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Folk Fest Coverage

Dan Kirkwood

Alt-country songwriter Dan Kirkwood to perform new songs at Folk Festival

by Annie Bartholomew
- Kirkwood released his five-track EP "All Lovers, Animals” earlier this year. It invites the listener in with bright guitars and alt-country hooks.

Listen: Guest band The Carper Family previews its Alaska Folk Fest music

by Scott Burton, KTOO
- Listen to this audio sampler with Beth Chrisman, who writes songs, sings and plays fiddle in the band out of Austin, Texas.
A picture Colette Costa playing the triangle with the North Country Cajun Club at the Red Dog Saloon on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO)

Folk Fest Nightlife Guide

by Annie Bartholomew
- Your source for Folk Fest happenings, all in one place and updated daily. Including nightly schedules for The Alaskan, Downtown McGivney's, Red Dog Saloon, The Rendezvous and Rockwell.
Instructor Ward F. Ward and daughter Cadence Ward rehearse with School of Rock Sessions band 3, 2, 1... at Alaska Music One. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO)

Homegrown tween rockers to take Folk Fest stage

by Annie Bartholomew
- The 42nd Alaska Folk Festival is underway in Juneau this week. The lineup has always been diverse, but this year, one band’s lead singer says she doesn’t even know what folk music is.
Juneau guitarist, singer and songwriter Kray Van Kirk talks about his music in his dining room. He'll perform during the Alaska Folk Festival, April 4-11 in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/ CoastAlaska News)

Alaska musicians prep for 42nd folk festival

by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News
- The Alaska Folk Festival runs April 4-10 in Juneau. It’s a sure sign of spring for hundreds of musicians from all over the state who come to play, jam and listen.


7:00 PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus • Juneau, Alaska
Leslie Wood, Jacque Farnsworth, Becky Bear, Barbara Belknap, Marsha Buck, Lorie Daniels, Maria Davies, Jean Findley, Mary Graham, LaRae Jones, Leah LaBar, Maureen Longworth, Jennifer Mannix, Marianne Mills, Bobbi Mitchell, Erika Partlow, Andy Peterson, Jill Sandelben, Janet Schempf, Jeanette St. George, Paula Terrel, Margaret Vrolyk, Christina Wallace, Patricia Wherry, Joan Wilkerson, Rachel Zahnd, Lisa Lott, April McVey, Nancy Courtney, Katrina Lee
We are a chorus of mothers, daughters, lovers and grandmothers bonded by a desire to celebrate diversity.
7:15 Widdling Fizzards • Juneau, Alaska
Annika Schwartz, Aubrey Hekkers, Clara Don, Liam Penn, Minta Schwartz
Year two of widdling together with friends! New tunes plus some old favorites. Big thanks to Greg Burger, Lisa Miles, and Rob Cohen.
7:30 James Pothier and Thomas Kaufmann • Juneau, Alaska
James and Thomas are both talented young guitarists and vocalists. Enjoy the show!
7:45 John Anderson • Warren, Oregon
Stories you would tell, songs you will wish you had written.
8:00 Mini-Fiddlers • Juneau, Alaska
Kensey Jenkins, Elizabeth Kim, Kaia Mangaccat, Lua Mangaccat, Kate Schwarting, Ysabel Wilson, Darin Tingey
Our group of 6 violinists and 1 pianist play fiddle and classical music.
8:15 The Spruce Tip Ramblers and Stevi • Juneau, Alaska
James Mounts, Nate Heck , Stevi Spinka
American folk at its best with an oldie!
8:30 Hillbilly Honeys • Juneau, Alaska
Heather Parker, Karen Larson, Lu Seapy
Hold on to your hats! The tight harmonies and blitzing fiddle will make you never want to leave these here hills.
8:45 Wes Colquette, Ramblin’ Man Music • Fairbanks, Alaska
Wes Colquette is an Alaskan, born and raised, plays Americana folk, country, and 50s, 60s, and 70s rock, originals.
9:00 Jellyfish Rainbow Cows • Juneau, Alaska
Sage Yeshua, Callahan Croteau, Ambrose Bucy, Tallulah Lastufka, Lorna Mazoff
Good friends, good music and good times!
9:15 Hello Dolly! • Juneau, Alaska
Rebecca File, Dara Rilatos and Annie Bartholomew are three Juneau gals working 9-5 to bring you the best of Dolly.
9:30 Andy Miller • Juneau, Alaska
New songs inspired by women in Eagle River, Soldotna, and Wrangell.
9:45 The Honey Badgers • The Dalles, Oregon
Dale Brandenburger, Heather Parker, Lu Seapy
A bad-ass blend of folk, rock and blues.
10:00 Laura Chase • Juneau, Alaska
A recent Juneau transplant from Portland, Laura’s songwriting lies between folk and blues, drawing from other genres as well. She likes Juneau better.
10:15 The Geoff Kirsch Experience Experiment Projeqt • Juneau, Alaska
Geoff Kirsch, Margie McWilliams
You know it’s good because it’s spelled with a
10:30 That Guy and the Unmentionables • Juneau, Alaska
Alan “Clam Soup” Cleveland, Allan “Woodsy AL” Nichols, Donnie “ThunderFoot” Wells
Exciting original songs about the last frontier

