Six Seward youngsters sang and played three standard bluegrass tunes on the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass at Resurrect Arts Coffee House and Gallery Sunday afternoon to a packed, most appreciative audience. Their new band, Snow River String Band, facilitated by local musician Jim Pfeiffenberger, was getting comfortable playing in front of an audience in anticipation of their upcoming premier at the Anchorage Folk Festival this Friday evening. They’ll be playing on the main stage of the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA, just two slots in front of the guest headline group Della Rae, whose latest album was nominated for a Grammy award in 2013. Band members include Lucy Hankins (fiddle), Lydia Jacoby (guitar), Sam Koster (standup bass), Neil Lindquist (mandolin), Max Pfeiffenberger (banjo and guitar) and Karl Pfeiffenber (guitar).
They’re all very excited about their group and this new opportunity, and so are we. Wish them well with their pursuits as Alaska’s newest upcoming bluegrass band. Your home town’s definitely rooting for you.