Story49: Back to Nome With an Open Heart

Sarah Hanson Hofstetter plays her guitar in the KNOM studios.

Sarah Hanson Hofstetter is a singer-songwriter and owner of an art consignment and guitar studio, Bearing Song and Gifts. She was born in Nome and returned years later to share her music — and found a community to come home to.

Click above to hear more of Sarah’s story — plus a few songs.

If you or someone you know has a story to share, contact KNOM at 443-5221 or by email at

Story49: Sharing your story, your voice, your Alaska.

Image at top: Sarah Hanson Hofstetter plays in the KNOM studio. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM. Music in this episode by Mystery Mammal and Sarah C. Hanson.


  1. Miranda Musich on January 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    You mean born “in” Nome?

    • Zoe Grueskin on January 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Yes–thanks for the catch!