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LHI Live: Brian Miller and Randy Gosa

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Discover forgotten gems with singer/guitarist Brian Miller and mandolinist/bouzouki player Randy Gosa, live with Cara Lieurance in the Takeda studio at WMUK.

Two leading acoustic players from the Midwest, Miller and Gosa found inspiration in the folk songs of the northern lumber camps, where many Irish immigrants worked in the mid 19th to 20th centuries. 

They talk with Cara Lieurance about researching and arranging the songs, and demonstrate with "Jails of Buffalo," "The Banks of the Little Eau Pleine," and "How We Got Up the the Woods Last Year."

Brian Miller and Randy Gosa's music is available at, which also features vintage photographs and more information on lives and pastimes of the north woods lumberjacks. 

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