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Fever Songs

Part of Cabin Fever

Join artist Lexa Walsh and local music hero John Munson to co-create collaborative “Fever Songs” about the long northern winters in a makeshift cabin/recording studio designed by artist Chris Larson.

Participants are welcome to contribute lyrics and melodies to be developed on the spot by the Fever Band, who’ll be writing and recording live. The multiple-authored completed songs will be made available on the Walker blog.

About the Artists

An interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist based in Oakland, California, Walsh works with conversation, food, and music to create what she calls “hospitable democracy.” She was recently an artist-in-residence at Portland Art Museum and a community artist-in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Walsh is currently an artist fellow in San Francisco’s de Young Museum.

Munson is a Twin Cities-based musician, composer, and producer. A founding member of the ’90s cult band Trip Shakespeare, he went on to form Semisonic with Dan Wilson and Jacob Slichter. His recent projects include producing Lucy Michelle’s solo record Attack of the Heart; acting as music director for Wits, an American Public Media radio variety show; and playing in his bands the New Standards and the Twilight Hours.

Walsh and Munson met almost 10 years ago at an artist residency in Taipei. As they ate colorful dumplings while singing Neil Young songs in the Gongguan district, they vowed to someday collaborate.


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