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05/29/19 JUMP! THE LOUIS JORDAN STORY Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/events/358777468321614/

The first-ever screening of “JUMP!,” the Louie Jordan jukebox musical, directed by the late Cliff Baker, starring the late Lawrence Hamilton, written by “Arkansongs” host Stephen Koch. “JUMP!” debuted at Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock in 2008 to sold-out audiences, but hasn’t been seen since. Original cast members will be in attendance to offer recollections about the production. Mop! Mop!, and stay tuned here for more announcements!

05/30/19 MICHAEL HALL RECORD RELEASE SHOW with RAH HOWARD 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/350095938944582/

JOIN US FOR THE RELEASE OF RICHARD MICHAEL HALL’S DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM, “BIDE YOUR TIME.”

Richard Michael Hall- Local singer songwriter ,born and raised North Little Rock, has been going to and playing shows in Little Rock since he was 17. Writing “happy sounding sad songs” is his sweet spot. Formerly of the Little Rock band “Peace Boner”, RMH has been working the last couple years to find his own sound as a solo artist. He will be joined this time by a full band to deliver a full sound!

Rah HoWard will kick things off! Rah is an extremely creative and talented MC who never disappoints!

05/31/19 JIMBO MATHUS 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.

OXFORD, Miss. — Jimbo Mathus has blazed a singular path as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and shaman for 40 years, recording and releasing more than 300 songs that are a testament to his hoodoo craftsmanship and to the sounds, sights and spirits of his inspirations in the deep South. His new album, Incinerator, which debuts on April 5 via Mississippi’s Big Legal Mess Records, is the epitome of that art — an incendiary reflection of his world in music.

Mathus describes the 11 songs on Incinerator as “a huge tapestry of my experiences, hard work and dedication to living a creative life. I really took stock of what I do and why I do it … why I weave stories and dreams and visions I have into songs. And I tried to squeeze every bit of meaning out of every note and every word I wrote and recorded. It’s impossible to separate this album from me. This is who I am.”

Incinerator was recorded in a burst of inspiration, with all but overdubs cut in just two days in Water Valley, Mississippi’s Dial Back Sound. Surprisingly, Mathus, who has produced dozens of albums, decided to hand the controls to Bronson Tew and Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patton, who co-own Dial Back, and opted to play piano instead of his trademark guitar.

“I wanted to get to the soul of these songs, without distractions,” says Mathus. “So, I decided to play piano and record my singing live in the studio. It’s instinctual for me to plug in an electric guitar and rock. But I was seeking the kind of perfection you find in Romantic poetry. I wanted to hear the lyrics surrounded by space, and then add colors after I considered what was needed.”

Mathus will also continue touring this year with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a band the Oxford, Mississippi, native co-founded in 1993. Despite several hiatuses, the Zippers have continued to play their eclectic blend of gypsy jazz, swing, and Delta blues over the decades, and released their seventh studio album, Beasts of Burgundy, in 2018.

06/01/19 SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS * DYLAN EARL 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.disarmers.com
https://www.facebook.com/dylanearlmusic/

Inspired by artists such as the Sex Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams, Sarah sings with confidence, control, and, at times, a hint of menace. The Disarmers match her on every track, coloring the tales of resilience and empathy with as much urgency as ever as well as a broader sonic sweep. It’s easy to hear Sarah as a close cousin to artists like Hurray for the Riff Raff and Margo Price on the title track, or in the country-‘60s mod vibe on “Lesson.” “Good as Gold,” sporting a kiss-off line for the ages, “You’re as good as gold/ I’m as good as gone,” is both vulnerable and defiant, soaring with pop-inflected harmonies. And with an expansiveness evoking the wide-open West, “What it Takes” speaks to the truth of the record, to her life, and to the universe.

When Sidelong, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers’ debut album, was released in early 2017, it quickly earned kudos for its blast of fresh, fierce honesty and sly wit. It was a welcome new voice in a genre too often mired in the staid and conventional. And while that record may have come to many as a surprise, 2018’s follow-up, Years, solidifies the point: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have moved from getting people’s attention to commanding it.

North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgency—so refreshing these days it’s almost startling—Sarah’s lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. Sly turns of phrase so spot on they feel as old and true as a hymn. Anger that’s as confrontational as it is concise. Humor that’s as wry and resigned as a park bench prophet.

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06/03/19 JAMIE LIN WILSON 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/jamielinwilson/

When describing Jamie Wilson’s voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that’s become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting. The spotlight shines brighter than ever on both with Holidays & Wedding Rings, her May 2015 release. Even fans may be surprised to realize it’s the first full-length solo album from one of brightest and busiest stars in her recent years amid the folk/Americana/independent country music scene.

