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AFF will be doing three 3.5-4 hour concerts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday next week (April 8-10). Each evening's concert will start at 6:30pm AKDT, and will be streamed from AFF's YouTube channel. We recommend subscribing to AFF's channel so you receive notifications when the concert links are posted.

We expect there will be a lively chat window during the concerts! Make sure you have a Google/YouTube account in order to participate in the chat. Here's an instructional website, if you need help getting set up.

Thursday:
#1: Wings to Fly
Shonti Elder (fiddle/vocals), Elsa Aegerter (guitar/vocals), Karl Wilhelmi (mandolin/guitar/vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
Sweet harmonies, uplifting songs.
#2: Q (guitar/harmonica/vocals)
Short song with harmonica and guitar + vocals
#3: Lee Asnin (guitar)
Blind Boy Fuller’s “Keep on Trucking Mama”
#4: Patrick Webb (fiddle)
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Three jigs for Colleen
#5: The Radio Flyers
Lake Bartlett (vocals/banjo), Finn Kesey (mandolin), Eli Crupi (guitar), Brandon Campbell (drums), Jack Schwarting (bass)
Juneau, Alaska
We’re going to play some folk-rock songs in a boat condo.
#6: Irish Coffee
Carl Schrader, (Irish flute/tin whistle/mandolin), Kristin Larson (fiddle), Tony Yorba, (mandolin/octave mandolin), Chris Meade (guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
4 tunes, 4 parts: 1 part coffee, 1 part cream, 1 part sugar, 1 part whiskey
#7: Heartstrings
Craig Smith (guitar/vocals) and Kathy Petraborg (vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
#8: Roland Roberts Band
Roland Roberts (guitar/vocals), Matt Faubion (mandolin), Alvin Fernandez (bass), Matthew Wallace (drums)
Anchorage, Alaska
2 original songs from my debut album "All About The Timing"
#9: Dawn Berg (vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
A capella songs from around the world
#10: Allan Edwards (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
The song is called "Yellow is the Color," recorded by Donovan.
#11: Erin Tilly (vocals/drum/pennywhistles)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Here goes nothing.
#12: Annie Hopper (vocals/guitar)
Black Rapids, Alaska
Original songs in an ice cave in the Eastern Alaska Range.
#13: Highway 64
Dylan Weiser (guitar), Kendall Potter (bass/banjo), Josh Kennedy (banjo)
Morehead, Kentucky
Kentucky Bluegrass
#14: Mark Mandeville (guitar/vocals) and Raianne Richards (clarinet/vocals)
Webster, Massachusetts
Performances of two songs during quarantine from their home in Massachusetts
#15: Michael Truax (guitar/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Mike party of one
#16: Haggis Maximus
Tony Yorba (mandolin), Dave Hunsaker (vocals/cittern/Scottish small pipes), Heather Parker-Tracy (vocals/violin), Steve Tada (violin/viola)
Juneau, Alaska
#17: Lucy Hankins
Lucy Hankins (fiddle) and Jim Pfeiffenberger (guitar)
Allentown Polka
#18: My American Myth
Marc (vocals/guitar/harmonica)
Juneau, Alaska
Performance of a song called "Flung" on acoustic guitar with harmonica accompaniment.
#19: Turnagain Blues
Bill Ostrand (guitar) and Sarah McCabe (bass guitar/vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
We perform old country (folk)blues. We have selected two tunes from the 1930s to play.
#20: Josh Revak (vocals/guitar) and John Bitney (guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
Old Bones, a song I wrote on my way back to Iraq
#21: Dale Wygant and the Fiery Gypsies
Dale Wygant (accordion), Steve Tada (violin), Beth Liebowitz (clarinet), Bruce Simonson (guitar), John Staub (bass)
Juneau, Alaska
Dale and the Fiery Gypsies are back together again, with tunes from around the campfire. Recorded at the City Museum in Juneau.
#22: Jeanie's Kitchen Band
Katie Henry (guitar), Hiram Henry (guitar), Terry Schwarz (bass), Riley Woodford (harp/slide)
Juneau, Alaska
A song by Pat, from Jeanie's kitchen, for Y'all.
