Steve Grannis, who with wife Chris will teach The Art of Bread Making for EAC’s Summer Workshop Series on August 11, is shown mixing, kneading, shaping and baking a batch of the family’s favorite bread recipe in this video. As demonstrated at several past workshops held in the arts center, the video (and upcoming Zoom workshop) show that the same dough can be used for many different applications—loaves of various shapes and sizes, cinnamon bread, and pita pockets!

Please listen for ‘EAC house band’ Keltic Schmeltic, whose tracks “Hector the Hero” and “Sarah’s Jig”, from their album Out of the Woods, accompany Steve’s dough dance. In addition to Steve, band members include John Cashore, Lee Suta, Jonathan Aretakis, Bill Dewar, Ken Brown and Gordon Phillips. (The tunes in the video were recorded with Heron Weston on bass). Additional musicians over the years, or on recording projects, have included Dan Cashore, Clifton Moser and Brian Schuth.

Since forming in 1995, the band has been a weekly affair, including socially distant screen porch rehearsals this summer, and a series of valiant attempts at Zoom collaboration in the early days of Covid quarantine. The musicians’ long relationship with EAC has included performances at the center’s International Dinner and Moose Island Follies, and opening for David Mallet.
Keltic Schmeltic will appear as part of the Music on the Green series in Calais on Tuesday, August 25. Perhaps workshop participants will bake some picnic treats to be eaten while watching the show!

From Keltic Schmeltic’s ‘Out of the Woods’ album art, this collage of photos by Robin Farrin was made by Chris Grannis.
Chris and Steve Grannis, who’ll teach bread making via Zoom for EAC’s Summer Workshop Series, are shown teaching at EAC. Photo by Brandy Argir