Friday, January 28, 2011

Warren Nelson's comeback

From State Journal reporter Patricia Simms:

"Warren Nelson — entertainer, writer, musician — spent 288 days in the Bayfield County Jail and doesn't want to go back.

But sometimes — just sometimes, he said Thursday — he misses the jailhouse stories and the enforced camaraderie.

Nelson, 63, who founded Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, developed a public radio show and earned musical acclaim in the Midwest for his historical theater and evocative songs, is working his way back."

Warren Nelson, musician and founder of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, talked about his struggles with alcohol and the criminal justice system during an interview at the Madison Concourse Hotel Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. He will perform new songs at the hotel Friday night.
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