49 Voices: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

Zach Carothers is the bass player for Portugal. the Man. The band formed in Alaska, but now resides in Portland.
Zach Carothers is the bass player for Portugal. the Man. The band formed in Alaska, but now resides in Portland.

Now it’s time for 49 voices. Zach Carothers is the bass player for Portugal. the Man. The band formed in Alaska, but now resides in Portland. Currently, they’re in LA recording material for their 8th studio album. Carothers says he originally played lead guitar, but his fellow band mates talked him into playing bass.

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Zach Carothers plays bass for Portugal. the Man. The band returns home to play the state fair on September 2nd.

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David Waldron began his radio career in 2000 as a volunteer DJ at UAA’s radio station KRUA 88.1, where he hosted a weekend music show. In 2004 he was hired as the station’s Music Director, and held the position until his graduation in 2007. After a few radio odd jobs, he was hired by Alaska Public Media in 2008 as an operator and audio engineer. He currently engineers the statewide programs Alaska News Nightly and Talk of Alaska for APRN, as well as KSKA's Hometown Alaska and Line One: Your Health Connection. He also hosts and produces AK, a weekly news program that airs at the end of Alaska News Nightly on Fridays. dwaldron (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8425 | About Dave