June 15, 2022

Dakota Drifters At The Sibyl Center On June 18

Country band Dakota Drifters is a perennial favorite at the Sibyl Center. They are back this summer, scheduled for Saturday, June 18, for an evening of country, gospel, rock-a-billy, and even some rock and roll. Fans of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Chet Atkins, and similar music will enjoy Dakota Drifters. Dakota Drifters’ members are Toby Nelson of Minot, Dick and Brenda Johnson from the Turtle Mountains in north-central North Dakota, and Carl Kannianen from the Stanley area. All three are home-grown self-taught musicians who enjoy creating music together. Toby taught himself to play drums and is the owner of Prairie Winds Band Instrument Repair LLC in Minot, ND. He and his staff keep busy repairing and maintaining all types of musical instruments for the upper northwest area of the state. Toby enjoys keeping traditional country western music alive. Brenda, the group’s organizer, is retired from North Dakota Forest Service in Bottineau. She enjoyed