Alaska Live

Schedule varies (Due to COVID-19, KUAC is unable to produce live Alaska Live broadcasts until such time that the global pandemic no longer poses a significant threat to life.)

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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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.

Bruce Adolphe

May 2, 2013
Robin Wood

During the second hour, Bruce Adolphe elaborated on his life as a composer & educator. We listened to his pieces from recordings & got the back-story on how each was formed. We find out about Adolphe's work on neuroscience of music creativity & the brain, and what it's like to live with an opera-singing parrot named Polly Rhythm.

Bruce Adolphe

May 2, 2013
Robin Wood

Bruce Adolphe is the regularly featured guest on Performance Today with his weekly Piano Puzzler. We moved a piano into the KUAC studio, collected three contestants & Bruce Adolphe did three rounds of Piano Puzzler on KUAC's Alaska Live. Play along with contestants April Jaillet, Maryanne Babij & Jeff Iverson as they guess composer and tunes.

Eel House

Apr 29, 2013
Robin Wood

From hard-driving to slow-lilting ballads, Eel House puts their stamp on every song. Eric Barker - keyboard and vocals, Chazz Gist - electric bass, Susie Hallinan - fiddle and viola, Alisa Williams - drums, and Margaret Ransdell-Green - vocals and percussion, give this dance band their unique sound. Animals, not just eels, seem to play a huge part in the naming and story lines for Eel House.

Emma Hill writes songs that tell stories of Alaskans and beyond. Bryan Daste is Emma's one-man-back-up band, on pedal steel, banjo and vocals seamlessly interwoven into the fabric of Emma's songs. This duo travels relentlessly and has the chops to show for it.

Robin Wood


West Valley's orchestra and concert band were invited to play at Carnegie Hall, in New York City, winter   2013. Some of these students are also going to All State Music Competition, spring 2013. Hear about their trip to New York City, listen to recordings from Carnegie Hall stage, and polished pieces ready for competition performed live by: Meryem Kugzruk, flute, Hayden Fisk, trumpet, and Vanessa Wetterhall, flute.

Clinton Fearon

Mar 8, 2013
Robin Wood

Jamaican Reggae artist Clinton Fearon joins Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld for a conversation about hope & music with the message of a better tomrrow. Fearon shares stories of his youth including making his own guitar out of a cedar tree & getting to see The Skatalites in Kingston, Jamaica. Good vibes abound with Clinton Fearon.

The Young Dubliners

Feb 27, 2013
Robin Wood

The Young Dubliners made their debut on Alaska Live with an energetic acoustic set and stories of worldwide travels. Percussionist Dave Ingraham used what he learned from watching an Elvis video and used a guitar case as his drum. This band loves coming up to Alaska and hopefully this will not be the first and last time at the KUAC studios.

Robin Wood

Conversation, both about the music and making music, took center stage with Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser & cellist extraordinaire Natalie Haas. This duo keeps the tradition of Scottish & Celtic music fresh & alive with their arrangements, compositions & interpretations. Share in the joy during this Alaska Live.