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09/28/18 WILLIAM BLACKART RECORD RELEAS SHOW * COLOUR DESIGN * FISCAL SPLIFF 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://williamblackart.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/colourdesignar/
https://www.facebook.com/fiscalspliff/

Arkansas native William Blackart plays a lo-fi country brand of folk music. With lyrics described as “poetic and captivating,” vocals pegged as “rough and emotive” and guitar work called “hypnotic and spare” (Dakota Discography), his influences range from Townes Van Zandt to Leonard Cohen to The Clash.

09/29/18 THE WEEPING WILLOWS ( Australia ) * Dustin Welcne * HalleyAnna 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.theweepingwillows.com.au/welcome
http://www.dustinwelch.com
http://www.halleyanna.com

Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery. That kind of description might make them sound like some carefully contrived concept-act but there’s something truly different about The Weeping Willows: they really mean it.

Probably inspired largely by his early exposure to Bela Fleck’s revolutionary approach to the banjo, Dustin Welch began devising a unique style of his own. Bare-fingered, open tuning, Appalachian flavored grooves and melodies coupled with literate lyrics, strange and beautiful, and the songs kept coming. He wrote them by himself, he wrote them with friends, relatives, the friends of relatives….

HalleyAnna has been studying the art of songwriting and performance for nearly three decades. Her father, Kent Finlay, opened the legendary San Marcos, Texas singer-songwriter listening room, Cheatham Street Warehouse, birthplace for kindred spirits Terri Hendrix, Bruce Robison, Todd Snider and several others, HalleyAnna carries forward the spirit that has been embodied at Cheatham Street for decades: She writes, in the Townes Van Zandt tradition, simply “for the sake of the song.”

09/30/18 THE SALTY DOGS * EARLY SHOW * ALL AGES Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.thesaltydogs.net

The Salty Dogs are back with a new EP, Goodnight. Together for 14 years, the four piece neo-classic country band are the Land of Opportunity’s honky tonk sages. “Goodnight was a blast to record and I feel is the truest representation of what the band is all about,” explains front man Brad Williams.

Started as a lark retro-country act, the quartet immediately found chemistry, along with a lot of joy, as they dug into their craft. Their sound has expanded over a decade and a half, from uber-twang and purist classic country to equal parts 1954 Nashville, 1961 Bakersfield, and 1972 Everywhere.

The band has played countless shows sharing the stage with such likes of Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen, The Gourds, Pete Anderson, David Rawlings, Kinky Friedman, Junior Brown, Kelly Willis and many more.

10/05/18 DESTROYER OF LIGHT * COLOUR DESIGN * TRANQUILO 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/destroyeroflight/
https://www.facebook.com/colourdesignar/

Formed in 2012 from constantly boiling musical cauldron that is Austin, TX, Destroyer of Light has taken a straight forward approach to tempering the disparate and harmonious parts of their influences into a total sum of slow motion tidal heaviness that bows to no altar but that of the riff. With the smoky flavors of hazed out doom and the stomping cadence of rock’s heyday, the band both tickles and deafens the ears with the theatrical flashes of Mercyful Fate, the ominous tones of Electric Wizard, and the ferociously feral feedback of a Sleep dirge.

10/06/18 JD WILKES 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://www.legendaryshackshakers.com/home/

JD Wilkes is an American musician, visual artist, author, filmmaker and self-proclaimed “southern surrealist”. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (notably on harmonica and banjo), having recorded with such artists as Merle Haggard, John Carter Cash, Mike Patton, and Hank Williams III. Wilkes’ latest solo album Cattle in the Cane (Arkam Records, January 2015) includes his own renditions of traditional tunes (mostly old-time mountain music), with performances by elder Kentucky fiddler Charlie Stamper (the brother of Art Stamper) on many of the tracks. In the last two years, Wilkes has continued to develop his solo project, having toured with Charlie Parr and The Tillers, as well as performing at the 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Wilkes is perhaps best known as the founder of the Legendary Shack Shakers, a Southern Gothic rock and blues band formed in the mid 90s. Fans of his work with Legendary Shack Shakers include Stephen King, Robert Plant and former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. Rolling Stone named Wilkes as the “best frontman” at the 2015 Americana Music Association Festival for his performance with the band. Regarding the group’s “southern gothic” lyricism, Billboard Magazine said “[Wilkes writes] mind-blowing lyrics rife with Biblical references and ruminations of life, death, sin and redemption.” Legendary Shack Shakers have toured with the likes of Robert Plant and The Black Keys, among others. Their music has been featured in HBO’s True Blood series, and in a long-running Geico commercial.

JD Wilkes has been compared to iconoclasts like David Byrne, Iggy Pop, or Jerry Lee Lewis, and with his small, wiry frame and intense, incandescent performances, it’s not hard to see why. But while he plays the carnival barker onstage, he’s a dedicated lifelong student of true Southern culture.