#23: West/Winship
Eli West (electric guitar) and Ben Winship (mandolin)
Seattle, Washington and Victor, Idaho
Pony Boy/Westfork Gals medley
#24: Pink Bandera And The D
Jaime Bricker (ukulele), Matt Deach (guitar), Katie Kollasch (vocals)
Skagway, Alaska
Cover of "Look at Miss Ohio", originally performed by Gillian Welch
#25: Jim's Red Pants
Hillary Wagner (fiddle) and Rick Wagner (bouzouki)
Dayton, Ohio
We're performing A Country Dance and Candle Gill
#26: Chris Thompson & Friends
Chris Thompson (vocals/guitar), Rolfe Buzzell (harmonica), Harrison Jennings (mandolin), Rebecca Bingham (vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
We're performing Chris Thompson's song, "Silver Wings".
#27: Lost On C
Allan Edwards (guitar/vocals/didgeridoo)
Juneau, Alaska
"Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" based on Dave Van Ronk's classic performance.
#28: Randy Clepper (bouzouki)
Columbus, Ohio
Irish bouzouki player from Columbus, Ohio. I'm playing a 5-part hornpipe called "The Groves", which I learned from the flute playing of Matt Molloy, on the Irish bouzouki.
#29: John Palmes (fiddle/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Singing with the fiddle
#30: Kage Free (vocals/banjo)
Anchorage, Alaska
Singing Salty Dog on banjo with my own version of verses.
#31: Jim Simard (guitar/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
"The Moon's a Harsh Mistress," Jimmy Webb's beautiful ballad, has long been one of my favorite songs. I've borrowed some of Pat Metheny's guitar arrangement.
#32: The House Family Band
Tony Tengs (vocals/guitar) and Michael Bucy (trombone)
Juneau, Alaska
Short song with semi-comedic short breakdown pause in the middle
#33: Thomas Meyer (drum set)
Juneau, Alaska
Sing, Sing, Sing - in the memory of Ron Maas
#34: Somewhere In Between
Kristin Larson (vocals/bass) and Luke Weld (guitar/bass)
Juneau, Alaska
Two original songs performed in the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Downtown Juneau.
#35: Sunnyslope Stringband
Amelia Carpenter (fiddle), Greg Nappi (banjo), Erin Tilly (banjo)
Fairbanks, Alaska
A fiddle and two banjos finally getting to play after a long winter
#36: Allan Edwards (guitar/vocals/didgeridoo)
Juneau, Alaska
I lived in Australia for 13 years and sat around campfires with aboriginal people. I just kept quiet. This song is about the plight of the aboriginal people.
#37: Jim Noel (keyboard)
Juneau, Alaska
Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil"
#38: Ryan Stanley (guitar/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Original song "God Up In The Sky"
#39: Andrew Heist (fiddle) and Erin Heist (guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
Erin and Andrew play one of the songs that has gotten us through isolation -- by playing it over and over again.
#40: Lisa and John
Lisa Maloney (accordion), John Ingman (pipes), Caitlin Warbelow (fiddle)
Anchorage and Sitka, Alaska, and New York City, NY
We're playing "The Alaskan Hornpipe" by Lunasa's Colin Farrell, written in honor of Lis Saya.
#41: The Lost Lakers
Karen Foote (vocals/guitar) and Tim Foote (vocals/guitar)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Original Alaskana songs
#42: Denise Martin (hammered dulcimer) and Jim Kerr (guitar)
Anchorage, Alaska
#43: The Moving Hats
Howie Meltzer (fiddle), Robin Elwood (button accordion), Beth Loudon (vocals), Jesse Stanton (guitar)
Bellingham, Washington
Two Sword Dance Tunes/Suil A Ruin
#44: The Empty Oil Barrel Band
Ed Schoenfeld (vocals/keyboard), Riley Woodford (vocals/guitar), Maggie Schoenfeld (vocals), Jon Pollard (vocals), Terry Schwarz (bass)
Juneau, Alaska
We've been writing and performing political and cultural parodies and original songs for almost four decades. This year, we take on life during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies to Bob Dylan.
#45: Dave Robison (autoharp)
Oregon
Father Kelly's on autoharp
#46: Steve Zarate (vocals/guitar)
Athens, Ohio
Singer/songwriter performs an original song about Juneau’s Shrine Of Saint Therese.
#47: The Geoff Kirsch Experience Experiment Projeqt feat. Margie McWilliams and Chris Dionisio
Geoff Kirsch (guitar/vocals), Margie McWilliams (fiddle), Chris Dionisio (percussion)
Juneau, Alaska
When life keeps you off the speedway, boogie in your garage.
