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Disability rights advocate Don Brandon dies at 60

...organization out of Anchorage in the mid-80s, also bonded with Brandon over music. "He was a guitar-player and crooner," Beck said. "I'm a guitar-player too, so we definitely hit it off there."A member of the Juneau Dipsticks, Brandon...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-11/disability-rights-advocate-don-brandon-
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Folk fest profile: Maridon Boario

...including her sister Sara, cousins Julia and Emily Garrity, and uncle John Garrity. Emily, who lives in Homer, was the guitar player in Ray Garrity's band, Ray-Jen Cajun, which he formed with his longtime partner, Jen King.Ray Garrity, a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/musician-honors-uncle-folk-festival-set
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A bridge between generations: Cyril George remembered

...Alaska Native Brotherhood, among other organizations. He was also a seine boat captain, woodworker, accomplished guitar player and amateur photographer.He had six children, five boys (Richard, Jeffrey, Byron, Joseph and Cyril Jr.) and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-21/bridge-between-generations-cyril-george
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JAHC concert to feature Hawaiian slack key guitarist and collaborators

...many facets of "aloha." Slack key guitarist and vocalist Beamer, hailed by Willie Nelson as the "best slack key guitar player on the planet," was one of Hawai'i's first recording artists to integrate Hawaiian chants and instruments into...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-03/jahc-concert-feature-hawaiian-slack-key-g
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Juneau Arts & Humanities Council kicks off 40th year Saturday

...Moanalani Beamer, as well as local dancers. Beamer, nominated for a Grammy in 2013, was labeled the "best slack key guitar player on the planet by Willie Nelson.California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio, Monday, Jan 27, TMHS Auditorium...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-25/juneau-arts-humanities-council-kicks-40th
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Deering & Deering

...lightening for making that video," joked Lahna of her church-going father.Set in a church with Rev as a preacher guitar player, Lahna dances around the church belting out the song - liberating and transforming church ladies into "righteous...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-01/deering-deering
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Randolph Sterling Eubanks

...coming out to watch with a bowl of popcorn. He also loved to fish and camp with his family and friends. He was a great guitar player and always managed to find someone to play with, friends, nephews, etc. Camping trips around the campfire were...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000164708485
Riding that highway with Bluegrass 101

...JR" Kane was an 18-year-old banjo player, a transplant from Springfield, Ohio, when he first met bluegrass guitar player Carl Hoffman in 1996. Hoffman had been in the state for more than two decades and was widely considered one of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111705/thi_20051117039.shtml
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Wellhouse reunites after 10-year hiatus

...country-rock band Wellhouse is ready to get back in the saddle and perform its first live show in a decade. Singer and guitar player Patrick Murphy, bassist Ceann Murphy, and drummer Doug Fanyak will take the stage at Troxell's at 10 p.m. on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012810/art_555996341.shtml
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Farewell to the funk

...Lead singer Adam St. Hilaire is moving to Seattle, bass player Tully Devine is relocating to Portland, and while guitar player Jason Caputo and drummer Dale McFarlin have no plans to leave Juneau, the band is hoping to crack into the Pacific...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012204/thi_funk.shtml
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