A big thank you to J Wagner for performing at our hostel. We enjoyed getting to know J personally and hearing his stories. He currently lives in Austin TX and comes to Alaska every summer to share his music. He was raised in the deserts of New Mexico and was a one time park ranger for Joshua Tree National Park. His music often draws from this desert landscape and many of his songs “If I Go, I’m Goin” have been covered by other artists like country artist Bart Crow and appeared on the TV show, Californication and Teen Wolf. He co-writes often with his long-time friends Gregory Alan Isakov and Ron Scott. Their collaborative work lead to their song “Suitcase Full of Sparks” being featured on NBC’s show, The Blacklist.
To listen to his music visit his website at https://www.jwagnermusic.com
Take a look at a video below of him performing one of his songs at our hostel.