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04/23/19 FRONTIER CIRCUS * M the 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.

https://www.facebook.com/mthebandm/
https://www.facebook.com/frontier.circus

A seven member pop-rock-funk group called “M” written and arranged by Joseph Fuller.

04/25/19 ADAM CARROLL * CHRIS CARROLL 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.adamcarroll.com
http://chriscarrollsongs.com

Want to hear a good story? Listen to any Adam Carroll song. His Texas peers sure have, over and over again, and are quick to heap superlatives on a stoic artist whose compositions provide a solitary glimpse into a verdant imagination.

Jon Dee Graham says Carroll “may be the best songwriter that Texas ever produced,” while Robert Earl Keen proclaims, “If all were right with the world, Adam Carroll would be the Townes Van Zandt of our age.”

“His lyrics are like a good book: They take you somewhere and leave you better than they found you,” says Terri Hendrix.

Slaid Cleaves calls Carroll “the quintessential small-town songwriter,” adding, “Travel outside the cities of this country and you’ll recognize the barbecue-joint waitresses, the rice farmers, the karaoke singers, the black-flag pirates and the hi-fi lovers of this land–you’ll meet them all in Adam’s true-to-life songs.”

Now, with the release of two new albums–I Walked in Them Shoes is a solo effort, wile Good Farmer was recorded in tandem with his wife, Chris Carroll–there are more characters to meet, at once fascinating and familiar.

Chis Carroll is originally from St. Catharines, Ontario. She now lives in San Marcos, Texas with her husband and music partner Adam Carroll.

Carroll’s music does a little bit of genre hopping, pulling in influences from all over the map, but her music is still deep within the Americana roots and has the ability to draw in an audience. Chris released her debut record, “Trouble & Time” in 2014, produced by David Beck (Sons of Fathers & Blue Healer).

04/26/19 IRON TONGUE * TEMPUS TERRA * CZARUS 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://irontongue.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/TempusTerrabandpage/
https://www.facebook.com/czarusfourtwo0/

“Iron Tongue has spent the last several years playing its soulful heavy-amp blues steadily around the South, touring the Midwest and East Coast with Memphis kindred spirits The Dirty Streets, and sharing bills with Black Tusk, Scott Kelly, The Sword, High on Fire, Crowbar and Lita Ford, as well as fellow Arkansans Pallbearer and The Body. Neurosis’s Steve Von Till called Iron Tongue’s debut “a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today.”
04/30/19 NIGHT BEATS 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.facebook.com/thenightbeats.u.s/

Night Beats play pure psychedelic R&B music that spikes the punch and drowns your third eye in sonic waves of colour.

Night Beats are an American psychedelic/garage rock band, formed in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. The band currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Danny “Lee Blackwell” Rajan Billingsley as the only permanent member.

On 24 September 2018, it was announced that the band’s fourth album Myth Of A Man is due for release January 28, 2019. The album was recorded by Billingsley with producer and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. For the sessions, Billingsley was backed by a cast of old time session musicians who had worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. Perhaps explaining the absence of founding member James Trager or bass player Jakob Bowden, the official press release states that the album was “written during a particularly destructive period of the band.

05/04/19 BILLY JETER RECORD RELEASE SHOW 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.billyjeter.com

Billy Jeter is an independent folk-rock singer songwriter whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Mississippi Delta. Vivid and truthful, his writing reflects his experiences and observations both from growing up in the deep south and from today’s travels west and beyond. A storyteller influenced by nature, art, politics and heritage, his sound has most often been compared to Tom Petty, Neil Young and The Band. Artfully balanced between melodic Listen and high energy sounds, Jeter’s organic musical sense can coupled with believable, truthful lyrics. A third generation Arkansan, Jeter’s circle of influence includes his ) family concocted of spirited writers, painters and folk musicians.

05/05/19 DYLAN EARL * CLAIR MORALES 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/dylanearlmusic/
http://www.clairemoralesmusic.com/#home-section

Claire Morales began performing when she was 13 years old, playing acoustic gigs at local coffee shops in North Texas. After singing in other acts throughout her teen years, she went on to form her own band in 2014, moving from acoustic to electric guitar and bringing in rock band instrumentation.

February of 2015 saw the release of Claire’s debut album Amaranthine. The record is a collection of dreamy, hazy rock songs centered around childhood, nostalgia, and coming of age. The LP garnered the attention of local publications and blogs (see press) and became a calling card for the various festivals and out of town shows the band took part in (including SXSW, 35 Denton, Norman Music Festival, Oaktopia, Thinline, Hot Water Hills, and Wildflower Music Fest).

05/08/19 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. Recently, Easton reached the milestone of having 100 Published original songs which he celebrated by releasing 100 solo performance videos on 100 consecutive days, all posted on his personal YouTube channel.