An artist of singular talent and restless creativity, she broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the co-lead vocalists of the Gougers before the band gradually gave way to not only Wilson’s solo work (the fine EP “Dirty Blonde Hair” was released in 2010) but also higher-profile musical adventures with The Trishas, an all-female singer-songwriter band that has toured through some of the state and nation’s best venues. Scoring one of the best albums of 2012 with “High Wide & Handsome,” the Trishas lit up the genre for a few years while always leaving Wilson room for solo gigs, guest spots on over a dozen albums by now, and song-swaps with like-minded artists all over Texas and beyond.

06/04/19 NEW MOTTO * WON RUN 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/newmottoband/
https://www.facebook.com/WonRunBand/

New Motto’s debut single, Lighter Thief, will get you lit with it’s syncopated rhythms and the distinctive vocals of singer/song writer Phil Davis. Together with veteran musicians Grioghar Zilla and Brian Reynolds, they’re pumping new blood into the central Arkansas rock scene.

06/05/19 MARY MILLER BOOK READING Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

The Bookstore at Library Square and Argenta Reading Series proudly presents Mississippi author Mary Miller at The White Water Tavern June 5th.

Opening readers are:

LILYAN KAUFFMAN has been published in the Arkansas Times (online only) and was once on the honor roll at her high school, the historic Little Rock Central High. She currently manages The Bookstore at Library Square, which is owned and operated by the Central Arkansas Library System. She is a lifelong literacy advocate who enjoys things that are bad for her and sitting on her couch. She lives in Little Rock with her daughter, Evelyn.

GUY CHOATE received his MFA at The University of New Orleans, where he was a finalist for the Samuel Mockbee Award for Nonfiction. His essays have been published or are forthcoming in War, Literature, & the Arts, Hobart, Lunch Ticket, Cream City Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Arkansas Life Magazine, and storySouth, among other places. He is currently working on a manuscript about his attempt to walk every step from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. In 2017, he founded the Argenta Reading Series as a nonprofit to encourage the literary arts in central Arkansas, where he lives with his wife Liz and their son Gus. You can find Guy online at guychoate.com.

ELIZABETH ELLEN is the author of the novel Person/a, chosen by Lithub as a ‘best work of experimental literature’ for 2017. Her writing has been featured in such places as American Short Fiction, Salon, Bennington Review, BOMB, Joyland and Catapult. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for her story, “Teen Culture,” included in her collection Saul Stories, and is an editor at Hobart. She lives in Ann Arbor. http://www.elizabethellen.net

and! featured author:

MARY MILLER is the author of two collections of short stories, Big World (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2009), and Always Happy Hour (Liveright, 2017), as well as the novels The Last Days of California (Liveright, 2014) and Biloxi (Liveright, 2019). Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, the Oxford American, Norton’s Seagull Book of Stories, The Best of McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, and many others. She is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi. http://www.maryumiller.net

Books will be available for purchase through The Bookstore at Library Square at this event. This is a free event. Please remember this is only available through support from The Bookstore at Library Square, White Water Tavern and Argenta Reading Series. Your support from book sales and attendance are greatly appreciated.

06/07/19 SAD DADDY 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.saddaddyband.com

Sad Daddy is the union of four Arkansas based musicians bringing their own unique styles and backgrounds together to create beautiful music. Sad Daddy is Brian Martin on guitar, Melissa Carper on bass, Joe Sundell on banjo, and Rebecca Patek on fiddle.

06/08/19 MALCOLM HOLCOMBE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.malcolmholcombe.com

Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: “Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]…”

Malcolm Holcombe grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet’s oldest mountains and some of America’s deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fueled Malcolm’s musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young. He toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house – the very back – at Douglas Corner, one of the city’s best singer/songwriter venues. Stories began to circulate about the mysterious dishwasher with the subterranean voice and oracle-like talent. Sadly so did stories of wildly inconsistent behavior – profound sweetness crossed by bouts of stunning abrasiveness. He flirted with an official music career. But his stunning debut album made for Geffen Records was abruptly shelved, producing melodrama that only exacerbated Malcolm’s drinking and depression. A business that once had a place for complicated genius turned its back on him, and he teetered near the edge. Moving back to the North Carolina hills proved a powerful tonic. Holcombe let in help where before he’d pushed it away. With deep faith in God and a commitment to his art, Holcombe repaired himself and his career. And that’s a pretty good nod to the effect of hearing Holcombe sing. If you’ve not seen him in a live setting, this is what you have to do. His presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned. While you plan for this important experience, collect Malcolm Holcombe albums… He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He’s even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery.

