This year’s schedule has been released. As you can see, we have added a couple more bands to the line-up, on Friday night. I wonder how long it will be, before this thing becomes a full week ūüôā

Work weekend is the 18th and 19th. So, if you are handy and have tools, feel free to show up. There is always something to do. You don’t even need to be handy or have tools. Just come by for some prepping.

Short list of things to do:
– Gather firewood
– Weed wack and clear brush.
– Move benches and fire pit.
– Patch up the outhouses and other structures.
– Drink beer.

On a sad note, fellow Baystocker, Ryan Martin, passed away, this last May:


Ryan left us too soon on May 15, 2018 at the age of 53. He was born in Duluth, MN to Keith and Lorna Martin. He was the youngest of six children. Ryan attended Morgan Park High School and graduated from the last class before the school closed in 1982. Ryan graduated as a machinist at St. Cloud Tech. He was a member of ABATE, United Sportsmen Club, the National Rifle Association and the United Protestant Church. Ryan was the driving force behind the Diabetic Memorial Run which raised money for juvenile diabetes for 20 years. “Rain or shine it’s scooter time”. Previously, Ryan worked for RJ Sports and Cycle, Superior Motorcycle, and Arrowhead Machinists. Over the last 10 years Ryan was a maintenance mechanic at Sappi Paper Mill where he was proud to be part of their brotherhood.

Ryan was a spiritual man who found God in the lakes, rivers and streams. He was a family man who spent his time with his daughters, friends and loved ones. He was a wonderful son, father, brother, friend and partner. His passion was fishing and spent every moment he could enjoying the outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Ethel Martin, Charles and Lorna Mullen and niece Shana Holt.

Ryan is survived by his parents Keith and Lorna Martin; daughters Melissa, Catrina and Kierdra; brother Randy (Ann) Martin; sisters Jill (David) Gordon, Terri (Jeff) John, Tracy Grandi, Robin (Mike) Motley; his first mate Lisa Gould (Cameo Torok) and dog Chi Chi. He will be greatly missed by his nephews and nieces Jessica, Harlan, Sean, Patty, Rebecca, Willie, Alex, Kelly and Joe. Ryan also had a large circle of extended family and friends. He loved you all as we do.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 23rd at 10:00 am with a visitation beginning at 9:00 am at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN.

From Duluth News Tribune

Joshua H. Munter, 43, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

He is survived by his spouse, Karen Grunow Munter, son Judah, stepdaughter Eily Fabjance, and stepson Kellan Fabjance. He is also survived by his parents, Don and MarySue Munter, and brother Justin (Katherine).

Josh graduated from Northland College in 1998 and remained in Ashland, contributing to the community as owner of HD Custom Guitar Supply and The Music Center, and through philanthropic efforts in area public schools and more. He was a frequent performer with local bands, including Sea Hag and Alpha City.

Funeral services will be held at the Sigurd Olson Institute at Northland College Monday, Jan. 22. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m.

If desired, contributions may be sent to the Joshua Munter Music Education Fund, Washburn Public Schools, P.O. Box 730, Washburn, WI 54891.

`Ashland Daily Press

Dye, Gerald Alan of Wayzata, passed away at age 66 on Sunday, 11/8/15 at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. After an 18 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Jerry died peacefully.

Jerry is survived by his older brother Glen Dye and significant other, Kathy “Sunky” Conner and was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Gertrude Dye.

Jerry was a life-long skier, with annual visits to Alta and Snowbird Utah. He was an accomplished musician and all those who knew him were continually impressed by his graciousness, his mild personality, and his passion for music.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, November 20, 2015, at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

A reception will be held at a private residence following the service. In lieu of flowers, we prefer that memorials go to SSVF (Supportive Services for Veterans Families).

Jerry Dye Tribute. Thanks Don:

Jerry Dye sings Willin’ at Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Seeds and Stems Friday Night Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Seeds and Stems Blues Again Saturday night

Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Ripple at Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Buffalo Women at Baystock 2015

David E. Jence

June 1, 1963 – July 15, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – David E. Jence, 54, Duluth, died Saturday, July 15, in Lakeside Manor.

