Band Bios


Blackwater Railroad Co.

Like good moonshine, Blackwater Railroad Company was formed in the small town of Seward, Alaska in 2012, and consistently delivers warm, cheery evenings. The band adds new original music with every passing show, mainly culled from the prolific songwriting capacities of its frontman, Tyson Davis. The music can be defined in many ways, but the overarching themes include folk, bluegrass, rhythm and blues and country songwriters from the late 60s and 70s. Regardless of the genre, BWRR specializes in upbeat, unique covers and catchy, danceable originals that never fail to get the crowd dancing and smiling.


Queen Solomon

The infectious dance duo Queen Solomon has deep roots in Seward. Conway Seavey (from the Conway Seavey Band) and J.W. Frye (longtime producer of Blackwater Railroad Company) formed the group in 2017 to give an original dance music interpretation of popular music across a diverse set of genres. Between the incredible live vocal performance and the cutting edge digital live performance QS is a performance that will entertain and inspire



Hwy9 was born out of the Open Mics and Jams in SouthCentral AK when original band members Chris Crain, David Todd, and Mike Oviatt started joining up regularly to play Chris's original songs and creative cover interpretations in 2016. In 2017 they evolved into a full band with many guest musicians, playing across Anchorage, Girdwood, and Seward until finally making it official on July 2, 2018 when the trio played their first gig as Hwy9 at the Girdwood Picnic Club. The band now plays across the Anchorage Bowl, Turnagain Arm, and Kenai Peninsula with a rollicking, dance-friendly mix of Chris's alt-country rock originals and covers from across the entire music spectrum.


Randy Altermatt

Bakersfield born and Bakersfield raised, Randy now lives in the salty,seaside town of Seward, Alaska, where he teaches sailing and plows the deep waters of the Resurrection Bay. Randy has been playing music for years for the pleasure of local Alaskans. Recently, he has begun to share his music with a wider audience. With a strong country influence, a touch of Jimmy Buffet, and a hint of the Beatles, Randy's music will appeal to all.