7:00 Juneau String Ensembles Aurora Strings • Juneau, Alaska
Elias Antaya, Tezah Haddock, Henry Cheng, Abby Olsen, Audrey Welling, Thomas Kappler, Hanah Elizarde, Dugan McNutt, Arne Ellefson-Carnes, Lisa Eldridge, Catherine Marks, Noah Machakos, McLain Sidmore, Noa Post, James Cheng, Natalie Johansen, Dunya Herman, Cameron Howard, Lukas Hutchinson
Thank you Alaska Folk Fest for allowing us to grace your stage once again and eternal thanks to Mr. Xia for sharing your musical gifts with us all!
7:15 Jack Cannon • Juneau, Alaska
Newish stuff from an Oldish guy
7:30 Daughter & Dad • Juneau, Alaska
Callie Conerton, Jeff Brown
Callie & Jeff play songs a dad used to sing to his daughter
7:45 Ninja Dog • Douglas, Alaska
Cadence Ward, Ward F. Ward, Andy Engstrom
Enjoy the music stylings of Ninja Dog, featuring 9 year old singer-songwriter Cadence A. Ward. This set will be dedicated to Cadence’s dog Linus…
8:00 SalmonEye • Anchorage, Alaska
Isaac Woods, Sam Engebretsen
Isaac Woods and Sam Engebretsen emerged from the mild rolling hills of the northern concrete jungle, just for you.
8:15 Andy Baker • Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage based singer-songwriter serves up folk, reggae and imagination with new slice of life tunes.
8:30 Cluttered Room • Juneau, Alaska
Carl Reese
Cluttered Room is Carl Reese and any musicians playing his songs. Sometimes my head is a cluttered room.
8:45 3,2,1… • Douglas, Alaska
Cadence Ward, Nicole Adams, Morgan Burd, William Smoker, Teilhard Buzzell
Unplugged Acoustic Music from the next generation of young Alaskan musicians hailing from Juneau (ages 9-14). Come support the future of Alaskan music!
9:00 If the Ocean • Juneau, Alaska
Stacy La Mascus, Guy Unzicker, Andrew Madsen, Hannah Wilson
Come for Stacy’s voice, stay for the love. Cajon, fiddle, guitar, uke, and maybe even some banjo and mando. And our voices.
9:15 Teri Tibbett • Juneau, Alaska
Original songs
9:30 Leif, Greg and Lis • Juneau, Alaska
Leif Saya, Greg McLaughlin, Lis Saya
Fiddle tunes from the Celtic diaspora.
9:45 Ken Burch • Juneau, Alaska
More of the differently same, on the way slowly out of town
10:00 Nathaniel Leggett • Skagway, Alaska
Playing covers by various artists
10:15 Mike Gamble • Juneau, Alaska
Is life getting you down, are things out of control, feel like life is just a cruel joke and there’s no way out? Well…Mike Gamble told you this was going to
10:30 Rebecca Menzia • Fairbanks, Alaska
A Psych-Folk singer songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska.

