Tag Archives: Walton Arts Center

The weekend in live music, with The Australian Bee Gees and more

February 27th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Once again, it’s cold, rainy and potentially snowy or icy this weekend. Do your best to “Stay Alive” the next few days. That’s all I’ve got for a lead-in this week, but it’s a good one (hey, give me the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Rhonda Vincent, Feb. 26 at the Walton Arts Center

February 24th, 2015 at 9:53 am

On Feb. 8, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage cleaned house at the annual Society of the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America ceremony, an annual awards event that honors traditional bluegrass acts. The group took home Female Vocalist of the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Hot Sardines, Feb. 5 at the WAC

February 3rd, 2015 at 1:09 pm

A hot sardine don’t sound terribly appealing. There’s the fish thing, and heat and … The jazz bad Hot Sardines, however, are a different story. A blend of traditional jazz and around-the-world influences, the group was assembled by a writer … Continue reading

The best live shows in Northwest Arkansas in 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I made a goal of going to more shows in 2014 than I did the previous year. I accomplished that goal, and remembered both why I go to shows (I love them, and they transport me to wonderful places) and … Continue reading

Counting down the year, slowly

December 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am

If this post could be compared to a social gathering, we’re at the handshake and hug portion of the evening. You know, the part of the evening where you’re getting ready to leave, but you want to make sure to … Continue reading

Going Mediaeval

December 9th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I doubt many Christmas concerts feature songs performed in the Medieval French language. But not every Christmas concert is one offered by the Mediaeval Baebes, an all-female act from England. They’ll perform in that ancient language, and also in Cornish … 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

A lesson on swearing and pop songs with The Dan Band

November 21st, 2014 at 11:39 am

Appropriately, The Dan Band started as a joke. Dan Finnerty decided to sing Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” at a karaoke bar. Soon after that, a friend asked Finnerty to jump onstage before her and repeat the process because she … 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