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Alaska String Band to perform Sunday in Wadena

Join the Alaska String Band for a Southeast Alaskan Odyssey Sunday, Nov. 22 at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena.

Hailing from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family, also recognized internationally as the Alaska String Band, brings the best of American music to their audiences. Their next performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena.

The performance is part of the Wadena Area Concert Association 2015-16 series.

The dynamic family band occupies itself by entertaining visitors on board cruise ships in Alaskan waters and at the Chilkat Theatre during the Alaskan summer months. They also tour nationally on a 40 foot bus in the lower 48 states each fall and winter.

The Zahasky family includes husband and wife Paul and Melissa along with their three children, Laura, Abigail and Quinn.

Their shows move along at a lively pace, performing American-roots music favorites such as swing, jazz, bluegrass, pop, gospel and an occasional original tune. As gifted instrumentalists, they often swap instruments during a performance. They knit it all together with Zahasky family signature vocal harmonies. The family narration brings to life ancient customs and stories as well as as an intimate peek at the lives of contemporary Alaskans - laced with humor, scandal, tragedy and celebration. They also often dress in handmade native Eskimo costumes.

This dynamic family band, which makes their home on the last frontier, is often the subject of curiosity and inspiration for those who attend one of their shows.

For more information about this concert or the Wadena Area Concert Association contact Bonnie Kingsley at (218) 371-9487.

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