"Ross & Bart Sutter mesmerized our patrons with well chosen words and songs that you don’t hear on the radio anymore. This duo was easy to work with, and our audience was laughing and joining in on the songs throughout the entire program. The Sutter Brothers are a couple of great ‘North Country Characters’ to bring to your library.”

—Rachel Heinrich, Librarian

— Ely Public Library

“The Sutter Brothers were a dream act! From set-up, through the performance, to take-down, they were professional and polished. Their performance was one of the best I've ever hosted in a library, and the audience loved them. The combination of poetry, music & Minnestalgia really hit our audience sweet spot. I would take a return performance in a heartbeat! Truly, one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve spent in years!”

—Steve Harsin, Librarian

— Grand Marais Public Library

“North Country Characters’ with The Sutter Brothers was the most popular program we have had at Two Harbors Public Library so far this year. The people who came really liked the combination of humor and appreciation of Scandinavian culture. I heard comments about what a good voice Ross has, and also someone who said she doesn’t usually read poetry but really liked hearing Bart’s. They were easy to work with, arrived early and helped put out chairs and had minimal requirements for their set-up. Several people asked if we can have them come back again, and I hope that is possible.”


—Becky Norlien, Librarian

— Two Harbors Public Library

“Boy, where do I start with The Sutter Brothers! It is rare for a group to call ahead to make sure everything is in place. That was very much appreciated. The show was deep and silly, wise and foolish. The like of it has not been seen in these parts before! The audience loved singing along. Some of the poems have already entered into rotations in family storytelling. We are so grateful to have been able to have such a great show in West Duluth. Our patrons loved it.”


— Andrea, Librarian

— West Duluth Branch Library

“The Sutter Brothers were fantastic and greatly enjoyed by all. Because of them, we had the biggest turnout ever (around 125; usually around 50). Many people called me and others on our program committee to thank us for inviting The Sutter Brothers. People will remember their performance for years to come.”


—Jack Hickerson

— Unlimited Learning, Crosby MN

“Working with the Sutter Brothers is quality through and through. Ross and Bart are extremely easy to work with, offer great outreach activities with students and seniors, are extremely personable with their audience and put on a wonderful show!”


—Amy Stoller Stearns, Executive Director

— Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center

“The Sutter Brothers, Ross and Barton, performed at the Warroad Public Library and presented their audience with a grand experience of music and poetry. They are a class act and guaranteed to please your audience.”


— Barbara Larson, Librarian

— Warroad Public Library

“The Sutter Brothers entertained us for an hour with poetry, songs, stories. We had a standing-room-only audience that was enthusiastic, welcoming and engaged. We sang along, laughed and enjoyed nostalgic moments.”


- Cynthia Johnson, President

— Heimsyn Lodge, Sons of Norway Cloquet, MN

“One of the comments I received after The Sutter Brothers’ performance at Lake Bemidji State Park was the following: ‘That was the best show you have had all summer!’ Ross and Bart are so well prepared for their presentations whether they are for small children or for adults. As an organization, you can be sure the quality of the presentation is of utmost concern to each of them. Their ability to play off of each other’s words and actions is a natural for them. They present with ease and the audience can find humor and great pleasure in each performance.”


—Janet Brademan

— Headwaters School of Music & Arts, Bemidji, MN

“What a fun evening we all had when The Sutter Brothers, Ross and Bart, performed for an audience in the Hallock Public Library. Our audience was made up of all age groups and everyone was totally engaged in the performance. Bart and Ross were so relaxed and comfortable with the audience. They had everyone singing and clapping along to the music. The reviews from the audience were all very positive with many asking to have them back.”


—Peggy Pearson, Librarian

— Hallock Public Library