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02/21/19 BONNIE MONTGOMERY 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.bonniemontgomerymusic.com

Upon first listening to Bonnie Montgomery, it’s easy to mistakenly assume that you’ve stumbled upon a long-buried track by a legend from the golden era of country/western music. Such is the artistry of this Arkansas native and silver-voiced songstress. Her story is of her journey, but she presents it through a folk/bluegrass/country perspective that’s traditional and timeless.

With “Forever”, her second full-length album, Montgomery once again delves into classic country sounds and storytelling.

“It’s a concept album inspired by Willie Nelson’s Phases and Stages,” Montgomery says. “The songs are about life on the road, loss, and the mysticism of West Texas. We recorded it with love and magic in Austin, Texas, at Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Studios.”

02/22/19 BIG PIPH & TOMORROW MAYBE * ARKANSAS BO 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/bigpiph
https://arkansasbomusic.bandcamp.com

Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow is a Stanford educated emcee and “community builder” from Pine Bluff, AR. He performs regularly with his 7-piece band, “Tomorrow Maybe”, and has worked with major acts including TI, Big Sean, Snoop, and others. He is is lead coordinator of Global Kids-Arkansas which sends stellar high school students in underserved communities abroad for social service projects. He holds “Hip-Hop workshops”, is a noted speaker (including TEDx), and is an artist whom The Source frequently highlights. Perhaps most notably, he has served as “Hip-Hop Ambassador” for the US Embassy traveling abroad to countries such as Morocco, Algeria, The Gambia, Seychelles, and Thailand. While there, he not only performs, but holds workshops and creates with the native artists as well

Raised in Stuttgart, A.R.K.A.N.S.A.S. BO – born Marlon Jennings, Jr. began his career at the age of thirteen. Inspired by the likes of legendary rappers such as Scareface, 8Ball & MJG, UGK, Outkast, and many more, BO decided to become a lyrical monster. His “Don’t Be Afraid of Me Music” provides a “real” inspirational message with groovy sounds supported with his baritone voice. With many accolades on his resume, his hit track “Arkansas Sound” caught the attention of FACEMOB MUSIC. Recently, signing with FACEMOB, BO will release “Who Stole the Soul” album under the label. A.R.K.A.N.S.A.S. BO’s goal is to utilize his music as a platform in order to build a foundation for himself as well as others to follow.

02/23/19 CARSON McHONE * DYLAN EARL * WILLI CARLISLE 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.carsonmchonemusic.com
http://dylanearlmusic.com
https://www.willicarlisle.com

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-toleranced. In 2015, McHone released Goodluck Man which earned her a cover story in The Austin Chronicle as well as the support of local icons like Ray Wylie Hubbard, who said she “writes songs like her life depends on it.” Then she hit the road, touring the U.S. (and beyond) with acts like Shakey Graves, Gary Clark, Jr., and Joe Pug. Her writing style widened and her music evolved.

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 Goehring 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, fiddle, and guitar, Carlisle has earned accolades for his versatility with performances at the Ozark Folk Center, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Thacker Mountain Radio, and Fringe Festivals across the country, where he has been lauded with awards like “Best Show” (Orlando Fringe) and the “Meryl Streep Acting Award” (Portfringe).

02/26/19 DAVISON * DEE DEE JONES 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://thatdavisonboy.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/deedeejones

Davison, 24-year-old Arkansas native is known for his voice, style but most of all his warm presence.

Davison auditioned for Emmy-Award Winning NBC’s TheVoice in June 2017. Out of 40,000 people that auditioned, Davison was chosen among the top 48.

Elated and utterly grateful for the opportunity, Davison strategically put his all into his blind audition and advanced to the battle rounds, where he was eliminated.

Davison moved back to his hometown, Little Rock, Arkansas to perform at local events in the city and spread his gift until the next “BIG” opportunity presented itself.

Shortly after, Davison was asked to be a headliner for one of Arkansas’ biggest music festivals. RiverFest, presented by Oaklawn Gaming returned to Little Rock in 2018. The three-day festival features performers

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dandrea ”Dee Dee” Jones has been singing since the tender age of two. She began her debut traveling the world with her father Maestro Danny Jones and at the age of three years old, she recorded her first song, “if it Aint one thing, It’s Another”. Growing up listening to gospel greats like, The Clark Sisters, Andre Crouch, and her family The Famed Lake/Crutcher family, she was destined to have a strong desire for music.

