August 9, 2012 | Volume XLII Number 32

String band concert on Aug. 17

Two string bands that play a range of music will be featured at a Haines Arts Council performance starting 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Chilkat Center.

Juneau-based Alaska String Band and Triple L Band of Portales, N.M. are teaming efforts in the show. Genres include swing, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, pop, folk and original tunes.

Arts council president Tom Heywood said Alaska String Band played at a recent bald eagle festival and also play regularly at the Mount Roberts Tram in Juneau. They’re a family of professional musicians whose repertoire includes Alaska songs, he said.

Triple L Band features “vocal harmonies that are off the charts,” he said. Members of the group have won several awards since 2000 including Bluegrass Gospel CD of the Year in Rural Roots Music.

“Each group will play a set and they’ll mix and match too, because they’re all good friends,” Heywood said.

Tickets are available at the door and at Babbling Book. More on the groups is available at www.triplelband.com and www. alaskastringband.net.