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Performing on the upper fjord stage

Wednesday – Saturday – 9:15am – 9:45am | 2:15pm – 2:45pm

Gordy Lindquist, also known as “Crazyfingers,” was born on Nov. 20, 1937, in McLean County. He grew up on a farm and developed a passion for music from a young age. After graduating from Concordia College with a degree in music, he began his teaching career in North Dakota before moving to California. He eventually settled in Bottineau, teaching at Dakota College for 34 years before retiring in 2006.

Lindquist’s music career started early, and he became proficient in piano under the guidance of Edna Bohney. He gained confidence through participation in 4-H talent shows and began performing publicly. He joined the Joe Alme Band in 1984, performing with various notable artists. His performances at the Norsk Hostfest in Minot and tours in Norway and Canada contributed to his widespread recognition.

In 2008, Lindquist joined Country Blend, a Canadian band, touring extensively across Canada and even reaching the Arctic Ocean. He has been involved in various music-related organizations and served in leadership roles. His stage name, “Crazyfingers,” originated from a performance at the Ramada Inn in 1963 and has stuck with him throughout his career.

Throughout his life, Lindquist has believed in the power of music to heal and unite people, considering it the universal language that brings joy and comfort to individuals worldwide.