Category Archives: Entertainment

Raph Shapiro Performs at Base Camp Anchorage Hostel

Base Camp sends much love and appreciation to Raph “Odell” Odell Shapiro for performing live at our hostel.  A singer and songwriter from the east end of Long Island, NY, Raph now wanders the countryside playing his guitar with his sweet dog Joni. He’s a lifelong performer with a history of Shakespeare and rhythm tap dancing in his past.  We had the honor of having Raph play a set for our hostel guests, often including them in the singing, telling stories on how he writes and the craft of his songwriting.  Some of his songs were inspired by close friends and his journeys throughout Alaska. To listen to Raph’s Americana rhythms both solo and with his trio band, Odell Fox, visit: https://odellmusic.bandcamp.com/ or find him on Spotify!

Here’s a video of Raph performing live at our hostel 

Emma Hill Performs at Base Camp Anchorage Hostel

Alaskan born-and-raised musician and songwriter Emma Hill and her co-writer/musician Bryan Daste performed at our hostel this past Wednesday.  It was a beautiful golden summer evening shared amongst hostel guests and friends.  Creating a welcoming positive community is at the heart of our mission and music is the perfect ingredient to bring people together.  

Emma was raised in the tiny village of Sleetmute in west-central Alaska and now lives in Anchorage.  Many of her songs draw upon her life experiences and passion for the natural beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.  In our effort to share the talent of local musicians we will continue hosting performances by local artists throughout the summer.  Here is a video of Emma and Bryan performing their new release “Denali” for us.  You can hear more of Emmas albums and music on her website at  http://www.emmahillmusic.com