Noon Hour Concert: No Rest for Pickers

August 04, 2022

Bemidji Bluegrass band, No Rest for Pickers, will entertain at the Noon Hour Concert from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, August 4 at Calvary Lutheran Church. The group is made up of teenagers Sawyer Corcoran on fiddle, Johnny Pfaff on bass and Aidan Larson on mandolin. Joining them are Joel Verschay on guitar and Corey Campbell on banjo. The band was formed three years ago when the teenagers met at the Headwaters Fiddle Camp and bonded over a shared love of music. Verschay is a teacher at Leech Lake Tribal College. Campbell, a forestry technician for Beltrami County, heard fiddle player Corcoran jam with a group at Brigid’s Pub prompting him to seek out a spot as banjo player for the group. Verschay is a family friend. According to Leah Corcoran, they started with mostly bluegrass, with some folk-rock mixed in, but they kind of have their own groove now that people come to expect to hear from them.

Free will donations will be accepted.