Steve Belay is a singer and guitarist who came to Decorah for the camping and canoeing and never left. More comfortable leading songs around a campfire than standing in the spotlight, he will entertain you with songs that you thought you may have forgotten but find that you still know by heart. Clapping, swaying and singing along are strongly encouraged.
Steve will be donating all tips to the Music & Memory program at Aase Haugen Homes. More information is available at musicandmemory.org. The program loads donated iPods and other music players with the favorite tunes of individual residents with Alzheimer's and other conditions that affect memory. Research indicates this is beneficial to people with memory issues on many different levels, as listening to music requires use of several parts of the brain at the same time.