Americana, folk-singer Jerry Vandiver, always a favorite at Canoecopia, picked up a new sponsorship with Northstar Canoes. That sponsorship lead to a breakout of music at the Northstar booth at this year’s Canoecopia. Vandiver brought Amberly Rosen and Ashleigh Caudill to play in his band and together they cause a big commotion on the expo floor.
Vandiver and crew played several songs including the perennial favorite. Too Many Boats. The crew at Northstar provided a boat for the band to stand in while playing. After song broke out an audience surrounded the booth to watch.
Vandiver is well-known in the paddlesport world for his albums and songs about canoeing and canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. During Dave and Amy Freeman’s, A Year in the Wilderness expedition, Vandiver joined them and together they wrote a song called This Quiet Place. You can hear the song at the 7:25 second mark in the video below, and you can purchase that song from Amazon.com. All proceeds go to helping Save the Boundary Waters from a toxic form of mining that is proposed in its watershed.
Jerry Vandiver’s Albums:
Bear Witness: A Year in the Wilderness