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Small instrument, big sound: Jake Shimabukuro and the ukelele

November 14th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Ukeleles are cute. Particularly in the world of folk pop music, the ukelele is something that adds a little brightness or color to a song, but rarely serves as the leading attraction. But when Jake Shimabukuro plays his ukelele, it’s … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with ticket sales and more

November 7th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Here’s what Wakarusa looked like last year. Tickets for this year’s event go on sale today. When the Razorback are off for a weekend, like they are this one, it seems like everyone else makes sure to host events. This … Continue reading

A final recap of Yonder’s Harvest Festival

October 28th, 2014 at 10:47 am

I know I’ve dedicated a lot of ink (actual ink and the digital variety) to the recently concluded Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. This is likely to be the last one until early June, when the lineup for … Continue reading

A review of the Friday activities at Yonder’s Harvest Fest

October 18th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I must change my outlook from yesterday. The weather worsened, but only in being slightly cooler than perfection. There are now a few clouds in the sky, a major change from yesterday’s spotless day. The clouds kept the morning cool; … Continue reading

A recap of Thursday activities at Yonder’s Harvest Fest

October 17th, 2014 at 11:34 am

Ben Kaufmann, bass player for Yonder Mountain String Band, might have jinxed us all. He mentioned the unspeakable — the weather at the Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. In previous years, it always seemed to rain, and I … Continue reading

A quick update from Yonder’s Harvest Festival

October 16th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival is underway. Or will be soon, depending much on which bands you want to see. The Main Stage opens in about three minutes with Eureka Springs’ Mountain Sprout, a blend of high energy bluegrass … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: North of Nashville, Oct. 2 at Smoke and Barrel

September 30th, 2014 at 10:41 am

The county music duo called North of Nashville hails from Maine, actually. But their sound owes more to the country music capital and also to artists such as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. North of Nashville performs a set at … Continue reading

Congratulations to the Ozark Blues Challenge winners

September 18th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

For the second time in three years, I helped judge the Ozark Blues Society‘s Ozark Blues Challenge. It’s crowns the best local blues solo or duo act and the best band. But it’s no mere battle of the bands — … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Airplanes and more

September 12th, 2014 at 5:03 am

The Airplanes, from Fayetteville, perform the song “Paper Hearts.” They perform this weekend at George’s Majestic Lounge. The video is pretty cool, too, creating a little paper art along the way. Art is everywhere. That’s the theme of a story … Continue reading

Concert review: Fayetteville Roots Festival’s opening day

August 29th, 2014 at 11:32 am

The Fayetteville Roots Festival has always billed itself as a blend of music and food. And at no time is that better proved than the Thursday night (Aug. 28) preview party at the Garner Farm in east Fayetteville. An entire … Continue reading