Hitting high notes, creating majestic music for Denali
HOMER -- My first view of the mountain was in July 1981 from the banks of the Talkeetna River. I had arrived fresh off a drive up the Alaska Highway with my acoustic piano in the back of my step van.
After performing as a street musician and pied piper at schools in each of the Lower 48 states, I decided to head north. I was thrilled to be invited by the Talkeetna Historical Society to perform for their annual Moose Dropping Festival. My first gig in Alaska.
Between shows, I would walk down to the end of Main Street, plop down on the sand, lean against a rock and stare at the Alaska Range.... read more
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