Homer welcomes back Alaska’s fiddling poet

Ken Waldman will return to Homer to perform two shows on Saturday, June 10

Musician and author Ken Waldman will return to Homer to perform two shows on Saturday, June 10.

In a free solo performance at Captain’s Toy Chest at 12:30 p.m., Waldman will play on the fiddle and mandolin songs from his two children’s CDs, “D is for Dog Team” and “Fiddling Poets on Parade,” Waldman told Homer News in a June 2 interview.

He will also be sharing Alaska-centric poems from his collection of kid-friendly acrostic poems, also titled “D is for Dog Team.”

Drinks and snacks will be provided by Captain’s Toy Chest staff during the event.

Saturday evening at 9 p.m., Waldman will perform at Alice’s Champagne Palace with fellow musician David McCormick. The Pushki Pickers, an Alaskan bluegrass group led by Josh Krohn, will also perform at Alice’s Saturday night.

Tickets for the performance at Alice’s are $10 at the door. No advance tickets will be available.

Waldman last performed in Homer in May 2022 as part of an event organized by Homer Council on the Arts. He tours widely, visiting multiple states in the Lower 48 as well as conducting a multiweek Alaska statewide tour. Waldman has produced 12 CDs and published 20 books, including most recently his debut novel titled “Now Entering Alaska Time,” published in June 2022, according to his website.

Copies of Waldman’s CDs and books will be available for purchase and signing during his performances on Saturday.

For more information about Alaska’s Fiddling Poet, visit kenwaldman.com/home.