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Giving back to a Juneau musician

...said. "I'm used to more substantial intake." Eckles first came to Alaska in 1971 while on tour with the rock band Ben Roe. While in Juneau, he and several other band members fell in love with Southeast and decided to stay. After a few years...
Chemistry brings rock, blues to Alaskan

Ben Roe was the toast of Juneau when the five-piece...International Center in 1971. Back in the 1970s, Ben Roe never played a show at The Alaskan Bar...musicians, including former fans and members of Ben Roe, to turn out for Thursday open-mic nights...
This WeeK
The man behind the character and performing in rock 'n' roll bands in his youth. Eckles came to Juneau in 1971 on tour with the rock band "Ben Roe" and ended up staying here. After a few years playing honky-tonk piano behind Soapy Smith in the "Days of '98" show...
Tyler Dean 'Tag' Eckles

...scene, Tag lived in Juneau since 1971. He fell in love with the place while touring with his rock 'n' roll show band, Ben Roe. Since that time, he was known as a musician, composer, bon vivant and for many years, as Professor Phineas Poon...


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