Live In-Studio

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

Live In-Studio: SHEL

Feb 5, 2016

SHEL visited KNBA while they're in town to play live at the Tap Root for the Rhythm Heals Concert . The concert is part of the 4th annual Gynecologic Cancer Awareness & Arts of Healing Weekend in Anchorage. 

The Holiday's are here and friends and family return home to Alaska. When we gather, we hope to catch that friend who's been on the road and hear their stories! The gathering place is KNBA and that wonderful friend is Anchorage singer/songwriter Michael Howard who shares stories from the road and new music on this edition of Live In-Studio at KNBA.  


Please read the Alaska Dispatch article for more on Michael Howard... CLICK HERE

Live In-Studio: Martha Redbone

Oct 14, 2015

Martha Redbone took in ALL of Alaska during October of 2015.  She visited Kodiak, Juneau, Valdez, Bethel, Fairbanks, Skagway, Cordova, Hanies and.... KNBA in Anchorage!  Martha and her band were the Live In-Studio guests of Frank Chythlook and our new Indigenous Music Hour heard Monday - Frid

  ay from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

A busy weekend of live music in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley was headlined by the veteran artist John Sebastian. Whistling Swan productions hosted the founder of the Lovin' Spoonful and brought him by the KNBA studios for a live interview with our Morning Line host Danny Preston.

  Thursday September 3rd, KNBA had a visit from the Ohio band Over the Rhine! Danny Preston mic'ed them up in studio and chatted with the duo about their music and their show in Anchorage.

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.