Celebrating Local Foods Reception

Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm, tickets $17 and available at the door.

This casual event will include: Music, hors d’oeuvres (prepared from locally produced ingredients), a cash bar, an opportunity to meet the new WLFN Board, local farmers and community members, as well as to catch up with friends and view the exhibits. 


Andy Noyes and Steve MatierThe O’Bros – Andy Noyes and Stevie Matier – www.andynoyesmusic.com.  This dynamic acoustic duo serves up a tasty plate of sounds and textures. Stewing voices, guitars, bouzouki, and assorted percussion from around the world, they meld together to create a rollicking and unique musical experience. Incorporating sonic spices from Ireland, American Roots, Africa and the Blues.
Matier is also is a member of Different Drums of Ireland, and living in Washburn, WI. Noyes also performs solo, with the rock and reggae jam band Floydian Slip and loves local food!

Laura Berlage sings ancient ballads like no other. Her entrancing voice and consummate musicianship on lute-bodied guitar and harp truly transport one to another realm. Her original songs are works of art. Also a weaver of tapestries and tales. As well as tending to the family “local food” business: Northstar Homestead Farm and Cafe in Hayward, WI.

Tom Draughon performs solo, with his acoustic trio: Take 3, and also with Laura Berlage. He also currently serves as Adjunct Lecturer in Music (guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle teacher) at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Anakwad is an elder of the Red Cliff Band of Ojibwa. Creates traditional native flutes, composing and performing all over the world. Living in Red Cliff, WI., where he is also active in his community local food efforts.

Musical Potluck

Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013, 8pm to 10 pm (free)

You create the musical feast with voice, instruments, feet and energy.  Gerry Campbell a veteran of the Solidarity Sing Along and it’s accompanying Learning Curve band will lead an evening of singing food and farm songs (and your favorite oldies and goodies). All ages welcome and dancing encouraged but not required. All acoustic instruments that can accompany singing welcome.

Things to bring: Songs you love to sing with copies of lyrics to share.  Stories about music (and perhaps recordings) from your farmers market or local food systems event.  Musical instruments to play along or lead songs.  Copies of the Song Book Rise Up Singing published by SingOut … includes 1200 songs and Chords and is used by many sing along groups across the country.

Songs for WLFN – Here are the songs we sang during the Potluck.

Snowshoe Night Hike with Lost Creek Adventure

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  $15 fee to participate.

Join Lost Creek Folk School on a snowshoeing night hike. Snowshoe to “Houghtons Point”, location of some beautiful cliffs, caves, and waterfalls right on Lake Superior. Travel via the lake (conditions permitting) or by trail.  We will start in the daylight but will return in the dark, so be ready for an impromptu astronomy talk! Snow shoes will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own.  You will be providing your own transportation to the hiking site (carpools can be assembled before departing from Northland).  Houghtons Point is about 15 miles from Northland College.

What you will need to bring:

  • Winter outdoor clothing. You may be standing/sitting for periods of time. Windproof parkas, multiple layers. Face and head protection.
  • A small backpack to store extra layers, water, etc.
  • Winter snow boots. They must be big enough to fit in a snowshoe binding. Regular hiking boots are usually too small, and won’t insulate your feet from the cold and ice.
  • Flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries.
  • Insulated mug (for hot cocoa).
  • Water & snacks.
  • Camera