Finishing up an Alaska tour, the Foghorn Stringband has landed in Juneau for the 44th Annual Alaska Folk Festival. They were scheduled here at KTOO for a studio interview Wednesday, but it was too nice outside.
Instead, the band played this impromptu Red Carpet Concert on the waterfront for KTOO’s arts team.
In one form or another, Foghorn’s been coming to the festival since 2003.
Among other reasons, they love the beauty of Juneau, the friendships they’ve made, and the spontaneous jamming.
This tune is called “Knock Around the Kitchen Until the Cook Comes Home.”
Catch them live Thursday at the Rendezvous.
On Saturday, Sammy Lind (fiddle) and Nadine Landry (bass) will join guest artists Pharis & Jason Romero for a 9:20 p.m. dance at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
- Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were caught off guard when Anchorage Republican Rep. Joshua Revak posted a two-minute video of the oath on social media.
- Alaskans who received permanent fund dividends in 2016 — and who still live in the state — would receive the back payment for 2016 this year.
- The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development announced Tuesday that it will recognize the UAA students who meet licensure requirements during the 2019 spring and summer semesters.
- It was spurred by Interior's decision last week to bring in 40 employees to work on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's national offshore oil leasing plan. That plan, as initially drafted, would open up far more of Alaska's federal waters to oil development.