Alaska: Surprise hit band of Parachute 2011

I just finished listening to Alaska play the mainstage. They won the 'Best of White Elephant" at Parachute Festival 2011 and my kids heard them many times. I told you they were worth checking out!!!! They have a harpist and violinist in the band and have a unique sound – a bit like Radiohead, actually, and they even did a Radiohead cover.

Alaska at parachute festival

You can download Alaska's music here.

Other great bands here: Skillet rocked! – I had never heard them before but their sound is amazing. And Brian Welch made a good impression on the Parachute crowd through his music, his talks and through encouraging guitar skills in the workshops.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Brian Welch has an amazing story. Was lead guitarist for the band Korn. Was a major meth head. Got saved and has been living it for God ever since.

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