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Unplugged XX: online event

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Jay Blades Unplugged XX

The online event will kick off at 7 pm CST with a musical performance by the trio of Barbara Jean Meyers (a former North House intern!), Molly Dean, and Mike Lewis.

North House is excited to welcome Jay Blades as our featured speaker. Jay is host of The Repair Shop (on Netflix and the BBC), a furniture restorer, and an advocate for the power craft holds to restore community and self. His autobiography, Making it: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life comes out this summer and shares his story of growing up in East London in a council estate, experiences with racism, homelessness, and depression before finding his way forward in craft.

This year’s featured performer will be Amythyst Kiah, who Rolling Stone magazine called “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.” Along with tapping into the vibrant musicality she honed in part through her studies in East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, Country Music program, the Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell) —an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.

This year you can enjoy the streaming event from the comfort of your own home OR join us on campus for a social hour before gathering to watch the streaming event in community!

The online event will kick off at 7 pm CST with a musical performance by the trio of Barbara Jean Meyers (a former North House intern!), Molly Dean, and Mike Lewis.

North House is excited to welcome Jay Blades as our featured speaker. Jay is host of The Repair Shop (on Netflix and the BBC), a furniture restorer, and an advocate for the power craft holds to restore community and self. His autobiography, Making it: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life comes out this summer and shares his story of growing up in East London in a council estate, experiences with racism, homelessness, and depression before finding his way forward in craft.

This year’s featured performer will be Amythyst Kiah, who Rolling Stone magazine called “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.” Along with tapping into the vibrant musicality she honed in part through her studies in East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, Country Music program, the Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell) —an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.

This year you can enjoy the streaming event from the comfort of your own home OR join us on campus for a social hour before gathering to watch the streaming event in community!

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://givergy.us/unplugged/

Organizer

North House Folk School
Phone:
218-387-9762
Email:
info@northhouse.org
Website:
www.northhouse.org

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jberes@northhouse.org

Venue

North House Folk School
500 W. Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Phone:
218-387-9762
Website:
http://www.northhouse.org/