7:00 Radio Flyer • Juneau, Alaska
Lake Bartlett, Eli Crupi, Aidan Kovach, Nolan Campos, Tobin Montalbo
A 5th grade blue grass band from Gastineau Elementary
7:15 Friday at Foster’s • Juneau , Alaska
Chris Hladic , Terry Tibbets , Mark Schultz, Bryce Edgmon
Good tunes that you’ll mostly recognize
7:30 Joe Emerson and friends • Juneau, Alaska
Keith Heller, John Hartle
American and Celtic folk songs
7:45 The House Family Band • Juneau, Alaska
Tony Tengs, Michael Bucy
Fresh off the griddle from Telephone Hill for your listening delectation.
8:00 Mark Heard • Auke Bay, Alaska
Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
8:15 Rumblefish • Juneau, Alaska
Andy Ferguson, Jack Fontanella, Erik Chadwell, Sergei Morosan
Foot stompin, good time old time music!
8:30 Costa’s Spungadaminga • Juneau, Alaska
Collette Costa, Robert Cohen, Doug Bridges
Remember when Dylan went electric and the whole place came unglued? Sorta like that, except the opposite.
8:45 Michael Coumatos with Sacia Dillon • Gresham, Oregon
Michael Coumatos, Sacia Dillon
Guitar and two vocals. Two well-toured musicians playing original songs about love and life. These songs are from 25+ years of writing.
9:00 Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant • Juneau, Alaska
Singing in Harmony. Some music from our roots and a little branching out as always.
9:15 Michael Truax • Juneau, Alaska
Michael Truax, Debby Johnson
Don’t worry about the details, this is art.
9:30 Hizel and the Jay Birds • Juneau, Alaska
Giselle Stone, Clairen Stone, Christina Vasquez
Sisterly harmonies, astounding good looks and a great deal of hometown pride.
9:45 Kray Van Kirk • Juneau, Alaska
The Road to Elfland
10:00 BeeBranch Brother Sister Band • Juneau, Alaska
Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, Corin Hughes-Skandijs, Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs
A family Band from BeeBranch Hollow, playing some tunes to make the world a better place.
10:15 Girl in the Yellow Dress • Anchorage, Alaska
Zoey Bigelow
This one is for Zaylia! Some happy songs on a happy uke
10:30 Tom Begich • Anchorage, Alaska
Singer/Songwriter Tom Begich introduces new songs and stories from the road and a life well-traveled

7:00 HeartStrings • Juneau, Alaska
Lisa Miles, Margi, Mark Lukey, Corder, Finn, Alex, Alanna, Becca, Dugan, Ella, Emilia, Finnan, Freyja, Hazel, Jayden, Kate, Callie, Katie, Claire, Kerra, Cailyn, Katherine, McKenna, Meredith, Liam, Makiah, Makoa, Naara, Olivia, Raiya, Sara, Daisy, Sophie, Sydney, Tera, Mira, Linnea
Fiddling frenzy forty
7:15 The Last Chance Jazz Band • Juneau, Alaska
Greg Williams, John Haywood, Georgia Horton, “Cap” Anderson, Jacque Farnsworth, Bill Childers, David Grove, Ceann Murphy, Bobbi Mitchell
Traditional 1920’s Jazz
7:30 Lazy Sunday’s • Douglas, Alaska
Electra Morley, Elin Antaya, Keegan Cross, Clara Don
Funky middle schoolers bringing you some hits from the past.
7:45 Squirrel Butter • Seattle, Washington
Charmaine Slaven, Charlie Beck
We’re mighty tasty on your grits! Based in Seattle, this duo is sure to charm you with great old time tunes, classic bluegrass & country, and flatfooting!
8:00 The Carper Family • Austin, Texas
Melissa Carper, Beth Chrisman, Jenn Miori, Sophia Johnson
2016 Guest Artists
8:45 Blind Hog Redux • Fairbanks, Alaska
Lynn Basham, Erin Tilly, Christopher Behnke
Straight-on Irish
9:00 The Norris Bowers Band • Fairbanks, Alaska
Jason Norris, Scott Norris, Aurora Bowers, Ryan Bowers, Pete Bowers, Celine Vaillancourt
High octane old time music with a bluegrasser’s eye for drama and harmony. Check out our CD, Gin Chicken.
9:15 The Sugar Shack • Juneau, Alaska
Valerie Snyder, Ian Putnam, Erin Hanson, Maridon Boario
Old time tunes as delicious as chocolate chip pancakes.
9:30 Mc2 • Petersburg, Alaska
Alec McMurren, Nicole McMurren
Bluesy and Sassy, Wife and Husband hamming it up, sharing the best things in life like love and music. Perfection not promised, but a good time is.
9:45 Norman Baker • Kent, Washington
Hailing from Seattle, WA, Norman fronts an Americana Folk Roots band called Norman Baker & The Backroads.
10:00 Goldwing • Juneau, Alaska
Dan Kirkwood, Clay Good, Dan Desloover , Ben Higdon
The animal inside is human, and other Americana.
10:15 GrayScale • Juneau, Alaska
John Ingalls, Amy O’Neil-Houck, John Lager
Colorful Tunes to Brighten Gray Days!
10:30 Grampa Burfl & Fiends (formerly known as Kid Burfl & Fiends!) • Haines, Alaska
Burfl, Someone, Three someones, Someone else, Perhaps yet another homonid
Palindromes: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama! A Yamaha, Maya! Peanut butter, Rettub Tunaep.

