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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.

Alaskan's love a traveling musician. The artist who knows how to fit right in as they step into small bars, local campfires or that extra seat for a  road-trip North and South.  Tim Easton has been coming to Alaska for over 15 years and he always meets Alaskan's the organic way, with his feet on the ground. Tim wandered into the KNBA Studio's on Thursday August 11, 2016 to chat with Loren Dixon about travels, Salmonfes and his new Album "American Fork"

Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado Wasteland Hop has toured through our state many times, notably as it brings  front man Mickey Kenny back home to Alaska! The band shares thoughtful lyrics delivered with a Rap/Hip Hop energy and style as the band provides a soundscape created by electric fiddling, acoustic and electric guitars, keys and percussion all played live.

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