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Folk extraordinaire to perform Thursday at Brainerd library

Posted: January 15, 2013 - 6:05pm
Ross Sutter, folk musician extraordinaire, will present a program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Scandinavian stories and songs at the Brainerd Public Library.
Ross Sutter, folk musician extraordinaire, will present a program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Scandinavian stories and songs at the Brainerd Public Library.

Folk extraordinaire to perform Thursday at Brainerd library

Ross Sutter, folk musician extraordinaire, will present a program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Scandinavian stories and songs through the Kitchigami Regional Library System as part of the Legacy Program series. The event is free and open to the public of all ages and will be held at the Brainerd Public Library.

Sutter is a popular performer who plays an array of folk instruments, including the guitar, bodhran, button accordion, dulcimer and bones and he is best known for his singular baritone voice. Sutter loves to sing Irish, Scottish and Scandinavian songs, as well as favorite American traditional and popular songs. He has performed on radio, television and at festivals, and works regularly in schools teaching the songs and folk dances that he has collected over the years. Sutter also has worked with his brother, Barton Sutter, who is the designated poet laureate of Duluth. Their new book is “Reindeer Camp” and is a collection of poems and traditional verse from Scandinavia.

Sutter’s visit is a free Legacy Program, funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.