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

From left to right, The Carper Family is Beth Chrisman, Melissa Carper and Jenn Miori. (Photo by George Brainard, courtesy of The Carper Family)
From left to right, The Carper Family is Beth Chrisman, Melissa Carper and Jenn Miori. They will be joined by special guest guitar player Sophia Johnson. (Photo by George Brainard/Courtesy The Carper Family)

The Carper Family of Austin, Texas, is the guest artist for the 42nd annual Alaska Folk Festival. The four-piece band debuts in Juneau on Thursday night at Centennial Hall.

Listen to this audio sampler with Beth Chrisman, who writes songs, sings and plays fiddle in the band.

The Carper Family’s first set is at 8 p.m. Thursday night. They’ll also lead workshops throughout the weekend, and will close the festival at 9 p.m. Sunday. For a live stream, festival schedule and more coverage, visit our Folk Fest page here.

The Carper Family formed in Austin, Texas in 2010. (Photo by Chase Maclaskey, courtesy of The Carper Family)
The Carper Family formed in Austin, Texas in 2010. (Photo by Chase Maclaskey/Courtesy The Carper Family)
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