November 2007

South Dakota Hall of Fame

It's hard to believe it is already November. Sherwin and "The Cotton Kings" had an amazing summer and fall. A big "Thank You" to the fans across the mid-west for attending the many fairs, festivals and celebrations we had the privilege to participate in.

As many of you know Sherwin was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame on September 8th. I thought it would be important to share a few photos from this big event.

2007 Inductees South Dakota Hall of Fame from left: Monsignor James M. Doyle, George "Sparky" Anderson, T. Denny Sanford, William E. Walsh, Susan Salway (Accepting for Orville Francis Salway, Sr.), Richard A. Cutler, Clark Redlinger, Sherwin Linton, Carole Hillard, Dr. Dwayne L. Beck, Charles E. Clay, Carl & Marietta Soukup

The unveiling of Sherwin's Hall of Fame display. Sherwin with nominators Judy & Bear Toennies and Al & Donna Schulz
Sherwin & Pam with Sherwin's Hall of Fame display.
Sherwin with fellow inductee George "Sparky" Anderson. "Sparky" was born in Bridgewater, South Dakota.
Sherwin & Pam South Dakota Hall of Fame Induction September 2007.
Sherwin and Senator George McGovern.
Sherwin accepting his induction to the South Dakota Hall of Fame from Hall of Fame President Garney Henley.

August 2007

Dylan the Dinosaur

In July we told you about the Science Museum of Minnesota celebrating it's 100th Anniversary.  In honor of this, 60 dinosaurs were produced and placed on the streets of St. Paul.  Dino #17, known as "Dylan" was a tribute to famous Minnesota music personalities.  Painted on the dinosaur were images and names of famous Minnesota music artists including Sherwin Linton.  We requested fans  find "Dylan" and take their picture with the bright orange dino just like Sherwin did.

Don & Pam Mathiason from Glenwood, MN
Paul & Effie Stein's Grandson Dylan

July 2007

Sherwin's "Diggin Dino's"

Music and science are meeting on the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota thanks to a great new walking exhibit sponsored by the Science Museum of Minnesota in celebration of their 100th Anniversary.  Visitors can view the sixty dinosaurs in a walking tour.  Each dinosaur has a business sponsor and is displayed near that business.  The McNally-Smith School of Music is located at the corner of Exchange Street and Wabasha in St. Paul (19 Exchange Street.) They are sponsors of Dino #17 known as ?Dylan.  Painted by Artist Dan Wheeler, ?Dylan is a tribute to famous Minnesota music personalities.  Painted on the dinosaur are images of Bob Dylan, Prince, Judy Garland, Paulette Carlson, Bobby Vee, and famous record producers Jimmy Jam Harris & Terry Lewis.  With limited space to include everyone's image the rest of the bright orange dino is covered with the names of famous Minnesota music artists.  The name ?Sherwin Linton appears to the right of Bob Dylan and just below the image of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis near the dino's neck.  Sherwin is in great company along with Owen Husney (Princes first manager.) and the Rock band ?Gypsy. (Gypsy's horn section performed on Sherwin's 1978 recording of ?That Kind Of Girl.) 

We took Sherwin's photo with Dylan on July 4th.  We'd love to add your picture taken with Dylan to our web site too!  Bring your 4x6 inch photo with Dylan to a live concert performance.  That photo will be your coupon for $5.00 off any purchase at our souvenir table. (Only one offer per person.  Photos will not be returned.  Offer good through September 9, 2007.)

The Diggin Dino's exhibit runs through Labor Day.  The dino's will be sold by auction on September 9th at the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul.  Proceeds benefit the science museum.

The first United States exhibit of this type took place in Chicago in 1999 where ?cows were decorated.  This concept was originally conceived by Beat Seeberger Quin and presented in Zurich, Switzerland in the summer of 1998.  Following the death of Minnesota cartoonist Charles Schultz the city of St. Paul sponsored "Peanuts on Parade" using the images of Snoopy in 2000, Charlie Brown in 2001, Lucy in 2002, and Linus Van Pelt in 2003.

Sherwin with "Dylan" the Dino.
A close-up of "Dylan" the Dino.


Add July 24th to your event calendar
We hope our Minneapolis metro friends will join us July 24th at the ?Knight Cap (1500 N. 4th) in northeast Minneapolis 612-789-5233 for a night of music, fun, and dancing too!  We are proud to welcome Jan Whitehill to our group for his first night of performance.  Jan is a very gifted upright / string bass player who will be beginning his tenure as a ?Cotton King. 

Additional late July engagements include July 27 in the beer garden at the Scott County Fair in Jordan, MN ?"? 8:00 PM and July 28 & 29 the Free Stage at the Anoka County Fair in Anoka, MN.  Show times July 28th (Sherwin's 68th Birthday! Cards only please.) are 7:00 PM with a ?Tribute To Johnny Cash at 10:00 PM and July 29th 4:00 PM with a ?Tribute To Johnny Cash at 7:00 PM.

View Sherwin on CTN-TV
CTN-TV, this week completed filming for an eight minute feature story on Sherwin which will begin airing on August 2nd on the program "Talk Of The Town." CTN is a cable access channel located in Anoka County, MN.  The segment will begin airing on cable television August 2nd and will play several times daily through the month. For exact cities and air times go to the CTN web site ctnstudios.com  and click on Talk of the Town followed by Playback Schedule. For those outside of Anoka County the piece will also air on CTN-TV's web site beginning August 7th.  To view online go to ctnstudios.com and c lick on "watch web video" and then select "Talk of the Town."  You will be able to view the show as a Windows Media File.

Sherwin & Charlie Daniels "Growing Up Country"
Following the April 4th release of the book ?Growing Up Country Sherwin was busy with book signings and media appearances.  The book, edited by Grammy Award winning artist Charlie Daniels is a collection of essays authored by sixty of Charlie's friends.  Sherwin was honored to be selected as a contributing author for this project.  Sherwin and Charlie were finally able spend some time visiting during Charlie's visit to Taste of Minnesota in early July.  We would like to thank our gracious hosts Ron and Linda Maddox for a wonderful evening at "The Taste!"

Charlie Daniels & Sherwin. "Taste of Minnesota" - July 2007


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