Whistling Swan Productions

Bringing great music to Alaska since 1994

Over 325 artists, 500 shows and still counting


Building Our 23 rd Season!
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Mavis Staples

Thursday, May 19, 2016 -7:30 pm Williamson Auditorium - UAA - Anchorage
Chelsea Berry opens

There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America's conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. For six decades, Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter.

From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s ("Uncloudy Day"), to the engaged protest of the civil rights era ("Freedom Highway"), and then, amazingly, on pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits ("I'll Take You There," "Respect Yourself," "Let's Do It Again")--through all these, Mavis carried on, her warm embrace of a voice the only constant.


Legendary Singer Takes Home Win In
Best American Roots Performance for
'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean'

Feature Length Documentary MAVIS! Premieres on HBO

We would like to offer a genuine congratulations to the legendary Mavis Staples for yet another Grammy win. This time Mavis took home the award in Best American Roots Performance for her truly moving rendition of the the Blind Lemon Jefferson composition "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean." The song is from Staples' recent EP Your Good Fortune which was produced by her talented young label-mate Son Little.

A heralded feature length documentary MAVIS! documenting the storied life of the soul legend and civil rights icon and her family featuring interviews with Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt and more premieres on HBO.

The new Staples album entitled Livin' On A High Note arrived on February 19th. The record was produced my M. Ward and features compositions written specially for Mavis by Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, Ben Harper, Neko Case and more.

A Co-Production with the folks at Moose's Tooth


Chelsea Berry Sunday May 15, 2016 6:00 PM at Vagabond Blues


Chugiak native Chelsea Berry takes a break from her national touring schedule to see friends and perform in her home state. Whistling Swan is pleased to present this rising national star whose shared bills with Chris Smither, Livingston Taylor, and many others.





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
The Glenn Massay Theater
~ Palmer

Tap Root Public House ~ 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.


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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!!
"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 08.18.15