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12/14/18 CORY BRANAN Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.corybranan.com

Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller. As with any of his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Márquez, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefit from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed experience.

12/15/18 Drexel & the Spirit * Isaac Alexander * Kevin Kerby 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.drexelandthespirit.com
https://isaacalexander.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/kevinkerbymusic/

Drexel Baker III was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He began playing drums as a kid and eventually in the regionally known trio Go Fast in the late 90s and early 2000s. He secretly began experimenting with songwriting during this time – recording what he could and distributing to a select group of friends and fellow musicians. Upon moving to New York City in 2004, he embarked on making his first full-length album. His debut record, The Bloody Transylvania Street Machine, was released in 2005 followed by Green Sky (2008), and Strange Mystery (2013). Drexel has recorded with various bands over his twenty-year career in the industry. His fourth record Flashback City will be released in November 2018.

Kevin Kerby writes songs. Sometime around the fourth grade Kerby became obsessed with his dad’s record collection; a delicate balance of country, soul, and comedy. Make any connections you would like at this point.

12/16/18 AMASA HINES * EARLY SUNDAY SHOW Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.amasahinesmusic.com

Amasa Hines is a five piece rock band based in Little Rock, AR. Formed in 2012, their influences span a diverse spectrum from Soul to Indie Rock. The tight-knit group skillfully shapes their songs from homages, snapshots, skeletons and obsessions. Their lush, dynamic arrangements provide the platform for lyrical content sourced from observing intimate relationships, nature, and the perceived divine.

12/18/18 RELEASE PARTY FOR RHETT BRINKLEY’S BOOK! * LISTEN SISTER 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.

Join us for the release of Rhett Brinkley’s new book, I Want To Stare At My Phone With You. Rhett will be reading excerpts and then Little Rock’s own Listen Sister will proceed to rock out.

12/20/18 JIMBO MATHUS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

www.fatpossum.com/artists/jimbo-mathus/

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 “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.

As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’”

12/21/18 WINTER SOULSTICE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

Quite Contender Presents:
WINTER SOULSTICE 7
12/21 The White Water Tavern
Featuring DJ Sets from Baldego + Joshua Asante

12/22/18 ADAM FAUCETT & THE TALL GRASS * OR 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.adamfaucett.com
https://www.facebook.com/ORORlr/

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.

12/27/18 COLOUR DESIGN * MODELING * TYLER TRADEWELL * I WAS AFRAID 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/colourdesignar/
12/28/18 THE BIG CATS * JOSHUA ASANTE 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.

https://www.facebook.com/bigcatsinarkansas/

Musician, photographer, a sometimes poet; art informs most aspects of Joshua Asante’s life. Joshua is a guitarist and lead vocalist for two bands, Velvet Kente and Amasa Hines. The latter of two released their first full length album, All The World There Is, to wide spread critical acclaim in early 2014. Whether he is behind a camera lens or onstage with a band, or even alone a poet; the aim remains the same. Clarity, positivity, and ascension through art.

12/29/18 RODNEY BLOCK & THE REAL MUSIC LOVERS 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.reverbnation.com/rodneyblocktherealmusiclovers

Rodney Block, a Dumas native who has been thriving in the local music scene for the past couple of years will release his long anticipated album, Outside the Box, in mid-June. Block, a trumpeter who has been featured and performed in various venues across the region ranging from corporate to social, has built a niche in the genres of jazz and hip hop. Notable artists he has shared the stage with include Dwele, Jonathan Butler, Dave Hollister, Wynton Marsalis, and Eric Roberson. In 2007, Block’s televised jazz feature, AETN Presents: Front Row with Rodney Block, was nominated for a Regional Emmy. Block’s backing unit, The Real Music Lovers, features Oliver Thomas (bass), Sam Carroll (piano), and Michael Chandler (drums).

12/30/18 SAD DADDY * CARSON McHONE * EARLY SUNDAY SHOW! Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.saddaddyband.com
http://www.carsonmchonemusic.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.