#48: Sand Witches
Rashah McChesney (vocals), Wendy Hladick (vocals), Josh Walton (vocals), Salome Starbuck (vocals), Sonia Kumar (vocals), Owen Cruise (guitar/vocals), Jess Parks (vocals/guitar), Ariel Svetlik (bass), Annie Bartholomew (banjo/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
We're a Juneau-based, drop-in band focused on harmony, collaboration and the occasional murder ballad. We're collaborating digitally this year for folk fest on some good old American Gospel music.
Friday:
#1: Chrisman Sisters
Beth Chrisman (guitar/banjo/vocals), Tara Chrisman (guitar/vocals), Jerry Hagins (banjo)
Austin, TX and Fairbanks, Alaska
Sisters Tara & Beth Chrisman singing sweet lonesome tunes
#2: Jim Pfeiffenberger (mountain dulcimer)
An original tune on the mountain dulcimer
#3: Wendy Hladick (vocals/keyboard) and Sonia Kumar (vocals/ukulele)
Juneau, Alaska
Wendy and Sonia will play the song, "Mexico," by the Staves. They weave their sirenian voices together with Wendy on keys and Sonia on ukulele.
#4: XTRA-TUFF
Beth Leibowitz (clarinet/piano) and Cecily Morris (flute/piano)
Waltzes
#5: Deborah Wood (piano/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Piano / vocal solo
#6: Caitlin Warbelow (fiddle) and Chris Ranney (piano)
New York City, NY
Tunes, supplied all the way from New York City, for the best festival on earth.
#7: Daniel Firmin (acoustic guitar/vocals)
Solo performance of Pete Seeger's version of "How Can I Keep From Singing"
#8: Abigail Zahasky
Abigail Zahasky (piano/vocal), Paul Zahasky (vocals), Melissa Zahasky (vocals), Laura Zahasky (vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
An original piece written by Abigail Zahasky, performed with vocals from the Alaska String Band.
#9: Steve Zarate (vocals/guitar)
Athens, OH
Singer/songwriter performs an original song called “Living In Alaska.”
#10: The Sundews
Stephanie Harold (vocals/banjo), Ben McLuckie (vocals/fiddle), Ian Johnson (vocals/guitar)
Hoonah, Alaska
Wanderings of a clawhammer banjo, bluegrass fiddle, and folk guitar.
#11: Mark Wittow (vocal/guitar)
Guitar/vocal performance of "Wall of Death" by Richard Thompson
#12: The Brewskis
Steve Swochak (guitar) and Larry Lambert (guitar)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
The song is called the COVID BLUES
#13: Annie B and Wendy
Annie Bartholomew (vocals/guitar) and Wendy Hladick (vocals/accordion)
Juneau, Alaska
We will cover a Buddy and Julie Miller tune called “Out in the Rain.”
#14: Aldyn & Julius
Aldyn Brudie (vocals/ukulele) and Julius Adolfsson (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska and Sweden
We perform the song "Plåster" by songwriter/producer, Oskar Linnros. Plåster means "band-aid" in Swedish. Sometimes it's best for everyone to just rip them off.
#15: Anouk Otsea
Anouk Otsea (dancer/director/choreographer), Robert Newman (musician/composer), Ryan Cortés Pérez (director of photography)
Juneau, Alaska and Brooklyn, New York
"Solace" is a short film created for, about, and in collaboration with Juneau, Lingít Aaní, the ancestral land of the Auk Kwan people. Juneau's mountains, beaches, and rainforests have served as my creative solace during a time when I felt many things in my artistic life coming to an abrupt halt. In collaboration with Robert Newman and Ryan Cortés, we strove to showcase the resilience as well as the vulnerability of Juneau’s natural wonders and the way in which they have kept the beauty of art alive in our bodies.
#16: The Radio Flyers
Lake Bartlett (vocals/banjo), Finn Kesey (mandolin), Eli Crupi (guitar), Brandon Campbell (drums), Jack Schwarting (bass)
Juneau, Alaska
We’re going to play some folk-rock songs in a boat condo.
#17: The Honey Badgers
Heather Parker (fiddle), Lu Seapy (guitar/vocals), Dale Brandenburger (harmonica)
Juneau, Alaska and The Dalles, Oregon
Mix up rocking harmonica, sweet harmonies, and outrageous fiddle playing and you get The Honey Badgers.
