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"JoAnn and Monte are Alaska's favorite songbirds."  Former Alaska Governor Jay Hammond

Bio

Alaska’s JoAnn & Monte 

Some things just get better with age: wine, cheese and Alaska’s JoAnn & Monte.  

For over 40 years, these former hippy musicians who met in  Fairbanks, Alaska have fermented and ripened with all the best ingredients life has to offer. They have cooked up a well-seasoned, multi-media, musical recipe sure to please your audiences’ cravings. 

These Alaska troubadours have captured the hearts of audiences from coast to coast performing theaters, arenas, colleges, fairs, festivals. Their 12 albums of original music have garnered extensive airplay on singer/songwriter  Pandora and Spotify stations and their concerts get rave reviews and media coverage.   

Enhanced with slides and film footage, their songs and stories take you on a journey through the beauty, glory and magnificence of Alaska. It is a musical expedition of blues, rock, folk, country and jazz with voices born to sing and destined to harmonize.  

JoAnn & Monte weave the threads of their love-at-first-sight meeting with their love of Alaska, music, family, friends and life. Tales of living in a cabin with an outhouse but no running water, fishing tales - some true and some embellished - and relationship experiences and challenges are interspersed with everything that makes going to a live concert so wondrous: intimate, original, heartfelt and soul ”full”. 

“To date, I have yet to find anyone who compares musically, mentally or spiritually.” General Manager KRKN 102FM, Anchorage, AK, Kent Byus 

Audiences from 19 to 90 have laughed at their insightful humor, shed a tear from their emotional stories, sung along with their infectious melodies, and left with a heart full of happiness and hope.  

Everybody loves Alaska and everybody loves Alaska’s JoAnn & Monte.