Monthly Archives: October 2007

An Arkansas music legend releases another album

October 30th, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Levon Helm, an Arkansas product best known for his work in The Band, released his first album in 25 years Oct. 30. Called “Dirt Farmer,” the disc pulls from the past, chiefly in recording traditional tunes. Helm plays drums, of … Continue reading

Farewell Mr. Wagoner

October 29th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Porter Wagoner, whose music career spanned decades, passed away Sunday from lung cancer. He was 80. An obituary can be viewed here. Wagoner was born in West Plains, Mo., not too far north of Mountain Home. He had several hits … Continue reading

On the way – B.B. King – Jan. 27 in Eureka

October 28th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

B.B. King — and his famed guitar Lucille — are coming to Northwest Arkansas. Officials at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs announced Friday during a Willie Nelson concert there that King will perform Jan. 27 at the same venue. Tickets … Continue reading

Willie Nelson @ The Aud in Eureka Springs, 10/26

October 27th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

Willie Nelson may be 74, but he packs as much energy into a show as almost anyone in the business. You won’t see Willie jumping and dancing onstage, but that was never his style anyway. But during the course of … Continue reading


October 26th, 2007 at 11:18 am

Once a Fayetteville resident and a fixture on the live music scene, Jed Clampit no longer performs regularly. In fact, it has been two years since his last concert as a featured entertainer in Fayetteville. But he’ll play here this … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Ozark Blues Challenge, Oct. 24

October 25th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

After more than four hours of music from eight different performers, the Ozark Blues Society named the two performers it would send to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Six solo or duo acts performed, as did two bands. … Continue reading

Why Mushroomhead won't be pumpkinheads, too

October 24th, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Mushroomhead, who will perform at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, apparently wanted to be the Smashing Pumpkins, at least for a few nights, anyway. Via its Web site, Mushroomhead has asked members of its audience … Continue reading

The Wrights — Oct. 21 @ George's

October 19th, 2007 at 10:52 am

Adam and Shannon Wright had an instant connection. After Adam filled in for a gig in Shannon’s band, the two became linked. They started writing songs together and were married in 2002. The country duo have musical bloodlines — Alan … Continue reading

New music from Wrought

October 18th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

Metal mavens Wrought will drop their second full-length album Oct. 20 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. The album follows the group’s award-winning debut, “Hand Crafted Metal.” Show start time is 9:30 p.m.; admission is $5. Before you go, here’s … Continue reading

Are record labels dead?

October 15th, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Well, are they? After Radiohead announced plans to release an album on its own a couple weeks ago, and Madonna looks like she’ll join Prince and other big-name acts to ditch major labels, talk about the death of the industry … Continue reading