Monthly Archives: January 2011

‘The Roots of Rockabilly’

January 31st, 2011 at 11:11 am

Rockabilly music, says Mark Wallace, makes him feel alive. But it took the death of his grandfather, Ronald ‘Slim’ Wallace, to figure that out. In the years following Slim Wallace’s death, the younger Wallace found stacks of records in the … Continue reading

On the Way: Yonder Mountain String Band, March 29 @ George’s

January 28th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Yonder Mountain performs “Half Moon Rising.” They may have their own local festival named after them returning this fall, but if you can’t want until October to see Yonder Mountain String Band, things just got a little easier for you. … Continue reading

The eclectic sounds of Rani Arbo

January 28th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem is a bluegrass band in the sense that all four of the members contribute vocals and the members trade leads. Otherwise, well, the group is hard to define. Arbo plays fiddle, which is pretty traditional, … Continue reading

Defining the sounds of New Orleans

January 28th, 2011 at 10:23 am

What is the sound of New Orleans? Trumpet player Byron Stripling says its like a gumbo, a big boiling pot of a lot of different things: blues, jazz, French influences, etc… One of those stock ingredients, certainly, is Louis Armstrong. … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Arson Anthem and more

January 28th, 2011 at 6:03 am

Want some metal this weekend? I mean serious metal? The supergroup Arson Anthem will light up Fayetteville for show Saturday (Jan. 29) at Drifters. The group is comprised of Mike Williams of Eyehategod, Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Hank Williams III, … Continue reading

Going ‘Young’ with the Young Prisms at JR’s

January 27th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

San Francisco shoegazers Young Prisms, who have recently toured with Surfer Blood and No Joy, will visit The Lightbulb Club on Block Avenue in Fayetteville for a show tonight (Jan. 27). They’ll be joined by Melted Toys and local act … Continue reading

Cancelation notice(s)

January 27th, 2011 at 9:03 am

We’ve got words that two concert scheduled for later tonight (Jan. 27) aren’t going to happen after all. Alpha Rev, scheduled to play at George’s, has been postponed until sometime later this spring. Wheatfield, who were to perform at GoodFolk … Continue reading

Joshua Bell: Talent, notoriety and a 298-year-old violin

January 26th, 2011 at 11:08 am

When asked to list some of the top acts in the classical world, there are a few names that come to mind, names like Yo-Yo Ma, David Garrett and Izthak Perlman, the type of names that are recognized far beyond … Continue reading

SoNA prepares for first concert, announces date

January 25th, 2011 at 9:19 am

More than two years after NASO (the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra) canceled a concert because of fundraising problems, the organization has life again. After a series of staff departures, volunteer fundraising, the hiring of a new musical director and musicians … Continue reading

Yonder’s Harvest Festival announces 2011 dates

January 24th, 2011 at 10:51 am

The song above is “Whiskey for Breakfast,” as performed by Elephant Revival and guests from Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band. Indeed, this is how some folks get nourishment at the festival. The harvest festival returns, and for a … Continue reading