02/28/19 VANDOLIERS 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://vandoliers.com

An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians led by frontman Joshua Fleming.

Fiercely proud of their homeland, Vandoliers put their own spin on the Texas country tradition with 2016’s Ameri-Kinda, a debut album that mixed honky-tonk twang with hard-edged, rock & roll stomp. The band’s follow-up release, The Native, arrives less than one year, doubling down on Vandoliers’ modern approach to traditional influences. Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming, and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, the group fills The Native’s 10 songs with barreling guitar solos, train beats, anthemic melodies, mariachi horns, and the autobiographical details of Fleming’s own travels.

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03/01/19 BEN MILLER BAND 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.benmillerband.com

GETTING TO THE POINT IS SOMETHING THAT THE BEN MILLER BAND DOES CONSISTENTLY ON CHOKE CHERRY TREE, THE JOPLIN, MISSOURI-BRED COMBO’S THIRD ALBUM AND SECOND NEW WEST RELEASE. THE CONSISTENTLY COMPELLING SET OFFERS 11 NEW EXAMPLES OF MILLER’S DECEPTIVELY UNPRETENTIOUS SONGCRAFT, BENEATH WHOSE RAMSHACKLE EXTERIOR LURKS STURDY, INFECTIOUS MELODIES AND RESONANT, EMOTIONALLY INSIGHTFUL LYRICS.

CHOKE CHERRY TREE INTRODUCES A RETOOLED BEN MILLER BAND LINEUP, WITH MILLER AND FELLOW FOUNDING MEMBER SCOTT LEEPER JOINED BY NEW ADDITIONS RACHEL AMMONS AND SMILIN’ BOB LEWIS. THE PAIR’S MULTI-INSTRUMENTAL SKILLS BRING ADDED AUTHORITY TO MILLER’S ROOTSY NEW COMPOSITIONS, WHILE MAINTAINING THE HIGH ENERGY LEVEL (COMPLETE WITH HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS CONSTRUCTED FROM BROKEN AND DISCARDED AXES) THAT ORIGINALLY ENDEARED THE BAND TO ITS FANS. ELSEWHERE, RACHEL AMMONS’ EXPRESSIVE VOCALS LEND DEPTH TO THE HAUNTING “REDWING BLACKBIRD.”

03/02/19 DANA LOUISE * TYLER JORDAN & THE NEGATIVE SPACE 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/tylerjordanandthenegativespace/
http://www.danalouisemusic.com



On a 2011 solo journey to the mid-Atlantic, Dana Louise found herself in the Açores. Dana grew up in a musical family in the wooded foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the daughter of Ezra Idlet of folk duo Trout Fishing in America. But it wasn’t until she was thousands of miles away, wandering trails along the volcanic archipelago with a borrowed guitar, that she taught herself to play and sing. Back home, Dana began to find her voice as a songwriter and performer and launched a career as a touring musician.

Dana has since built a following playing festivals and performing arts centers, living rooms and clubs. Over the past two years, Dana toured the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe as Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds to support that band’s self-titled album. Currently, Dana is recording a series of previously unreleased songs and developing her sound with the help of a rotating cast of musical friends and collaborators.

As she explores the elastic capacities of language, sense, and song, Dana Louise continues to offer audiences what has been most important to her from the beginning: genuine human connection.

Tyler currently fronts his project, Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space, comprised of bassist Anastasia Wright (Black Basements), lead guitarist Jake Ames (The Stacks), and drummer Phil Dunne (Talkies). Their sophomore album will be out early 2019.

03/04/19 TAYLOR SMITH * AMELIA WHITE * LACHLAN BRYAN 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.lachlanbryanandthewildes.com
http://www.ameliawhite.com
https://www.roaminjasmine.com

Melbourne, Australia –

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have built their reputation on storytelling. Over the past eight years they have released four records, toured Europe and the USA multiple times, shared stages with Americana and country heavyweights and picked up a string of awards, including the Golden Guitar for ‘alt country album of the year’ with their landmark release Black Coffee.

