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New York City-based Lucky Chops found their love of music in school.

"We would get together after school and play different kinds of music than we were playing in our band classes, the jazz band and the orchestra," trombone player Josh Holcomb said. "We would kind of get together and play other songs we liked from other genres and apply them to our wind and jazz instruments. And so that's kind of how we started originally. And that was 12 years ago." 

Folk musician Jim Kweskin is visiting Alaska for his first time ever. Originally from Stanford, Connecticut, he’s now been to all 50 states thanks to touring.

“I loved folk music since I was a kid and I also loved early jazz,” he said. “I got into combining the two which is basically what jug band music is, old jazz played on folk music instruments -- is a simple way to describe it. Then I started traveling around the country learning songs “

As heard on Morning Line: Flor de Toloache

Sep 28, 2018

Female mariachi band Flor de Toloache stopped into Morning Line on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to talk with Danny Preston about this weekend's trip to Anchorage. The group will be performing with Ozomatli this Saturday at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. You can listen and watch below.

As Heard on Morning Line: Ava Earl

Jul 26, 2018
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Todays guest on Morning Line featured musical artist Ava Earl. She spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about her newly released album, Am I Me Yet? She also performed three new songs off of the album with Andy Mullen on the guitar.

 

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Todays guests on Morning Line featured Cathy Steen from the Alaska Scottish Club and the Fire, a Scottish music band. They spoke with Morning Line Host Danny Preston about an upcoming event taking place this weekend in Anchorage.

Chugiak artist comes home!  Chelsea Berry is back home in Alaska for a few shows with Jeffrey Foucault and we had the opportunity to bring her Live In-Studio to hear more of her story, music and more. Learn about her roots in Alaska, her first shows at the Anchorage Folk Festival and where the name Wanderbird comes from... Thanks to Whistling Swan Productions.

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.

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