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With your host Kevin Worrell, on January 19th at 8 pm, let’s gather at Parlor In The Round.

If you’re asking, “what’s Parlor in the Round?” here’s an introduction…

This evening Nate Sabat, bassist with AFF guest artist Mile Twelve, will be joined by Alaskan favorites Ashley Young and Ed Washington. And Kevin? Well… you might call him the ringmaster. Kevin draws out out the strengths and vulnerability of each artist while holding the crowd closely throughout the performance.

Borrowing from the guitar pull tradition of porches and campfires, songwriters from all walks of Alaskan life (and beyond) will trade songs and stories as they are inspired by each other. You’ll hear old favorites reinterpreted in ways their original author hadn’t imagined. After the intermission, tradition is cast aside as the musicians dive into collaborations, jocular inventions and premeditated musings all based on written submissions from the audience. Bring your best silly stories, existential crises, or winter woes – just, please, leave the song requests at home.

You’ll be hearing things on this stage you’ve never heard before. Expect to lean in, shed a tear, and laugh out loud at Parlor In The Round.

Nate Sabat

Nate Sabat is an award-winning bassist, singer-songwriter, arranger and instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a founding member of the award-winning string band Mile Twelve. He has performed on stages throughout Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, at festivals and venues including Celtic Connections, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, ROMP and Carnegie Hall. Nate has written and arranged music for NPR’s Radio Lab, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and the Heifetz International Music Institute. Additionally, a number of his songs are in rotation on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction channel. “…Sabat has effectively constructed a short but dense epic through the mind of a man looking to forgive his past and travel fearlessly into his future”. No Depression review of debut solo album, Walking Away


Ashley Young

Alaska’s prodigal songwriter, Ashley Young has recently returned from a fruitful musical life in Boise, ID. With a dynamic range of emotional expressions and effortless warmth, Ashley’s soulful singer/songwriter performance is tender, understated and memorable. Ashley has quickly become a regular on the Anchorage music scene, and she’ll be representing her home state at the acclaimed Tree Fort Music Fest this spring.


Ed Washington

Lifelong Alaskan Ed Washington returns to the Parlor on the heels of his acclaimed full-length album, Hedonism. Ed’s deft vocals carry songs that are at once, provocative, swaggering and vulnerable. Ed’s powerful and versatile performance has won three Alaska Alaska Hip Hop & R&B Awards, and Anchorage Press’s Press Picks in multiple categories. Ed uses his music to stay active and engaged in the community, and he looks forward to returning to the Wendy Williamson – the premier stage of his alma mater.

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