LONGTIME ALASKAN..... Canada's best......
Folk Singer & Music Teacher Composer & Balladeer
Mary LaFever & Al Oster
Mary LaFever has worked in the Anchorage music scene for over four decades, teaching private and small groups,singing or performing a mix of folksongs & pop standards at coffee shops, nightclubs, as well as various festivals & events.
Performances are solo or in a duo called Troubadora, with
cellist LindaMarsh-Ives. Troubadora appears annually at the Raven’s Ball in Anchorage for the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation to support ANTHC.
Grateful to have grown up in a musical family, Mary
loves to see children & adults get started on their various instruments. Mary's unique offerings to students of all ages include guitar, piano, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, banjo, & trumpet. She currently makes lessons available via Skype or FaceTime, and in her home studio for private lessons and small groups of three.
“For the Preservation of Frontier History......that is what
the music and writing of Al Oster is really about”
Al Oster, composer/songwriter/artist says he "arrived
in the Yukon in 1957 and quickly became an instant
victim of THE SPELL.
He immediately recognized the history and legends of
this land as a sleeping giant of wealth for heritage
preservation & began writing musical ballads
soon after arrival" He wrote this love song to Alaska
after his initial visit.
In 2002 Al received an award from Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II for his musical contribution to Canada history.
You can listen to some of his songs, and read about his
books & stories of the history of the North at:
Designer and producer, Leda Buller has been friends wiith Mary LaFever since gradeschool.. With roots & family in Southeast Alaska, Beautiful Alaska DVD offered Leda the opportunity to bring her artistic and design skills to this project dedicated to express this team's love of Alaska.