is a fluctuating group of Kodiak musicians who have been writing and recording
original songs about Kodiak, the fishing industry, marine conservation and
other maritime subjects since 1993.
is set to release its new CD, "An Alaskan Maritime Retrospective," a mix of
15 songs from their first two albums, "Life on the Island" and "Sometimes a
Great Ocean," both of which are currently out of print.
member Stacy Studebaker of Waterbound said she and fellow member Jane Eisemann
wanted to revive the old songs and combine them under one title at the behest
(Studebaker 11 sec
"Rather than let those songs
die ... new recording.")
originally comprised of Studebaker, Eisemann, Ron Munro, Brad Stevens and D.
Todd Littlefield, feature a variety of musical influences, plays a range of instruments
and is difficult to categorize under one genre.
(Studebaker 27 sec "The
rhythms on our new ... wide variety of instruments.")
proceeds from sales of the re-mastered and re-mixed album will go to the Alaska
Marine Conservation Council, Studebaker said.
(Studebaker 31 sec "Jane
Eisemann ... conservation group of ours in town.")
said two of the songs on the new CD were written in direct response to the
Exxon Valdez oil spill, a subject she still feels strongly about.
(Stedebaker 40 sec "I was asked to perform ... Prince William Sound in particular.")
Maritime Retrospective" goes on sale Nov. 22 at the Harborside Café from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.