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07/29/16 BEN DICKEY RECORD RELEASE SHOW * THE LIBRAS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://artistecard.com/bendickey
http://thelibras.com/

Artist and Musician Ben Dickey was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in June of 19 & Seventy-Seven. Dickey, a baby at birth, looked around at the world he entered and noticed how nice the music sounded, so he decided then and there to become a Musician.

Ben Dickey officially began his musical career playing and singing songs out of the back of a sky blue Oldsmobile station wagon with wood panel trim. His mother would drive him to various street corners and parks around the state of Arkansas to perform for many a dusty and road weary traveler.

As a teenager, Dickey was lucky to be part of a mystic and wholly righteous music and art scene in Little Rock throughout the 19 & Nineties. He performed and collaborated with many a bright and brilliant young Arkansan, some of whom he still collaborates with today. Teenage Ben Dickey sang and played guitar for the riotous and mathematically influenced rock trouncers, Shake Ray Turbine. It was his time with Shake Ray Turbine that sealed his fate as a lifer song writer, touring the U.S.A. in old vans and making friends for life with musicians, artists and most of all, The Road.

In the fall of 19 & Ninety-Seven, Dickey departed his beloved Arkansas for the City of Brotherly Love. In Philadelphia, Ben Dickey wrote songs and sang for the down-home-romping Amen Booze Rooster. He recorded a hit single for the Little Rock operated Max Recordings in the year of 20 & One. Sadly, Amen Booze Rooster would record – but never release – a full length album, it laying unheard on a shelf near other faded and nearly unremembered antiquates.

Dickey began his next musical endeavor writing songs and performing with Philadelphia song writer Drew Mills. Together the formidable pair formed Blood Feathers, who would record three LP’s: Curse & Praise (2005 Box Theory), Goodness Gracious (2009 Philebrity) and Tingle Tangle Wanda! (2014 Max Recordings). In 2014, Blood Feathers called it a day, and Dickey & Mills went their separate ways.

So it was that in the fall of 20 & Fourteen, Ben Dickey, with his sweetheart and german shepherd dog, moved to Gilliam, Louisiana. They live on a cotton farm, and he makes music a few miles up the road from where Leadbelly lived and played his 12 string guitar. In July of 20 & Sixteen, Dickey released Sexy Birds & Salt Water Classics, again with Max Recordings (Recorded every other Monday for a year with Quentin Stoltzfus of Mazarin & Light Heat).

As a solo artist in these high wild times and might expanses, Ben Dickey sings forth his songs – full of melody, cinematic imagery, hope and hopelessness, brightness and darkness.

07/30/16 ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.ayhmusic.com

Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory is a live explosion of roots rock that is a test of time in the world of music. He creates a blurred line of Blues, Roots, Country and Rock music that has been enjoyed in our culture for decades. The band bends the strings and drops the groove to a level that is only achieved with experience and true love of playing with such passion. This trio brings a very eclectic music experience that you will be telling all of your music loving fans about the next day and for years to come.

Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor.

08/02/16 OPEN TURNTABLES with MIKE POE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: DONATIONS. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/events/1319401338089054/
08/04/16 THE LEISURE CLUB * CASUAL PLEASURES * DOOK OF HURL Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/events/467222936820525/

Casual Pleasures
http://casualpleasures.bandcamp.com/
Nathan Houser, Jesse Lawson, Shayne Gray, and Brad Birge.

The Leisure Club
https://soundcloud.com/theleisureclub
Sam Elliott, Jacob Kauffman, Chris Hickey, and Anthony Caldwell

DOOK of HURL
https://soundcloud.com/dookofhurl
Brie Conrad, Tommy Tanner, James Szhener, and Alex Handfinger

08/05/16 MOJO DEPOT Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.reverbnation.com/mojodepot

Mojo Depot began some two decades ago when Jason Adams (drums), Tyndall Jackson (guitar and vocals), Rob Moore (vocals and guitar) and John “Johnny-B” Wright (bass and vocals) got together under the name The Loose Change, performing at clubs that included the White Water Tavern. After a few years, the band moved to the Bay Area and then to Los Angeles, where a debut CD, Phantom Train, had its beginnings. A new name emerged, Mojo Depot, and the group traveled and wrote more music, which became the next CD, Crazy to Believe. For a time, the band was a coast-to-coast phenomenon, with Moore living in Berkeley, Calif., and Jackson attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Eventually, the two rejoined their Arkansas pals and began recording off-and-on in Arkansas City, where they could work in seclusion, away from the temptations of the big city of Little Rock. Like the “band of brothers” theyconsider themselves, Mojo Depot has opened shows for The Allman Brothers Band, The Neville Brothers and The Cate Brothers.
08/06/16 DANGEROUS IDIOTS RELEASE SHOW * JAMIE LOU & THE HULLABALOO * THE TOO’S Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $7. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. Dangerous Idiots — “Aaron Sarlo has an excellent ear for fat, juicy hooks wrapped around smart lyrics.” – The Arkansas Times — Arkansas’s beloved Gulch Rock trio, Dangerous Idiots, is back with a new album and DVD. “The Dangerous Idiots Live at the Legendary White Water Tavern,” the concert film, was shot on location at The White Water Tavern on July 20, 2013, and it is now available on Mostar Records. Shot by local artists, Cody Riggan, Mike Poe, Guy Booher, and John Ruffner, recorded by wünder-engineer, Jason Tedford, and edited by Leewood Thomas, the film is an exciting document in the lifespan of a great live band. The Dangerous Idiots Live at the Legendary White Water Tavern is a welcome addition to an intensely good body of work by one of the most under appreciated songwriters working today. More about Dangerous Idiots:http://dangerousidiots.com

Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo — “Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo is a great band… a band to make other bands jealous… an immense talent with chill-bumps-inducing vocals…” – The Idle Class — Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo is a fantastic band from Russellville, AR, fronted by singer, Jamie Lou Connolly. Jamie’s vocal ability rivals any other singer working today, and her song craft is exceptionally good. The Hullabaloo is Arkansas’s answer to The Heartbreakers, featuring Matt White on drums, Tim Pelton on bass, and Garrett Brolund on lead guitar. More about Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo: https://www.facebook.com/JamieLouMusic

The Too’s — “The Too’s is a must-see band” – The Free Weekly — The Too’s are a close knit four piece americana band from Joplin Missouri. Formed in 2012, the band is made up of Isaac Duncan, Eli Chambers, Karl Doner and Lewis Brossman. A group with diverse influences, The Too’s have a familiar yet unpredictable sound. While no one in the group is blood related, family ties run generations deep throughout the band, creating a chemistry that is impossible to fake. The Too’s champion a style of music performed without inhibition or pretense; listening and reacting to each other and playing with dynamics. It’s a Missouri sound that can be a two minute thirty second single or an eight minute b-side. More about The Too’s: http://www.thetoosmusic.com

08/09/16 COSMOCEAN * BECOMING ELEPHANTS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: DONATIONS. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/CosmOceanMusic/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/becomingelephants/?fref=ts

08/11/16 KEVIN KERBY & MARK EDGAR STUART Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/MarkEdgarStuart/
https://kevinkerbylovesyou.com


You can learn a lot about a person by the company he keeps, as a sideman Mark Edgar Stuart has toured with Grammy winner Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jack Oblivian, John Paul Keith and cut two records with singer-songwriter Cory Branan which led to an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. With little fuss or fanfare he became the go-to bass player for an elite group of record producers and artists. His no-nonsense style always played a supporting role that was close to the spotlight, but not too close… Cancer changes things, and so does losing your father. When all of these things happened in rapid succession Mark took some time to heal, and reevaluate. In 2010 He put down his bass, picked up a guitar, and started writing songs he never thought anybody outside his family would ever hear… It’s possible nobody ever would have heard them either, if not for the encouragement of his colleagues. The story you’ll hear over and over again as people discover Mark’s debut CD, Blues for Lou, (and a collection of songs so effortlessly poignant will be discovered and rediscovered for a long time) is how it was triggered by this period of sickness and sorrow. While that’s essentially true, a record like this was inevitable. His debut earned him “Record Of The Year” by the Memphis Flyer. Mark soaks in details like a sponge, and spending so much time in the company of strong songwriters, it was only a matter of time before these humble, humorous and, and sometimes heartbreaking stories found a way to get out. -Chris Davis, Memphis Flyer

08/13/16 SeanFresh & the Nasty Fresh Crew * Solution * Dazz & Brie Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/seanfreshagain/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/SOULution-Little-Rock-Music-429112157145797/?fref=ts
08/18/16 FRET & WORRY * TREY JOHNSON Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/fretandworry/
https://www.facebook.com/trey.johnson.54?fref=ts

08/19/16 BIG PIPH AND TOMORROW MAYBE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.bigpiph.com

World class hip hop backed by an amazing live band. Not to be missed!
08/20/16 SKY CITY Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.reverbnation.com/skycitysound

“The acrid smell of diesel fuel; the big engines ceaselessly rumbling through the night at the eternal cosmic roadside truckstop; rhinestones glittering like night stars through the brown haze of Mexican weed; outlaws around a desert campfire swapping tales of narrow escapes… The great EP “Nudie Suit” by the Jonesboro, AR group, SKY CITY, is evocative of all this and more. I love it and can’t wait to see how the road unwinds for this bunch.”

Jimbo Mathus Taylor, MS August 2014
08/23/16 THE WOOLLY BUSHMEN Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/Woollybushmen/

Take 50’s and 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and smash em together in a filthy diseased garbage compactor……….THAT’S US!!!!!
08/25/16 ADAM FAUCET & THE TALL GRASS * IRON TONGUE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.adamfaucett.com
https://www.facebook.com/Irontongue/?fref=ts

Nothing can prepare you for the sound that comes out of his mouth when he sings—or bellows—his stellar songwriting. It is a soulful power beyond belief.” -Paste Magazine

Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, and possessing a voice that the Onion A.V. Club warns “knocks your brain into the back of your skull”, Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons from Tim Buckley to Cat Power to Otis Redding.

Called “one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer.” (Arkansas Times) Faucett has again pushed the borders of his “part folk, part blues, part elemental rock stomp, part unidentifiable cosmic holler” (Arkansas Democrat Gazette) with the release Blind Water Finds Blind Water, a record of his most arresting and beautiful songs to date.

08/27/16 BJ BARHAM with JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $15. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.americanaquarium.com
http://www.joshuablackwilkins.com

For nearly a decade, American Aquarium have spent the majority of their days on the road, burning through a sprawl of highways during the day and playing hours of raw, rootsy rock & roll at night. Sometimes, the job is a grind. Most times, it’s a blessing. American Aquarium’s songs, filled with biographical lyrics about last calls, lost love and long horizons, have always explored both sides of that divide. For every drunken night at the bar, there’s a hangover in the morning. For every new relationship, there’s the chance of a broken heart. It’s that kind of honesty — that sort of balance — that makes the band’s newest album, Wolves, their strongest release to date.

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