The former Play magazine cover stars in the Super Saturate Sugar Strings spent the summer touring the Lower 48 in support of their latest album, “Harmonic Toast.” The band’s tourmate was local singer-songwriter Michael Howard, who’s got a new album of his own ("The Caribou and the Wolf").
Howard, who also performs with a loosely organized group called the Westchester Collective, previously worked on the Fairview Community Council. Before that he was a community activist with the Anchorage Citizens Coalition. On the community council he helped found the annual Fairview Block Party, and he was booking bands at the S Lounge before heading off to tour with the Sugar Strings.
But after returning home, Howard decided he wasn’t finished touring. Below is a list a dates, plus a full album stream of “The Caribou and the Wolf.” Check the Facebook event page for updates on the tour.
Sept. 1 Eagle River, Eagle River Ale House with Anna Lynch
Sept. 8 Anchorage, Blue Fox with Matt Hopper
Sept. 11 Anchorage, Snow Goose Theatre (as part of Arctic Entries)
Sept. 14 Girdwood, Silvertip with Nellie Clay
Sept. 15 Palmer, Vagabond Blues with Iota
Sept. 21 Talkeetna, TBA
Sept. 22 Homer, Bunnell Street Gallery as The Westchester Collective
Sept. 27 Seward, Rez Art as The Westchester Collective
Sept. 28 Homer, Down East Saloon
Sept. 30 Seward, Seward Music and Arts Festival as The Westchester Collective
Oct. 5 Juneau, TBA
Oct. 6 Juneau, TBA
Oct. 11 Fairbanks, College Coffeehouse
Oct. 12 Fairbanks, The Pub
Oct. 13 Anchorage, McGinley's Pub with Anna Lynch