NASHVILLE, TENN. — IF THERE WERE AN EAST NASHVILLE MUSIC HALL OF FAME, AMELIA WHITE WOULD ALREADY BE IN IT. THE NOW-FAMOUS SCENE WAS IN ITS FORMATIVE DAYS WHEN WHITE ARRIVED FROM BOSTON IN THE EARLY 2000S AND BECAME A FIXTURE AT THE FAMILY WASH. SHE’S BEEN A LEADING LIGHT IN AMERICA’S MOST MUSICAL ZIP CODE EVER SINCE, EVEN AS SHE’S DEVELOPED A REPUTATION IN THE REST OF THE U.S. AND EUROPE AS A FIRST-RATE SONGWRITER. SHE HELPED DEFINE AND REFINE THE CORE FOLK-ROCK SOUND OF AMERICANA, YET HER BAND’S ENERGETIC PULSE NEVER OUTSHINES HER CAREFULLY WROUGHT LYRICS. SHE’S A POET WHO’S BEEN COMPARED TO MORE FAMOUS SONGWRITERS FOR YEARS; NOW, IT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE TO USE HER AS A BENCHMARK.

New Orleans-based band, Taylor Smith & The Roamin’ Jasmine are here to get your feet moving. Their songs are rejuvenated interpretations of 1920’s country blues, 1950’s New Orleans R&B, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, 1930’s swing, and even some 1950’s Country tunes, mixed in with original songs–all composed and arranged for a powerful horn section, upright bass, guitar and drums. They take sounds dug out from crates of scratchy, old 78’s, and polish them up with modern elegance and youthful energy, without losing any raw edginess.

03/07/19 DAVID DONDERO * WILLIAM BLACKART 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.davedondero.com
https://www.williamblackart.com

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.

03/08/19 LEE BAINS & THE GLORY FIRES * THE BOHANNONS 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://www.thegloryfires.com
http://www.thebohannons.net

“The Bohannons are a bit of a Tennessee institution, but the central tenant of their music is their unwavering commitment to making challenging records. Marty and Matt Bohannon have been at it for a while, but have experienced a bit of a renaissance as of late. Known locally for hosting national and international artists in their hometown of Chattanooga, a mid-size post-industrial southern city with a burgeoning arts scene. The land and the population are indicative of the material generated by the band. They play regularly with regional bands Lucero, The Alabama Shakes, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Patterson Hood, The Dexateens, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, the Features, The Water Liars and Jason Isbell. The Bohannons have been creating musical narratives informed by personal experience, blending classic and modern influences, since the early 90s when brothers Matt and Marty Bohannon made their first recording onto a four-track cassette tape in a duplex garage at their parents’ home.

03/09/19 THE LIBRAS as THE TRAVELING WILBURYS 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/librasmusic/

03/10/19 JUSTIN PETER KINKEL-SCHUSTER * KEVIN KERBY 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.

http://www.constantstranger.com
https://thekevinkerby.bandcamp.com

Kevin Kerby is no manufactured enigma. He’s just an honest working man who happens to write songs imbued with mystery and grace, that come plainly sung, like country, and sliding sideways toward the truth like real poetry … except you can’t be affected by them unless you listen to them, unless you hear the slow surge and slow-motion tumble of the words. less

03/12/19 COUCH JACKETS * BELLOWS * AWKWARD PEACH 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/bellowsforlife/
https://www.facebook.com/awkwardpeachband/
https://www.facebook.com/couchjackets/



Bellows is the bedroom recording project of songwriter and producer Oliver Kalb. The sound of Bellows is sensory and delicate, subtle and quiet but erupting with frantic wobbling drums, large orchestral sections and bursts of noise that push the conventions of pop and folk. Started in late 2010 in a college dorm room, Bellows has since blossomed from solo recording experiment into a large-scale rock band, employing the help of friends to bring Kalb’s intimate home recordings to life on stage. Bellows’ second record “Blue Breath” was recorded over the course of three years, in five bedrooms across the country, and was released in 2014 on Dead Labour Records. The record was recorded by layering dozens of strange sounds over would-be humble folk songs, the result being a soaring pop record that treads the line between minuscule and gigantic. “Blue Breath” was named one of Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered’s top 20 records of 2014.

