Cabin Fever Reliever benefits community radio


Local musicians, performers and supporters of community radio gathered in the Two Harbors High School Auditorium on Sunday, March 4, to celebrate the fourth-annual Cabin Fever Reliever, a radio variety show and fundraiser for KTWH 99.5.

Between each act, ranging from songs, to dance, to a radio theater performance, the Two Harbors Ukulele Group entertained the crowd. The group is also known by their acronym — THUG.

"They're not your mother's ukulele group," co-host Kathy Heltzer told the crowd Sunday.

Kyle Ollah, a Duluth folk musician, said he was accustomed to being the youngest guy playing old songs, but he was encouraged to see a number of students perform.

"It's nice to see these young guys playing old tunes," he said.

The youngest performer, 9-year-old pianist Edward H. Odjard, played several songs.

Later in the show, guitar and violin duo Sam Knight and Austin Engelhardt, both high school students, also performed. So did seventh-grade pianists Grace Swanson and Olivia Hendren.

"There must be something in the water in Two Harbors," Heltzer said of all the student performers.