06/09/19 MUTANTS OF THE MONSTER METAL FESTIVAL NIGHT 3 Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/events/249556879018325/

Jungle Juice
Suplecs
Sumokem
Crankbait


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06/12/19 JOHN MORELAND Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

http://www.johnmoreland.net

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06/20/19 JEREMY PINNELL 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.
06/20/19 JEREMY PINNELL 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.jeremypinnell.com

“Hardscrabble honky-tonk at its best, nodding to Johnny Cash and Buck Owens in equal measure. Ties of Blood and Affection is a stellar collection that could earn Pinnell comparisons to Sturgill Simpson.” – ROLLING STONE

“Mind-blowingly good. It’s my summer album so far, and pretty much the definition of ‘hard country.'” – Greg Vandy / AMERICAN STANDARD TIME / KEXP’s THE ROADHOUSE

06/21/19 NIKKI HILL 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://nikkihillrocks.com

Independently released on house label Deep Fryed Records, Hill lets her soul rip on “Feline Roots”. This new collection of songs by Nikki again displays her now well-known stance to champion for the pioneers of roots and rock n’ roll, while remaining in perpetual forward motion, inviting anyone who wants to come along for the journey. The songs imagine the southern soul rocker at times waving her flag in surrender, then in the next moment finding her way back into the climb, bending through supercharged blues, punk soul, revival tent gospel, rockabilly shouts, whatever it takes to get there. Nikki has never been afraid to take the road less traveled, and it’s clear with “Feline Roots” that she’s living every word.

06/25/19 SHANE SWEENEY * TODD MAY 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/Shane-Sweeney-Music-121718541232966/
https://www.facebook.com/todd.may.56

06/29/19 SHANE SWEENEY * TODD MAY 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.willicarlisle.com

Willi Carlisle is, according to The Washington Post, “powerful…both down-home and brainy.” With years of collecting folklore, playing or calling square dances, and working in the avant-garde, Willi Carlisle is a multi-faceted writer, performer, and instrumentalist.

With a style forged in the fire of Ozark oldtime music and his ever-growing collection of antique music, Carlisle’s musical stories hoot, stomp, and saunter through joys and troubles uniquely southern and timelessly true. Equally comfortable on banjo, accordion, fiddle, and guitar, Carlisle has earned accolades for his versatility with performances in the UK, Canada, and across the USA, appearing with acts like Dom Flemons, Mary Gauthier, Los Texmaniacs, Cory Branan, Carson McHone, and more!

07/02/19 BONNIE MONTGOMERY * SUMMER DEAN 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.bonniemontgomerymusic.com
https://summerdeanmusic.com

Montgomery’s stunning vocal chops and ability to draw listeners in with her natural songwriting talent should come as no surprise: her musical roots run deep. Brought up among the never-ending sound of music that flowed through her family’s Arkansas music store, her childhood was heavily steeped in Ozark bluegrass, Texas swing, Delta blues, as well as gospel and rock and roll. Surrounded by talented musicians that ran the gamut from performers on the original Sun Records to bluegrass greats and opera singers, Montgomery expanded her musical horizons and began performing whenever possible.

Classically-trained and ready to bring her own distinct sound to the world, Montgomery released her first two EP’s (Cruel in 2011 followed by Joy in 2013) before debuting her first full-length, self-titled album in 2014. She traveled the U.S. and Europe on a tour for the album, sharing the stage with artists such as Gossip, Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll, Billy Jo Shaver, Turnpike Troubadours, Pokey LaFarge, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Joe Ely, Moot Davis, Mike and the Moonpies, Dale Watson, Chris Stapleton, Jason James, and Sturgill Simpson, among others.

Newly named 2019 Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year, Summer Dean she puts on a heck of a show! Her raw lyrics, a bare-boned honest voice, and approachable confidence is evident on any stage and set her apart from other women of today’s country music scene. From full theater seats to a packed honky tonk dancefloor, Summer’s audience falls in love with with the country songstress and quickly become loyal fans. Summer has released her debut album, Unladylike, with plans to release a full-length in 2019. She and her band play numerous venues from legendary dance halls to beautiful theaters, while establishing a firm-foothold in the thriving music scene of Fort Worth. Summer has opened for numerous buzzy artist such as Marty Stuart, Dale Watson, Gary P. Nunn, Sam Outlaw, Max Stalling, The Cactus Blossoms, Mike and the Moonpies, The Derailers and more.

08/07/19 SCOTT H. BIRAM 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.

http://scottbiram.com

Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk and godless metal.

Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his ’59 Gibson guitar and pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot. The remainder of this one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables.

Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism.

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