#18: Josh Fortenbery (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
After a year of needing to look presentable only from the waist up, I find myself wondering: can I position a camera so my guitar is visible but my legs are not? Or do I finally need to change out these sweatpants? Searching for the answer and playing a new ditty live from home.
#19: The Foggy Tops Bluegrass Band
Tim Triggs (harmonica/vocals), Emily Waligoske (fiddle), Mike Hendricks (mandolin), Rune Jensen (dobro), Richard Turco (bass)
Boulder, Denver, and Nederland, Colorado
St. James Infirmary
#20: Randy Clepper (bouzouki)
Columbus, Ohio
Randy Clepper, Irish bouzouki player from Columbus, Ohio. In this video I'm playing a set of reels on the Irish bouzouki. The tunes are The Lady's Cup of Tea / The Steeplechase / The Green Gowned Lass.
#21: Weasel Gras Cajun Band
Aileen McInnis (fiddle/vocals), Brian DeMarcus (bass/vocals), Jason Bent (accordion), Steve Montooth (guitar), Christy Williams (triangle), George Sleichter (fiddle)
Anchorage, Alaska
Playing Cajun Two Steps and Waltzes for your dancing pleasure.
#22: Mark Mandeville (guitar/vocals) and Raianne Richards (clarinet/ukulele/vocals)
Webster, Massachusetts
Performances of two songs during quarantine from their home.
#23: Inna Rivkin (vocals/keyboard)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Inna Rivkin, a singer-songwriter in Fairbanks, Alaska, sings visually creative folk originals with evocative melodies, poetic lyrics, and echoes of wilderness.
#24: Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert with Family & Friends
Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert (fiddle), Bob Gilbert (guitar), Curtis Gilbert (bass)
Arctic Village, Alaska
Gwich'in fiddling is wonderful dance music! Get ready to kick up your heels with the Hankerchief Dance and Red River Jig--two of the favorite tunes of the Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert in Arctic Village. Join him in the Arctic Village Community Hall and his own home as he jams with friends and family.
#25: Ryan Bowers (vocals/guitar)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Best known for contributing his driving bass and soaring tenor to contra dance and string bands like Eel House, Norris Bowers Band, and Lost Dog Stringband, Ryan Bowers is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and father from Fairbanks, Alaska. Trained in voice at UAF, and in bass and songwriting at Berklee, his songs range from the cinematic to the intimate, from the personal to the global, and from the familiar to the uncommon.
#26: Super Bear
Travis Croteau (guitar/vocals), Libby Sterling (fiddle), Ben Higden (lap steel)
Juneau, Alaska
One Super Bear original tune!
#27: Erin Heist (guitar/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Another Rainy Day was written in 2020, an epically rainy summer in Juneau. Sung and performed on acoustic guitar.
#28: John Palmes (singer/mouthbow)
Juneau, Alaska
Mouthbow rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in English and Tlingit…
#29: Turnagain Blues
Bill Ostrand (guitar) and Sarah McCabe (bass guitar/vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
We perform old country (folk)blues. We have selected two tunes from the 1930s to play.
#30: Peter Salett (guitar/vocals)
Brooklyn, NY
I'm singing an original song called "A World Gone Mad" - and sending my love to Juneau!
#31: JD Mason (guitar/vocals)
Delta, Alaska, me playing one song at home
#32: Dave Robison (concertina)
Oregon
Wreck of the Dandenong
#33: New Twin
Lucas Heger (guitar/vocals), Sean Watson (bass/vocals), Jake Watson (guitar/vocals), Nat Healy (drums)
Skagway, Alaska
We performed in our practice space, which is upstairs at our drummer Nat's house in Skagway, AK.
#34: Dawn Berg (vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
A capella songs from around the world
#35: SaraBeth
Elizabeth Ekins (guitar) and Sara McDaniel (ukulele)
Juneau, Alaska
Guitar and ukulele rearrangement of Mad World
#36: The Fedelitys
Lois Fedele (vocals/guitar) and Laya Fedele (vocals/guitar/cello)
Anchorage, Alaska
Lois Fedele and her granddaughter Laya Fedele sing and play guitar and cello. Performing original songs written by Lois.
#37: Sarah C Hanson (guitar/vocals)
Petersburg, Alaska
An original song by Sarahsea next to the music tree, in Bearing Song, Petersburg, AK.
