Thu, Nov 1 2012
LeTourneau University is hosting the Alaska String Band in concert on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10:50 a.m., at the S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center on the university’s main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue in Longview. The public is invited.
Alaska String Band is a concert group comprised of members of a single family performing with guitar, twin violin-fiddles, bass, mandolin, ukulele, percussion and vocals. Their repertoire consists of a lively collection of bluegrass, old time, gospel, swing, blues, Celtic and original music. Many of the songs they play are requested favorites with featured beautiful waltzes, airs and haunting melodies graced with vocal blends. Audiences delight in the youthful exuberance of this family. They exhibit extraordinary musicianship, technical skill and interpretative ability. Energetic dancing and attractive costumes designed to reflect the spirit of Alaskan artistic lifestyle, culture and traditions lend excitement and dramatic flare to their shows.