Monthly Archives: January 2009

Wakarusa adds more artists

January 30th, 2009 at 11:17 am

Matisyahu performs “King Without A Crown” on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” The reggae artist is among the acts added to the Wakarusa lineup earlier this week. Lost in the chaos of the ice storm was the announcement of … Continue reading

Jason Boland's not so quiet return

January 30th, 2009 at 6:03 am

Jason Boland is back. And not just in the sense that he’s coming to Fayetteville on Wednesday (Feb. 4) for a concert at George’s Majestic Lounge, where he and his backing band The Stragglers have been playing for years. That’s … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Ben Rector Band (with updated information)

January 30th, 2009 at 6:01 am

UPDATE: Because of the ice storm and travel conditions, Rector will not perform. The show goes on with Fundamental Elements, Club Froggy’s tells the Northwest Arkansas Times. Profilic local songwriter Ben Rector dropped a new record in 2008, and he’ll … Continue reading

R.I.P., Billy Powell

January 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

One of the men who helped introduce crowds to “Freebird,” above, by Lynyrd Skynyrd passed away Tuesday. The death of Billy Powell leaves only one original member in the Southern rock band. We’re a little late to get this information … Continue reading

And we're back…

January 29th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

1:33 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 29) — Like so many others, we’ve been down. But, (cross our fingers) we’re back up. We’re going to keep this as an open thread. When we hear what is open and what is closed, we’ll … Continue reading


January 27th, 2009 at 10:09 am

Although it seems half of Northwest Arkansas is cozy at home today, we at the Northwest Arkansas Times are all working diligently to make sure we get a paper out this weekend. And, listening to a bit of music appropriate … Continue reading

Trout tunes

January 23rd, 2009 at 6:05 am

Though many area music acts are worthy of — and receiving — national attention, perhaps none are more decorated than Prairie Grove’s Trout Fishing in America. Just like clockwork, almost, the band releases an album every few years, earns accolades … Continue reading

Read More Here — Ben Nichols' busy days

January 23rd, 2009 at 6:03 am

The boys of Lucero are no stranger to Fayetteville. And they’re coming back. The Memphis-based band will perform tonight (Jan. 23) at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Lead singer and Little Rock native Ben Nichols recently chatted with the Northwest … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Eliza Gilkyson, Jan. 25 @ GoodFolk

January 23rd, 2009 at 6:01 am

Texan and folk singer Eliza Gilkyson followed in her parent’s footsteps and has enjoyed a life of touring. The songwriter has performed around the country for years, gaining popularity along the way. She may be producing the best work of … Continue reading

On The Way — Darius Rucker, May 22 @ The AMP

January 22nd, 2009 at 3:47 pm

We’ve heard about some of the talent that might be coming to The Arkansas Music Pavilion this summer, and we’re excited. And while The AMP, located in the Northwest Arkansas Mall parking lot in Fayetteville, has officially been mum on … Continue reading