Music to melt your feet

Crabshoot to take the stage at the Kenai Peninsula Fair

From left, Meg Anderson, Tom Torvie, Michael Faubion and Hurricane Dave are seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Hurricane Dave)

From left, Meg Anderson, Tom Torvie, Michael Faubion and Hurricane Dave are seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Hurricane Dave)

This year at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, a supergroup of local legends will be hitting the stage to put a humorous spin on classic covers and original songs. Crabshoot is a honky-tonk ensemble that consists of Anchorage-based musicians Hurricane Dave, Michael Faubion, Tom Torvie and Meg Anderson.

Faubion and Torvie also make up the Nuther Brothers duo, and Anderson was previously the leader of Meg and her Married Men. Hurricane Dave has enjoyed a 40-year career as a solo act while also collaborating with musicians like Anderson and the Nuther Brothers along the way.

The four have played together in the past, and a version of Crabshoot sans Anderson performed at the fair in 2017. Hurricane Dave said that the four have been friends for years, and their common repertoire of songs combined with a shared sense of humor made for a natural chemistry in the group.

Crabshoot performs a wide range of classics, from Waylon Jennings to the Monkees, as well as original songs that the individual members have written over the years, including Hurricane Dave’s most recent satirical single “Don’t Touch my PFD.”

The four musicians that make up Crabshoot come from different backgrounds, but they all approach performing music with a focus on entertainment. Hurricane Dave jokingly described the group as “equal-opportunity song destroyers.”

“Our specialty is stupid songs,” Hurricane Dave said. “And we make music to melt your feet. Bring your own feet.”

Crabshoot will be performing on the Ocean Stage at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Nuther Brothers take the Ocean Stage at 4 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Hurricane Dave will be on the Inlet Stage at 3 p.m. on Friday, 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and the Ocean Stage at 10:15 a.m. Sunday for a country gospel set. Meg Anderson will be on the Inlet Stage at 4 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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