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Autumn is approaching, and we are looking forward to our favorite season here in the Northland.  Spectacular leaves, moderate temperatures, no bugs - what’s not to like?  We are pleased to announce that, due to the practicalities of distance, we are continuing with our Zoom “house concert” series once a month.  In September we will trade harvest & autumnal songs with folksinger, guitarist, singer-songwriter, author, scholar, and humorist Andrew Calhoun.  We admire his work greatly, and look forward to working with him again!

We’re finishing up a new recording entitled “Wheels of Time,” after the great song by our friend Ralph Murray.  We began it before the pandemic, and it will be good to finally have it done.  For this reason, we may be a little less busy than usual with gigs this Fall, until Bittersweet Christmas Band season, which starts Thanksgiving Weekend.  As always, if you won't be where we are playing, feel free to send recommendations to friends.

February Sky lives in the town of Trout Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula,  We are full time touring musicians. Apparently the pandemic is largely over, but we are still live-streaming concerts with geographically distant artists, as well as playing live concerts.  Please check out our appearances for details.

"I've had the delight of watching two long time friends and musicians grow a duo. I've listened to Phil Cooper for years as part of a duo/trio/ensemble, with singing partner Margaret Nelson as the constant through all those years. Phil's darlin’ Susan wrote wonderful songs, sang wacky and ribald songs she'd found elsewhere and became an ever more deft musician through those years. Now they're a duo - February Sky - and the combination of Phil's incredible repertoire of very traditional song and tune and Susan's singer-songwriter orientation and addition of her skill with other instruments have been blended into something very different than what either had done before. Same songs, or tunes from previous repertoires... but whole different flavor. Each time I see them, what they do gets tighter, deeper, more distinctive.   'Course it helps that both are thoughtful, generous people who like each other lots.   --Joanne Laessig,  Folknet, Cleveland, OH

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