Story last updated at 4/15/2009 - 11:04 am
Will and the Hefferputians is Will Putman, Trudy Heffernan, Molly Putman and Liam Putman. Like they have done year after year, the family will make the drive to the festival from Fairbanks.
"It's quite an expedition but also a much anticipated and fun trip for us," Heffernan said. "The kids have always been along on the trip-every single year since they were born. We've driven every year except the first year we had Molly as a baby when I insisted we fly."
In the last few years, the children have gotten interested in playing music with their parents. This will be the second year that they will be on stage as a family playing Will's original songs.
"It was really cool to stand up there with them and I personally got a real buzz looking at them both as we did our set," Heffernan said. "Molly will be playing her saxophone and we are working up harmonies and Liam will do snare drum. It would be great if he could play his full drum kit, but we have a small car."
Will and the Hefferputians will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.