Alaska Live

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The Thneeds

Nov 21, 2013
Lori Neufeld

Emily Berriochoa

Double Bassist Jon Heintz and violist Trevor Adams are featured in recital at the UAF Davis Concert Hall 11/21

at 7pm. The duet performed pieces from their upcoming recital and gave fascinating pieces of history and background information during this Alaska Live session. Hear solo and duet selections from these talented music students.

Lori Neufeld

All local cast, crew and writers star in this musical production "Out There Honky Tonkin'". Performers, including the band, filled the studio to sing and play their hearts out. All original songs by Alaskan Riesa Rose Harris drive this show and the musical production that runs through the end of November at the Empress Theater in downtown Fairbanks.

Cellist Sarah Koo

Nov 8, 2013
Emily Berriochoa

Sarah Koo took a break from her busy teaching and performance schedule to take part in an Alaska Live session. Teaching and outreach is becoming a larger part of Ms Koo's life. She spoke about an influential cello instructor she is still learning from now as she was when just starting out and how she's been inspired to pass this on to a younger generation.

Andrew Cox

Winnipeg-based band "The Treble" used a unique combination of vocalists and bandmates for this session. Three-part harmonies, keyboard, electric bass and a fiddler that they recruited from the Far North Fiddle Fest made for great energy in the studio. Stories of how the band formed, how and where their original songs were born and spine-tingling performance of these songs mark this Alaska Live.

St. Animal

Jul 25, 2013
Patrick Levy

Poetically-laden folk world-infused funk filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios when St. Animal hit the airwaves. St. Animal recently formed but the members are from many popular bands from the Fairbanks music scene both past and present. Many selections feature trumpet accented beats, fiddle chops, electric guitar complete with effects and bass and drums. All original songs written by the band feature St. Animal's musical prowess.

Patrick Levy

Ukulele Russ is an entertainer at heart with Alaska on his mind when writing songs. Ukulele Russ performs solo often but enjoys having the trio together, Dr. Jones from Talkeetna on percussion and Pat "The Rat" from Anchorage on electric bass. Between the three of them, a gig somewhere along the Parks Highway is just a short trip from home. This session is all original songs performed by Ukulele Russ and The Parks Highway Band.

Thought Trade

Jun 28, 2013

Fairbanks rock band Thought Trade brought all original songs to the KUAC studios. Hypnotic grooves and enthralling tunes make this 5-member band unique in the local music scene. Thought Trade added a cellist to their mix of 2 electric guitars, bass and drums for a great Alaska Live session.

Patrick Hopkins

May 31, 2013
Lisa Scerbak-Powers / KUAC

  Patrick Hopkins, Fairbanks raised and recent graduate of The Juilliard Music School, started playing cello at the age of 4 with the Suzuki Institute.  He returns to Fairbanks as the guest musician for Suzuki. Hopkins achieves warm, rich tones with his solo-cello performance on Alaska Live. Hopkins also discusses what it's like to live in New York City and regularly play venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.