BEMIDJI—Across the album, in large letters is the word "Bemidji." The letters are on top of an old, faded postcard of the iconic Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues. This is the cover of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes' latest EP, titled after this very city. The question: Why? It turns out that the Nashville band has ties to Minnesota: Daniel Ellsworth grew up in Woodbury, near St. Paul, and has family in the Bemidji area.