Growing up on the remote homestead, with no road in the early days, wood and coal for heating and cooking, and a Coleman lantern or kerosene lamp for light, the Kilcher family entertained themselves and each other with songs, stories, plays, and poetry, as well as many arts and crafts.
Ruth, Atz's mother, was also a trained classical singer, who had great promise herself, before coming to Alaska.
In the 50’s and 60’s, the Kilcher family performed together in Alaska and Europe.
All of Atz’s seven siblings are musical. Many of them have recorded original songs, and have performed. Many of the third, and even fourth generation, are also quite talented as well. Best known perhaps is Jewel, the singer, who also happens to be Atz’s daughter.
Atz has recorded five albums of his own all available here on his website as either digital downloads or we can mail you a CD for the most recent albums.