Classical music aficionados will only find one fully-professional orchestra in the 1,290 miles (2,077 kilometers) between Toronto and Winnipeg: the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) team is comprised of 30 musicians in the orchestra, one music director, one
No strangers to the stage, jam band Floydian Slip has been performing around the shores of Lake Superior for more than 18 years. Northland College alumni Andy Noyes, Olaf Kirsten, and Jeff Kriner first joined forces while in school in Ashland. A common interest in music later connected them with bassist
Although Eric Frost had a genuine interest in playing the guitar from a young age, his parents were hesitant that the desire was a passing fad. Fans of his acoustic guitar strumming and vocals may have one of his unsupportive elementary school teachers to thank.
“I got my first
He performs solo and with a group, cover songs and original songs, in front of intimate crowds and sold out theaters. His voice is recognizable all the way down the North Shore because of bar gigs and across the country because of commercial radio jingles. From covers of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and
Rock Steady’s formation story is one of accidental circumstance. About nine years ago, drummer Dave Campbell gathered a group of musicians to play with Canadian reggae singer Errol Blackwood. Though Blackwood cancelled, the band decided that the show must go on. They rotated singers throughout the
To celebrate the release of their first CD, the SplinterTones performed outside the Grand Marais Public Library. | SPLINTERTONES
The SplinterTones know the North Shore. The group’s winding path to their current member cohort is more than 20 years in the making and includes time spent playing as Over the Waterfall and the Splinters. About four years ago, a merger with the Sivertones created the group—cleverly named the SplinterTones—that