Nice one Graham. Another tune from early August shot by Steven Michael Holmes of www.mostlymidwest.com. Graham Parsons grew up on the Keweenaw and organizes the annual Farm Block music festival on his family’s land. Good guy. Hopefully these tracks are the beginning of an island tradition. Maybe we’ll start a little Rabbit Island label.
Behind Graham, in the distance, is the rocky southwestern point of the island where the eagles often perch on a prominent dead tree and where a fisherman named “Berg" (a Swedish immigrant and first European to set foot on Rabbit Island) attempted to homestead in a primitive log cabin for 3 entire seasons in the late 1880’s. As the camera pans back a fallen white pine is seen on the small sandstone cliff. It came down in a storm about 6 years ago according to friends across the lake who know the island well. Some of the flowering wild Lupines are also seen behind where Graham is playing. It is nice to watch them bloom in late July and the bees often fly amongst them.