#38: Kim Moberg (guitar/vocals)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Juneau born Tlingit Native and award winning singer/songwriter Kim Moberg performs her original song "Angels Fly", from Kim's 2nd album titled "Up Around The Bend", written for her sister who passed away from breast cancer in 2017.
#39: Genevieve Coleman (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
8-year-old Genevieve just starting playing guitar in November. She learned the finger pluck chords in February and loves playing for her instructor, Mary DeSmet at Full Circle Music. Genevieve strives for an authentic sound, bringing her spirit of happiness and joy to others through Three Little Birds.
#40: Kinky Slinky
Bill Schnabel (guitar), Mary Beth Leigh (cello/vocals), John Keech (bass), Liz Kane and Jennifer Anderson (clone bride dancers)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Original song "Bride of Freedom" written by Mary Beth Leigh, and performed by Kinky Slinky.
#41: Adalia Deach (ukulele)
Skagway, Alaska
Ukulele and singing by Adalia, a sophomore at Skagway High School
#42: Myron Welling (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
I Ain't Afraid of a Hug
#43: Sunny Porch Collaborative
Juneau, Alaska Original song entitled 'Song for Cedar'
#44: Jim's Red Pants
Hillary Wagner (mandolin) and Rick Wagner (mandolin)
Dayton, Ohio
Mandolin duet playing two waltzes: Romuddens Waltz after Christian Oskarsson
#45: Van Fleet and the Delivery Boys
Vicki Van Fleet (vocals), Jim Powell (mandolin, vocals), Chris Meade (acoustic guitar), Odin Brudie (electric bass/acoustic guitar), Tom Meyer (drums), Terry Schwarz (electric guitar, bass)
Juneau, Alaska
Presenting a a Kate Wolf tune featuring the soothing voice of Vicki Van Fleet backed up with acoustic strings, drums and bass.
#46: Heather Mountcastle (guitar/vocals) and Eric Graves (guitar)
Ester, Alaska
An arrangement of George Gershwin's 'Summertime' featuring Heather Mountcastle on vocals/guitar and Eric Graves on guitar with some dreamy picking and harmonics.
#47: Koski Family Band
Travis (mandolin/guitar), Warren (banjo), Ruby (violin/guitar), Gracie (ukulele)
Juneau, Alaska
Performing folk and bluegrass music
#48: Marian Call (vocals/guitar)
Normally Marian plays with friends, but during quarantine she has tackled learning the guitar for herself! This is Marian's first solo Folk Fest performance of one of the first songs she ever wrote, "Dark Dark Eyes," for a teenager in need of some encouragement.
#49: Meg and Mike
Meg O'Mullane (fiddle) and Mike Loso (banjo)
Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska
Tunes played on fiddle and banjo in the old-time tradition.
#50: Aleksandra & Gramps
Aleksandra Jo Thibeault (vocals) and David Bleicher (guitar/vocals)
Anchorage and Auke Bay, Alaska
We will be singing John Prine's “Summer's End”
#51: Landbridge Tollbooth
Jim Dory (banjo), Carol Gales (accordion), Laura Collins (bass), Dan Thomas (mandolin), Tyler Rhodes (guitar)
Nome, Alaska
We're trying Wild Bill Jones.
Saturday:
#1: Raven Call
Leif Thompson (guitar), Carol Indorf (whistle/flute), Ryan Bowers (bass), Rohan Weeden (fiddle/feet)
Fairbanks, Alaska
We are playing a set of 3 tunes: Shady Grove, Wasilla Weed, and Salt River.
#2: Deborah Wood (piano/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Piano/vocal solo
#3: Wayward Jerry
Jerry Moxley (fiddle)
Anchorage, Alaska
Fiddle tune about catching a rabbit.
#4: New Twin
Lucas Heger (guitar/vocals), Sean Watson (bass/vocals), Jake Watson (guitar/vocals), Nat Healy (drums)
Skagway, Alaska
We performed in our practice space, which is upstairs at our drummer Nat's house in Skagway, AK.
#5: Far From Home Recordings
Nate McDonald (fiddle) and Johnse Ostman (banjo)
Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska
Blind Steer in a Mudhole (A; from Jimmy Wheeler) and Fox Got the Chicken and Gone (A; debut original from Nate McDonald). Public domain short silent films used: "La Grenouille" by Segundo de Chomón and "L’homme Mouche" by Georges Méliès
#6: Kinky Slinky
Bill Schnabel (guitar/vocals), Mary Beth Leigh (cello), John Keech (bass)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Original song "Ophelia" written by Bill Schnabel and performed by Kinky Slinky.
