Wisconsin 2019

Welcome to this years collection of audio field recordings from the 2019 Wisconsin annual rainbow gathering, which was held in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Iron River, WI. Special thanks to the especially welcoming corridor of communities – Ashland, Duluth, and Iron River. May the gathering leave a positive lasting impression for years to come.

This was the 20 year anniversary that I have made audio field recordings at rainbow gatherings around the world. It continues to be one of my favorite ongoing projects. I only wish I had started sooner when I first started attending back in the early 1990s. This year was no exception in the distinct and often magical aural nuggets one may encounter in the woods.

To assist you with your listening adventure(s), I have organized this year’s recordings by camp. Scroll away to find 193 songs, stories, poems, natural ambience, and what have you. In addition to recording at Granola Funk Theater, Kickapoo/Story Glory, Instant Soup, and general on site field ambience, I recorded a bunch of intriguing northwoods sounds while doing the verb (those in the know *know* what I am referring to). Thanks to everyone who shared/has shared to this ever growing archive.

If you’d like to help me purchase USB Flash Drives / thumb drives in order for me to fill them with the entire archive (over 1300 audio files!!) so I pass them onto others who will in turn make additional copies for others, then please consider sending a DONATION.

Here’s a haiku written during seed camp:

Wisconsin has lakes
Sitting in ripple repose
A loons wail confirms

Wisconsin 2019 cover

Photo by Whatdoes Itmean

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Given the environment, surely I mistitled or uncredited a track so please contact me with a correction.

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Granola Funk Theater

  1. Asian Mike – Bear Repellent Story-Song
  2. Bee Bones – Bee Bones Story + Forming the Band
  3. Bee Bones – Died And Went To Heaven
  4. Bee Bones – Escape from Heaven
  5. Bee Bones – We’ll Take Ours Now
  6. Bee Bones- The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
  7. Benji Fox – Welcome Home
  8. Beth – Power and the Glory
  9. Dale – Boomerang Joke
  10. Dale – Song with a Bucket
  11. Daniel & Louise – Jesus on a Beer Run
  12. Darby – Popcorn In My Teeth
  13. Darby – Popcorn Out of My Teeth
  14. Emergency Circus – Come to the Circus
  15. Emergency Circus – Whips
  16. Eva – Take My Hand
  17. Fantuzzi – Shine Your Light
  18. Fantuzzi Imposter – Fantuzzi or Fanonezzi
  19. Fantuzzi’s Mom (Fantuzzi Imposter Continued)
  20. Garrick Beck – Story from the Rainbow Oracle
  21. Gavin – By Your Grace
  22. Gavin – No Name Song
  23. Glowing Feather – Here You Are
  24. Henry the Fiddler – Over the Rainbow
  25. Henry the Fiddler – Rainbow Way
  26. Hydrating Lemon – Lemonade Stand at a California Regional (Many Years Ago)
  27. Id – Fire on the Water (Excerpt)
  28. Id – Guitar Instrumental
  29. Jeevins – Piper Solo 1
  30. Jeevins – Piper Solo 2
  31. Jeremiah & Henry – Horizon
  32. Jeremiah & Henry – Song For Folks Who Couldn’t Make It
  33. Jiva & Diego – Down at the Rainbow
  34. Joe Cool – Dragon
  35. Joosh & Janson – Spirit Calls
  36. Jordan & KJ – Farewell Song
  37. Jordan & KJ – Spaceman
  38. Ladas – Jack & Jill on a Journey – Indigo Children
  39. Lori with a Story – Cute Little Caterpillar
  40. Lotus Street Poet – Listening
  41. Lotus Street Poet – Sayer of Senses
  42. Marty Leven the Mime – Old Man & The Bird
  43. Minnesota Sugar Plum Faeries – Mental Disposition
  44. Minnesota Sugar Plum Faeries – Stoked a Fire with Ideas
  45. Moon – Healing
  46. Mystic Rhythm – Instrumental
  47. Raven – Full Moon Rising
  48. Rico Riconek– Light
  49. Rico Riconek – Remember Who You Are
  50. Rico Riconek – You Become Your Words
  51. Rico Riconek & Benji – Breathe
  52. Rico Riconek & Benji – Welcome Home
  53. Rich In Spirit – It’s All About The Ball
  54. Roberto Everesto – Neapolitan Song
  55. Shai – Going Up on the Roof
  56. Shai – In The Backyard
  57. Somany – Land On Your Feet
  58. Thor & Panama – No Name Song
  59. Thor & Panama – On My Mind
  60. Tony Wells – Over the Rainbow
  61. Unknown – Thankful To Be Your Friend
  62. Unknown – With You

