As part of
the ongoing KMXT Concert Series, Alaska blues legend Gary Sloan will be
performing a benefit concert Saturday night at the Mecca here in Kodiak. Jay
Barrett has more.
and his band will be joined on stage by Kodiak drummer Bear Becker, when they
perform Saturday night at the Mecca Lounge. As an extra added bonus, it'll be a
no-smoking show. Tickets for this KMXT benefit concert are available at our
studios and at The Treasury on the Mall.
some as "Alaska Slim," Gary Sloan was a year-round fixture in the Alaska Blues
scene for decades. Saturday night's concert is by no means his first visit to
Kodiak - he first appeared here with John Lee Hooker in 1971.
-- (Sloan 1 20 sec "Every
time I come over ... what it does for a community.")
Sloan lives in Arkansas, where he's involved in blues music production:
-- (Sloan 2 43 sec "For
10 years I've been an MC ... a dream job, you know?")
winters in Arkansas, he returns to Alaska every summer, and he has several
other dates on this tour of the state after he plays Kodiak:
-- (Sloan 3 32 sec "We
go to Anchorage on July 31st ... heat index of 105.")