#7: The Foggy Tops Bluegrass Band
Tim Triggs (harmonica/vocals), Emily Waligoske (fiddle), Mike Hendricks (mandolin), Rune Jensen (dobro), Richard Turco (bass)
Boulder, Denver, and Nederland, Colorado
Greenville Trestle High
#8: Wings To Fly
Shonti Elder (fiddle/vocals), Elsa Aegerter (guitar/vocals), Karl Wilhelmi (mandolin/guitar/vocals)
Anchorage, Alaska
Sweet harmonies, uplifting songs.
#9: Irish Coffee
Carl Schrader (Irish flute/tin whistle/mandolin), Kristin Larson (fiddle), Tony Yorba (mandolin/octave mandolin), Chris Meade (guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
4 tunes, 4 parts: 1 part coffee, 1 part cream, 1 part sugar, 1 part whiskey
#10: Genevieve Coleman (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
8-year-old Genevieve just starting playing guitar in November. She learned the finger pluck chords in February and loves playing for her instructor, Mary DeSmet at Full Circle Music. Genevieve strives for an authentic sound, bringing her soul into Down in the Valley.
#11: The Empty Oil Barrel Band
Ed Schoenfeld (vocals/guitar), Maggie Schoenfeld (vocals), Jon Pollard (vocals), Terry Schwarz (bass)
Douglas and East Douglas, Alaska
We're five Alaskans ranging in age from 30 to 67. We write and perform political and social parodies and original songs, something we've done in various forms for more than three decades. This one pokes fun at the dietary battles of recent years.
#12: Whiskey Class
Patrick Troll (guitar) and Liz Snyder (vocals)
Seattle, Washington
Original song about addiction.
#13: Brian Murchison (tenor banjo)
Buffalo, New York
Two jigs on tenor banjo - The Drowning At Bruckless, and Bill Harte's
#14: Inna Rivkin (vocals/keyboard)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Inna Rivkin, a singer-songwriter in Fairbanks, Alaska, sings visually creative folk originals with evocative melodies, poetic lyrics, and echoes of wilderness.
#15: Dan Hopson (guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
Mid-70's solo guitar recordings of Dan Hopson's "Black Bart Blues" and "Traveling Light" from his yurt near Juneau, the place and time of the beginnings of the Alaska Folk Festival.
#16: Winship/West
Eli West (electric guitar) and Ben Winship (mandolin)
Seattle, Washington and Victor, Idaho
Rosetta (swing tune)
#17: John Ingman (Uilleann pipes)
Sitka, Alaska
3 jigs - Trip To Athlone / The Gander at the Pratie Hole / The Yellow Wattle
#18: The High 5's
Tim Ewing (vocals), Chris Gifford (drums), Paul Rodriguez Jr. (percussion), Marcus Beckman (bass), Jacob Soboleff (guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
We played an original song called "This I Know".
#19: John Anderson (vocals/guitar)
Warren, Oregon
This song is inspired by an obituary I read describing a man who, among his accomplishments, sailed in the San Juan islands for a week every summer for 30 years.
#20: The Chill Cats
John Ingalls (flute), Russel Sandstrom (guitar), John Lager (guitar/vocals)
Two guitars and a flute playing a bluesy tune.
#21: Alaska String Band
Paul Zahasky (guitar), Melissa Zahasky (violin), Abigail Zahasky (banjo), Laura Zahasky (mandolin)
Juneau, Alaska
Life as a family band. Pre covid - traveling the world while living in a confined space with your family. Post covid - no longer traveling, still living in a confined space with your family.
#22: Annie Hopper (guitar/vocals)
Black Rapids, Alaska
Original songs in an ice cave in the Eastern Alaska Range.
#23: Caitlin Warbelow (fiddle)
New York City, NY
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver
#24: Rado (vocals/guitar)
Rado sings an original blues song called “Bobcat Calls” with stay-at-home black cat called “Baby Girl.”
#25: Robert Xavier Newman (violin/vocals)
My original song "Stings," using my violin and a loop pedal.
#26: Tracy Spring (guitar) and Steve Tada (violin)
Bellingham, Washington and Juneau, Alaska
AK's own violinist extraordinaire, Steve Tada, performs a song Tracy wrote about Steve's unsinkable Aunt Masako (and her guitar!), incarcerated during the Japanese Internment during WWII. Tracy's guitar and Steve's violin were built by Rob Goldberg from Haines, AK.
