Whistling Swan Productions

Bringing great music to Alaska since 1994

Over 300 artists, 500 shows and still counting

 




 

Tickets to Whistling Swan shows are available at Centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS, and at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office.

 

 

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin

April 3 - Glenn Massay Theatre
April 4 - Atwood Concert Hall

Whistling Swan welcomes welcome Patty Griffin, one of America's finest singer-songwriters, for her first ever performances in Southcentral Alaska.


In 2013 Griffin released her seventh album "American Kid", her first album of mainly new material since "Children Running Through" in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel (though it featured three original songs). She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music.

Opening for Patty will be Sarah Jaffe from Denton TX.

Josh Ritter

April 17 - Discovery Theatre
April 18 - Glenn Massay Theatre

Ritter has been widely heralded by critics and fans alike. Of the Idaho-native, Paste magazine declares, "Put simply, Ritter is the most gifted interpreter of Americana, as an arranger and a lyricist, working today." His most recent album, "So Runs the World Away" was on NPR's 50 Favorites of 2010 List.


"Ritter doesn't make music that sticks close to fashion; he makes music that sticks in the gut and doesn't let go." - NPR
"If you are familiar with Josh Ritter, then you know - by listening to the lyrics of his songs - that the man has a thing for a good turn of phrase." - In Studio

Rhiannon Giddens

May 3 - Discovery Theatre
May 4 - Glenn Massay Theatre

"It was clear the first time I heard her at rehearsal that Rhiannon is next in a long line of singers that includes Marian Anderson, Ethel Waters, Rosetta Tharp, Odetta, Mahalia Jackson, and Nina Simone...We need that person in our culture. She is, in fact, that person in our culture." - T-Bone Burnett

"Rhiannon is a show-stopper - She ranges across many styles and genres, and is equally at ease singing opera, blues, gospel and Gaelic or whatever the moment takes. A rare talent!" - Margaret Bennent - Folklorist, Singer

Reviving, interpreting, and recasting traditional material from a variety of sources has been central to Giddens' career, especially in her groundbreaking work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops (CCDs), including the 2010 Grammy Award winner Genuine Negro Jig.

Watch for Rhiamnon on the "Basement Tapes" project with luminaries such as Elvis Costello and members of Mumford and Sons.

Keb Mo' and his band June 5 - Glenn Massay Theatre -
Keb Mo' and his band June 6 - Atwood Concert Hall -

3 Time Grammy Winner!


Three Time Grammy winner Keb' Mo's has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American blues and roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, He's collaborated with a host of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton. Keb also performs the theme song for the smash sit-com Mike & Molly and was music director for TV's Memphis Beat.

 

Season Tickets Still Available

At Centertix.net



 

 

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

Wilda Marston Theatre ~ Anchorage
Vagabond Blues ~ Palmer
Side Street Espresso ~ Anchorage
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts ~ Anchorage
Snow Goose Theatre ~ Anchorage

Ticket Information
Tickets for performances at the
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

are available at CenterTix.

 

Visit our good friends at
~ KNBA 90.3 ~

Listen to KNBA online!!

Tune into E-Town on KNBA Saturdays at 11am and 10pm, and The World Cafe Mon-Fri. at 6 pm. Hear live and recorded performances from many of the same great artists Whistling Swan brings to Alaska!

MIKE SEZ: Check this out!!
www.acousticaccents.net
"Radio From The Last Frontier"

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

last updated 09.27.14