Live In-Studio

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

Beth Chrisman returns home to the interior leading her fellow songwriter from Austin, TX on a 'Golden Tour' throughout Alaska! Beth grew up in Fairbanks and got her musical momentum playing with local bands and recording fiddle on records by the Whipsaws. She extended her talent to the Lower 48 and had success playing with the trio, The Carper Family. Christy Hays spent 4 years in South East Alaska enjoying the solitude and wilderness and using that time to continue developing her songwriting talents. From her Bio on ReverbNation...

  The Good Time Travelers came to Alaska with a specific visit and performance at the 2015 SalmonFest music festival. True to their name, they stayed in Alaska and have had a good time traveling to the many points throuout south central AK that love live music. Pete and Michael swung by the KNBA studios for some live music and conversation. Thanks for coming to Alaska guys! 

Ok, so technically the band wasn't here in studio, but Zach Carothers called KNBA and we had a chance to chat about their upcoming concert in Alaska.  Portugal. The Man began making music in the Valley around 2000 - 2001 and Wasilla and Anchorage audience's knew them as Anatomy of a Ghost. They honed their skills in Alaska, but knew that the large West Coast cities offered opportunity for even more growth. By 2006 the band released an album on Fearless Records called "Waiter: "You Vultures!" and they immediately found new audiences.

One year ago, Easton Stagger Philips stopped by our studios to chat with the KNBA audience and share music from their new CD Resolution road.  They're back in Alaska and today we got to catch-up on the success of that year old CD and also hear about new directions, some live music and... fishing.

The Alaska Music Spotlight airs Fridays at 5:35pm on 90.3 KNBA.  On July 17, 2015 we had a return visit with Alaskan Dylan Lee Johnston and friend of KNBA Megan Palmer. They’ve collaborated on music projects over the last couple years, and we had them both Live In-Studio just last August as Megan was playing throughout the State and Dylan was doing gigs with Deadhorse Highway.  And of course they were at SalmonStock in 2014.  Today they called in from their new home-base in Nashville, TN.

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The Alaskan Music Spotlight begins with musician Gary Sloan and a rare recording from his band the Outlaws at a show in 1966 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Anchorage. The venue is now the Snow Goose Restaurant.  As Anchorage celebrates our 100th anniversary this summer, the Alaskan Music Spotlight celebrates some of our Local Music roots over the past 50 years.  Our Live In-Studio guest is Mr.

Live In-Studio: Samantha Crain

Jun 15, 2015
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  On Friday, June 12th, Choctaw singer/songwriter  Samantha Crain joined Native Voice One's Shyanne Beatty in the KNBA studio to talk about recent endeavors. Topics included her most recent album, Kid Face, which was recorded and mixed in just nine days, as well as touring. Samantha Crain just completed a tour with artist Buffy Sainte-Marie. 

  The Young Dubliners returned to Alaska May 7th and are very likely to be Alaska's Favorite Celtic rock band. The band stops here consistently and the Alaska audience loves em! The Dubs are a hard working band playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. The band has appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as The Flaming Lips, Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

  -- Anchorage Press Article HERE

Friday April 24, 2015 the Fairbanks band HARM journeyed down to Anchorage for a show at the Tap Root and made certain that they included a stop at KNBA for a Live In-Studio session!  Not shying away from the Anchorage Press definition as a feminist supergroup, the band is comprised of Rebecca File, Annie Bartholomew, Molly McDermott, Heather Warren, Jon Heintz, Laila O’Sullivan, and Jack Ewers.  The videos provide a great look and feel to the band's music.

March 20, 2015

Tim Showalter from Strand of Oaks stopped into the KNBA studios for a Live In-Studio session with Afternoon Music Show host Loren Dixon.  The Monolith agency and Tap Root brought Tim and the band to Anchorage for 2 shows. Local music opened each night as the Super Saturated Sugar Strings play Friday and the Fairbanks band Young Fangs open on Saturday. 

Listen for more Live In-Studio sessions weekdays as part of the Afternoon Music Show on KNBA!