Zak Kirkpatrick, fourth-generation Alaskan, singer-songwriter, tells his story on the Must Read Alaska Show



Join host John Quick as he delves into the life and music of Zak Kirkpatrick, a fourth-generation Alaskan, whose journey from boat deckhand to licensed captain is as riveting as his soulful melodies.

In this episode of the Must Read Alaska Show, Kirkpatrick shares insights into his unique upbringing and the influences that shaped his musical career against the rugged backdrop of Alaska’s wilderness. Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Juneau and developed his brand of Alaska-themed indie-country music from a young age.

Zak Kirkpatrick

Discover what ignited Kirkpatrick’s passion for music and how his experiences working on boats and guiding through glacier wilderness informed his creative process. Gain valuable advice as Kirkpatrick offers pearls of wisdom for aspiring musicians looking to navigate the unpredictable waters of a music career.

“Gonna give Rich Men North of Richmond a run for its money!” commented one listener of his new song, “The Outlaws Might Save Us.”

From his humble beginnings to becoming a beacon of inspiration for fellow Alaskans, Kirkpatrick’s story is one of resilience, determination, and an unwavering commitment to his craft. Tune in to explore the melodies of the Last Frontier and embark on a musical journey unlike any other with Zak Kirkpatrick on the Must Read Alaska Show.

Check out his music here.

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