The Alaska String Band will perform some of their new Christmas music and other tunes at the Island Pub this Saturday night from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.. This will be one of their last local performance prior to their 10-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, organized through the New South Folk Agency, later this winter. They are also scheduled to play at the pub on Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The five-member group, winners of the 2013 Texas’ Valley Star Award for Bluegrass Group of the Year, consists of parents Paul and Melissa Zahasky and their three children, Laura, Quinn and Abby, all of whom sing and are proficient on multiple instruments. The band plays a wide range of American-roots music, as well as original songs.
For more on the string band, visit www.alaskastringband.com.