Tag: SAC

Members Reception will be a Grand Start to Seldovia’s Summer Music Season

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland

New and Old Members Reception Featuring Paul Holmberg & Friends

Paul HolmbergThe Seldovia Arts Council (SAC) is kicking off its busy 2014 summer/fall season with a free “Members Reception” at the Stranik’s residence on the Boardwalk on Friday May 9th at 7:00 pm. Come and renew your membership or join SAC this evening and enjoy the best of country and gospel music of Paul Holmberg & Friends.  Paul will be joined by Loy Thurman on Bass, Dan Ryan on lead guitar along with special guest……Judy Cuddy. Appetizers will be served.

Paul is an authentic Alaskan of Aleut and Swedish descent. He was born in a Widgeon amphibious airplane 35 miles southeast of Chignik, AK 2000 feet in the air!  He has been a commercial fisherman all of his life, turning to the guitar and country music to relax from the high stress of skippering a limit seiner off the capes of Shumagin Island.

Holmberg’s music is a mixture of traditional country and gospel music. It is heavily influenced by the old country records he grew up listening to in the fishing villages of Sanak and Sand Point. Artists like Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard and Johnny Rodriquez, Gene Watson and others had a huge influence on his musical style.

Paul met Ruben Hillborn, “The Singing Fisherman”, early in his life. Ruben’s singing as well as song writing fascinated him, and Ruben became one of Paul’s important mentors. Paul started recording in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 17 and later recorded in Nashville, Tennessee; his last 2 recordings were recorded back in Cincinnati. The songs focus on what’s most important to Paul: family, people, stories and God. Paul just returned from Eustis, Florida where he performed at the Wild Horse Theater as part of Stephen Hutsenpiller Productions Entertainment Showcase.

SAC Annual Members Reception – Join Us!

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland
Paul Holmberg

Seldovia Arts Council Summer Line Up

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laurel Hilts

Boogie Woogie Concert Tonight!

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland


Another Great Concert for March!

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland


Michael “Hawkeye” Herman to Perform in Seldovia!

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland
HawkeyeHermanHere is a concert you don’t want to miss, an evening of the Blues with Michael “Hawkeye” Herman.  He is performing in Seldovia this Saturday evening, March 1st at 7:30 pm at SBE School. He will be here in Seldovia as part of “Blues in the Schools” which is sponsored by Jack and Debbie Oudiz, Ocean Shores Seaside Lodging, Boss Hoggz, the Charlotte Martin Foundation, Conoco Phillips, Rasmuson Foundation , the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Homer Council on the Arts, and  the Seldovia Arts Council. Tickets are $5 at the door. There is free admission for youth (ages 18 and under).

We are also excited to announce that Hawkeye will be presenting workshops at SBE School with our students on both Monday and Tuesday, March 2nd and 3rd !

With over 40 years of performing experience, Michael “Hawkeye” Herman exemplifies the range of possibilities in acoustic blues, and personifies versatile musicianship, originality, and compelling artistry as a blues storyteller. His dynamic performances have won him a faithful following, and he leads a very active touring schedule of performances at festivals, concerts, school programs, and workshops.

Hawkeye performs a wide variety of traditional blues, ballads, swing, and original tunes, on six-string and twelve-string guitar, and is an adept and exciting practitioner of slide guitar and slide mandolin. His music has been included in video documentaries and in three hit theatrical productions, and his solo CD, Blues Alive!, released in 1998, was greeted by rave reviews and greatly increased the demand for his live performances at major blues and folk festivals. His newest CD, It’s All Blues To Me!, was released in May of 2005.

Hope to see you there!