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Giving back to a Juneau musician

...other band members fell in love with Southeast and decided to stay. After a few years living his dream as a honky-tonk piano player behind Soapy Smith in the "Days of '98" show in Skagway, Eckles moved back to Juneau and began playing with...
Bright moments of 2009: A look back

...losses: Tag Eckles, a musician who brought pleasure to Red Dog patrons and many others with his alter-ego, honky-tonk piano player Professor Phineas Poon, died at the age of 59. And Albert McDonnell, a musician who touched countless others...
The man behind the character

Tag Eckles grew up dreaming about being a honky-tonk piano player from the time he was seven, but became sidetracked studying classical music and performing in rock 'n' roll bands in his youth...
Buck Evans: ragtime wonder of the north

...was a much funkier place," he said. Evans has traveled in and out of Juneau since then, performing as the honky-tonk piano player in the "Days of '98"' show in Skagway for many years and for silent movies in Portland and Seattle. He's...
Red Dog Saloon to stay open all winter

...halter-top. Now the red saloon-style doors, Alaskan beers, wildlife trophies and charismatic musicians - such as honky-tonk piano player Tag Eckles - uphold the frontier feel, making the spot a hit with the tourists and creating long lines in summer...
Tyler Dean 'Tag' Eckles

...he was known as a musician, composer, bon vivant and for many years, as Professor Phineas Poon, the beloved honky tonk piano player and comedian at the Red Dog Saloon. He created music for plays and films including "Pieces of Eight" (Perseverance...


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