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Stephen Lias: Cross-country composer

Stephen LiasCourtesy of the artist

May 27, 2016

Stephen Lias has spent the better part of the last decade visiting and writing music about National Parks. He wasn't bitten by the outdoors bug until his 30s, but he's making up for lost time. Migrating with caribou, river rafting and casual encounters with bears can all be counted as "part of the job" for this American composer.

He recently joined us to share some of his music and experiences from the most majestic landscapes in the country. And since he's been so intimately involved with these great spaces, who better to ask for suggestions on where to visit?