The Captain's Table will be offering Live Entertainment on the deck Saturday nights through out the summer. Come join us for local live music, a refreshing beverage and enjoy the Custer summer nights
Van & Rose have been playing music together for 25 years with different groups. They have been doing the acoustic duet for 5 years. Custer residents since 2008, Van pastors and promotes music in Custer; Southern Hills Music & Arts Festival (SHMAAF), Summer entertainment at Way Park, and local businesses (ads in Chronicle for summer music.) Rose loves all types of music and listens to her ipod while working at the nursing home.
Pegie Douglas’ roots are on the prairie near Faith, South Dakota. She retired as a Special Education Teacher after 20 years. Before retiring, she enjoyed singing and creating original songs. She discovered South Dakota's first poet laureate, Badger Clark, while visiting the area. Since 2007, Pegie has set fourteen of his poems to music. She has enjoyed living in the Black Hills from May to October since 2009 and performing these songs throughout South Dakota and other parts of the West. She also gives tours of the Badger Clark cabin in Custer State Park. In 2012, Pegie created the show: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BADGER CLARK to be performed at the Tatanka Barn Theater at Custer State Park. This hour long show features stories about Badger Clark's life and his poetry set to music. She is a scholar and participant with the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. She now devotes her life to music and sharing it with others.
Born in the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Frank
grew up listening to country and mountain music, which still resonates with him today.
His father gave him his first guitar when he was 16 years old which he taught himself to play with the help of a Mel Bay guitar book.
Frank plays a Martin D-40 guitar in a style he says is a fusion of country, folk and bluegrass. Finger-picking, flat-picking, and sometimes both at the same time, Frank has over three hours of original music which covers a wide range of topics. His writing has been described as raw and visceral with a touch of wonder and tenderness and has been compared to John Prine. His singing has been compared to Willie Nelson and his guitar playing to Norman Blake; the combination is quite unique.
He has played in bars, clubs and homes across the USA and overseas to drunks, Vice Consuls and regular people.
Frank is semi-retired and lives with his awesome wife, small noisy dog and a worthless cat in the Black Hills of South Dakota. (Ease up, he loves the cat too.)