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As Heard on Morning Line: The Ballroom Thieves

Sep 20, 2017
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Our guests today on Morning Line were a musical trio called The Ballroom Thieves.  

The group is playing at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 22nd, this coming Friday at 7:30 - but here's a twist - first, they are touring local schools, inspiring students and also picking up local High School symphonic talent.  That's right, some lucky band students will get a chance to play with a nationally touring music group.  

When you're out there playing gigs and helping the Alaska Music scene, you're gonna get your hands dirty. The Dirty Hands have supported musicians, venues, festivals and Alaskan audiences for many years. They're off to explore new landscapes and locations but will reunite in Alaska for more shows in the future. Born in Girdwood, the band is a multi­-genre, blues centric, quintet. The band members seek to broaden the dynamic and depth of their music, inspired from all corners of the United States, covering a breadth of influence steeped in blues, jazz, and rock. 

The Cheapest Key

After a busy summer, the festival season is winding down as we spotlight the Fish Creek Festival September 9, 2017 here in Anchorage featuring The Cheapest Key! The band has been together for about a year and have played only 'occasionally' on Anchorage stages.  We expect more attention will be coming their way after a studio recording is made which will no doubt get plenty of air-time on the radio. Thanks for the live music and we'll see you at the Fish Creek Festival!

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Joe Becker, Camp counselor and organizer, and Kim Richey and Betty Soo, esteemed singer-songwriters and master guitar instructors for the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp came by KNBA this morning, and gave a preview of the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp's Instructor Concert, also known as "An Evening of Acoustic Arts"

The event is August 30th, tomorrow, from 7-11pm at the Route 33.

Another Salmonfest and another wonderful visit with Tim Easton! Tim has been a regular at the annual music festival in Ninilchik, AK for 7 years and he always swings by the station to share more music. We chatted with Tim about the road, fishing, finding what it is you like to do and how it all fills the latest album American Fork. Check out the conversation and live songs with Tim Easton and a Live In-Studio session on KNBA.

Alaskan's are stereotyped to always be outdoors Fishing, Skiing, Climbing... what's wrong with that! Add local music to that list of Alaskan activities' and you're officially Alaska cool and Alaska geeky all at the same time. Big Fat Buddha is releasing their second studio album Breaking Trail and you can now provide a real soundtrack to go with your Alaska Geek.

Live In-Studio: Ukulele Russ on KNBA

Jun 23, 2017
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Live music this Friday morning on KNBA - 

Ukulele Russ is from Maine, originally, but now calls Fairbanks home - when not on tour.  Certain elements of the experience of living in one of the coldest cites in America influences his music, whether it's the timing of gigs around moose hunting season, wardrobe choices that reflect a less stuffy attitude, or some of the lyrics and witticisms included in his show.  

KNBA Live In-Studio: Rachel Baiman

Jun 14, 2017

Today on Morning Line:

The Rachel Baiman Band, with a beautiful Americana sound, came by and visited with host Danny Preston and shared some fantastic music.

The band is on tour this summer, and was letting folks know about their new album, Shame, released June 2nd.

avaearl.com

Friday June 02, 2017 Ava Earl joined us for a Live In-Studio session as she begins a summer celebration of her new self-titled album. The young artist from Girdwood shines on the new release, her second full album, with well written and confidently delivered songs that were recorded in Portland, OR.  Nothing gets in the way of Ava's stories as the album was recorded with a minimalist approach to capture the same delicate but confident presentation you get when seeing and hearing her live. Connect with the artist when you visit her at www.avaearl.com

Live In-Studio: Liz Vice on KNBA

May 1, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

KNBA recently welcomed special in-studio guest Liz Vice to talk about her music.  The vocalist shared her inspiring life story, as well as related this trip to Alaska was living out her dream to travel here.  While in the 49th state, she got to hike in snow, during which even saw a bear, in between performances in Anchorage and Palmer.  Given that it's her first trip here, that's a lucky break, and at KNBA we're all hoping she comes back! 

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