Alaska Live

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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.

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Alaska Live
11:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ukulele Russ on KUAC

Ukulele Russ still wearing his headlamp in the KUAC studios on KUAC on October 30th, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Ukulele Russ  sang about big trucks, bears, and dumpster diving in the last Ukulele Frontier on Alaska Live on KUAC on October 30th. The Goldstream Valley musician also brought an Australian film crew with him document the entire ukulele experience.

Find his music at ukuleleruss.com

Alaska Live
2:33 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall on Alaska LIve

Pianist Lorna Eder and UAF Professor of violin and viola Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall perform on Alaska Live on October 27.
Credit Lori Neufeld

Back from a recent tour of Korea with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall performed on Alaska Live on Monday, October 27th. Dr. Hall recently joined the faculty at UAF as the violin and viola professor and was guest artist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra for their season opener. Accompanied by pianist Lorna Eder, Hall played seven classical works for violin including the "very black" Devil's Trill Sonata by Giuseppe Tartini.

Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall will be performing Sunday, Novemeber 2nd at 7:00 during his recital program at the Davis Concert Hall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska Live
4:16 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Nate Montgomery

Songwriter Nate Montgomery plays guitar during sound check for Alaska Live on KUAC Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Credit Lori Neufeld

Guitarist and songwriter Nate Montgomery shared an hour of stories and Appalaskan Folkgrass on Alaska Live on Wednesday, October 22.  Played on a guitar borrowed from friend Pete Bowers, this  solo set was Montgomery's last performance in Fairbanks before leaving on a plane to the Lower 48 later that night.

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Alaska Live
1:44 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

UAF Music Department Vocalists Fall Fundraiser

Raleigh Bartholomew, Erin Heisel and Jazlyn Luust awaiting their appearance on KUAC's Alaska Live
Credit KUAC

During Friday's Fall Fundraiser Afternoon Concert, UAF Music Department vocalists filled the studio with gorgeous songs on Alaska Live. This 2-hour special includes the excitement of pledge drive and Alaska Live.

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Alaska Live
2:40 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Peter Mulvey and Matt "The Suitcase Junket" Lorenz

Sound check time for Peter Mulvey and Matt "The Suitcase Junket" Lorenz
Credit Lori Neufeld

Both Mulvey and Lorenz are seasoned modern day troubadours who both have recently crowd-funded their latest releases. Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey is no stranger to Alaska and makes his second appearance on KUAC's Alaska Live. This time he's joined by an incredibly innovative singer/songwriter, Matt "The Suitcase Junket", who taught himself a form of throat-singing that has to be heard to be believed. Performing together, they layer great two-part harmonies and guitar skills, and percussion on a suitcase full of found objects. Listen how it all comes together!

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Alaska Live
2:32 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Old-Tyme Kozmik Trio

Credit Aaron Elterman

Far North Fiddle Fest guest artists, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston make up the Old-Tyme Kozmik Trio. All three are influential string players, building on tradition and taking it to the next cosmic sphere. This session is filled with entertaining stories and mind-blowing tunes from 3 very talented guests.

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Alaska Live
5:23 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Easton Stagger Phillips "ESP"

Tim Easton, Leeroy Stagger and Evan Phillips
Credit Lori Neufeld

Tim Easton, Evan Phillips and Leeroy Stagger all contributed songs to their newest release "Resolution Road". For the first time in 5 years, this trio is back on the road touring and they pick up with tight harmonies and acoustic arrangements of new and old original songs. Stories from the tour, a look at the new face of the music industry and 3 great singer/songwriters are all packed into this hour of Alaska Live.

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Alaska Live
5:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

American Nomad

Alaska Live guests, American Nomad, Hassan El-Tayyab and Shiloh Parkerson
Credit Lori Neufeld

Acoustic duo, American Nomad hails from the Bay Area. Fairbanks born and raised, Shiloh Parkerson and Hassan El-Tayyab found come interests in roots music in the folk-swing tradition and have just released their debut album "Country Mile". Tight harmonies and original tunes abound in this episode.

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Alaska Live
4:55 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Eduard Zilberkant and Disklavier Piano Specialist Shana Kirk

A "modern day player piano" the Disklavier

Alaska Live took up residence in Eduard Zilberkant's office, just down the music wing hall from the KUAC studios to feature a unique Yamaha grand piano, known as a Disklavier. This "modern day player piano" has technology built in that allows the acoustic piano to play notes and operate the pedals without a person operating it. Disklavier specialist Shana Kirk operated the technology and talked about how it is used in classrooms, rehabilitation after injury and sharing compositions through the internet.

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Alaska Live
5:31 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Ari Hest

Host Lori Neufeld and guest Ari Hest in the KUAC FM Studios
Credit Emily Berrichoa

Ari Hest was the opener for UAF Summer Session's concert with Judy Collins last year and he really connected with the audience. So much so that he was invited back to headline this year's concert. Hest has a knack for song lyrics and the guitar chops to draw attention and keep it. Songs of social justice, struggle and challenge add to the connection the listener feels when listening to singer/songwriter Ari Hest.

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