05/09/19 ADVENTURELAND * COUCH JACKETS * BERA BERA 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/couchjackets/
https://www.facebook.com/adventurelandmusic/

05/10/19 LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM 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.lightninmalcolm.com

Cutting Edge Bluesman LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, a charismatic and energetic guitarslinger with a deep soulful voice, has taken his irresistable Dance grooves from Juke Joint teen years as a One Man Band to World stages with mainstream artists such as Robert Plant, Jimmy Buffett, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Big Head Todd, North Mississippi Allstars, Lucero, and Gary Clark Jr.

The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.

05/14/19 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://joshuaasante.bandcamp.com

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.

05/18/19 RICKY D & THE RHYTHM MACHINE 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.

Live blues from Little Rock, Arkansas.

05/20/19 TAV FALCO PANTHER BURNS * BONNIE MONTGOMERY 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.

https://www.facebook.com/tavofalco/
https://www.bonniemontgomerymusic.com


Equal parts primal, early rock’n’roll, deviant hill country blues & avant-garde art, Tav Falco – PANTHER BURNS are ramshackle, raw, and unholy – not just Music…but a state of mind. Tav Falco is one of the truly original and romantic forces in American music – the voice that America lost and found. He is tender and virile, flamboyant, witty and dangerous. Falco brings daggers back to the stage.

Like many of the musicians, scholars, carnies and flaneurs that inspired him, Tav Falco is a Southern provocateur grifting his audience with the ol’ song and dance act before shuffling out the back door with a wink and a nod. His historico-musico revue, The Unapproachable Panther Burns, originated in 1979 at the nadir of Memphis’ postmodern, post-Beale, post-Sun, post-Stax era, when the Mississippi River town had seemingly disappeared from the cultural map and shriveled into an obsolescent landmark. Only groups like the Dixie Flyers, Mud Boy and the Neutrons, Big Star and Panther Burns were intent to keep the fires burning with or without commercial success, and their contribution to experimental pop music, dirty rock ‘n roll and the blues revival have been incalculable.

Falco spent his formative years in the country near Whelen Springs, Arkansas, before landing in Memphis in the late 1960s. Co-founding with decadent poet Randall Lyon, the art action group TeleVista in which he worked alongside renowned photographer William Eggleston, Falco spent the next decade filming and photographing the city’s legendary cadre of country blues and rockabilly musicians, artists, and politicians, expanding his lens to the outer realms of the Mississippi hill country and the Delta. In his travels he documented Sam Phillips, R.L. Burnside, Phineas Newborn, Jr., James Carr, Cordell Jackson and Jessie Mae Hemphill to name but a few. Throughout his career in photography, video, film and music, Falco has merged the grainy portraiture of a gonzo documentarian with the spellbinding mythos of a backwoods raconteur. None is more illustrative of this raison d’etre than the band he founded with fellow musician and Memphian enfant terrible Alex Chilton – The Unapproachable Panther Burns. A reference to an ol’ Mississippi tall tale, Panther Burn was a large 19th century plantation outside of Greenville where legend had it a cunning panther stalked and terrorized the local population until it was corralled into a cane break and set aflame. According to witnesses, the screams coming from the panther were an unholy amalgam of animal lust and divine transubstantiation, which continue to curse the plantation.

Bonnie 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.

05/23/19 KID CITY * M THE BAND * TINY TOWNS 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/mthebandm/
https://www.facebook.com/tinytownsAR/

M the Band is a seven member pop-rock-funk group featuring songs arranged by Joseph Fuller.
https://www.facebook.com/tinytownsAR/

Tiny Towns is an indie/fusion band from Jonesboro, Arkansas. While labeled broadly as “Indie/Alternative”, the group weaves a wide variety of genres including world music, funk, rock & hip-hop.

05/24/19 THE SALTY DOGS * TREY JOHSON 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.treyjohnsonmusic.net
http://www.thesaltydogs.net

Trey Johnson is a bluesy, soulful singer-songwriter who greets his audience with a smile. He then captures them with his words, melodies and voice! Having 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. As diverse as Trey’s music is, it’s no wonder that he finds several avenues with which to express them.

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.

05/25/19 THE HICKOIDS * FRONTIER CIRCUS 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.hickoids.com
https://www.facebook.com/frontier.circus

“the legendary Austin cowpunk combo may be older and wiser—but they still don’t give a fuck.”
— Greg Beets, Blurt

“This long-promised long player from the Hickoids has taken on a kind of mythical quality over the last quarter century or so. Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit delivers on every broken promise — going down like a throat-scalding shooter of garage-rock attitude, Tex-Mex boogie groove and lysergic delirium.”
— Nick DeRiso, Something Else Reviews

“a gut-busting jambalaya of southern styles”
— Kevin Allen, Elmore Magazine

“The Hickoids songwriting mojo and freaky outlook on life still boil.”
— Michael Toland, The Big Takeover Magazine

“Don’t let the fact that they beat out the likes of Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel and Jerry Jeff Walker for the best country band at the Austin Music Awards throw you; they are more than country, more than punk rock and more than psychedelic they are the Hickoids!”
— Todd Bugs, Rod & Kulture Magazine



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.

06/12/19 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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