David Huckfelt (Artist-in-Residence, 2017)

David Huckfelt

Isle Royale Reflection

"For three weeks in September of 2017, I was the Artist-In-Residence at Isle Royale National Park, a little-known but brilliant program administered by the Park Service to foster the connections between solitude, wilderness, and art; three vital respites that share much in common, but perhaps nothing quite so much as the quality of being endangered. Hermited away on the greenstone shores, I filtered drinking water from the mighty lake, fended off cold with nightly fires, gazed at shooting stars and slow moving freighters, and worked on songwriting for ten hours a day. For three weeks spoke nary a word to another human. In this extreme solitude well beyond cell-range and internet, I began to see Isle Royale and places like it as a nexus of the political, environmental, psychological & spiritual upheaval of our shaky times."

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Songwriter David Huckfelt donated this song and music video as part of his residency.

David Huckfelt Portrait

About the Artist

David Huckfelt was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from September 5th to September 16th, 2017. He is a transcendental folk singer-lyricist and founding member of The Pines. Originally from Iowa, he now lives in Minneapolis.

Stranger Angels, inspired in part by his time at Isle Royale, is his debut solo record. Learn more about David and his music on his personal webpage.


Last updated: January 7, 2020

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