November in the North
Country is quite lovely! One of the
great things about living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is that Autumns
are long here. Yes, we had a little bit
of snow November 1st, but it was gone the next day, with the last of the
colored leaves and the flaming tamarack trees still here to enjoy.
On Sunday, November 19th, we will present the next in our series of Zoom “house
concerts,” with Kitty Donohoe. Kitty is
a truly fine musician, and we are very pleased to be working with her again.
We are working diligently on our 6th full length recording, entitled “Wheels of
Time.” We are planning a release date of
Friday, January 19, 2024 at our annual concert sponsored by the Geneva Park
District. This recording will be
available in online and CD formats.
This month also includes the start of Bittersweet Christmas Band season on
November 26th. The schedule is posted at
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
generous people who like each other lots. --Joanne Laessig, Folknet,