7:00 Alaska Youth Choir • Juneau, Alaska
Annette Cordle, Missouri Smyth
The mission of AYC is to develop, nurture, & encourage a life-long learning, enjoyment, & love of music for all youth ages 6-18 in the community of Juneau.
7:15 Alaska String Band • Juneau, Alaska
Emily Zahasky, Quinn Zahasky, Laura Zahasky, Abby Zahasky, Paul Zahasky, Melissa Zahasky
The Zahasky family is back home in Juneau after finishing a three month tour of the lower 48 states and are excited to share some new music with you!
7:30 The Empty Oil Barrel Band • Douglas, Alaska
Ed Schoenfeld, Riley Woodford, Jon Pollard, James Sullivan, Terry Schwarz
Budget politics, presidential campaigns and things that go bump in the night. And beer.
7:45 Kilohana Kwock-Silve of Halau Hula o Manoa with Students from Hawaii & Juneau • Juneau, Alaska
Kilohana Kwock-Silve, Harry B. Soria, Jr., Toutai Pasi, Lineni Pasi, Bob Bloom, 10 Additional Dancers
Hawaiian folk music, ancient and modern, with hula dancing and Rhythm o Polynesia.
8:00 Ken Waldman & Jerry Hagins • Anchorage, Alaska
Fiddling Poet and Pal
8:15 Hopkins Family Band + maybe others picked up along the way • Juneau, Alaska
Erik Hopkins, Henry Hopkins, TBA, Maybe some others
Irish and some other tunes mostly traditional stuff.
8:30 Shaidri & Ezra • Austin, Texas
Shaidri Alrich, Ezra Reynolds
Playing original tunes, plus country and folk classics. Piano, guitar, and harmony singing!
8:45 Robin Hopper • Chugiak, Alaska
Award winning songwriter from Chugiak. The Anchorage Daily News said: “Robin’s music is as warm and comforting as a favorite sweater.”
9:00 Hot Ptarmigan • Anchorage, Alaska
Sarah Schoen, Laura Chartier, Conor McManamin, GW Neal
What’s straighter than a charlatan, duckier than a harlequin, sweeter than marzipan? Hot Ptarmigan! Driving rhythms and harmonies power this Anchorage foursome
9:15 Jason & Stella • Anchorage, Alaska
Stella Lyn, Jason Norris
Picking and singing a few of our favorites.
9:30 Shawn McCole and Friends • Juneau, Alaska
Shawn McCole, Scott Fry, Don Rudolph, Joe Karson, Sam Hamrick
9:45 Harrison B • Seattle, Washington
Harrison B is a Progressive American Soul artist originally out of Nashville, TN. Blending Soul, Blues, and Folk into an honest and statement driven delivery.
10:00 Yngvil Vatn Guttu • Anchorage, Alaska
Award-winning jazz musician Yngvil Vatn Guttu is also a singer songwriter with compelling lyrics, beautiful harmonies, and sporting some stellar guitar playing.
10:15 Taylor Vidic and Lucas Heger • Juneau, Alaska
Taylor Vidic, Lucas Heger
Coming together from Skagway and Juneau to make you some music.
10:30 Snow River String Band • Seward, Alaska
Karl Pfeiffenberger, Lucy Hankins, Neil Lindquist, Max Pfeiffenberger
The Snow River String Band is a group of 12-15 year olds from Seward who enjoy mixing traditional bluegrass with “bluegrassified” pop tunes.
10:45 Eli & Forrest • Seattle, Washington
Forrest Gibson, Eli West
String tease incident(tm). What could go wrong?
11:00 Coho Duet & Friends • Homer, Alaska
Lorne Carroll, Lauren Semivan
From the outskirts of Homer: Alt. country confusion with a bluegrass twist on the rocks.


