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Daniel Lanois: Local Food Advocate

I think we have a responsibility as artists to raise the spirit, and different artists do this in different ways.
Daniel Lanois


Daniel Lanois is an acclaimed musician and record producer, creating career-changing records for Bob Dylan, U2 and Emmylou Harris, among others. By stepping out of the recording studio and returning to the fields of Southern Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, where he was raised, Daniel has become a food advocate supporting Ontario farmers.

In August 2011, he brought his music connections to the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic in Hamilton, a celebration of local food and music with a line-up of stellar musical acts including Gord Downie, of The Tragically Hip, and Sarah Harmer. For Daniel, the event is a platform for raising awareness about sustainable, healthier food and land preservation in Ontario.

Jolie Louise and Still Water written by Daniel Lanois courtesy Red Floor Records
I Am Aglow written by Sarah Harmer courtesy Cold Snap Music
Escarpment Blues written by Sarah Harmer, courtesy of Casablanca Media Publishing
A New Beginning written by Chris Birkett courtesy of 2Mounties Media Inc.

What You Can Do

Visit the Ontario Greenbelt to discover Daniel’s passion: http://greenbelt.ca/about-greenbelt/visit-ontarios-greenbelt

Download the GreenHeroes Academy App to play along and support the local food movement: http://academy.greenheroes.tv

Become a friend of the Greenbelt! http://greenbelt.ca/friend

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