Folk singer Jim Anger entertains at 9th annual From the Land Folk Art Festival, which began as organizer Jan Londowski planted the seed of thought into the people she touched throughout her life. Jan incorporates her loves of many things into an annual gathering that is the culmination of the very best of the best of what being on this earth has to offer.
Each year is full of fellowship, music and education. The event is free to the general public (donations appreciated of course). A featured topic and speaker is also provided. This year Birding in Wisconsin by Tom Schultz will be presented at 11am and 1pm both days.
The unique and intimate on the family farmstead during the From the Land Festival provides a great backdrop for the music and entertainment of folk singer and songwriter Jim Anger. Jim has been known to improvise, stroll the farmstead, serenade festival goers in the food shed and even jam with a young festival guest. The farm family that hosts the events love him and are gracious that Jim will be back again this year. Take a moment while at the event to really get to know this artist we call Jim Anger.
Jim Anger is a folk-style singer-songwriter who has written more than ninety songs, a fair number about one of his favorite song subjects, trains. Jim uses six-string and 12-string guitars, occasional banjo, and harmonicas to back up his vocals. He often includes other musician friends on his albums. He says it always makes the music better.
He has released four albums: "The Train's A-Comin'", an all trains songs CD; "Headin' Out", an album whose songs cover a variety of topics but also includes some railroading songs; "Then & Now & Again", a compilation of both traditional and contemporary folk songs, with his brother Mike Anger and son-in-law Tim Herrick; and a children's album, "Rainbow in the Sky," which includes a song largely written by children. The songs on Jim's albums are always family-friendly.
Jim performs at Wisconsin and Upper Michigan coffee houses, schools, libraries, folk festivals, and health care centers and retirement facilities. He is also a reading and writing educator. He is a member of the Green Apple Folk Music Society and the Children's Music Network. One of his songs, a parody of David Mallet's Garden Song, entitled The Snow-throw Song, was printed in the Winter, 2003 issue of Sing Out Magazine, and some of his songs have been heard on the Wisconsin Public Radio program, Simply Folk.
The festival is held on the farmstead around W1601 County Road J, Green Lake Wisconsin. Parking available in adjacent hay fields. The 2010 festival will be the 9th annual and is schedule to be held on Saturday (10am-4:20pm) and Sunday (10am-3pm), October 23 and 24th. Come celebrate the fall harvest and cultivate new friendships or renew old ones at this growing event.
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