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Dave Stanaway and Susan Askwith in Fur Trade Era costume
Dave and Susan perform music
from their John Johnston CD
in Fur Trade Era garb


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While the Soo Locks have fascinated visitors for over a century and a half, the history of the Sault Ste. Marie Area stretches long and rich before that. We're two musicians from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who have put together some original music that brings it all to life with great music and tales of adventure and intrigue. Our CD's music describes the life of John Johnston, one of the area's more colorful settlers.

In the summer we perform at the Johnston House in the Sault’s Historic Water Street District. Performances last about an hour beginning at 1:00 every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through September 1.

The setting is rustic and intimate amid actual artifacts of the fur trade era. The music is sometimes lilting and fun, sometimes powerful and strong. Songs tell of maple sugar and shipwrecks, of Native ways and stormy seas, of men and women who worked in and loved this land. The stories are true and the feelings are real.

Use the links above to find out more.


2014.07.10Johnston Historic Home Programs Feature Songwriters Stanaway and Askwith

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN. Once again, you can enjoy local singer-songwriters bring history to life at the John Johnston House this summer. Dave Stanaway and Susan Askwith perform their Fur Trade Era songs and stories Tuesdays & Thursdays in July and August, from 1 pm until 2pm. More info...