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Hometown: Chugiak, AK
The most famous Alaska musician that no one in Alaska has heard of is burgeoning pop star, Kate Earl. She grew up a Chugiak but performed at only a few open mikes in Anchorage before relocating to Los Angeles in 2000 so she could pursue her craft in earnest. The move paid off. Earl released her second album in early November and toured alongside Maroon 5!
Kate says “I have so many hours of dreaming logged in at my parents gas station in Chugiak, Alaska. Ring up a customer, dream… stock the shelves, dream… mop the floors, dream… plow the snow, dream… I had spent my whole life in this remote town asking the question “what am I gonna do with myself if I stay here?” so as soon as I had saved enough for a ticket and a guitar I moved to LA. I needed to find out…”
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