Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Voices of Wisconsin by Clan Dyken

February 9, 2012

A touching tribute to a loving mother and a time long past.


The song was recorded at Micheal Louges' Sun Sound Studio, Grass Vallley California, so the sound is really good, turn it up. Featuring Bear Dyken on guitar, harmonica, and vocal, Thomas Spellman, bass, Mark Dyken, rattle and tambourine,and Isaac James, on the djembe. The bicycling footage was shot by Mark in the month of June, 2011, on the epic bike journey from Milwaukee to the top of lake Winnebago and back, and features Somer Moon, Oran River, and Mark, and Bear on the bikes. The Photos are from the Dyken family archives, and Wisconsin Indian photos from the web.

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Pam Bickell said...

Oh, this makes me wish my mom, from Wisconsin, had a computer!

Anonymous said...


Thanks for posting that...the song has many layers, and I have been discovering them as I go is about my family and it is also about many families in wisconsin, which is known as "americas dairyland", but in reality is a graveyard for the family farm culture that so many of us came from...and beyond that, as in any story of north america, is the story of the displacement of the native people...the old road is still there just beneath the surface of our current experience of reality...for instance during the wisconsin uprising last year the tractors came rolling into madison, this means a great deal to old school wisconsin people because of our shared history and pride in family farm my family there are many stories of the farm, and losing the farm, and trying to save the farm....there are also stories of how the immigrant farmers got along with the indian people, the sauk, the fox, the ojibiway, and the others who are also still here just below the surface...


Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Bear:

Thank you for a very thoughtful and informative comment and many thanks to you and the Clan Dyken for sharing this beautiful song with us around the world on youtube.

I'm sure that many will be touched by the energy and the intent behind the words in this song.

My very best wishes,

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Pam:

Perhaps a relative with a lap top can visit your Mom so she can view and listen to it or take her to someplace with a computer.

I'm glad you enjoyed the video.

Kindest & warmest regards,