12:00 Juneau Elementary School Strummers • Douglas, Alaska
Auke Bay , Gastineau, Harborview, Mendenhall River, Riverbend
Strummers, Pluckers and Singers from Auke Bay Gastineau Harborview, Mendenhall River and Riverbend Schools
12:15 Brieanne Rae • Juneau, Alaska
Brieanne McClelland
Acoustic set
12:30 Dennis & Dona Townsend • Tacoma, Washington
A few new tunes as well as some old ones
12:45 Fu Bao and Friends • Juneau, Alaska
Fu Bao Goldsberry , John Hartle, Clare Pavia
Fun music for kids of all ages.
1:00 Jacks in the River • Juneau, Alaska
Doug DeMaster, Shannon DeMaster, Andrzej Piortowski, Brandee Gerke, Auguste Stiehr, Dave Tallmon
Another year together, mature for our age almost. Added saxophone and banjo to string band. Harmonies are tight, arrangements bright. Still having fun.
1:15 Megan Anna Kemp • Anchorage, Alaska
Megan enjoys sharing music, whether she’s playing guitar with her 2 year old nephew or at an open mic. Her originals are inspired by love, loss, and starfish.
1:30 Burl Sheldon • Haines, Alaska
Mostly original songs played with a friend or two.
1:45 Jacob Weber • Rochester, Washington
A soloist act of an arrangement of moving, personal, and heart sung songs
2:00 River People • Craig, Alaska
Sally Burch, John Bruns, Brian Curtis
Folk music from Prince of Wales Island. Host band for the Island Grind in Craig. John Bruns, Sally Burch, & Brian Curtis.
2:15 String Vibrations • Douglas, Alaska
Jaime Burrous, April Henderson, Cassandra Otnes, Debra Burrous
Some old JDHS string orchestra buddies and string enthusiasts playing some feel-good pop music.
2:30 Naked Mabel • Anchorage, Alaska
Matt Faubian, Ian Wahl, Harrison Jennings, Levi Freeman, Clint Dallis
Upbeat original folk music
2:45 Gene Nelson • Juneau, Alaska
Americana folk
3:00 Tiny Room Ceili Band • Portland, Oregon
Teresa Baker, Mark Ward, Laurence Blakely, Henry Hopkins, tba
Players from Anchorage, Juneau and Points South bring you fine Irish dance music.
3:15 The Penultimates • Juneau, Alaska
Korbyn Powers, Mackenzie Parker, Freya Shrestha
A trio of Alaskan ladies playing the acoustic guitar, tenor ukulele, and soprano ukulele.
3:30 Zachary Atchley • Fairbanks, Alaska
I have been playing the guitar since I was three. I lived in a trapline cabin in the wilderness most of my life and guitar became a much loved hobby.


