Alaska Live

Schedule varies

The Alaska Live series of live performance and conversations with visiting and local artists is made possible from a generous grant from Design Alaska and contributors like you.

Alaska Live archives are available on this page and more about Alaska Live TV and episodes can be found at http://kuac.org/kuac-tv/alaska-live-tv/

High Plains Jamboree

Aug 19, 2016
Lori Neufeld

High Plains Jamboree is a newly-formed 4-member band of seasoned multi-instrumentalists out of Austin, Texas. The whole band writes songs and arranges selections tailored for their talents. Harmonies and great pickin' in the country and bluegrass tradition mark this Alaska Live session.

Lori Neufeld

Delightful performances from duos and trios of Alaska Cello Institute Summer students live in the KUAC studios. Arrangements of classical and popular selections are favored by the cello students. Listen for insights about spending time with fellow cellist on stage, in practice and in nature right here on Alaska Live.

Lori Neufeld

The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival attracts many talented guest artists and participants. Pianist Ian Scarfe was joined by chamber musicians from his workshops and lessons to share the joys of classical and chamber music.

Aaron Elterman

Jim Bell created a wealth of music for the Palace Theater and Saloon. Sarah Mitchell and Friends crowded into the KUAC studios to celebrate these clever songs. Bell's music lives on through the Palace shows and local performances. Get the back story on many of your favorites or soon-to-be favorites then hear them in performance. Like a gold nugget, these performances stand out and shine!

Wes Colquette

Apr 28, 2016
Lori Neufeld

Born and raised in Alaska, Wes Colquette writes songs from the heart and the Alaskan experience. Colquette is releasing his debut "Gypsy Heart" in just a couple weeks and shared many selections and the stories behind the tunes. One song that Colquette played did make it on the show but not on the album because he had just wrote it hours before the show.

Lori Neufeld

Lorna Eder started planning a UAF Collaborative Faculty Recital and needed to invite a fellow musician to join her. Dane Little is an accomplished performance musician and is also Eder's sibling. This session gives insightful background into the 20th century pieces and wonderfully played excerpts from their recital.

Kray Van Kirk

Jan 21, 2016
Aaron Elterman

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Kray Van Kirk has released his first CD in twenty years "The Road to Elfland". Listen to live performances of songs from this release and the stories behind the songs.


Lori Neufeld

The Chrisman Sisters

Aug 20, 2015
Lori Neufeld

Beth Chrisman has had a big year with her Austin band, The Carper Family. They've played both A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage. Younger sister Tara continues to front bands in Alaska and in this session they bring originals, sweet sister harmonies and a friend from Beth's original band to sing with them, Jessica Wood. Stories from the road and country tunes, both originals and classics abound in this session.

Aaron Elterman

Funky and fun, Ukulele Russ and the Fairbanks All Stars entertain and lay down some serious grooves. The first half of the set list was dominated by animal-themed originals, including a useful song to know when out in the wilds of Alaska "Bear Safety".

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