Alyeska at a Glance
By Stephanie Drescher
Don’t let the kids have all the fun over Spring Break. This mid-March, there is something for everyone at Alyeska Resort and of course… plenty of music.
On March 14-16 a favorite is coming to the Sitzmark stage. When looking back over the past 25 years of organic and earthy string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is undeniable. Leftover Salmon was formed in Boulder, Col. in 1989. They pioneered a slamgrass form of aggressive bluegrass that ripples out to rock and roll and back. Their trailblazing nature has made them into a strong staple of the jam band scene and a corner stones of the jamgrass genre.
The Leftover Salmon band of today is made of Vince Herman on vocals, acoustic guitar and sometimes the washboard; Drew Emmitt on vocals, acoustic and electric mandolin, electric guitar and the fiddle; Andy Thorn on vocals, acoustic and electric banjo; Greg Garrison on vocals as well as acoustic and electric bass; and closing up the beat we have Alwyn Robinson on the drums. The show starts at 10 p.m. and the tickets are $30.
Fast on the fins of Leftover Salmon, we have the musical talent of Jeff Crosby and the Refugees with Eric McFadden. Jeff Crosby was born and raised in Idaho. He has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana all around the USA and internationally for the past decade. Many of his songs are centered around the challenges and joys of small-town American life as well as everywhere the road has taken him including Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn.
Crosby has toured and lived on the road for years, playing up to 250 shows annually; to this day, the majority of his time is spent on the road. This show is especially unique because the band is being joined by virtuoso of the six-strings, Eric McFadden. McFadden has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals). McFadden is prolific, always-in-motion and a genre-defying guitarist. These shows is March 21-22. It starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $10.00.
If you are looking for dinner and a show while you are at the resort, right now there is something going on in the Seven Glacier’s wine cellar that we need you to know about. Through March, to celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are digging into our mountaintop wine cellar at Seven Glaciers and sharing exceptional wines at exceptional prices. Sale items include such labels as Opus One from Napa Valley, Louis Roedere “Cristal” Brut, and more. The list in its entirety is posted on the website. Dine at Seven Glaciers this Spring Break and accompany your meal with an exceptional beverage with an even more delicious price.