7:00 Swing Dogs • Fairbanks, Alaska
Nancy Bayer, Janice Densham, Charlie Hunt, Carol Indorf, Maggie Whitaker
Playing a musical mashup of instrumental dance tunes similar in concept to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
7:15 Caitlin Warbelow • Brooklyn, New York
After performing with the Riverdance company and Sting’s musical on Broadway, Caitlin returns home to Alaska to fiddle at her favorite festival!
7:30 Raven Call • Fairbanks, Alaska
Leif Thompson, Carol Indorf, Aedan Fish, Janice Densham
We’re a new Fairbanks contraband but we’re totally legit. We try to smuggle music from everywhere into our sets.
7:45 Pat Henry & Family • Juneau, Alaska
Songs From Jeanie’s Kitchen
8:00 Burnt Down House • Homer, Alaska
Angela Brock, Katie Klann, Steve Mueller, Dylan Weiser
Real Bluegrass and True Country from Homer, Alaska
8:15 Big Chimney Barn-Dance • Girdwood, Alaska
Danny C, Jay Marvin, Nathan Williamson, Jason Norris, Garren Volper
Smokin Hot
8:30 Clark County Bluegrass • Juneau , Alaska
Nathan Swartz, Jeremy Kane, George Gianakopoulos
Hard driving Bluegrass from the Ohio boys.
8:45 Chris Thompson & Friends • Anchorage, Alaska
Chris Thompson, Rolfe Buzzell, Harrison Jennings, Grady Hopper, Rebecca Bingham
Original songs with strong emotional ties to Alaska, personal relationships, and love. Our audiences easily identify with our songs as we grow in popularity.
9:00 Eli West & Ben Winship • Seattle, Washington
Eli West & Ben Winship perform string music and brother harmony duets.
9:15 Codfysh joe • Juneau , Alaska
Fysh Houck, Joe gardinier
Back again with some more of the same but different also
9:30 Dan Pascucci • Soldotna, Alaska
A FolkFester since 2008, this will be Dirty D’s swan song, but he’s more likely to sing about salmon and sea stars than swans.
9:45 Aloha Bluegrass • Seward, Alaska
Rion Schmidt, Teeson Atari, Carrington Christe, Kate Hamre, Katy Rexford
Hailing from all over Alaska and frequently playing Bluegrass and original music in Hawaii, these artists bring the Aloha. Mahalo
10:00 Justin Smith and Todd Vierra • Gustavus, Alaska
Instrumental acoustic guitar, with a beat!
10:15 Chicks That Pick • Anchorage, Alaska
Holly Hill, Kate Hamre, Brooke Munroe, Alli Mapes, Erin Hanson, Mandy Booth King, Angela Oudean, Anna Lynch, Hannah Yoter, Amanda Kerr, Adam Roszkiewicz
Ladies from around the state picking some tunes!
10:30 FRS Trio • Anchorage, Alaska
Silas Hoffman, Randy Pasly, Forest Wilson
A pleasant blend of orchestrated and improvised folk music.
10:45 John Palmes • Juneau, Alaska
Folk music from the capital of the great state of denial.
11:00 Three Fish, A Tree,and a Forester • Wasilla, Alaska
Bill Frey, Kluonie Frey, Shonti Elder, Will Putman, Devin Frey
Doing the best we can with what we have.


