Summer becomes official this week. To celebrate, there will be a couple of concerts at the ITOW Veterans Museum that have an engaging – although rather loose – connection to local history.
The Jaspers Theater Preview Concert on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. will feature 16-year-old fiddler, Daniel Brekke. Dan is an aspiring young star who is pickin,’ fiddlin’ and singin’ his way around the entire region. Aside from sawin’ on his fiddle, you might catch him playing the bass, drums, guitar, mandolin or harmonica. The show also includes Kathie Brekke along with some of the finest jazz musicians in area.
The show’s connection to history is provided by Darlene Rolle, otherwise known as “Auntie Kreamsaugen,” whose hilariously clever skit is loosely based on Scandinavian heritage. Last week the History Museum began a series of family history workshops and later in the season will host one on Scandinavian culture. An evening listening to “Auntie Kreamsaugen” is certain to add to your understanding of cultural heritage.
Later in the month, on June 29, Pat Surface of Spiritwood Music will take us back to the 1960s and ‘70s with an entertaining and nostalgic musical journey. Along with his wife Donna, a performance artist in sign, and Jess Menten on violin and fiddle, Pat will encourage us to reminisce and sing along with old favorites that will bring back memories of bell bottoms, platform shoes, waterbeds, Woodstock and the invention of Post-It Notes, cell phones and the Internet.
Later this summer, be sure to stop by the History Museum of EOT County to view the latest exhibits, including one featuring artifacts and stories from the ‘70s.