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

January 24, 2022 17 min
We are talking to Musician Gregg Hall and producer Chad Staehly about the new album Echoes in the Treetops, we chat about the writing process, recording at the famous Pachyderm Recording Studio, and what’s coming up for these musical inclined locals. We also touch on their involvement in the La Crosse Winter Roots Festival and Chad’s updates from the La Crosse Distilling Company.

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We chatted with Kristy Honaker, of Hona Goods, we chatted about favorite products from those in the fermented field to a line of infused, pickled and dried items, all locally grown and harvested in the area. https://www.facebook.com/HonaGoods1

You can find more conversations, food reviews, live music and events on our website https://lacrosselocal.com.
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We had a quick chat with Musician Nick Temte and Videographer Dylan Overhouse, we have chatted with both these artists on individual podcasts but now they have come together to talk about the “Hitchin' a Ride” a music video project for local music favorites “The Remainders.”

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January 14, 2022 17 min
Today we chatted with long time resident and art lover James Cherf of by James Galleries and Custom Framing, we talked about his origins in the arts, getting his start, the availability of major works in the area from Dr. Seuss, Dali, Picasso, Miro and other contemporary artists and how he has served the community from the beginning. https://www.facebook.com/byJamesGalleries

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January 10, 2022 6 min
We talked with Katie Stevenson of Katie Stevenson Jewelry, we talked about her beginnings with the medium, process for creating work, influences, how she chooses crystals and stones and where to pick up her pieces. https://www.katiesjewelry.org

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January 7, 2022 18 min
We had the chance to chat with The Troubadogs, an eclectic La Crosse area band known for its vocal harmonies, diverse repertoire and original songs. We chat about their origins with music, songwriting and recording during Covid, and we get the inside scoop on their new and potentially last album "The Last Walk”. https://www.facebook.com/troubadogs

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December 30, 2021 17 min
We pulled up a stool with Chris Balistreri and Cynthia Olmstead of the Driftless Brewing Company, we learned how this Wisconsin brewery got its start, we touch on there beer making philosophy, how they adjusted to covid, and what’s next for the business and where can people find out more. https://www.driftlessbrewing.com

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In this episode, we are chatting about beer, specifically the Winter Roots “Gazi” Black Lager, crafted for the La Crosse Winter Roots Festival. We talk about flavor profiles with Graham Kaczmarek, Head Brewer, and Christian Staehly, Brand Ambassador for the La Crosse Distilling Co. We delve into the mystical creature Barbegazi, which this beer is named after along with finding out about the Winter Roots Pre-Party & V.I.P. Exper...
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December 22, 2021 16 min
We chatted with Anne Katz, Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, we talked about the organization and delved into some of its programming, including Make Music Wisconsin, and the We’re All In Creative Workforce Program. We also chat about community involvement, how Covid affected the arts, and what’s next for the organization. https://www.artswisconsin.org

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December 20, 2021 13 min
We had the opportunity to chat with Johnsmith, we talked influences, his process for songwriting and recording, how covid got in the way of touring, favorite shows and festivals, and some upcoming shows in the area. https://johnsmithmusic.com

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December 15, 2021 17 min
We chatted with Dan Sebranek, a musical legend in the area. We talk about influences, his process for songwriting, playing live again, we touch on what’s next for this musician, including music abroad and where people find out more. https://www.dansebranek.com

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Today, we talked with Eileen Moeller of the Frozen River Film Festival. We hear about the origin of the Festival, adapting to covid, choosing the films, what's next for the film festival and what can people expect while attending. https://www.frff.org

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December 9, 2021 14 min
On this episode, we chat with Andy Hughes of Broken Wrist Records, an entity aiming to promote, book, and manage creative endeavors in a collaborative way. We talk about Tommy Prine, the 3 Rivers Songwriter's Summit, what’s next for Broken Wrist Records, and where can people find out more. https://www.facebook.com/brokenwristrecords

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December 6, 2021 9 min
Today we chatted with Tiffany Rice of Cupcake Artistry. We chatted about the cupcake business, how she got started, favorite flavors, Covid and the startup and where people can order and find out more. https://www.cupcakeartistrylacrosse.com.

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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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