Melodic and honey-toned, Bob and Sarah Louisell sing acoustic renditions of traditional and contemporary folk songs along with some great standards from the 60s and 70s. Their sweet harmonies leave the heart warmed, the ears enchanted, and the soul contemplating love and grief–a mellow delight.
Bob Louisell descended from French Canadian and Irish immigrants on his father’s side and Jewish Lituanians on his mother’s side. He grew up in Duluth, Minnesota on Lake Superior. He resides in the Minneapolis area. He has also lived in El Paso, Texas; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Urbana, Illinois; and Richmond, Virginia. For the past 35 years, has performed for outdoor concert venues. coffee houses, pubs, and folk radio shows. His musical sources range from artists like Stan Rogers and Jimmy McCarthy to John Prine, John Denver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Bob Dylan. He also does many traditional Celtic and American songs. Bob’s version of City of New Orleans is better than the train ride! For 33 years, Bob was an elementary teacher and a professor of education. He booked concerts, radio shows, and gigs during his vacations. His music was a respite from his busy and challenging work. At 57 years of age, he is now retired and ready to share his musical talents more frequently. During his spare time, he spends time outdoors, hiking with his white labrador, Denver, in northern woods and lakes. His wife, Marie, is also descended from French Canadians. They have two grown daughters, and Sarah Louisell is one of them. Her voice is currently taking Minneapolis by storm! If you think Judy Collins cut the definitive version of Wild Mountain Thyme, then you haven’t heard Sarah’s version on From Across the Years: A Collection, produced by Bob Louisell.