03/13/19 AUSTIN LUCAS 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.austinlucas.com

Austin Lucas has come home. It’s been over two decades since the songwriter packed his bags and left Bloomington, Indiana, the Midwestern town where he spent his childhood years falling in love with rock & roll, embracing his punk roots, and standing his ground whenever intolerant locals didn’t understand his way of life. He returns to that place – both creatively and physically – with his seventh studio album, Immortal Americans. Written after a tumultuous period that found Lucas getting sober, supporting his partner through a battle with cancer, and breaking up with his longtime record label, Immortal Americans is a clear-eyed album for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down heartland rock songs that find the artist reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself.

03/14/19 WEEDEATER * ASG * TOKE * BEITTHEMEANS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400.

https://www.facebook.com/events/353127551940263/

Those infamous sludge outlaws WEEDEATER finally return with their long-awaited fifth full-length ‘Goliathan’. Their new album marks the crossroads where true Southern rock and metal meet raw humour, old religion, as well as weed and whiskey. ‘Goliathan’ embodies the band’s trademark shuffle and swagger at their fullest. Syrupy slow riffs are buoyed by canyon-deep bass and some of the hardest-hitting drumming since Keith Moon. Full-on bruisers such as “Cain Enabler”, “Claw of the Sloth”, and the aptly-named “Bully” demonstrate that ‘Goliathan’ is delivering a vintage WEEDEATER and the soon-to-be gold standard of Southern sludge metal. At its founding, the band rose like a doobie phoenix out of the ashes of BUZZOV•EN. When the cult sludge act called it a day, bass player Dave “Dixie” Collins teamed up with guitarist Dave “Shep” Shepherd and founded WEEDEATER in the harbor town of Wilmington about the year 1998. Their crushing and massive first full-length ‘…and Justice for Y’all’ (2001) created an immediate buzz, while critics were struggling to put a tag on their sound. Nearly everybody agreed that stoner rock, doom, sludge and some crusty elements were part of the mix, which the band simply calls “weed metal”. The debut was produced by renowned engineer Billy Anderson (EYEHATEGOD, NEUROSIS) as well as sophomore album ‘Sixteen Tons’ (2002). WEEDEATER went out to perform live with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY among others.

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03/15/19 THE CREEK ROCKS 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.thecreekrocks.com

“Wolf Hunter” is the debut CD by The Creek Rocks from Springfield, Missouri. The title is an amalgam of the names of the two folklorists whose collections provided the raw materials for the songs on the album — John Quincy Wolf of Batesville, Arkansas and Max Hunter of Springfield, Missouri. Cindy Woolf was raised in Batesville, along the southern foothills of the Ozarks Mountain region, and Mark Bilyeu hails from Springfield, located atop the Ozarks Plateau. They began their musical collaboration in 2003 with Mark at the helm for Woolf’s debut CD “Simple and Few.” They married each other in 2013, shortly after the release of Cindy’s third solo CD, “May.” Joining them on Wolf Hunter are bassist Jason Chapman, also known from The Chapmans, the award-winning family bluegrass band; and percussionist Jay Williamson, who is a sixteen-year veteran of another family band, Big Smith, of which Mark was a founding member as well. Big Smith released seven CDs during their tenure, and Mark has a solo album to his credit, 2005’s “First One Free.”

03/16/19 GARRY BURNSIDE 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.

In the blues world, you have families: your biological one and your blues one. Holly Springs-based musician Garry Burnside carries both with him at all times. The north Mississippi hill-country blues style of his legendary father, guitarist R.L. Burnside, who died in September 2005, inspired a line of 14 children, grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews to create their own music, forming bands and solo acts to perpetuate their heritage.

Burnside, the 39-year-old son, used elements of his past to create his current body of work, relying on self-taught guitar instincts and inspiration from his extended blues family. He grew up meeting and being influenced by artists such as Albert Collins and Little Milton Campbell, and emulating others such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King. Burnside began learning to play instruments at age 10, starting with percussion before adding bass and guitar to his repertoire.

