Some powerful, Portland, Oregon-based musicians are coming to Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska this week.
David Rovics, perhaps the most prolific, active and challenging politically inspired folksong singer and songwriter in America, will be back to Alaska this weekend for the first time in 12 years:
April 16-18: Alaska!
Friday, April 16th, 7 pm
Wilda Marston Theatre
Loussac Public Library
Saturday, April 17th, 7 pm
Down East Saloon
Sunday, April 18th, 3 pm
Resurrection Arts Gallery
Here's Dave, singing his most recent song in Seattle last Sunday. It is about the Massey coal mine disaster:
This coming week, another Portland-based band, Portugal. the Man, will be performing Thursday, April 22nd at the Bear Tooth. They got their start in Wasilla.
I'm trying to get them to do a short acoustic set for my UAA music appreciation class this coming Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
Here they are, doing People Say: