Loren Dixon

Director of Programming & Operations - KNBA

Loren’s been on the Radio in Anchorage for  30 years.  Since the mid 80's he's worked with Anchorage radio stations including KWHL, KFQD, KKLV, and KMXS. His passion for Music and the 'Triple-A' radio format began in the early 90’s which led to him to help establish the format for KNBA when the station signed on in 1996. When not on the radio hosting a music show and interviewing local and national music acts, he may be on a long road trip or you’ll find him hanging out at his log cabin  in the quiet, but bear filled hillside valley of his hometown Anchorage.

Live In-Studio with the Hannah Yoter Band! HYB is on a roll with a debut album being released November 18, 2016 with the bands live sound so well balanced you'd think this was their 10th album. Hannah's vocals are delivered with a warm smile and a comfort built on confidence that she's doing what she loves. Meet the Alaskan artist raised in Hope, AK.

Aoife O'Donovan is in Alaska for a few shows and she joined our Morning show for a Live In-Studio session Thursday November 3, 2016.  Find more Artist information at Anchorage Concert Association.

Anchorage Press

Friday October 28, 2016 on the Alaska Music Spotlight we were joined by Alaskan writer and musician Jonathan Bower. He's been writing a series of articles in the Anchorage Press describing a mix-tape aimed at getting us through this absurd political season. Since you can't hear songs in the Newspaper, we brought Jonathan in to spin the music he's selected!  Connect to the series in the Anchorage Press; and connect to the  author Jonathan Bower.

Darren Hanlon

 

   Darren Hanlon and David Dondero stopped by KNBA on their way to the Tap Root for their Friday night show. Darren, from Australia, shared some songs and conversation about travel, playing shows in the outback and songwriting challenges.   From Darren's website we learn more about the touring artist...

 

Rick Brooks has brought the blues to AK for many years and we were glad to have him Live In-Studio to share music and conversation about his new CD "The Mississippi John Hurt Songbook".  Rick has spent years in Alaska playing and teaching guitar. He's influenced other Alaskan artists and stayed on point as one of our key talents in the 49th State! 

Milo Mattews... Bassist, Producer, Singer Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Performer, Spiritual Practitioner, One Man Band, Hired touring Musician... KNBA was very happy to have Milo Live In-Studio to catch up on new recordings, new surroundings and his respected reputation and history helping Alaskan artists! 

the 14th Annual Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp is co-sponosred by KNBA. The Instructor Concert is held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.  This year's camp instructors include Italian-born flatpicker Beppe Gambetta, fingerstyle champion Chris Proctor, Scottish-born singer/songwriter Jill Jackson, Uke sensation Victoria Vox, swing maestra Cyd Smith and Czech-born mandolinist Radim Zenkl. Other performing artists include Canadian Roots dobro artist Doug Cox and Steve Baughmanon Clawhammer Guitar and Banjo.

Swing 49, the Alaskan band that tackles the Gypsy Jazz genre, swung by KNBA Friday August 26th to chat about their new Album 'Devil's Club Blues' and share some live music!  Jackie Shafer, Tovi Newman, Forrest Wilson and Logan Bean have a crisp, balanced sound that very comfortably and respectably lives in the Gypsy Jazz genre while totally adding their own Alaskan flavor.

    

Alaskan artists return home. 20 years ago, this actually didn't happen as much as you think it would. Nellie Clay found her music while living in Moose Pass, Talkeetna and Anchorage. Last year she completed her 2nd full studio album and moved to Nashville.  But, you can't take the Alaskan out of this singer/songwriter. Nellie came home in August and has brought the talented Oklahoma singer John Calvin Abney with her.  Together they've infused their Red Dirt music roots with the tales only Alaskan's can tell.   

The TapRoot and Ladybird booking present PDX Fest: featuring the music of northwest artists Emma Hill & Bryan DastePretty Gritty, and Small Souls.

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