“I picked up the guitar and drums because that’s what was around the house all the time,” he says. “I just did what came natural. When you grow up hearing this blues music, it gets in your head, heart and soul. I looked outside of home and picked up licks from other bluesmen, especially guitar players, to fill up on what they had to teach me. Then, I took from them to make my own sound that takes me into the future.”

When Burnside started performing publicly as a teenager, he played bass for highly influential hill-country blues musician Junior Kimbrough. But after Kimbrough died in 1998, Burnside struck out on his own to form a band and play lead guitar. The multi-instrumentalist’s turn as a frontman has become his main musical pursuit, though he continued to play bass alongside Grammy Award-nominated blues act The North Mississippi Allstars, appearing on several of the band’s albums.

03/21/19 CORY BRANAN 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.corybranan.com

Throughout his career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him “the greatest songwriter of our generation”), fierce lyricist (in Lucero’s “Tears Don’t Matter Much” they sing that Cory has, “a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees”), and a hyperdynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder. Throughout his career, he’s made collective struggles poetic and breakthroughs into sympathetic acts of populist heroism.

Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefitting from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed life experiences. Not unlike his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cory’s gift for detail and phrase-turning is a thing of wonder. There’s a novelistic flair to his writing, an approach full of layers and depth. Songs seemingly reveal something new with every listen.

03/22/19 THE NOBILITY * ISAAC ALEXANDER 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.thenobility.com
https://isaacalexander.bandcamp.com

On a late summer night, at a dingy rock and roll club in downtown Nashville, a couple of music biz hot shots sat four wide-eyed, rock-n-roll wannabees down and told them with a straight face, “Guys, we think we have a shot at this. What we’re potentially looking at here is a better-than-average chance of getting your band on the Austin Powers 3 soundtrack!”

If you’re laughing at how random and overhyped that sounds, you’re reaction is much like The Nobility’s, who, in their early days of playing Nashville’s club scene, experienced several meetings with a similar look, tone and feel. The Nobility (then called Jetpack), sat through a plethora of pitches forecasting delusions of grandeur in the hopes of getting them to sign away potential earnings. Those earnings, however, didn’t come fast enough for the powers-that-be; thus the phone calls slowed to a trickle before they stopped altogether.

Yet the band marched on.

The Nobility’s most fruitful years have come long after the well of traditional industry attention dried up. In the past decade, the band has booked multiple nation-wide tours, been featured in the Meg Ryan film, Serious Moonlight, a commercial for Meijer Supermarkets, and has released multiple self-funded recordings, some of which have found their way onto NPR’s All Songs Considered. Additionally, they were the subject of a children’s book, which spawned a 6-week tour of public libraries.

03/23/19 THE RODNEY BLOCK COLLECTIVE 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/rodneyblockmusic/

03/29/19 LOUISIANA SOUL REVIVAL 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.louisianasoulrevivalfeaturingdougduffey.com

Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey is an exciting, award-winning, original music band based in the Mississippi Delta of Louisiana. National Blues Hall of Fame, and Louisiana Hall of Fame inductee DOUG DUFFEY leads this slammin’ multi-generational band through set after set of his internationally-celebrated songs.

DOUG DUFFEY began singing and playing piano at an early age and was composing and performing professionally by age 14.His first single, recorded in Nashville in 1970, was chosen by Billboard, Cashbox and Record World as “Pick Hit” and broke into the top 100 charts.He has written songs for & or recorded with George Clinton, Funkadelic, Rare Earth, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Keith Richards, Herbie Hancock, David Byrne, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Anders Osborne, Little Queenie, Marcia Ball, Zakiya Hooker, Jerry Beach, John Autin and many others. He has been called “one of the most prolific songwriters living in Louisiana” & has released 10 critically acclaimed recordings of his original songs.

His style blends New Orleans Jazz & Funk with his North Louisiana Mississippi Delta roots: Delta Blues, Louisiana Rock & Roll, along with Memphis Soul & Gospel.

In the early 1990s he 1st toured Europe & has been performing between there & Louisiana, since. He has appeared many times at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival [solo & w/band] since the late 1970s; has performed @ the Louisiana Folklife Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Heineken Jazz Festival major International music festivals & the best concert halls & music venues in the US & Europe. He has appeared on television, radio, interviews, & global live Internet broadcasts.

