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12/15/19 RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT: NIGHT TWO! * GRAHAM WILKINSON OPENS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.ramblinjackelliott.com
https://www.grahamwilkinsonmusic.com

“Nobody I know — and I mean nobody — has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you’re about to meet right now. He’s got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.”— JOHNNY CASH, THE JOHNNY CASH TELEVISION SHOW, 1969.

One  of  the  last  true  links  to  the  great  folk  traditions  of  this  country,  with  over  40  albums  under  his  belt,  Ramblin’  Jack  Elliott  is  considered  one  of  the  country’s  legendary  foundations  of folk  music. Long  before  every  kid  in  America  wanted  to  play  guitar  —  before  Elvis,  Dylan,  the  Beatles  or  Led Zeppelin  —  Ramblin’  Jack  had  picked  it  up  and  was  passing  it  along.  From  Johnny  Cash  to  Tom Waits,  Beck  to  Bonnie  Raitt,  Ry  Cooder  to  Bruce  Springsteen,  the  Grateful  Dead  to  The  Rolling Stones,  they  all  pay  homage  to  Ramblin’  Jack  Elliott.  In  the  tradition  of  roving  troubadours  Jack  has  carried  the  seeds  and  pollens  of  story  and  song  for  decades  from  one  place  to  another,  from  one  generation to  the  next.  They  are  timeless  songs  that outlast  whatever  current  musical  fashion  strikes  today’s  fancy.  His  tone  of voice is sharp, focused and piercing.  All that and he plays the  guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style. He was a brilliant entertainer….Most folk musicians waited for you to come  to  them,  Jack went out and grabbed you. ”He was the King of the Folksingers”~ Bob  Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One

Born in Texas, the son of a preacher and school teacher, Graham was raised on the importance of family and service to others. Over the last 7 years, Graham has independently booked himself to the sum of nearly 200 shows a year; while also being a dedicated father, husband and family man of three wonderful daughters (one in college as well as twin 6-year olds) & two dogs. The line in his song “Laugh Until Life Makes Sense” sums up a message of positivity and love that Graham strives to exemplify and share through his music and home life.

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12/17/19 DANA LOUISE * RUSHAD EGGLESTON * MEADOW MAKERS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/rushad.eggleston/

Rushad Eggleston (“Rushadicus”) is a revolutionary cellist, composer, poet-philosopher, and entertainer whose unforgettable performances captivate and inspire all generations and types. With an intimate knowledge of classical music, jazz, and bluegrass under his fingers, coupled with an infamously infectious sense of rhythm, Rushad is a whole futuristic wonder-band expressed through just one person. Using his cello (and occasionally a guitar) as the steering wheel, Rushadicus will take you on a rocket-fueled melodic journey through space and time, and from the ridiculous to the sublime. Hopping nimbly around the stage with his cello strapped to his body while passionately singing songs that range from stuck-in-your-head-for-weeks to elaborate yet compelling miniature operas in his own language of Sneth, Eggleston is an incomparable soulful jester of modern times. A fearless improviser, Eggleston spontaneously navigates through his seemingly endless repertoire of instrumentals and vocals, only pausing briefly to set the stage for a battle between him and Bach, or rattling off with incredible speed a 3 page poem of self-fashioned words*.

Making moves and clearing paths for the future; pushing against borders and birthing space. Meadow Makers is a melodic and vocal driven folk duo from Northwest Arkansas. Comprised of Dana Louise and Noah Richmond, this dynamic duo has been holed up in their backwoods cabin for the last year, writing songs and arranging old favorites. The two have been playing regionally under their given names, and are excited to take Meadow Makers on the road this spring. Their diverse musical backgrounds, and shared love of songwriting have brought them together to create a fresh, unique twist on the traditional folk sound. Bars, barns, breweries or house concerts, Meadow Makers strives to connect on a higher plane.

12/19/19 congRATS! * ADVENTURELAND * POLLY’S POCKETS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/events/576140366467986/
https://adventureland.bandcamp.com
Adventureland has been making good-natured indie rock since 2017.


hi! We’re CongRATS and It’s our third show! We are happy Polly’s Pockets will be joining us for a night of end-of-year merriment at the legendary White Water Tavern!

CongRATS is:
Alan Disaster
Jonny D
Mike Motley
Spero

12/20/19 WINTER SOULSTICE VIII: ROCKSTEADY DANCE PARTY Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2167404100228302/

Rocksteady is the middle child between Ska and Reggae, and as such can be both frenetic and intoxicating in it’s search for an identity on the vibrant strip of land that gave us a crop of countless musical giants and styles. The genre had a short in popularity, yet made a considerable footprint, and we’re celebrating that with pieces by Alton Ellis, Desmond Dekker, Phyllis Dillon, Delroy Wilson & more. Join up and wind down.