Years before Rolling Stone was praising Carson McHone’s rule-breaking roots music, the Austin, Texas native played weeknights in local bars like The White Horse, keeping dancers dancing and drinkers drinking. With her 21st birthday still in the distance, McHone entertained late-night crowds bearing witness to the good times and bad decisions that fill a busy bar. It was a rare, raw education. She pumped her music full of details from an early adulthood spent in the company of the heartbroken and high-tolerances…

01/04/19 BIG RED FLAG * 80’s Trash * BILLY RUBEN & THE ELEVATED ENZYMES 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/BillyxRuben/
https://www.facebook.com/Bigredflag/

Big Red Flag. Not rock. Not blues. Not country. Big Red Flag can’t be neatly pigeon holed into one genre or category. The one defining element of their music is that it’s all done on acoustic instruments: guitars, mandolin, banjo, piano, stand-up bass, accordions, and a variety of clever percussion accoutrement. Pure, organic and honest, without the myriad effects and affectations of so many performing acts today. Big Red Flag’s sound is the same, whether on the stage or on the street corner.

01/05/19 CHARLOTTE TAYLOR & GYPSY RAIN 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.reverbnation.com/charlottetaylorandgypsyrain

Little Rock, Arkansas singer-songwriter Charlotte Taylor has been performing since an early age. Born and raised in Heber Springs, AR., Taylor formed her first band, Project Blue in 1994 after getting hooked on the blues, and went on to record on the famed Memphis label, Hi Records. Her CD entitled “Taylor and Martinez” featuring guitarist George Martinez, was released in 2000, and received many great reviews and airplay on blues formatted radio across the U.S. and Europe, and was the first release on Hi in over 20 years. Produced by Roy Orbison band alum, (drums on “Pretty Woman”) Oliver Warren, Stevie Ray Vaughan producer Danny Jones, and with performances by The Memphis Horns, the album features 10 original songs written by the duo of Taylor and Martinez, with the cover song “Cry Me A River” produced by Hi Records founder and Al Green producer, Willie Mitchell.

01/18/19 KEESHA PRATT BAND 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://keesheapratt.com

The Houston based, award winning Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 8 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey unapologetically across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, and country and back again.

In January 2018, The Keeshea Pratt Band secured first place in the Band Division for the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee. The polished professional soul stirring toe tapping performances assured the judges that The Keeshea Pratt is primed to headline major festivals and concert stages as a noteworthy authority on the blues scene, nationally and internationally.

01/19/19 PATRICK SWEANY * GREYHOUNDS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.patricksweany.com
http://www.greyhoundsmusic.com

On a given night (or on a given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ’em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.

It’s no wonder that as a kid he immersed himself in his dad’s extensive record collection: 60s folk, vintage country, soul, and, of course, blues. Patrick spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and other folk-blues giants.

In his late teens, Patrick began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, OH. He quickly gained a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide – with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style.

But Patrick wouldn’t stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of 50s era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed him to form a band.

After 7 critically acclaimed records (two produced by longtime collaborator Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and Europe. He’s played premiere festivals (Newport Folk Fest, Merlefest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Telluride Blues & Brews) and supported international acts such as The Black Keys, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna, and others on tour.

01/25/19 JOHN PAUL KEITH Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://johnpaulkeith.net

A 12-year veteran of the Memphis music scene, singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Paul Keith has three critically acclaimed solo albums, including his latest, Memphis Circa 3AM.

Most recently, John Paul appears on the new tribute album Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records, with proceeds going to St. Jude. John Paul also contributed a song to the new Don Bryant album from Fat Possum Records, Don’t Give Up on Love.

When not playing guitar on recording sessions at places like Sun Studio, John Paul can be seen performing in one of the Bluff City’s many busy nightspots, or on one of his frequent tours of Europe, or singing timeless country and rockabilly duets with songwriter Amy LaVere as Motel Mirrors.

John Paul is an avid student of Memphis music history, appearing as a frequent contributor on NPR Worldwide’s Beale Street Caravan radio program. He’s also the founder and editor of NewMemphisBeat.com, a blog covering the Memphis recording industry.

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