Alaska Live

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Alaska Live
2:08 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

The Nanook String Quartet

Rose Crelli and Annalisa Taylor, violins
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Delightful holiday music filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios from the UAF string students group, The Nanook String Quartet. Rose Crelli and Annalisa Taylor, violins; Trevor Adams, viola; Sean Braendel, cello make up this talented group of students playing favorite Christmas carols and seasonal music. They shared history and backstories for the tunes too.

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Alaska Live
3:50 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Mes Amis, a Sweet Adelines Barbershop Quartet

Carol Slater, Sandy Smith-Norton Patti Gallagher, Mary Ane Laroe, Gayle Miller
Lori Neufeld

The Sweet Adelines focus on 4-part harmony barbershop singing and Mes Amis, the guest group on Alaska Live today is a wonderful example. Leading up to the joint Spirit of Christmas show this weekend, a quartet from the Sweet Adelines group performed and talked about women and barbershop singing. They shared holiday tunes and one gospel number with a discussion about how it's done with director, Patti Gallagher.

Alaska Live
3:35 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bassoonist Jay Million

UAF music student Jay MIllion in the Alaska Live studio at KUAC on November 19, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew


Bassoonist and UAF music student Jay Million previewed his upcoming recital on Alaska Live with accompanist Lorna Eder on Wednesday, November 19th. Million is the 2014 Concerto Competition winner in the UAF undergraduate/graduate category and won with a saxophone concerto.

See Million this Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m in the Davis Concert Hall for his junior recital prepared under the direction of George Rydlinski.

Alaska Live
1:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Ryan Bowers and The Brain Trust

Aurora Bowers on fiddle and Emily Anderson on keys and harmony vocals sharing a mic during Alaska Live
Lori Neufeld

All original songs from bassist and vocalist Ryan Bowers filled this session. The Brain Trust is made up of Emily Anderson on keys and harmony vocals, Ryan's sister Aurora on fiddle, Nathan McDonald on guitar and Travis Burrows on drums.

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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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