The following videos are interviews that were filmed by Andy Frank of frankcasting.com as he gathered material for the 2010 Estelle Klein Award presentation to Grit Laskin.
Observations about Grit from Tam Kearney, the legendary performer and proprietor of Toronto’s Fiddler Green folk club. This is the full interview done i honour of Grit receiving the Estelle Klein award, 2010.
TK GRIT FRIENDSHIP
Tam Kearney discussing his long friendship with Grit.
TK FIDDLER’S GREEN
Tam Kearney talking about his own history in the folk club scene, and how the famous Fiddler’s Green club, where he eventually met Grit, got started.
LM GRIT IN GENERAL
Fellow talented luthier begins reminiscing about her early friendship with Grit.
The brilliant performer, producer, multi-instrumentalist Ken Whiteley discusses his 40 year friendship to Grit.
Ken discusses his and Grit’s conception and realizing Borealis Records.
Grit’s wife discusses how Grit got his nickname, and other personal reflections.
Grit’s early years as a luthier, from his wife’s perspective.
Judith’s description of Grit’s motivation for forming Borealis Records
James Keelaghan talking about The Woods music and dance camp, which Grit runs with his wife Judith and friend Eve Goldberg.
JK MUSICIAN AND HOST
James’ reflections about his early impressions of Grit, as a performer & songwriter.
James Keelaghan playing his Laskin guitar, dating from the mid-70″s.
James talking about the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which Grit helped to create.
JK BOREALIS BW
Jesse Cook doing some impromptu playing, with his Laskin Negra, in the studio of Roots Music Canada.