Andrea Childers

One such event is going to take place at the 49th State Brewing and Pub in Anchorage. Three days of everything celebrating the love of being Irish. In truth or spirit. (From 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 6-9 p.m. Sunday) Show up there and you will be in for a musical treat with sounds of the Irish fiddle played by Andrea Childers.

It should be said that Alaska has a very vibrant music and entertainment scene. It may not be as big as let’s say New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles or other cities in the lower 48. Yet despite our small population Alaska has put out to the world some real class acts. Artists like Jewel and bands like Portugal the Man and our state’s biggest ambassador; the late great Hobo Jim.

Alaskan Grooves is my attempt to bring our music and entertainment scene in Anchorage and in the Valley to the light of day, spread the word so to speak. My name is Dan Grota and for six years I was a columnist for the Mat-Su Frontiersman. I did some other pieces for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Commons and this paper as well.

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