Mar 14, 2014 — Like a lot of Europeans, Swedish pop singer John Dunsö says he's amazed at the immensity of the American landscape. Dunsö visited the west coast last year and is living and writing new music during an artist residency in the North Country this month. He is the resident artist at Better Farm, a 65-acre sustainability campus in Redwood, NY.
Dunsö is the former guitarist in one of Sweden's biggest indie-pop bands, Billie the Vision and the Dancers. Now, he's recording his first solo album based on his travels across North and South America the last few years. "Rerun", one of the songs on his new album, is already a hit in his native Sweden.
Also known as Traveling John, Dunsö spoke with Todd Moe about how open space, physical work, solitude and big sandwiches help the creative process. Go to full article
Ed Robertson paddles on Butterfield Lake, one of the largest of the Indian River Lakes.
Aug 22, 2005 — Between the high profile destinations of the Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks, there's a hidden gem of a region. It's called the Indian River Lakes. Black Lake is the most famous and popular, but 14 other little bodies of water straddle the St. Lawrence-Jefferson County line, just several miles inland from the St. Lawrence River. It's rugged country, part of a granite strip called the Frontenac Arch that links the Adirondacks with the Canadian Shield. A conservancy formed several years ago to protect the area. David Sommerstein went kayaking with the group's president and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2004 — Residents of a North Country community have been advised by state officials to stop drinking their well water because of lead and petroleum contamination. About 200 homes and businesses in the Jefferson County hamlet of Redwood will now receive potable drinking water from the state at no charge. Go to full article