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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:03 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—On Sunday, April 15, Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin will take the Second Sunday Folk Dance stage for the featured concert.
 The magazine “Bluegrass Unlimited” called Brashear and McLaughlin “one of the great duos playing today.”
 Seasoned performers, both Brashear and McLaughlin were International Bluegrass Music Association showcase artists in 2000 with the group Perfect Strangers.
 The SSFD concert begins at 4 p.m. with hosts Bette and Dean Premo (White Water) performing a short concert set.


 After the Brashear/McLaughlin concert, snacks and beverages will be served and the dance part of the evening begins with Bette Premo & The Front Parlor Dance Band playing tunes and providing dance instruction until 7.
 For those who want to make music, fiddler Bob Arthur will lead an old-time music jam session starting at 1 p.m. at the dining hall. Admission is $7/adult and children under 15 are free.
 Brashear was born and raised in Missouri. He is a charismatic singer, dynamic instrumentalist, and a songwriter with a penchant for writing classic bluegrass songs on topics other than failed love.
 He has been a sought after band member and often tours as a member of Robin Linda Williams and Their Fine Group.
 A multi-instrumentalist, he has played bass with Laurie Lewis, fiddle for Kentucky Rose and jazz violin with the Italian group Maurizio Geri Swingtet.
 McLaughlin was born in Virginia and started playing the guitar at the age of 8.
 As a student at Northern Arizona University, McLaughlin began entering guitar contests, taking second place at the National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield, Kansas, in 1986, and taking top honors in 1988. In 1991, he joined Laurie Lewis & Grant Street, touring nationally and internationally for six years as a guitarist and harmony singer.
 The Fortune Lake Camp is located between Iron River and Crystal Falls, two miles west of Crystal Falls on U.S. 2. (Turn south on Bible Camp Road and drive for less than a quarter mile. Turn right on Fortune Lake Camp Road and just drive a short distance.)
 Lodging in either high-comfort or rustic accommodations is available at Fortune Lake Camp.
 For lodging reservations, call (906) 875-3697.