Ross and Barton Sutter offer a range of shows that integrate Bart’s award-winning poems with Ross’s versions of great songs and tunes from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions. The Sutter Brothers enjoy performing at art centers, festivals, universities, churches, nature centers, libraries, and conferences. Choose one of the programs below or ask about a show customized for your event. Programs run about fifty minutes but can be condensed or extended to include a second set. Fees depend on length of show, extra programs, type of venue and travel. Please contact Ross or Bart directly for booking or questions.

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  • Nordic Accordion combines humorous and thoughtful readings from Bart Sutter along with lively Scandinavian tunes from Ross Sutter and Art Bjorngield. You can view a performance of this show in the video below.


  • Sons and Daughters of the Northern Lights explores the experience of Scandinavian immigrants and their descendants. The show is specially designed to evoke memories and provoke curiosity about regional history ethnic culture, and the presence of the past in our contemporary lives.

  • North Country Characters celebrates the creatures and peculiar people who inhabit jack pine country.

  • This is the Day: Rejoicing Anyway investigates the spiritual response to suffering.

Nordic Accordion

North Country Characters