kjCloquet native Kraig James Erickson started playing music in the early 1990s when he traded a hand-built computer for a Kay bass and Stella acoustic with a guy who ran lights for the Grateful Dead. Later he was the bass player in the Twin Cities indie-pop-rock band Busy Signal. His roots pulled him back up north, where he took over a decade off from performing to raise kids and put his energies into co-founding the Highway 61 Folks Festival. These days he hosts the Streetcar Songwriters Series at the Streetcar Kitchen and Pub in Carlton, and helps organize the Northern Train Music Festival at Mont Du Lac. For a while he was gigging under the name James Duluth, but earlier this year he started playing his toe-tapping campfire tunes under the moniker of his first and middle names.

10am Sat 5/3 | Chester Creek