Alaska Live

African Guitar Summit

Mar 13, 2015
John Perrault


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

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.

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!

American Nomad

Jun 26, 2014
Lori Neufeld

Acoustic duo, American Nomad hails from the Bay Area. Fairbanks born and raised, Shiloh Parkerson and Hassan El-Tayyab found come interests in roots music in the folk-swing tradition and have just released their debut album "Country Mile". Tight harmonies and original tunes abound in this episode.

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