Bluegrass 101 changes name
Juneau's perennial bluegrass powerhouse, Bluegrass 101, has announced it officially changed its name to The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band.
Guitarist Scott Burton said another band down south had been having trouble due to having the same band name, so Juneau's Bluegrass 101 surrendered its title because the other band has been around longer.
Under the new name, but with the same lineup, The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band is scheduled to play the Alaskan Hotel & Bar this weekend for St. Patrick's Day celebrations, from 10 p.m. to close on Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15.
The band consists of Burton, mandolin player Andrew Heist, banjo player Jeremy Kane, bass player Brooke Munro, and fiddle player Joe Baxter.
Music workshops scheduled
Visiting a cappella pop and R&B vocal quintet Ball in the House is scheduled to host two workshops while visiting Juneau to perform.
A program titled "Ball in the House Collaboration Workshop" is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Students will learn a Ball in the House song and perform it with them live the following day at the ANB Hall. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14.
A program title "Music Business Workshop" is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Participants will learn information and tools to create their own definition of success, and learn how to get there.
To register, call 586-2787.
The workshops are sponsored by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and ConocoPhillips.
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