For the past three years, Gustavus sound engineer Justin Smith has visited Juneau to help record KTOO’s Red Carpet Concert series. This year, he stepped in front of the camera to play his original song “Rolling Tune” during the 2019 Alaska Folk Festival. The instrumental guitarist was a member of the Cook County Blues Band and owns the music production company Rusty Recordings.
Created in collaboration with Justin Smith of Rusty Recordings in Gustavus, this video is part of our Red Carpet Concert series, an ongoing music video project by KTOO Public Media. Watch this video and other Red Carpet Concerts, including Homer bluegrass band Burnt Down House, at KTOO.org.
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- The Alaska Municipal League says the goal is to eliminate a major disadvantage local brick-and-mortar businesses face when competing with online stores.
- While this particular virus isn’t doing widespread damage, its emergence opens the door for other viruses to pop up between oceans.
- The Alaska Marine Highway System recently deployed the Tazlina to restore winter service to some Southeast communities. But the ferry can’t serve Angoon right now — its ramp is broken.
- The Juneau Police Department reports that two people have died in a single-car crash near Cohen Drive Thursday morning. Additionally, two people who were in the car were medevaced out of Juneau.