Photos by Tim Steinberg


Salmonfest
Salmonfest
The many Alaska bands/acts have been chosen for the festival and will be announced over the coming weeks, but we feel it appropriate that we roll out two of the most widely regarded today.

Hope Social Club, with Melissa Mitchell returning from Hawaii for the festival, will be performing once again and carrying the mantle of the local house Salmonfest band once again. Whether on stage or in one of their legendary campfire jams, HSC are festival icons!

Blackwater Railroad Company, the creative, dynamic musical force from Seward will also return. Whether you see them in a village, on a mountain, on a boat, an island or the traditional venue, this band always delivers a show that brings out the dancers and the smiles.

Get your early bird tix now at salmonfestalaska.org
Salmonfest
Salmonfest
We are excited to announce the addition of Singer/Songwriter, folk musician and activist Music of Joel Rafael to the 2019 Salmonfest lineup. For nearly half a century Joel has been writing and delivering powerful and meaningful songs to countless causes, venues and festivals. His recent song STRONG, with Jason Mraz collaboration was performed with Jason at Standing Rock. The message is symbiotic with our efforts to protect our epic and timeless salmon waters and we're looking forward to watching Jason and Joel perform their song at Salmonfest! Rafael has opened shows and shared stages with artists including Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, John Trudell, Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Dar Williams, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Odetta, and Taj Mahal. Check out Billboard's recent article.

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https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8507524/jason-mraz-joel-rafael-strong-premiere
Salmonfest
Salmonfest
Once again legendary artist, merry prankster and festival 'codfather' Ray Troll will be leading his wild band of artists/musicians, aka the Ratfish Wranglers, and for the first time with their sensational lead singer Shauna Lee, to Salmonfest. Hailing from the town of Ketchikan this group always mesmerizes, while playing their unique music, referred to as sub-aquatic neo-folk n' fish punk rock.

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Salmonfest
Salmonfest
Be sure to be at Homer High School, tomorrow at 4pm!
Salmonfest
Salmonfest
The Montana based Kitchen Dwellers have burst on to the festival circuit with their high energy bluegrass style. Their dynamic performances, often described as Galaxy Grass, have graced the stages of such notable festivals as Telluride, Delfest, Northwest String Summit and many more. We're excited to have them come to Alaska and Salmonfest for the first time!

Check them out! https://youtu.be/4FMk2yLDc_Y

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Salmonfest
Salmonfest
We're happy to announce Andrew Duhon will be joining the Salmonfest 2019 line-up. Duhon is a songwriter from New Orleans, a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful. Duhon has released 3 recordings, the latest of which, ‘The Moorings’, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Engineered Album’. His song, "Comin' Around" was named in Rolling Stone's 10 Best Country & Americana Songs of the Week. He has toured solo for much of his career, and that troubadour element is certainly present, an usher of modern day folklore.