Here are the best artists and bands from Alaska. There may not be a ton of bands and singers coming out of Alaska. However, what it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Alaskan music incorporates numerous traditions and cultures. Residents of the state flock to the Alaska Folk Festival every year in Juneau. Other well-attended festivals in the area include Athabascan Old-Time Fiddling Festival, Anchorage Folk Festival, and Fairbanks Folk Festival. Bands from the continental United States visit Alaska to partake in these festivals as well as the most famous musical artists from Alaska.
This is probably the point where a lot of people reading are asking themselves, "Which musical artists are from Alaska?" Any fans of bluegrass will have heard of Bearfoot, which are predominantly known for their work Fishtrap Joe. This epic work details the struggles between the local Alaskan fisherman and Seattle-based fish empires. Other popular Alaska artists include Jewel, Portugal the Man, Marian Call, Artis the Spoonman, and Hilary Weeks.
If you have listened to any of these Alaskan musical artists, then you should vote on this list. Let everyone know how Alaska has contributed to the music industry by ensuring your favorite band or singer makes it to the top of the list.
Albums: In the Mountain in the Cloud, Church Mouth, Waiter: "You Vultures!", Evil Friends, Censored Colors, + more
Albums: Pieces of You, Joy: A Holiday Collection, Spirit, 0304, This Way, + more
Albums: Rest Inside the Flames, The Tide and Its Takers, Underneath a Northern Sky, Bitterness the Star, A Snow Capped Romance, + more
Albums: Ultra-Modern Rhythms, The Power of Science Is Staggering, An Apocalypse In Binary: The Memoirs of Gearhart Deckrion, Bonk (You Got Bonked) // Wrong Way, The Robot Trilogy, + more
Albums: Doors and Windows, American Story, Back Home, Follow Me, Only Time Knows
Albums: Port Chicago, Sophisticate
Albums: In the White Silence, songbirdsongs, The Light That Fills the World, Four Thousand Holes (The Callithumpian Consort feat. piano: Stephen Drury & percussion: Scott Deal), The Place We Began, + more
Albums: Lambs To The Slaughter EP, Oh Please Please Please, Terrible Muscles
Albums: Hydraulic Groove
Albums: ...Entertain the Entertainers, A Livin' Spoonful
Albums: Side A / Side B, Ocean Prayer, mengluni, Verses-Apallut
Albums: Stronger, Fate Is the Hunter, Kate Earl, Where Are You, Live at the Epicentre
Albums: Arias for Farinelli (Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin feat. conductor: René Jacobs, mezzo-soprano: Vivica Genaux), A Tribute To Faustina Bordoni, Vivaldi: Opera Arias - Pyrotechnics
Albums: I Will Not Forget, Day of Praise, Christmastime, Lead Me Home, He Hears Me, + more
Albums: How Could Anyone