Sounds Of Hiawatha


Whenever you see QR codes like this, simply scan the code with your phone and listen to performances from festivals past or watch festival goers discuss what makes Hiawatha so special.

The Mammals, 2003 – (String Band) Old Plank Road/John Brown’s Dream

Doug Hardmann tells about the early days planning the Hiawatha festival in Deerton and Munising.

Roy Bookbinder, 2004 – (Singer Songwriter) You Can’t Do That No More

Seth Bernard & May Erlewine, 2005 – (Singer Songwriters) Heart Song

Cephas & Wiggins, 2006 – (Blues) You Got Runnin’

Mike Stiefvater talks about some of his favorite performers at Hiawatha and why it has such a great reputation for music.

The Wiyos, 2007 – (Old Time/Vaudville) Sadie Green the Vamp from New Orleans

The Duhks, 2008 – (Canadian String Band/Celtic) Old Cook Pot

The Santa Cruz River Band, 2008 – (SW American/Mexican) La Palomito (The Little Dove)

Derrell Syria Project, 2008 – (UP – “Finnish Reggae”) I’m a U.P. Boy

Brian Bowers with Claudia Schmidt, 2010 – (Singer Songwriters/Autoharp) Ezekiel Saw the Wheel/Satisfied Mind

Djele Ensemble w/ Madi Kouate, 2006 – (Mali African, kora) title unknown

The Carolina Chocolate Drops, 2007 – (String Band) Hit ‘Em Up Style

Lena Sutter and Patty Lins discuss their favorite family traditions at Hiawatha

Hot Club of Cow Town, 2010 – (Western Swing) Pennies From Heaven

LeVent Du Nord, 2011 – (Quebecois, Canadian traditional) title unknown

Lumber Jaaki, 2012 –  (Finnish American/Les Ross, Sr.) title unknown

Pert Near Sandstone, 2012 – (Old Time) Snake Charmer

The Boseveld family talks about what makes Hiawatha so special.

The Good Lovelies, 2014 – (Female Singer-Songwriters/harmonies) It’s Just a Song

Bonsior Catin, 2013 – (Cajun) Black Cat Bones

John Gorka, 2013 – (Singer-Songwriter) Where No Monument Stands

Carver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry, 2013 – (Old Time) I’m Gettin’ Ready To Go

Kaivama, 2013 – (Finnish American) wedding march (title not) known