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Snow River String Band plays Folk Festival

Seward’s own Snow River String Band was invited back to the Anchorage Folk Festival stage last weekend for the fifth year running.
This year they were honored with an evening time slot immediately preceding the headline act, The Seamus Egan Project, which meant that the auditorium was filled with more than 800 people for their performance.

Snow River String Band- Left to Right, Neil Lindquist, Lucy Hankins, Lydia Jacoby, Karl Pfeiffenberger, and Max Pfeiffenberger

The band consists of five born and raised local kids whose interest in bluegrass music was nurtured by the annual “Bluegrass Camp for Kids” that comes to Seward each summer. With their parents encouragement, they formed a band in 2013 to keep the momentum and enthusiasm from the summer camp alive. They made their first appearance at the Anchorage Folk Festival in January of 2014, and have since appeared on many stages, including the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, the Granite Creek Pickers Retreat, and the Seward Music and Arts Festival. The band features Lucy Hankins on fiddle and vocals, Lydia Jacoby on bass and vocals, Karl Pfeiffenberger on guitar and vocals, Neil Lindquist on mandolin, and Max Pfeiffenberger on banjo.

You can view their most recent performance on the Anchorage Folk Festival main stage here:



The Anchorage Folk Festival continues this weekend at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the UAA Campus. You can learn more about the festival here:


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