#27: Mark Wittow (guitar/vocals)
Guitar/vocal performance of "Maybe It's Time," composed by Jason Isbell
#28: Marc Mintz (vocals/guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
That Bear - Dedicated to the Summer of the Bear, 2020.
#29: Jim Kerr (guitar) and Denise Martin (dulcimer)
Anchorage, Alaska
#30: Tramwreck
Jamie Marks (guitar/vocals), TJ Lazar (mandolin), Heidi Johnsons (fiddle), Colin Osterhaut (harmonica), Sergei Morosan (bass), Tania Lewis (banjo/vocals/songwriter)
Juneau, Douglas, and Gustavus, Alaska
#31: The Geoff Kirsch Experience Experiment Projeqt feat. Margie McWilliams and Chris Dionisio
Geoff Kirsch (guitar/vocals), Margie McWilliams (fiddle), Chris Dionisio (percussion)
Juneau, Alaska
When life keeps you off the speedway, boogie in your garage.
#32: Skip Staples (guitar)
North Carolina
A pretty sad song, actually
#33: Sunny Porch Collaborative
Melanie Brown (guitar/vocals) and Marcus Beckmann (bass guitar)
Juneau, Alaska
Original song entitled 'I Will Sing for You'
#34: Heartstrings
Craig Smith (guitar/vocals) and Kathy Petraborg (vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Easy listening/folk music
#35: Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert with Family & Friends
Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert (fiddle), Brennan Firth (guitar), Willie Fields (bass)
Arctic Village, Alaska
Gwich'in fiddling is wonderful dance music! Get ready to kick up your heels with the Handkerchief Dance and Red River Jig--two of the favorite tunes of the Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert in Arctic Village. Join him in the Arctic Village Community Hall and his own home as he jams with friends and family.
#36: Kim Moberg (guitar/vocals)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Juneau born, Tlingit Native and award winning singer/songwriter Kim Moberg performs her original song "The Raven" from Kim's 2nd album titled "Up Around The Bend".
#37: The House Family Band
Tony Tengs (vocals/guitar) and Michael Bucy (trombone)
Juneau, Alaska
Guitar and trombone duo, with vocals. "Bread" is an antiwar song written by the late great Pat Henry, one of the founders of the Alaska Folk Festival
#38: Michael Truax (guitar/vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
Mike party of one
#39: Van Fleet and the Delivery Boys
Vicki Van Fleet (vocals), Jim Powell (mandolin/vocals), Chris Meade (guitar), Odin Brudie (guitar/electric bass), Tom Meyer (drums), Terry Schwarz (electric guitar/bass)
Juneau, Alaska
Presenting a Bob Dylan classic with acoustic strings, drums and bass.
#40: Jakelegs
Peter Johnson (fiddle), George Sleichter (guitar), Johnse Ostman (banjo), Lauralee Honkola (bass)
Anchorage, Alaska
From lonesome to rowdy, these old-time aficionados have got a tune for you!
#41: Somewhere In Between
Kristin Larson (upright bass/vocals) and Luke Weld (guitar/vocals)
A couple of friends making the most of the moment.
#42: Summerfall
Jim Shepard (guitar/vocals) and Debby LeVeck (violin)
Sitka, Alaska
Summerfall live, performing original music.
#43: The Brufantssons
Odin Brudie (guitar/vocals), Frankie Pillifant (cello/vocals), Aldyn Brudie (vocals), Julius Adolfsson (vocals)
Juneau, Alaska
A medley of blues with a lullaby
#44: Chrisman Sisters
Beth Chrisman (guitar/banjo/vocals) and Tara Chrisman (guitar/vocals)
Austin, Texas and Fairbanks, Alaska
Sisters Tara & Beth Chrisman singing sweet lonesome tunes
#45: Saltwater Hank
Jeremy Pahl (vocals/fiddle)
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Indigenous Old-Time musician from Prince Rupert, BC.
#46: Tim Easton (guitar/vocals)
Nashville, Tennessee
Original songs for everyone
#47: Hermanos Harmiddijos
Banghart (fiddle), Bob-o (banjo), Grant (harmonica)
Juneau, Alaska; Victor, Idaho; and Lafayette, Louisiana
Rosin, reeds, and resonating banjo conjure up a visit from Brother Ray.