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Past Guest Artists of the Alaska Folk Festival have been:

1977 - AFF 3 Merle Travis - Originator of Travis picking guitar style
1978 - AFF 4 J.P. and Annadeene Fraley - Old-time Kentucky fiddle tunes
1979 - AFF 5 Lydia Mendoza - Mexican and Chicano ballads
1980 - AFF 6 Balfa Brothers - Louisiana Cajun music
1981 - AFF 7 Eric von Schmidt - American folk blues
1982 - AFF 8 Mike Seeger - Traditional Appalachian songs and ballads
1983 - AFF 9 Jethro Burns - Virtuoso mandolin artist
1984 - AFF 10 Michael Cooney - Rural, urban and contemporary folk music
1985 - AFF 11 Hedy West - Traditional Southern mountain ballads
1986 - AFF 12 Tiny Moore Trio - Western swing
1987 - AFF 13 Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl - English & Scottish folk music
1988 - AFF 14 Savoy-Doucet Band - Traditional Cajun music and dance
1989 - AFF 15 Mick Moloney Trio - Irish ballads and folklore
1990 - AFF 16 Ralph Blizard & New Southern Ramblers - Old-timey music
1991 - AFF 17 John Cephas & Phil Wiggins - Ambassadors of the Blues
1992 - AFF 18 Josh Graves & Kenny Baker - Masters of Bluegrass
1993 - AFF 19 Lisa Ornstein, Nick Hawes, Sabin Jacques and Benoit Borque - Traditional French-Canadian music
1994 - AFF 20 Ledward Kaapana Trio - Hawaiian slack-key guitar
1995 - AFF 21 Ginny Hawker, Kay Justice, Tracy Schwarz & Mac Traynham - Southern Appalachian singing
1996 - AFF 22 Brave Old World - Traditional and Contemporary Klezmer
1997 - AFF 23 Kurt Sutphin, Kinney & Doug Rorrer - North Carolina Piedmont Old-Time
1998 - AFF 24 Jerry Holland w/Mary Jesse Gillis & Kieran O'Hare - Cape Breton
1999 - AFF 25 Suzanne Thomas, Don Rigsby, Jim Hurst, Missy Raines and Bill Evans - Bluegrass
2000 - AFF 26 Charivari -- Cajun dance music
2001 - AFF 27 Tom, Brad and Alice -- Old Time music from Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard
2002 - AFF 28 Frankie Gavin and Brian McGrath -- Traditional Irish Instrumentals on Fiddle, Flute, Banjo and Piano
2003 - AFF 29 Barachois - Tunes and songs for fron the Acadian tradition of Prince Edward Island, Canada
2004 - AFF 30 Hot Club of Cowtown - Western swing with a Parisian influence
2005 - AFF 31 Jawbone - Bruce Molsky, Tony Trishka and Paula Bradley - Old Time meets New grass
2006 - AFF 32 Nancy Griffith - Contemporary Folk
2007 - AFF 33 The Carolina Chocolate Drops - Black String Band, historic and contemporary
2008 - AFF 34 Les Amis Creole - Creole, the roots of zydeco.
2009 - AFF 35 De Temps Antan - French Canadian
2010 - AFF 36 Guy Davis - Blues
2011 - AFF 37 Crumac - Tom Creegan, Dale Russ, & Mike Saunders - Traditional Irish
2012 - AFF 38 The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band - Scrubboard, jug, corny jokes, and lots of fun
2013 - AFF 39 Si Kahn - Folk Music for Social Relevance
2014 - AFF 40 Bonsoir, Catin - Cajun
2015 - AFF 41 Byron Berline Band - Bluegrass
2016 - AFF 42 The Carper Family - Melissa Carper, Beth Crhisman, Jenn Miori, Sophia Johnson - country, traditional & contemporary

Guest Artist Selection