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/

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".

Balto

Aug 10, 2015

Portland-based Balto plays rock and roll that focuses on the original songwriting from guitarist and vocalist Daniel Sheron. Balto has ties to Fairbanks through electric guitarist and vocalist, Luke Beckel, founding member of Fairbanks favorite Sweating Honey. Alaska Live showcased Balto's tight harmonies and stories from their Alaska tour.

Lori Neufeld

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Opera Artistic Director, Jaunelle Celaire invited guest artists and participants from the Opera/Musical Theatre program. Participants performed excerpts from popular operas and talked about the lead up to their performance on Davis Concert Hall Stage Saturday afternoon.

Concert Black

Jul 21, 2015
Lori Neufeld

New music is for anyone and everyone to enjoy and Concert Black demonstrated just this. As part of the Fairbanks Summer Art Festival, composers spent a week in Denali National Park and Concert Black now has 9 new pieces to perform from that week. They also write music for themselves that is full of funky grooves, interesting rhythms and world beats.

Lori Neufeld

Ian Scarfe is excited to reveal the backstory on compositions and composers to make classical music more accessible to audiences and musicians alike. He invited his fellow chamber musicians to perform on this Alaska Live session.

The Headbolt Heaters

Jun 25, 2015
Lori Neufeld

Fairbanks band The Headbolt Heaters shared original tunes and stories at the KUAC studios. Songs with a diversity of influences including blues, roots, country and even some punk were held together with solid harmonies and clever song crafting. 

Cellist Dane Johansen

May 29, 2015
Aaron Elterman / KUAC

Walking 540 miles with his cello on his back and performing concerts 36 nights of the 40 days on the adventure, Dane Johansen has stories from his trip to Spain and music to share. The Fairbanks Suzuki Institute’s Director Gail Johansen and cellist Dane Johansen talk about the wonderfully supportive Alaska music community on this not-to-be-missed Alaska Live session.

Makenzie Demmert

Sounds of Home is Blackwater Railroad Company's newest CD. The band shared original songs from this release and stories of living in Seward, how the band met, their commitment to passing the joys of music on to the next generation and more. Sweet harmonies and strong musicianship are the hallmarks of this 5-member band.

Harm

May 5, 2015


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