Fire In The Kitchen Concerts returns to Deer Lake Preserve for two shows this spring, showcasing what an incredible place this has now become. The first concert features Väsen, a legendary duo from Sweden, who plays traditionally based music that hides their unique sense of humor. With songs named after IPA’s, and sometimes with violinist Michael Marin playing a funky backbeat using an electric bass viola, the sound may be a niche musical experience, but always entertaining. The list of artists who recorded with them is long and varied, from Snarky Puppy to Chris Thile. Critics have long considered Väsen to be one of the best folk bands on the planet for their over-30 year existence, and for their formidable virtuosity, the term “chamber folk” was coined. They rarely tour in the United States, so for aficionados of the band, this is a unique chance.
There will be a gourmet pizza truck on hand, starting to serve at 5PM, and throughout the show. Attendees are invited to bring their own beverage of choice. The audience is also encouraged to come and hike the property before the show to see just how special it is. While some concerts are held outside, the weather will probably have us be inside the large dining hall, where Fire In The Kitchen has already had Grammy-winning artists perform. Because of this, seating will be limited, and reservations highly recommended.
The concerts are being held at Deer Lake for several reasons. While any money after expenses for each concert go to Deer Lake to help pay off the loans left over after the purchase, the main reason is to showcase the property. For Deer Lake to continue to thrive, more events like this will need to be scheduled. They hope that people will also see the opportunity to use Deer Lake as a place to hold luxury camping wedding weekends, perhaps corporate team-building events. The ever-popular Deer Lake Day Camp will obviously be a fixture in the future!
Väsen website: vasen.se