Category Archives: In the Spotlight

A Fayetteville songwriter storms ‘The Voice’

September 17th, 2015 at 10:26 am

Congratulations are in order to local songwriter Barrett Baber. Televised singing competition “The Voice” next airs on Monday (Sept. 21). A promotional video for the upcoming episode features Baber, who covers Jeff Healy Band’s “Angel Eyes” before a panel of celebrity … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Carry Illinois and more

August 21st, 2015 at 5:03 am

As you probably noticed, Fayetteville is changing. It takes longer to get across town. It’s harder to get a table at a restaurant. Confused people are wandering all about town. It means one thing — students are back in session … Continue reading

Phases of the Moon announces additional artists

August 10th, 2015 at 9:21 am

The Phases of the Moon Festival, scheduled for Oct. 16-18 on Mulberry Mountain north of Ozark, has announced several more acts for its first year in Arkansas after a debut last fall in Illinois. Former Allman Brothers band member Warren … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Dustin Prinz, multiple venue

August 4th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

  Nebraska-born songwriter Dustin Prinz will pass through the area for a series of shows this week. Prinz calls his style “parapicking,” a blend of guitar and percussion influenced by his time as a drummer. Clips of his work and … Continue reading

The Peacemaker Festival debuts today

July 31st, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Jeff Gosey guessed well. He guessed Fort Smith wanted a new music festival. The town responded with support, and the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival debuts this weekend at the Riverfront Amphitheater in Harry E. Kelley Park in Fort Smith. … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Finger Eleven, July 27 at George’s

July 27th, 2015 at 11:13 am

Less than a week before the release of a new album, rock band Finger Eleven will perform a show at George’s Majestic Lounge. “Five Crooked Lines” is the band’s eighth studio album but first in five years. Joining in for … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Messages and more

July 24th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Oh, Friday. You beautiful creature, you. It’s good to see you, Friday. Have I told you that recently? I can’t say it enough, that’s for sure. You wanna go out together, you sweet day of the week, maybe for a … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Here Come the Mummies and more

July 17th, 2015 at 5:03 am

When I interviewed Here Come the Mummies a few years ago, one of the members — they are always anonymous, so I’m not sure which — talked about how hot it was in their costumes. That was in advance of Wakarusa, … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: The Honeycutters, July 16 at George’s

July 15th, 2015 at 11:19 am

Americana act The Honeycutters, based in Asheville, N.C., visits Fayetteville on Thursday (July 16). The group’s tour in support of the April album “Me Oh My” comes to George’s Majestic Lounge for a free show that begins at 9 p.m.

The weekend in live music, with Aaron Sarlo and more

July 10th, 2015 at 5:03 am

I was not in town last weekend. I was not in town the weekend before that. I took a little much needed respite and saw some live music in Ireland and England instead. A big thank you to our web editor … Continue reading