12:00 Heaven Bound • Juneau, Alaska
Bryan Rosson, Chris Harward, Tillia Everett, Sarah Everett, Mark Everett
Heaven bound and sharing the journey through love of God, Music and Y’all.
12:15 Tim Pepper • Stone Mountain, Georgia
Folk with 90s and Indy influence.
12:30 The Girl from the North Country • Thorne Bay, Alaska
Isaac Martin
Eleven year old Sophia is back for her second AFF. She has added piano to her arsenal–and a bit of soul.
12:45 The Mendenhall Quartet • Juneau, Alaska
Ruth Hogle, Lindsay Clark, Heidi Brook, Sophia Butler
The Mendenhall Quartet is comprised of four women from across the country who are JAMM teachers, UAS students, and Juneau Symphony members.
1:00 Ramiro Rivera and friend • Kapolei, Hawaii
Owen Cruise: The Experience
Please let me play. I’m mostly pretty alright at the music. I use most of the strings, most of the time.
1:15 Lou Nathanson • Anchorage, Alaska
Lou Nathanson, Kristen Holmes
Critical acclaim from The Donald:
1:30 Emmett Williams • Sitka, Alaska
Equal parts old school troubadour, punk rocker, and alternative folksinger, Emmett Williams has been entertaining audiences internationally for 20 years.
1:45 Andrew Cardella • Haines, Alaska
Andrew just finished playing drums for a touring band. He is heading back home to Haines now and is excited to play his new guitar made by Cosmo Fudge.
2:00 Destany Hawley and the Forerunners • Anchorage, Alaska
Destany Hawley, Ian Wahl, Harrison Jennings, Levi Freeman
Sweet vocals, sweet instrumentals, and sweet people! Anchorage band of young friends.
2:15 Shonti, Will and Trudy (SWAT) • Fairbanks, Alaska
Will Putman, Shonti Elder, Trudy Heffernan
A couple of songwriter friends teamed with a token Canadian, playing the old stuff if we can remember it or the new stuff if we can think of it.
2:30 Bodhi Nelson • Juneau, Alaska
2:45 Radish and Sprout • Anchorage, Alaska
Laurence Blakely, Laura Chartier
Radish and Sprout brings you a fresh take on standards from far away lands alongside close-to-home original compositions.
3:00 Monica Lettner • Anchorage, Alaska
Making up songs since she was a kid, now she embraces a career in Music Education and is proud to be working with Girls Rock Camp Alaska for the third year!
3:15 Doyle Burnett • Davis, California
Many years away from the Alaska Folk Festival – time again to re-connect with a few folk tunes from the past.
3:30 Richard Yospin • Newton, Massachusetts
Jazz standards, country blues and Chicago blues, mostly


7:00 Surreptitious Songbirds • Douglas, Alaska
Cady Naegle, Cahal Burnham, Katie Pikul, Hallie Mertl, Journey Rettinger, Kayleigh Newport, Summer Lucas, Lydia Ploof, Michael Orsborn, Busby West, Aubrie Engen, Rachel Wood, Kyra Wood, Stacy La Mascus, Kristin Garot
A riling bunch of song birds to serenade you with familiar tunes! This crew of 4,5,6th graders from Montessori Borealis is excited to perform for you.
7:15 Grant Dermody • Seattle, Washington
Solo harmonica and voice from the deep Northwest and the lower spleen.
7:30 Mary DeSmet, Greg Burger, Don Rudolph • Juneau, Alaska
A mix of folk, bluegrass and jazz, songs that touch our hearts
7:45 Tramwreck • Douglas, Alaska
Jamie Marks, Tonia Lewis, Dave Kovach, Colin Osterhout, Heidi Johnson, Bobby Jones, TJ Lazar
Scoundrels, Samaritans, adventurers and long-time friends join together to celebrate another great folk fest (match each performer with the right description).
8:00 Sea of Heartbreak • Boise, Idaho
Ava Honey, Caroline Oakley, Reeb Willms, Katy Harris, Special guest, Caleb (Kayla) Klauder
A band made up of best friends residing throughout the Pacific Northwest trying to stay out of trouble and breaking hearts everywhere they go
8:15 The Easy Leaves • Santa Rosa, California
Kevin Carducci, Sage Fifield, Clay Good, Kyle O’Brien, Dave Zurbel
Running at the front of the Country music herd in California, The Easy Leaves’ record, Fresno, continues their work as proud ambassadors of California Country.
8:30 The Alabama Bow Ties • San Francisco, California
Yoseff Tucker, Zach Sharpe, Billy Moore, Andrew March, Jan Purat
Traditional bluegrass and some old country for good measure.
8:45 Kim Beggs • Whitehorse, Yukon
Kim Beggs, Forrest Gibson, Grant Dermody
Wowza! Kim Beggs has now spent more than half her life living in the Yukon. Recently this singer songwriter has been recording her 5th solo album! xo
9:00 The Carper Family • Austin, Texas
Melissa Carper, Beth Chrisman, Jenn Miori, Sophia Johnson
2016 Guest Artists