Keweenaw Storytelling Center
215 5th Street
Calumet Township, Michigan 49913

About this event

The Red Jacket Jamboree invites you to be part of the live studio audience for the recording of two new radio episodes: "The Kalevala" and "Luck of the Irish" with guests Lisa and Ingemar Johansson. The hourlong episodes are recorded for later radio broadcast.

‚ÄčIngemar and Lisa Johansson live the good life in the rolling hills of northern Lower Michigan. They dwell in a rich wellspring of influence, soul and sound craft with their music. They have toured widely as a duo and as members of the acclaimed band "Song of the Lakes."

Ingemar writes his songs with the muse of the natural world in his pocket. His voice and strings hold solid earth rhythms and melodies with an introspective and poetic verse. The interplay with Lisa's artistry on her flutes in the vein of baroque, blues and rock with a twist of scandi-celtic flair is savory and refined like a good Swedish aquavit.  They're a fitting duo for our show themes: "The Kalevala" and "Luck of the Irish."  Come listen to this fabulous duo who play from their hearts in a blend of original and traditional world music!

The Red Jacket Jamboree is a NEW old-time radio variety show sharing stories, songs and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.  Hosted by Lena Dorey, the show is recorded in front of a live audience inside the RPM studio at the Keweenaw Storytelling Center in downtown Calumet. The show also features Martin Achatz, two-Time Poet Laureate of the U.P.,the Red Jacket Actors and music by the Copper Cats, with Jerry Younce on guitar, Bill Carrothers on piano, Harry South on bass and Zach Ott on percussion.

The Red Jacket Jamboree is produced by Real People Media, a nonprofit helping people share their stories through the literary, visual, performing and media arts. The 2022 season is sponsored by Copper Country Preservation with financial support from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Arts Midwest and the NEA, Michigan Humaniteis Council and private donors.  For more information about the nonprofit visit: www.realpeoplemedia.org.
NOTE: Doors are closed once recording begins.  People arriving late will not be allowed into the show nor issued a refund. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory. Seating for this show will be limited in order to provide social distancing.  Performers (who are vacinnated) will not be wearing masks. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the rules and regulations of Real People Media and the Keweenaw Storyteling Center. Please refer to the seating chart below when referring to your seats. Tickets at the door (which may not be available) are $30 each. 
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