Top Band/Musical Artist From All 50 States

Alaska: Portugal. The Man


While Jewel is arguably the most famous musician from Alaska, she wasn’t born in the state. As such, the Alaskan-born heroes taking the mantle as the best musical entity from the state would be band Portugal. The Man.

Initially, the five-person group was formed in the city of Wasilla. A number of demos were recorded, and the group eventually decided to take their act to more of a mainstream location. This involved Portugal. The Man packing up shop and moving south to Portland, Oregon. From here, the group got global notoriety for a number of hit tracks — including “Feel It Still.”

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