Alaska Live

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Making music with assorted percussion instruments, including 4 players on one vibraphone, kids toy bells and hand drums, is how TorQ Percussion brings vitality and joy to percussion performance and participation. Hear how this comes together plus stories from touring like having to perform a few impromptu sessions for TSA when questioned about mallets, brushes and bows in luggage.

Rachel Barton Pine

Feb 13, 2015
Brady Gross

Rachel Baron Pine joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio for Alaska Live performing a few violin pieces and discussing her extensive career. Rachel, originally from Chicago, was in Fairbanks for just 24 hrs as the spotlight guest artist for the "Sitka Winter Classic" put on by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Rachel showcased her elaborate range of music appreciation from classical violin work to her contribution towards heavy metal and modern violin compositions.

Colin McAllister

Feb 6, 2015
Brady Gross

Colin McAllister, a classical guitarist, along with Morris Palter, a UAF Music Professor, joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss this weekend's Northern Exposure Festival of Modern Music here at UAF. Colin is a featured musician in the festival from Colorado and he gave a sneak peak into some of the pieces he will performing. Colin shined new light onto 12th century compositions with his unique guitar manipulation and original arrangements.

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

Jan 29, 2015
Brady Gross

Tom Robenolt, Allan Hayton, Kat Wodtke and Sarah Mitchell joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss their partnership on events revolving around the Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2 premiere. The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre  members talked about the challenges of translating Shakespeare's work into Gwich'in. Mitchell and Wodtke even performed a scene on air from an upcoming performance. There were a few musical performances as well, including a gorgeous Gwich'in traditional and an original by Wodtke called "Corduroy Road."

Young Fangs

Jan 22, 2015
Brady Gross

Young Fangs joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss and play a few tracks off an upcoming untitled record. Young Fangs have been working hard on a proper debut studio album after finding success playing shows around Alaska these last few years. Their songs tend to have uplifting themes and catchy choruses that find you bobbing your head before you know it. Young Fangs were a pleasure to have here at KUAC and shared charismatic stories of the beginnings of the band and their progress since.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ukulele Russ on KUAC

Oct 30, 2014
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

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