In our final Folk Fest Session Red Carpet Concert, we present this year’s Alaska Folk Festival guest artists: The Carper Family. The Austin-based quartet is Beth Chrisman on fiddle, Sophia Johnson on guitar, Jenn Miori on guitar and Melissa Carper on bass. Here is their tune “Making Memories.”
The Folk Fest Session Red Carpet Concerts are a collaboration between KTOO Public Media, Juneau filmmaker Ryan Cortes, and Gustavus sound engineer Justin Smith. Watch other Red Carpet Concerts with Foghorn Stringband, Kim Beggs, and Harrison B.
- A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure this week.
- The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has contracted a team of real estate experts to help decide what to do with a waterfront property it put up for sale more than two years ago. But the City and Borough of Juneau and would-be developers are losing patience.
- About 50 community members waved homemade signs. Representatives from the Alaska branch AFL-CIO and Alaska Native community also spoke.
- Starting Oct. 1, the airline will fly between St. Paul and Anchorage three times per week instead of four — and between Dillingham and Anchorage two times per day instead of three.