EARLVILLE – When Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet, makes his first public appearance in the region, appearing Saturday, Nov. 10, at Earlville Opera House, he’ll have a number of stellar musicians joining him. His 8 p.m.. show in the EOH Arts Café is titled “From Earlville to Anchorage,” and Waldman will host an evening of variety that connects the grandeur of upstate New York to Alaska. He’ll be joined by New York City roots music trio, the Dust Busters, and likely by special guests.
A 25-year Alaska resident, Waldman’s performances have been described by Austin Chronicle writer, Ric Williams, “Feels like a Ken Burns movie. . . . Always recommended.” More recently, Shepherd Express Weekly in Milwaukee termed Waldman, “A one-man Prairie Home Companion” and the Denver Post called Waldman’s mix of words and music, “Renegade Americana.”