overby will appear with at least one of the four bands he plays in.
3:00 Award-winning novelist Scott Muskin talks about his new book.
4:00 Jamie Siverson has better ice fishing stories than we do.
5:00 Foxxy Tann will wrap up the day with her Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams
Sunday Feb 1 1-3PMInternational Novelty Gamelan
International Novelty Gamelan uses the undeniable soul and approach of ancient Javanese musical tradition to create new, modern works of startling beauty and originality. International Novelty Gamelan was formed in 2001 by a group of musicians committed to forging means to express themselves through the pounding of metal. Western compositional sensibilities intertwine with Javanese traditions to form a unique and compelling set of sounds.
Members: Kevin Cosgrove, Elaine Evans, Susy Gilbert, Kathy Knight, David Morrison, Kristen Murray, Chris Parker, and Tom Patterson
On the web: http://www.myspace.com/internationalnoveltygamelan
3:30 -5:00pmSaxophonist/composer Nathan Hanson
Saxophonist/composer Nathan Hanson has performed in a variety of venues from concert halls to bowling alleys, churches to train stations, debutante balls to Soviet fallout shelters in locations ranging from New York to Slovenia; Milano to Mankato; Rome, Georgia to Rome, Italy. He is a graduate of Newberry College and the University of South Carolina.
12 -2 The Ex-Lovers We are a three piece band (drums, banjo, upright bass) who fit easily into small places and play folky/old timey/punk/rock music. Here is our myspace page complete with music: www.myspace.com/theexloversus.
2:30 -4:30 Feathers and Strings Description: This amusing and eclectic showcase features a cast of intricate, hand-made marionettes. There'll be dancing, juggling, and general merriment.
Sunday, January 25th
11:00 - 12:00 Danny Friedman -- Music
12:00 - 2:00 "The Moon as it Appears" A Puppet Show by Soozin Hirschmugl www.tellmethefuture.blogspot.com
We assembled the Black Box Theater Shanty Thursday at about -10 degrees. Soozin, John, Emily. Matt, Chuck, Nic, Corrie and Brent all braved the cold for the occasion. Here are a few pictures we got before the camera froze.
11:30 - 1:30 " The Moon as it Appears" A puppet show by Soozin Hirschmugl
2-4 Captain Yonder "Captain Yonder sounds like ghosts from some distant past, singing about the present... 'And the way they approach it, in this very refined but scary manner, I think is what sets them apart'." --Minnesota Public Radio
The members are: Ryan Pfeiffer (Vocals/guitar) Adam Wirtzfeld (Saw) James Edlund (Guitar) Derek Trost (Drums)
Sunday, January 18th
12- 1:30 Musician Danny Friedman
2-4 The Roe family Singers
Husband-and-wife duo Kim & Quillan Roe, joined by various friends on such diverse instruments as the banjo, washboard, and musical saw, play old-timey music the way it was meant to be played: old-timey family style.
For the link, please use www.myspace.com/roefamilysingers
We did it the Black Box is now on the ICE... Today was the coldest day of the year with a high of -6, yes that right minus 6.... and we did it thanks to our crew! Emily, Matt, Nick, Chuck, Brent, Corrie, John, and Soozin!!!
This year we are trying some new additions... thanks to the Shanty of Misfit Toys... we now have a new sled bottom for the Black Box... which gives us some more room for performances... we are even trying to to move the wood stove into the main room .... John and Corrie came and busted out the shanty this weekend and now it seems we are back on track... Thanks John and Corrie!!!