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Thunder on the Mountain announces second round of artists

December 12th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

This song is by Carrie Underwood, and it’s called “See You Again.” We can say the same thing about Thunder on the Mountain, which returns June 26-28 on Mulberry Mountain in rural Franklin County. Underwood is on this year’s lineup. … Continue reading

Jazz up your Christmas

December 5th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Holiday songs might sound easy to play, with those beautiful, easy-to-recall melodies. But that’s far from the truth, says accomplished saxophone player Ted Nash. He has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for 16 years, and he says the … Continue reading

Christmas with Clint Black

December 3rd, 2014 at 1:49 pm

There’s a distinction between a “Christmas” concert and a “Christmastime” concert. It might be a slight one, but it’s one Clint Black wants to make. A Christmas concert would probably only feature Christmas songs. He’s more familiar with the latter … Continue reading

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