Category Archives: Concert Wrap

Concert review: Hozier, Sept. 15 at the Walmart AMP

September 16th, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Last night (Sept. 15) during his concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Hozier reminded me of Taylor Swift. I’ll get back to Hozier in a minute. Let’s talk about TSwift for just a second first. I watched … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Roots Fest’s enduring appeal

September 8th, 2015 at 4:13 pm

In my column regarding the Fayetteville Roots Festival, I wrote that this town would collectively talk about the Watkins Family Hour for some time. I don’t know about anyone else, but I still think about that set – the weirdness, … Continue reading

Friends and family: The final night of the 2015 Roots Festival

August 31st, 2015 at 4:54 pm

If a theme could be found during the closing day of the 2015 edition of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, it would be this: Honor those you admire. John Elliott admires Raina Rose and Anthony da Costa. He performs with them regularly. … Continue reading

In their own class: The third day of the Fayetteville Roots Fest

August 30th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

As J.D. McPherson played the final notes of his Friday (Aug. 28) night headlining set at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, he did so to a half-full venue. It was late, and there were several delays while he was onstage, too. Later … Continue reading

A time for music: The second day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 29th, 2015 at 11:02 am

  With events already an hour behind schedule, it took J.D. McPherson and his band a full 40 minutes to get on stage at the Fayetteville Roots Festival after the preceding set by John Fullbright came to an end. Suddenly, … Continue reading

The stars align: A review of the first day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 28th, 2015 at 10:20 am

Sometimes, things align. John Fullbright had started his set at the VIP party that kicked off the ongoing Fayetteville Roots Festival. I possessed a bellyful of carefully prepared food from local chefs and a beer made by a local brewer. I … Continue reading

Concert review: Hank Williams Jr., Aug. 22 at the AMP

August 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 am

Hank Williams Jr. does not care what you think. He does not care for your opinions. He does not care for fools. He cares greatly about two things: His country and Hank Williams Jr., or Bocephus, as he would often … Continue reading

Concert review: Whitesnake, Aug. 15 at the Walmart AMP

August 16th, 2015 at 11:49 am

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette could not reach contractual terms with Whitesnake for a photo pass. These photography by Ash Newell are courtesy of the band. Among the many things it is, there’s one thing that hair metal is certainly not … Continue reading

Some quick thoughts on the first Peacemaker Festival

August 3rd, 2015 at 11:12 am

This isn’t quite a full review of the inaugural Peacemaker Festival. I decided I wanted to go down and have a good time and watch one of my favorite acts (Jason Isbell) live instead of focusing on a review. But … Continue reading

Concert review: Kenny Chesney, July 30 at the AMP

July 31st, 2015 at 7:09 pm

We were unable to comes to terms with Kenny Chesney’s management company regarding a photo-taking agreement at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. Here’s a picture of his tour bus I shot on the way into the venue. Let’s put this … Continue reading