Listening to music inspires all of us. As I listened to musician Art Braendel play his acoustic guitar and sing in baritone “Touch of the Master’s Hand,” I could tell from the glimmer in his eyes and expressions on his face that it is a ballad he favors.
Of all the reasons musicians play the Anchorage Folk Festival year after year, one tops the list — the other musicians. “Once a year I get to see all my musical buddies,” said Eagle River’s Cheri Spink, who’s played at nearly all 24 festivals.
The Hoppers never miss the Anchorage Folk Festival.