PERSONNEL –

Drums: Marlon Cat Davis
Bass: Corey Harris
Keys: Chris Parker
Sax: Norman Williamson
Trumpet: Jose Holloway
Guitar/Vocals: Joshua Asante
Dj: Baldego

FEATURED VOCALISTS:
Bijoux
Adam Faucett
Dazz & Brie
Osyrus Bolly
Brasher
Rah Howard
Joshua Asante
Ryan D. Davis

12/21/19 COLOUR DESIGN * PETT * HOLD * PETAL WEATHER Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://colourdesign.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/petalweatherlr/
https://www.facebook.com/holdboyz/

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12/26/19 ADAM FAUCETT & THE TALL GRASS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.adamfaucett.com

“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 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 of It Took the Shape of a Bird, a record of his most personal, unbodied, and darkly beautiful songs to date.

12/27/19 SAD DADDY Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.saddaddyband.com

Sad Daddy began as the meeting of three musical minds — Brian Martin (guitar), Melissa Carper (bass), and Joe Sundell (banjo). The dynamic songwriting of the original three members carried the group’s 2010 self-titled release and won them a loyal following in and around the great state of Arkansas. However, with Carper and Sundell residing in Austin, TX and Martin far away in Ozark country the group’s opportunities for collaboration and performance were few and far between. Now with the original members all back in Arkansas as well as the addition of standout fidller Rebecca Patek, Sad Daddy is embarking on the next chapter of their musical journey. Their follow-up album, “Fresh Catch” was released in fall 2016 to massive critical acclaim and the band has been touring extensively throughout 2017. While Sad Daddy’s musicianship and stagecraft are worthy of mention, the songwriting of Martin, Carper, and Sundell, remains the cornerstone of the group’s allure and allows them to connect with a wide range of audiences.

12/28/19 SILVER ANCHORS * MODELING * JOSHUA ASANTE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/silveranchorsband/
https://www.facebook.com/modelingmusic/

Joshua Asante is a musician, writer and photographer. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist/keyboardist for the Little Rock, AR based indie bands Amasa Hines and Velvet Kente. Asante has also toured extensively as a solo performer, sharing what he calls “astral soul”, a blend of electronic and soul music wherein which one can sense the presence of many artistic forebears in fluidity. Onstage, Joshua sings lyrics inspired by the travel through space, the paintings of Hughie Lee Smith, and the literary work of Black speculative fiction giants Henry Dumas and Octavia Butler. For his live iterations of these ideas, Asante positions himself alone surrounded by synthesizers, drum machines, guitars and a saxophone. More than a mere attempt at the often benign one man band endeavor, he seeks to distill his influences and abilities into a singularity worth sharing. Asante released two singles early in 2019 and is currently working on a full length project.

Modeling – three brothers that compose original music for live performance and visual projects.

01/02/20 BILLY DON BURNS * REBECCA JED Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/BillyDonBurnsMusic/
http://rebeccajed.com

Born in Arkansas, Billy Don Burns moved to Palm Desert, CA, in 1970 after serving in the United States Army. Although joining a publishing company and having a few songs recorded, Burns moved to Nashville in 1972. With the help of Lynn Owsley, Burns moved into a musician’s boarding house in Nashville. Owsley would often sneak Burns into the Grand Ole Opry while Owsley was one of Wanda Jackson’s backing musicians. In 1972, Burns signed to Wilderness Music. After performing as Hank Williams at Opryland USA in 1973, the singer/songwriter had two songs recorded. One was “Be Alright In Arkansas” by Connie Smith and the other was “I Always Come Back To Loving You” by Mel Tillis.

In 1975, Burns formed the Travis Brothers with Jimmy Getzen, but it was a short-lived project. At the time, Burns performed around various Nashville clubs, opening for Boots Randolph and also Ronnie Prophet. After breaking off a wedding engagement to Lorrie Morgan, Burns started Gypsy Women Music Publishing. The early ’80s saw him touring across North America and having Arkansas governor Bill Clinton proclaim March 27th, 1983, as Billy Don Burns Day. In 1984, he recorded “New Commitments” with Lorrie Morgan and appeared on TNN. In 1990, down on his luck and producing a gospel album as well as a failed album project with prison inmate Johnny Paycheck, Burns saw his career take an upswing when Willie Nelson recorded one of his songs. In 1995, the musician released his debut album, Long Lost Highway, which received critical acclaim in North American and European country music circles. Sammy Kershaw also recorded another of Burns’ songs, “Honky Tonk Boots.” In 1996, teaming up with Hank Cochran, the duo recorded the Desperate Men album.

