2020 Festival Performers

  • Ain't it a Shame – Back again, playing an eclectic mix of upbeat country folk rock and blues. Strong rhythms, hot lead guitars, good enough vocals. Reaching into the vault for our own versions of songs from the Rolling Stones to Marvin Gaye, Grateful Dead & Dylan; WITH: Jeremy Cohen, Larry Cohn, Chris Beck - guitar, Kent Crandall - bass, guitar
  • Alaska Button Box Gang – The Alaska Button Box Gang is a long time Anchorage band that plays uptempo polkas, waltzes, two-steps and latin. We feature the group's original songs.; WITH: Seven button box accordion players, one bass accordion player, one tambourine player, one percussion player, and one piano player
  • Alaska Celtic Pipes & Drums – Alaska Celtic Pipes & Drums are an Alaskan phenomenon, and invite you ALL to learn the bagpipes or drums through their lessons program in Chugiak. Check us out on Facebook, or at www.alaskacelticpipesdrums.org. "The Pipes, the Pipes are calling...."; WITH: Pipers: Richard Christiansen, Friedrich Christiansen, Carsten Christiansen, Jürgen Christiansen, Doug Studer, Jakob Fultz; Drummers: Christine Christiansen, Tyler Farrell, Dave Beaulieu, John McConnell, Jackie McConnell, Susie Kobierowski
  • Alaska City Folk Arts – Alaska City Folk Arts Camp 2020 starts June 8th. Applications available in February.; WITH: 20-40 kids performing on stage
  • Alaska Jumping Flea Society – The Alaska Jumping Flea Society is a local ukulele group that is on a mission to showing people the fun and versatility of this small instrument. You are all invited to sing along. If you have enjoyed the set please attend our Workshop. Please join our open jam every Friday at Guidos Pizza!; WITH: all Ukulele group
  • Alaska Main Squeeze – Playing a variety of foot stompin’ tunes to include polka, folk, country, swing, cajun, gospel ... we squeeze ‘em all !!; WITH: Bob Kaiser - guitar; Joyce Haugstad - accordion, banjolele, vocals; Jill Williams - accordion, harmonica, vocals; John McCleary - accordion, vocals; Gary Stevens - vocals (if he can make it!);
  • AllGood Family Band – The AllGood Family Band serves up a jazzy mix of bluegrass, fiddle tunes, and original songs that will get your toes atappin' and grins agrinnin'.; WITH: Michael Allwright, bass; Ry Allwright, violin; Ezzy Allwright, cello; Lilly Goodman-Allwright, mandolin
  • Anchorage Mandolin Orchestra – Selections ranging from contemporary-to-classical, from Led Zeppelin-to-Vivaldi! If you read music and play mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello, guitar or bass- we want you! Contact Pam: pdmac5330@gmail.com; WITH: Armin Abidhodžić - conductor; Fourteen performers - mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, guitar, bass
  • Anchorage Suzuki Fiddlers – Students of Amanda Kerr’s Suzuki Violin & Fiddle Studio will sing and play a few of their favorite fiddle tunes.; WITH: Amanda Kerr and her fiddle students with Dan Booth on guitar
  • Annie Carlson – This Cordovan is excited to be back for another folk fest! Bringing you her folky singer-songwriter style of originals and covers.; WITH: Annie Carlson - vocals and guitar
  • Apple & The Tree - Corral Family Band – The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Father and daughter duke it out on the strings for you, whoever wins buys breakfast 🙂; WITH: Hannah Corral - vocals, guitar, banjo, suitcase kick drum; Roy Corral - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Ava Earl – Ava Earl is a singer-songwriter from Girdwood, Alaska. Her first performance at Anchorage Folk Festival was in 2014. She's looked forward to coming back every year since, both to perform, to participate in workshops, and to enjoy the music of others.; WITH: Ava Earl - guitar and vocals; Andy Mullen - guitar

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September 2020

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  • Board meeting on Second Thursday
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