La Crosse Local

La Crosse Local

La Crosse Local is an arts, food, and entertainment podcast and publication for La Crosse County and its surrounding communities. Find us online at https://lacrosselocal.com/ or in your favorite podcast app.

Episodes

December 3, 2021 12 min
We had a moment with rocker Carlie Hanson, we learned more about this musician's early beginnings, musical heroes, covid experience, the musical journey from social media to ending up in California, and we delved into the new music video "Snot", and what's next for this spirited music maker. https://www.carliehanson.com

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Today we chatted with musician and producer Jack Afternoon, we talked about getting into music, influences, process for songwriting and recording, covid and creativity, and what is next for this local rapper and artist. https://soundcloud.com/jackafternoon

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We had the chance to sit down with Shelly Fortner, Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, we talk about her origin story, the impetus for the Task Force, its variety of programming, including the Kane Street Community Garden, we also delve into community support and what is next for this organization. https://lacrossehtf.org

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On this podcast we explored Sparta, WI with Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Heidi Prestwood. We talk about her background, day trip ideas, quick visits, winter trips, a run down of yearly festivals and her own favorite Sparta activities! https://www.bikesparta.com.

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November 18, 2021 16 min
In this episode, we sit down with Tommy Prine, we hear about his earliest memories of music, his own music influences, his process with collaboration and songwriting, covid, creativity, the loss of his father, John and what’s next for this singer-songwriter. https://www.tommyprine.com.

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November 17, 2021 17 min
We chatted with Natalie Hinahara, painter, printmaker, and muralist living in Viroqua, WI. We talk about early life, painting large, the natural elements of the work and what is next for this artist. https://www.nataliehinahara.com

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November 15, 2021 13 min
In this episode, we hit the trails with Jed Olson, Executive Director of ORA Trails. We discuss Jed’s background, what ORA does, upcoming projects and how people can get involved in this trail building organization. https://www.oratrails.org

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We sat down with Alex Attardo, head of Outreach & Education at the La Crosse Community Theatre. We talk about getting into theatre, the Star Academy, covid and its effect on the organization and programming, and what the La Crosse Community Theatre is excited for down the road. https://lacrossetheatre.org/star-academy-camps

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November 8, 2021 21 min
We had a great time getting to know Chris and Johnny from Storyhill, we talked about songwriting, recording, favorite festivals to play, early formations of the band, adapting to covid, their Holiday album and more. https://storyhill.com.

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We talked with Michael Zernia aka Unicycle Michael, this singer songwriter is often seen hustling the streets with his six string and a unicycle, we chat influences, songwriting process, and what’s coming up for this musician. https://michaelzernia.bandcamp.com

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Today we chatted with Amelia Lidstrom, we talked about early exposure to music, influence, collaborating with area artists, new music videos, and what is next for this singer and player. https://amelialidstrom.bandcamp.com

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Dylan Hilliker is the new Executive Director of Mid West Music Fest, we discussed the festival, live music during covid, his background, and how people can donate, volunteer, play, or otherwise get involved with this two city festival. https://midwestmusicfest.org

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October 25, 2021 12 min
Today we chatted with home baker, griller, and smoker of meats, Richard Chrz of Fairchild Kitchen. We dove into the beginnings of his love of smoking and baking, and learned about some of his favorite recipes. We also delve into recent fundraisers done by Richard to raise some much needed funds. https://www.facebook.com/FairchildKitchen.

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On this episode, we talked with artist Stacia Goodman, we talked about large scale mosaics, her approach to public art, and on being selected by the La Crosse Arts Board to create a work for the newly renovated La Crosse Center. https://www.staciagoodmanmosaics.com

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October 18, 2021 8 min
On this episode, we talked with musician Willy Porter, we chatted about musical beginnings, his guitar style, and the recording and writing process. We touch on his new single “Baseball on the Radio” celebrating Milwaukee’s own Bob Uecker, and what’s on the horizon for Willy. https://willyporter.com

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October 13, 2021 8 min
We sat with area musician Addi Israel, we explored influences, songwriting and the recording process, Covid and creativity, and what’s coming up for this unique singer songwriter. https://www.facebook.com/peppermintaddi

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October 11, 2021 12 min
We got to hang with a few members of the band Shoeless Revolution, we talked about origins in music, the start of the band in La Crosse’s music scene, live shows, covid and touring, and what the guys are excited for in the next year or two. https://www.facebook.com/shoelessrevolution

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We have a moment to talk with George T. Tzougros, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Arts Board, we talk about the purpose and programming of the board, how people can get involved, and what’s next for the organization. https://artsboard.wisconsin.gov/Pages/home.aspx

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October 4, 2021 16 min
Today we talk with Casey Virock of the band Porcupine, we chat influences, the all ages venue the Warehouse, the songwriting and recording process, the covid intermission from performing, what’s next for the band and where can people find out more. https://www.facebook.com/porcupineband

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September 29, 2021 9 min
Today, we talk with William "Billy" Ayers Jr, aka good bill, a Wisconsin native who writes about emotional relationships and mental health. He resides in La Crosse, WI, and often collaborates with a number of artists, we talk influences, the themes of his raps, recording & songwriting and what’s next for this musician. https://www.facebook.com/goodxbill

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