Raised on Waylon and Willie while barrel racing at the Houston Texas Rodeo, Rebecca Jeb was bit by the honky tonk bug at an early age. “Hearing, ‘Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’ ” recalls Jed, “was a life changing experience for me. I knew from that moment I had to be a country singer.” Hailing from Texas, Jed spent the last decade honing her craft of singing and songwriting in Nash-vegas. Following in the footsteps of her heroes Dolly and Loretta, she has toured extensively from the bayou to the sunshine state. With four self produced records under her belt, hundreds of stages under her boots and nominations like Outlaw Female of the Year 2018 at the Ameripolitan awards, Rebecca Jed is the rising Lone Star of authentic country music.

01/10/20 BLACK TUSK Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://blacktusk.bandcamp.com

Black Tusk was born from sweat. There was blood, and maybe a few tears, too, but more than anything, it was sweat that marked the earliest years of Savannah, Georgia’s Black Tusk. Formed in 2005 by three lifelong friends—bassist Jonathan Athon, guitarist Andrew Fidler, and drummer James May—the band welded together what they called “swamp metal.”

01/18/20 WEAKNESS FOR BLONDES Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/weaknessforblondes

Tribal Rock n Roll Warriors. Original music that thrives on improvisational guitar jams mixed with well structured chord progressions enhancing the listening and dancing experience. Influenced by a mixture of eclectic music with no signs of slowing down.

01/30/20 THE MINKS * CHROME PONY Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.theminksband.com
https://chromeponynashville.bandcamp.com

The Minks are Nashville’s “psychedelic-bloos” band, heavy on the rock and roll. We’re talking low-down, all the way, purse-lipped, eyes-shut, head-whirling kind of rock and roll. The band’s palpable sound has roots in every music fan’s top ten—from Lou to Patti to Creedence to Hank. Mixed with raw, jangly instrumentation and soulful saccharine vocals, it’s as much a throwback as it is an answer to the often overlooked underbelly of Nashville’s rock and roll scene.

Front woman Nikki Barber hightailed it to Music City a few years back in hopes of pursuing her musical birthright. With just a guitar and a dream, she created The Minks because she had to. It was this “create or combust” determination, and a little help from her friends, that made her vision a reality. With a few hundred miles, a couple of EPs, some new faces, and a slew of local buzz under their belts, the band sets out to release their first full-length record (Light and Sweet) this Fall through Cafe Rooster Records and tour for forever.

The Minks are here. Let’s boogie!

01/31/20 JOHN NEMETH Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://johnnemeth.com

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor, and cover themes from social issues of gun violence and class values to the pure hedonistic joy of dancing, sexuality and marijuana. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city. For this album John brought his new songs to his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar – so they could hone the groove and finish building the album as a group. Under the simpatico guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), FEELIN’ FREAKY emerges as a modern personal masterpiece.

02/01/20 TIM EASTON Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.timeaston.com

American songwriter Tim Easton was born on the Canadian border in upstate New York and spent his formative years living in Tokyo, Japan and Akron, Ohio. Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, living in Paris, London, Madrid, Prague, Dublin, and wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style – folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or “tell it as it is” reality. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as “having a novelist’s sense of humanity.”

Returning to his roots in North America, moving to New York City and then Los Angeles, he signed with New West Records and released five critically acclaimed solo albums starting with 2001’s “The Truth About Us,” which featured three fourths of WILCO as the backing band. Invitations to be a support act from mentors Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt arrived. Easton settled in the burgeoning art and music scene of Joshua Tree, California between worldwide tours. After becoming a Father and re-locating to Nashville, Easton recorded an album for THIRTY TIGERS (“NOT COOL” 2013), which accented the stripped down Memphis & Sun Studios sound of the Tennessee Three. His next album 2016’s “AMERICAN FORK,” was a grand departure from his previous efforts, featuring a fully flushed out backing band with elaborate songs arrangements. His most recent album, “Paco & The Melodic Polaroids,” is a fully stripped down, solo-acoustic album celebrating 30 years of companionship with “Paco,” his trusty Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar. The new project was recorded DIRECT TO LACQUER at The Earnest Tube Studio in Bristol, Virginia.

02/06/20 JIMBO MATHUS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.therealjimbomathus.com

Jimbo Mathus is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the swing revival band Squirrel Nut Zippers.

The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born‐in‐the‐ bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling‐pin Budweisers and “catfish music” for the masses. Jimbo Mathus remains a rising-star powerhouse that feeds the soul. “…a true Southern amalgam of blues, white country, soul and rock‐n roll. As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’”

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