10/09/18 CLARKE TUCKER FOR CONGRESS EVENT Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/TuckerForCongress/

Clarke Tucker is running to represent the good people of Arkansas’s 2nd District in the United States Congress.

ringing down healthcare costs and giving more Arkansans a shot at the middle class has been central to Clarke’s career and mission. In his two terms of service as State Representative, Clarke has worked across the aisle to find common solutions for Arkansan families, including expanding access to healthcare through Arkansas Works, leading the fight for paid maternity leave for more working Arkansans, increasing funding for Pre-K education, and cutting taxes on middle class Arkansans. He fought for these bills by collaborating and building trust with Republican colleagues, rather than through the political gamesmanship that riddles our government today.

10/11/18 LEE BAINS & THE GLORY FIRES Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.thegloryfires.com

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires are an Alabama-based rock band whose music is informed by the swagger of classic Southern rock, the energy and attitude of punk, the intelligence and personal lyrical stance of indie rock, and the deep grooves of R&B. The group was formed in 2010 by guitarist, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter Lee Bains III. Born and bred in Alabama, Bains attended a Christian school as a child and his first musical experiences came from singing in church. In his teens, Bains developed an interest in writing, and he studied literature at a college in New York, but when he returned to Alabama, he refocused his attention on music.

10/12/18 DEADBIRD RECORD RELEASE SHOW with TERMINAL NATION & TRANQUILO Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/events/232607304041963/
https://www.facebook.com/Deadbird1332/

10/13/18 TREY JOHNSON * JASON WILLMON 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.

Trey Johnson is a bluesy, soulful singer-songwriter who greets his audience with a smile and captures them with his words, melodies and voice. An Arkansas native, AR his music has been influenced by artists such as Keb Mo, Amos Lee, Todd Snider and Walter Matthau. Trey’s blend of music is as eclectic as you might imagine.

Jason Willmon is also an Arkansas native and plays a mighty mean and bright harmonica that pairs perfectly with Trey’s guitar and vocals.

10/16/18 NOSFERAT II – Vampire Skate Punk 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/nosferatII/

10/19/18 JERRY REDD & THE SNOWMEN 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.
10/20/18 CEDRIC BURNSIDE RECORD RELEASE SHOW! 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.

https://www.cedricburnside.net

Take one glance at the iconic tintype photograph which serves as the cover to his new album, Benton County Relic, and you know immediately that Cedric Burnside is the real deal. “When I first saw it, I thought I looked like an outlaw,” he laughs.

The 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones.

Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s latest album offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar, recording 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio in a rush of creativity. It’s his first release for Single Lock Records, the Florence, Alabama label headquartered across the Tennessee River from the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and responsible for critically acclaimed records by John Paul White, Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.

10/23/18 PISSIN’ COMETS * SHOE * PUMPKINSEED 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://pumpkinseedtn.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pissin-Comets-181559892438628/
https://www.facebook.com/shoetheband/


10/25/18 JOHN MORELAND * THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: SOLD OUT. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.johnmoreland.net

Big Bad Luv was recorded down in Little Rock, mostly with a crew of Tulsa friends: John Calvin Abney on piano and guitar, back from Tulsa Heat; Aaron Boehler on bass; Paddy Ryan on drums; Jared Tyler on dobro. And then Lucero’s Rick Steff on piano, which ended up being the catalyst for completion.

“I always start off writing whatever comes naturally,” Moreland says. “Once I’ve got seven or eight of those, then I’ll take stock and look at what I’ve got, figure out what belongs on a record together, and what might not. Then I’ll figure out what kind of songs I need.”

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10/26/18 Halloween COVER up show: Bikini Hill * Deerhunter 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.
10/27/18 JOHN PAUL KEITH Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://johnpaulkeith.net/main/

A 12-year veteran of the Memphis music scene, singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Paul Keith has four critically acclaimed solo albums, including his latest, Heart Shaped Shadow. The album was produced by Austin, Texas guitar legend Will Sexton for Last Chance Records, alongside In The Meantime, the debut full-length from Motel Mirrors, a collaboration between Keith, Sexton, and singer/bassist Amy LaVere. Both albums dropped together in March 2018.

Heart Shaped Shadow takes a hard driving approach, with a slight wildness that suggests a player with a few tickets in his glovebox. Memphis-style horns charge up some of the tunes, but his ultra-classic songwriting style and mind-boggling guitar work stand up to any of the gun slingers out there. The songs here reflect a man who spent some time unmoored, and feels his way back from a personal brink. And make no mistake, there are some brilliant honky tonkers that take the sting out.

Motel Mirrors – In The MeantimeMotel Mirrors’ In The Meantime reflects a gently swinging, intimate session, with Keith, LaVere, and Sexton contributing songs and harmonies. Elements of the record bring artists like the Everly Brothers to mind, but the incredibly sharp musical performances and their clear love for playing together takes it into a new and original sphere. (The album entered the Americana Music Association’s album charts shortly after release, climbing all the way to #21 in June of 2018).

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