Kickapoo/Story Glory

  1. Andrew – Haiti Story
  2. Angel – Singing Words
  3. Benja – Poem Written En Route to Gathering
  4. Chad Faires – A Ritual to Read to Each Other (Poem by William E. Stafford)
  5. Chad Faires – Story from the 1983 Michigan Rainbow Gathering
  6. Dale – Secret Prayer
  7. Dale – Story from a Bike Trip in Mexico
  8. Dublin – Acoustic Outlaws
  9. Emergency Circus – Come to the Circus (Walkabout Trailside Version)
  10. Glowing Feather – Once Upon a Time There Lived a Rhyme
  11. Glowing Feather – Quantum
  12. Glowing Feather – The Wit About Shit
  13. Jason – Recurring Dreams About Bears
  14. Laughing Fox – Ajidamoo-Nowe (Squirrel Tail)
  15. Laughing Fox – Creation Story of the Flute
  16. Laughing Fox – Double Flute Song
  17. Laughing Fox – Ma’iingan Ikwe (Wolf Woman)
  18. Laughing Fox – Palestinian Love Song
  19. Laughing Fox – Shapeshifter Flute
  20. Laughing Fox – Wenebojo & The Creation of the Apostle Islands
  21. Marcus Meadow – Brain Twister
  22. Marcus Meadow – Folk Remedy
  23. Marcus Meadow – Remember When
  24. Marcus Meadow – The Night of the Kings Castration
  25. Marcus Meadow – Tickling Tales & Jocular Jokes
  26. Messy Jessy & Eric – Bagpipe & Drum
  27. Mick – Old Worn Out World
  28. Mick – Start Over
  29. Music Boxing – Lady of the Lake
  30. Ol’ Tiger Catnap – Eyes Inspect Inside
  31. Ol’ Tiger Catnap – Precious Memories
  32. Ol’ Tiger Catnap – Very Verily Verses
  33. Patches – Vision Council Musings
  34. Ron – A Rainbow Miracle
  35. Shalom – Psalm 119
  36. The Tiny Camp Anthem Band – It’s A (Tiny) Small World After All
  37. Tiny Train – Music Box Box
  38. Tom – The Tale of Getting to the 2016 Vermont Gathering
  39. Twinkle Winkle RhymeTime – An Array of Nursery Ditties
  40. Wind – Voice on the Wind

Instant Soup

  1. Devin, Flip, and Sam – Red Steer
  2. Devin, Flip, and Sam – To Love Somebody
  3. Jeffrey – Drummer
  4. Rich In Spirit – An American Hippie
  5. Rich In Spirit – Hey Good Friends
  6. Smiles Alot- I Love Her More

In The Field

  1. Beaver Splash & The Crater Lake Band
  2. Chirps, Woodpeckers, and Wind I
  3. Chirps, Woodpeckers, and Wind II
  4. Chirps, Woodpeckers, and Wind III
  5. Distant Guitar & The Crater Lake Band
  6. Looney Loons
  7. Sitting Near The Spirit House on July 4th
  8. The Crater Lake Band Take 1
  9. The Crater Lake Band Take 2
  10. The Crater Lake Band Take 3
  11. The Crater Lake Band Take 4
  12. The Crater Lake Band Take 5
  13. The Crater Lake Band Take 6
  14. The Crater Lake Band Take 7
  15. The Crater Lake Band Take 8
  16. The Crater Lake Band Take 9
  17. The Crater Lake Band Take 10

Verbing Field Ambience (May – Early June)

  1. Coyotes, Whippoorwills, and Night Lake I
  2. Coyotes, Whippoorwills, and Night Lake II
  3. Cracklin’ Campfire I
  4. Cracklin’ Campfire II
  5. Evening Lake I
  6. Evening Lake II
  7. Lake Waves (Distant Loon)
  8. Lake Waves I
  9. Lake Waves II
  10. Lake Waves III
  11. Lake Waves IV
  12. Lake Waves V
  13. Lake Waves VI
  14. Lake Waves VII
  15. Marsh Sounds I
  16. Marsh Sounds II
  17. Marsh Sounds III
  18. Marsh Sounds IV
  19. Marsh Sounds V
  20. Marsh Sounds VI
  21. Marsh Sounds VII
  22. Marsh Sounds VIII
  23. Marsh Sounds IX
  24. Mouth Sounds Night Lake I
  25. Mouth Sounds Night Lake II
  26. Mouth Sounds Night Lake III
  27. Night Forest I
  28. Night Forest II
  29. Night Forest III
  30. Owl Night Lake I
  31. Owl Night Lake II
  32. Owl Night Lake III
  33. Peacefully Shruti Night Lake I
  34. Peacefully Shruti Night Lake II
  35. Quiet Serene Lake I
  36. Quiet Serene Lake II
  37. Sounds by Lake
  38. Spring Peepers Peepin’ I
  39. Spring Peepers Peepin’ II
  40. Spring Peepers Peepin’ III
  41. Sunset Lake I
  42. Sunset Lake II
  43. Sunset Lake III
  44. Sunset Lake IV
  45. Trumpeter Swan Trumpets near Lake I
  46. Trumpeter Swan Trumpets near Lake II
  47. Trumpeter Swan Trumpets near Lake III
  48. Trumpeter Swan Trumpets near Lake IV
  49. Trumpeter Swan Trumpets near Lake V
  50. Walkin’ by Lake I
  51. Walkin’ by Lake II
  52. Walkin’ by Lake III
  53. Walkin’ in the Woods I
  54. Walkin’ in the Woods II
  55. Walkin’ near a Marsh
  56. Walkin’ with Trumpeter Swans I
  57. Walking near Lake I
  58. Walking near Lake II
  59. Walking near Lake III
  60. Walking near Lake IV
  61. Walking then Not
  62. Whippoorwills Night Lake
  63. Wind Chimes Chimin’ I
  64. Wind Chimes Chimin’ II
  65. Wind Chimes Chimin’ III
  66. Wind Chimes Chimin’ IV
  67. Wind Chimes Chimin’ V
  68. Wind Lake I

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