03/30/19 JEREMY PINNELL 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.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

“Kentuckian Jeremy Pinnell hits all the country-tune sweet spots. His voice is strong and a little mournful — you can feel his ache seep through the speakers as you listen — and the rhythm section shuffles along gently. Weepy pedal steel licks feel just right as Pinnell sings a regretful refrain of ‘I did it again,’ a familiar sentiment for any of us who’ve ever done a little backsliding.” – THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

04/03/19 SWINGIN’ UTTERS 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://swinginutters.com

One of the more traditional-sounding of California’s punk revival bands, Swingin’ Utters formed in the late ’80s around a first-name-only lineup of vocalist Johnny, guitarists Max and Darius, bassist Kevin, and drummer Greg. Originally based in Santa Cruz, these street punks later moved to San Francisco and recorded for several different labels, including Side One, IFA Records, and New Red Archives. The group first released 1992’s Scared as Johnny Peebucks & the Swingin’ Utters, but things really started to happen for them three years later with their full-length The Streets of San Francisco. The album garnered the band much attention, including Best Debut Album at the Bay Area Music Awards, and Swingin’ Utters soon found themselves on the first annual Vans Warped Tour. They later also toured with Rancid before signing to Fat Wreck Chords (run by NOFX’s Fat Mike); Swingin’ Utters released A Juvenile Product of the Working Class in 1996 and Five Lessons Learned two years later. The Sounds Wrong EP from 1995 was re-released by the label in 1998, with the Brazen Head EP following the next year. Around the same time, the guys also lent six tracks to a split with Youth Brigade as part of the BYO Split Series. The band’s self-titled third studio effort was released in fall 2000, and national tours with the Damned and Dropkick Murphys further heightened the group’s popularity among punk rockers. Their debut full-length, produced by Lars Fredericksen, was re-released in October 2001. The next Swingin’ Utters studio effort, Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones, was issued in February 2003; a live album in the Live in a Dive series surfaced in summer 2004. By this time, the group comprised founding members Johnny Bonnel, Darius Koski, and Greg McEntee, along with bassist/vocalist Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) and guitarist Jack Dalrymple (One Man Army). The bandmembers went back to their other projects during what would turn out to be an eight-year gap between albums before getting back to business in 2011 with their much delayed seventh album, Here, Under Protest, which was followed up quickly in 2013 by the proto-punk-influenced Poorly Formed. A ninth album, Fistful of Hollow, appeared in 2014. ~ John Bush & Corey Apar

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04/10/19 DALE WATSON RECORD RELEASE SHOW 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.

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Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, latest album Call Me Insane, was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.). The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.

Since the release of El Rancho Azul in 2013, Watson’s profile has risen considerably via appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions(PBS) and as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. A veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer, he is on the road more than 300 days a year. He also put his money where his heart is and took over ownership of two struggling Texas honky-tonks, the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin (home of Chicken $#!+ Bingo) and The Big T Roadhouse in St. Hedwigs (outside San Antonio). If not on the road, he and His Lone Stars perform at one of them each Sunday.

Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

04/20/19 BEN DICKEY 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.bendickeymusic.com

For a guy whose career has evolved more by serendipity than design, Ben Dickey’s professional journey has turned into one heckuva ride. It’s not every day an obscure musician’s famous actor/ director friend hands him the lead in a passion-project indie film, and he not only winds up sharing the screen with one of his musical heroes, he also wins a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Achievement in Acting — and a Variety magazine “for your consideration” plug for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. 
 


Dickey’s acting debut in Blaze, Ethan Hawke’s biopic about doomed Texas singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, has already led to more roles, including their pairing as bounty hunters in The Kid, a western directed by Vincent D’Onofrio. But just as exciting, as far as Dickey’s concerned, is the opportunity it provided to record with that musical hero, longtime Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton (who played Blaze’s other troubled Texas songwriting legend, Townes Van Zandt). After they did the film’s original cast recording (on Light in the Attic Records), Sexton produced Dickey’s solo album, A Glimmer on the Outskirts. That inspired Sexton, Hawke and Blaze executive producer Louis Black to form SexHawkeBlack Records, a new Austin-based imprint under the umbrella of Nashville’s Dualtone Records. Dickey’s March 7, 2019 release is the label’s first.

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