Last week before he headed out into the BWCAW, Jerry Vandiver gave a concert here at Tuscarora. Maybe you haven’t heard of Jerry? Neither had I. I just knew he was a friend of Old Scout…and I figured he was a friendly bunkhouse guest with a guitar, and isn’t that nice that he’s going to play for us and for the guests and the staff? There are so many things to attend to—that I didn’t really pay attention until I went in to hear him sing.
Wow! He was fabulous! Very entertaining, talented, engaging. Great songs–I even recognized some of them—it was just a fun evening. Jerry’s songs have been recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys ,Tim McGraw, Lonestar……. he was a great musician, a like-able guy, and I feel like we have a new friend. Yesterday some of our guests came out of the woods and said “some guy from Nashville portaged our canoe—he said to say ‘hello.”
If you’re in Grand Marais on Saturday Evening (Aug 21) at 7pm at the Art Colony, I highly recommend Jerry’s concert. He’s fabulous.