Category Archives: NWA Music News

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

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

Soon in tunes: Roy Clark, Sept. 17 at the Alma PAC

September 15th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Known both for his tenure hosting the country variety show “Hee Haw” and his music abilities, Roy Clark continues his career more than 55 years after it started. The 82-year-old member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music … Continue reading

Welcome to the AAC Live season

September 14th, 2015 at 10:33 am

The Artist Audience Community Live concert series gets a bit of a lift to kick off it’s 2015-16 season. You might even say the opening event has “Wings.” Or maybe just the lead guitarist from the band Wings, the Grammy-winning … Continue reading

Jazz up your weekend in Eureka Springs

September 11th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

When Beto and the Fairlines pull into Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs, they’ll notice a few differences from 1985. The world music meets jazz outfit from Austin, Texas, played the first-ever Eureka Springs Jazz Festival. They return this weekend … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Paper Moon Shiners and more

September 11th, 2015 at 5:03 am

I remember this weekend last year. I know because I ran the Winslow Half Marathon. And I remember it because because I had trained in the heat all summer, and, like magic — POW — fall arrived overnight. It was about … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Roby Pantall, Sept. 10 at The Big Chill

September 9th, 2015 at 11:19 am

Jazz guitarist Roby Pantall has teamed up with bassist Ron Pennington and drummer Ken Everts to record a new album, the 12-track “Elysian Fields.” The album, recorded at Crisp Studios in Fayetteville, features several jazzy, bluesy cuts and a jazz-inspired … 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

The weekend in live music, with Yarn and more

September 4th, 2015 at 5:03 am

It may not feel like it now, but the crowds are coming. It’s a Arkansas Razorback game weekend, and thousands will invade this town. I know some out-of-towners were here already, because someone passed me in the city of Johnson … Continue reading

On the way: Michael McDonald, Dec. 1 at WAC

September 2nd, 2015 at 12:51 pm

It’s too early to think about Christmas. (Please don’t be thinking about Christmas!) But it’s not too early to think about Christmas concerts, apparently. Michael McDonald will being his “This Christmas — An Evening of Holiday and Hits” tour to … Continue reading