Live In-Studio

Local artists and Touring bands join us Live On-Air at KNBA

Paco arrived at the KNBA studio's ready to celebrate 30 years of traveling and playing songs with his buddy Tim Easton. A new album recorded direct to lacquer showcases Paco's tenor and Tim's talent. In our session we'll hear more about how they met, ways they bonded, the travels and... what the heck is a Melodic Polaroid? Paco, Tim... Welcome Home!

The Alaska Room at the 2018 Folk Alliance conference, in Kansas City, MO, was a great reason for KNBA to test some new equipment used for 'remote' broadcasts.  Michael Howard led the live music from Alaskans attending the big event down south!

Live In-Studio: Ray Troll and The Ratfish Wranglers

Feb 16, 2018

Whitehorse, Yukon is home for Gordie Tentrees. His days could be filled with family, hockey, skiing, running or he just might hit the road and tour through small towns and cities where he brings the characters and the character of the road to music. His newest project features Jaxson Haldane on a CD called Grit, showcasing the real, raw sound of a Gordie Tentrees performance. Since 2014 he's played 550 shows in 11 different countries, but when you meet him you feel like he's your good neighbor friend who plays music at your favorite hole in the wall.

On Friday January 19, 2018 Jonathan Bower joined us to talk about his new album "Light Years".  The adjunct professor/songwriter has turned his homework into his music. The new CD keeps you in touch with living the Alaska life. With an amazing crew of Deep State musicians, his new album is definitely his best work yet!

Live In-Studio: The Moxie Strings at KNBA

Jan 19, 2018
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Our Guests this morning on Our Community were the live band - The Moxie Strings, a band out of Michigan composed of classically trained musicians.  They decided they could do something besides chamber music, and the band was born! 

The Moxie Strings play tonight at 7:30 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, through the Anchorage Concert Association.     

Violinist Diana  Ladio shared how excited she was to see KNBA – the first Native-owned radio station in an urban market, in part due to own Cherokee heritage. 

Live music in Anchorage requires an audience that is engaged and performers who have the tools to keep 'em coming back! On this edition of the Alaska Music Spotlight we have two guests live in-studio, Emma Hill and Michael Howard. Emma is playing live for us on the show as well as promoting the new series, The Spenard Song Circle. Michael comes to share news for musicians about the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative and its December 16, 2017 Alaska Music Summit.

Last April veteran Alaskan musician Evan Phillips brought his 20 years of songwriting experience to an empty old church in Spenard.  ‘Lonely Mountain‘ was recorded unplugged that spring day inside the Spenard Church of Love in front of an intimate crowd of 75 people. We caught up with Evan to talk about his CD release event for that same album.

As Heard on Morning Line: The Ballroom Thieves

Sep 20, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation via Facebook Live

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.