Category Archives: NWA Music News

The steely resolve of Steely Dan

July 22nd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

In the midst of remarkable success in the mid-1970s, Steely Dan stopped touring. They didn’t stop making music, of course. The album largely considered to be their masterpiece, 1977′s “Aja,” came after the tour hiatus. But cracks were bubbling under … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Sons of Brasil and more

July 18th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Friday, I’ve missed you. You’re a cruel tease, coming around only once per week, leaving me waiting and wanting from the start of Monday morning to the time of my exit from the office after the end of the work … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Kory Montgomery, multiple venues

July 16th, 2014 at 10:59 am

Rogers-born blues guitarist Kory Montgomery has recently moved out of the area and now uses Colorado as a home base between frequent tours. He comes back home this week, performing today (July 16) at JJ’s Grill in Rogers and Thursday … Continue reading

On the way — The Avett Brothers, Sept. 26 at the AMP

July 15th, 2014 at 8:37 am

Good morning! Here’s a “Morning Song” for you, courtesy of The Avett Brothers. Here’s some morning news, too — the band is heading to Northwest Arkansas in late September. The Avett Brothers are known for several things, among them writing … Continue reading

Concert review — Miranda Lambert, July 12 at the AMP

July 14th, 2014 at 9:31 am

Imagine having the No. 1 song in all of country music. Now take it one step more, and imagine having 9,000 screaming fans in front of you for a concert, then not playing that hit. And now, imagine the greatest … Continue reading

Miranda Lambert: “Platinum” album, “Platinum” tour, (almost) platinum sales

July 11th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Everything is coming up Platinum for Miranda Lambert. That’s the name of her most recent album, which currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. It’s also the color of her hair, as she discusses in the title … Continue reading

Joe Crookston takes over FPL

July 11th, 2014 at 10:23 am

I watched the first time Joe Crookston took over the Fayetteville Public Library. It was during the 2013 Fayetteville Roots Festival, and despite following icons Del McCoury and Iris Dement, he wowed the audience then. The town likewise wowed him, … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Brave Combo and more

July 11th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Unless the apocalypse happened between the time I finished writing this post and the dawn of Friday morning, you’ve made it to the weekend. Congratulations. Which means its time for a weekly digest for live music happenings in the area, … Continue reading

On the way — Drive-By Truckers, Oct. 28 at George’s

July 10th, 2014 at 11:41 am

With all the rain today, we may end up with some Fayetteville Oceans. The song above is “Made Up English Oceans,” and it’s courtesy of the Drive-By Truckers. Southern rockers and consummate bar band Drive-By Truckers have recently extended their … Continue reading

Concert review: Willie Nelson, July 7 at the AMP

July 9th, 2014 at 8:47 am

What remains to be said about Willie Nelson? What we already know about the man/music icon/Texan/jazz artist/outlaw/everyman makes him one of the more fascinating characters to ever grace a stage. Some of those things we know well: his near failings … Continue reading