A celebration of life will be at a later date.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota in Duluth.

From Al:

Happy Baystock Everyone,  2016 was the best Baystock ever, again.  We made it the whole weekend without rain.  This was probably because we have a roof on the stage.  Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way.  This is definitely a group effort of immense proportion.  There are a lot of photos posted here, so enjoy. 

Thanks again, 


Sawyer William Grooms was born on February 14th in Harrison, Arkansas in 1990. He was passionate about writing and performing music with his more like a brother than a friend Ethan Hyde. Together they traveled playing music and experiencing the country.

Sawyer was also a wildland firefighter working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Park Service.

Sawyer is survived by his mother Myra Foster; parents by choice Pauline and Ernie Grooms; brothers Denzer, Bridger, Daniel and David as well as his uncle Rob and Aunt Ardis and grandparents Frank and Coralee Foster. In addition, Sawyer is survived by the love of his life Lilly Rose Duffy. Sawyer will have the last word on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 at the Chequamegon Community Church on Country C, Washburn.


Memorial Service

Saturday, May 07, 2016
10:00 AM

Chequamegon Community Church
1451 County Hwy.C
Washburn, Wisconsin 54891
` Bratley Family Funeral Homes
Howdy Everyone,
Baystock 2015 is fast approaching.  36 years.  Amazing.  Work weekend is this weekend, August 22nd and 23rd.  If you can make it, there is alwaysn a lot to do.  And it is always a lot of fun.
Some of the things on the list are:
– Gather firewood – we cut down some dead treees last weekend so we need to haul the wood to the main fire.
– Weed wack and clear brush.
– Move benches and fire pit.
– We’re building a staging area (green room) by the stage to make it easier for bands and equipment to come and go.
– Patch up the outhouses.
– Stain the new shower and haul the old one to the fire.
– Drink beer.
Thanks everyone for all you do.¬† Baystock is about music, but it’s also about people.¬† Love to all,¬† Al

Wow, are there some great improvements, this year. The stage was torn apart, properly adjusted and re-fitted with a new floor. Also, the old shower was taken down and a new one has been put up!

During the work weekend, the stage gave up a bounty of old cans of corn, as well as bees! Yes, not only ticks, but also bees, for 2014!

Click here for some before and after photos:

Message from Al: ¬†“Thank you to everyone who came out to work weekend.¬† A lot got done.¬† Reinforcement and new top on the stage, and the shower is on the way.¬† Thanks to all”

Well, here we are. Getting ready for Baystock 2014. Rumor has it that the deer ticks are in full force. So, bring ¬†plenty of repellent, and¬†make sure you don’t¬†burn¬†the place down (I know some of you may take some desperate actions).

As many of you know, a few years ago, a decision was been made to buy the land out of the state program, and save our trees. To do this, we needed pay the back taxes, since the land was entered into the state program, amounting to about $22,000. Well, that full amount has been paid off.  Thank you all, for your contributions towards the freedom of Baystockland. They have been sincerely appreciated.

About the work weekend:¬†Al says “there is a lot of work to do”.¬†The official Baystock work weekend is two weeks prior to Baystock. ¬†It involves power tools and beer. ¬†The big projects are a new shower and a new floor for the stage. ¬†The support beams for the stage were 40 years old in 1993 so we’re not sure what it will look like under the plywood. ¬†We may have to replace some beams also. ¬†There more specifics from Al about what people might bring (weedwhackers, drills, shovels, beer, imported beer etc.) as they come in.

If you re interested in helping out, contact Andy, with your contact info, and I’ll make sure your name gets to Al.¬†

This last year, we lost a great friend. Dave Sky found his way to Baystock, and remained one of the most treasured people and artist, we have ever had. We will truly miss him. Baystock will not be the same, without Dave. Head over to the Dave Sky page to see some of his performances, from last year.