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Whistling Swan Productions

Celebrating 25 years in 2019!!!

Over 350 artists, 500 shows and still counting

 
 

2018 Starting Lineup !!!!! Subscriptions Now on Sale!

Our 25th Anniversary Comes Around in 2019!!!!

 

Rhett Miller of the The Old 97's
September 29 - Sydney Laurence Theatre; September 30 - Vagabond Blues

Rhett’s shows delight fans of his acclaimed band The Old 97’s.
Joyful, jubilant, witty, performances that fans of old school rockers such as Tom Petty will not want to miss.

 

Peter Mulvey
October 19 - Jitters; October 20 - Anchorage Museum; Oct. 21 Vagabond Blues

Dazzling guitar, clever lyrics, fine melodies, stories, laughs and more. Peter usually blends new songs with old favorites including songs from his Ani DiFranco produced album “Are You Listening?”

 

Jim Kweskin (founding member of the legendary Jim Kweskin Jugband)
October 27 - Anchorage Museum ;October 28 - Vagabond Blues

1st Alaska appearance for the founder of the legendary Jim Kweskin Jug Band
(lead singers Geoff and Maria Muldaur). Jim, a masterful fingerpicker and storyteller, will perform songs that interweave folk, blues, jug music and jazz.

 

Annalisa Tornfelt and Gideon Freudmann
November 2- Jitters; Nov.3 - Anchorage Museum; Nov. 4 -Vagabond Blues

Former Anchorage resident and lead singer with Bearfoot and Black Prairie, Annalisa Tornfelt joins with renowned cellist Gideon Freudmann for an evening of fine music. Musicians from South High School will join on selected numbers.

 

Bruce Cockburn
December 1 - Vagabond Blues; Dec. 2 - Discovery Theatre

With more than 300 songs, 33 albums, 22 Canadian gold or platinum recordings, thirteen Juno Awards, and countless honors, Bruce Cockburn is a musical icon. Along with Richard Thompson and one or two others, one of the most accomplished artists Whistling Swan has ever presented.

 

Josh Ritter
Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:30 PM Discovery Theatre Anchorage, AK
Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:00 PM Vagabond Blues Palmer, AK

Solo show

"How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter an artist whose achievements match his ambitions." -The Washington Post

"The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now" - Entertainment Weekly

"100 Best Living Songwriters" - Paste Magazine

Josh Ritter will return to the Northeast for a select number of special solo acoustic shows. These shows will highlight brand new material Josh is working on, as well as songs from his extensive, critically acclaimed catalog.

Josh's latest album, Gathering (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers), continues to receive critical praise, about which NPR proclaims, "Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He'd be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer." Rolling Stone describes it as "midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead's own folk-rock classic 'American Beauty.'" Gathering features a duet with Bob Weir, whom Ritter worked with on Weir's recent solo album Blue Mountain.

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums including, 2013's The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise-NPR Music called it, "...gorgeous and glorious," while Pitchfork asserted, "Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition." Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright's Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, "Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime...This is the work of a gifted novelist."

 

Judy Collins

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:00 PM Discovery Theatre Anchorage, AK

Creatively vigorous as ever!

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

   
 
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Tickets for all whistling Swan shows are available at www.centertix.com, 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

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts ~ Anchorage

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

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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
- Palmer Arts Council

last updated 02.04.17