Whistling Swan Productions

Celebrating Twenty Years of Subscription Seasons in Southcentral Alaska
2016-17 Season

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Over 350 artists, 500 shows and still counting

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Richard Thompson

Sunday, May 21, 2017 7:30 PM Discovery Theatre Anchorage, AK

Solo Acoustic Concert

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. His recently released CD, Still was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!

Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist who tours both solo acoustic and with his electric trio.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s songs including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Lovelace, Los Lobos, Tom Jones, David Byrne, Don Henley, Robert Earl Keen and many others.

Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.

As an in-demand live performer, the past two years saw Richard Thompson headlining dates around the world as well as co-headlining shows with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell as well as the Americanarama Tour with Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket - which culminated with Dylan himself performing RT’s classic song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”.

Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in Folk Rock history.

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Peter Mulvey with special guest Heather Maloney


Saturday February 25 - 7:30 pm - TapRoot
Sunday February 26 - 6 pm - Vagabond Blues

Since his last visit here two years ago, Peter Mulvey has been on a roll. The video of his heartfelt political statement “Take Down Your Flag” went viral and inspired personal versions of the song by the likes of ‘Keb ‘Mo. He’s recorded a new, soon to be released album with Ani DiFranco on Ani’s Righteous Babe label. He’s toured incessantly across this continent and in Europe. And he continues to make thoughtful passionate music accompanied by his stellar guitar work.
Heather Maloney will join Peter on this Alaskan swing with her own set of songs. Her acclaimed third album “Making Me Break,” produced by Band of Horses ‘ Bill Reynolds, features , according to The Bluegrass Situation, ”... an intoxicating blend that captures the sonic texture of indie rock, the humanity of folk and the spirituality of a Rumi poem."

"His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like it's on steroids... a superb technician..." - The Boston Globe on Peter Mulvey

“With sharp, versatile vocal prowess, Maloney can shift seamlessly from the stylings of Mitchell on “Flutter” to Ella era jazz (“Great Imposter”) to inspirational pop (“Oh Hope, My Tired Friend”) as quickly as it takes to shuffle a playlist. Though her sonic sensibilities differ substantially from the country-folk twang of Nashville’s Lera Lynn, they’ve taken similar career paths”. - Huffington Review on Heather Maloney

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Cidny Bullens and Wendy Waldman
from The Refugees

Saturday April 1- 7:30 pm - Sydney Laurence Theatre
Sunday April 2 - 6 pm - Vagabond Blues

Performing solo works and songs from The Refugees

Due to a personal family medical situation, Deborah Holland will not be traveling with Cidny Bullens and Wendy Waldman to Alaska. Cidny and Wendy will perform songs from their solo careers along with selected works from The Refugees. They plan to invite one or more Alaska musical guests to join them on the bill in Anchorage and perhaps elsewhere in the state.

http://www.wendywaldman.com/

https://cindybullens.com

 

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Shane Koyczan

Thursday April 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm - Vagabond Blues

Internationally recognized author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has emerged as a creator of poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice. In 2013, he collaborated with animators to make the anti-bullying viral video “To This Day” which has had over 13 million views, and he performed a customized version “For the Bullied and the Beautiful” to acclaim at the 2013 International TED Conference in Long Beach, California.  Shane shapes his words and delivers in multi mediums from authored, video, spoken word, operatic, and musically performed.

http://www.flemingartists.com/artists/shane-koyczan

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Liz Vice


Saturday April 29 - 7:30 pm - Sydney Laurence Theatre
Sunday April 30 - 7:00 pm - Glenn Massay Theatre


Liz is managed by The Avett Brothers team and cut from the same cloth as Mavis, Aretha and some of the greatest gospel/soul singers of all time. Liz has toured with The Wood Brothers and an arena tour with Lecrae, as well as festival performances at Merlefest, FloydFest, Forecastle, High Sierra and many more.
Check her out at :
NPR's Songs We Love / NPR's World Cafe / NPR's Weekend Edition / WSJ.com (exclusive video premiere)
"The connection between gospel and 60s soul is reaffirmed on There's A Light.” - New York Times

There's A Light, .. a satisfying sound that pulls from Motown roots and offers a hopeful message” - NPR

“With a voice reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Liz Vice offers up a tasty mix of R&B and gospel on her debut album, There's a Light.” -KCRW

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Dougie MacLean

Saturday May 13 - 7:30 pm - Vagabond Blues
Sunday May 14 - 7:00 pm Sydney Laurence Theatre

“Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based'  songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!

'A musical hero.'    - Wall Street Journal

   
 

 

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Tickets for all whistling Swan shows are available at Centertix.net, or call CenterTix at 263-ARTS (1-877-ARTS TIX outside Anchorage), or at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office.


 

 

 

 

Visit our Past Artists Page to see just some
of the great performers that Whistling Swan Productions
has been proud to bring to Alaska over the years!
We thank you for your patronage.

Contact Mike@whistlingswan.net with questions/comments/concerns.

Venue Information


Vagabond Blues ~ Palmer
The Glenn Massay Theater
~ Palmer

Tap Root Public House ~ Anchorage
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts ~ Anchorage

Ticket Information
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Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

are available at CenterTix.

 

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ACOUSTIC ACCENTS is a syndicated program taped at Spin Monkey Productions in Tok, Alaska and broadcast weekly in Alaska on KNBA-FM Anchorage, KBRW FM Barrow, KYUK Bethel, KUAC-FM Fairbanks, KIYU Galena, Nome Public Radio, and KCHU Valdez. The show is also transmitted via translators and repeater stations across Interior Alaska. Available live on the web at www.kuac.org and www.knba.org

The nice folks at Whistling Swan Productions, headquartered in scenic Eagle River, Alaska, would love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite artist you would like to see come up? Comments or suggestions?

Whistling Swan Productions
P.O. Box 773354
Eagle River, Alaska 99577

Email Mike (that guy with the great east coast accent...)

 

 

This page maintained on a volunteer basis... which means as time allows, so please be patient with updates! Thanx!

Very Cool Links:

- WSP Past Artists Page!
- KNBA - 90.3 FM
- E-Town
- World Cafe
- Rick Miller Sound
- AK Midnight Sun Songwriters Camp
- Anchorage Folk Festival
- www.AlaskaFolkMusic.org
- Arctic Wild
- Alaska Folk Festival
- Palmer Arts Council

last updated 02.04.17