Lori Neufeld

Foghorn Stringband

Apr 10, 2019
Heather Hinzman

Twin fiddles, mandolin, banjo, guitar and upright bass with tight harmonies and a driving dance rhythm are halmarks for Foghorn Stringband. Hear how they've found old time fiddle tunes and arranged them. Great tunes and conversation on this Alaska Live with Foghorn Stringband.


Heather Hinzman

A cast of 56 kids would not fit in the KUAC Alaska Live studios but they are all on the FACT stage the first two weekends of April for the production of "James and the Giant Peach Jr" musical. James and his bug friends gave a sneak preview with songs and scenes. We get to know the kids who play the "bug-human mutant hybrids" and James with Fairbanks Academy of Children's Theatre or FACT on this delightful Alaska Live.  

A message of peace and harmony filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios when Ladysmith Black Mambazo sang, danced and shared stories of freedom and justice. Find out what happened in the 70's when the group kept winning competitions in their home country of South Africa. Hear in their own words what it was like to have Nelson Mandela walk on to stage and perform with them and then have them perform at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Moving songs and stories from Ladysmith Black Mambazo on this Alaska Live session.

Cotton Ginny

Jan 19, 2018

Local favorites Cotton Ginny shared sweet ballads and bootstompin' bluesy originals. Band leader and songwriter, Caitlin Frye put together veterans of the Fairbanks music scene; Travis Burrows on drums, George Gianakopoulos on upright bass, Jeremiah Bakken on electric guitar. Stories behind the songs and getting into music abound in this Alaska Live session.

Heather Hinzman


Fireweed Fiddle

Sep 15, 2017
Mak Landry

Fireweed Fiddle brought originals written by band leader and fiddler, Rachel DeTemple to the KUAC studios. Marked by veterans of the Alaska music scene, wonderful female harmonies and energy to spare, Fireweed Fiddle is some of Fairbanks' Finest.

Nancy Tarnai

What goes into becoming a conductor? Mahler wrote verses to his Symphony No. 4, mvmt 4 and they are delightful. What is the context of those verses? Malcom Arnold composed an overture and put "Grand Grand" in the title. What household machines make it on the concert stage for this overture? Answers to all these questions and insights into the chosen music selections on this Afternoon Concert.

Rhythm Future Quartet

Mar 31, 2017
Jerry Swanson

The spirit of Gypsy Jazz is alive and well in the hands of this foursome. The Rhythm Future Quartet pays homage to Django Reinhardt with their ensemble name and musical style. Listen for standards, originals and covers all done in the style of Gypsy Jazz. 

Lori Neufeld

Talented Fairbanks musicians came together to hold a benefit for Meals on Wheels, a local non-profit that provides meals to in-need seniors. Pianist David Schlesinger and vocalists Sinobia Smith West, Willie Blackburn and Walter Jones pulled out all the stops for Alaska Live.

Mak Landry

Live performance and conversation with a studio audience marked this Alaska Live a special one. The Norris Bowers Band combines high-octane old time with all the drama and harmonies of bluegrass. Two Alaskan families that have been playing at the same festivals and around the same campfires for decades have gotten together to record an album "Gin Chicken" and tour the state. First stop on the Alaska Tour, KUAC's Alaska Live Archive Studio.

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