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Huge Bluegrass Festival at Ozarks' New Festival Site: The Farm by Sondra Goode

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THE New Festival in Fort Smith by Dori Colston

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Remembering a super musician supporter by Jessica Ellis

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Everyone complains about the weather... But nobody does anything about it… ---Mark Twain Greetings to you all! As you know it is now 4:20 in the a.m. of this f.m. day as I sit to peck out the final column of this, the Hot Summer Nights edition of this evanescent noosepaper. Why do we call it that? This is the only underground rock ‘n’ roll publication here in the Bible Belt, and doing it is inspiring to us, and it beats the hell out of getting a real job, too…something we concentrated on since the Summer of Love when we not only saw all the Bay area bands live before they got big and famous, we got to play music with some of them. That was the Summer I first turned 13 and it was so good I decided to stay there. Hence, I’m forever stuck in a life of puberty and to be honest I like it… First off, news about my lovely wife Dianne. After nearly a year sleeping on her daughter’s couch near the hospital in Little Rock, I’m happy to say that I brought her home. She’s still waiting for them to build her new leg, but is able to get around on her walker and wheelchair beautifully. Add to this, she’s got an important spirit…sort of a ‘damn-the-torpedoes-full-speed-ahead’ attitude. Better than I would have, I assure you… Had a serious let-down the other day…we travelled to Little Rock to get her prosthesis that was supposed to be ready only to find that it didn’t fit…so they are in the construction mode once again and it should be yet another couple of weeks. We are both incredibly grateful to everyone for all the prayers, gifts and love, and with her spirit and God’s immensely powerful energy, we will get past this one well…

In general...

Festivals have been intense and full of surprises. Who’d have thought that the Altered State would become totally

tropical this year? Indeed, there have been numerous thunder storms almost every day for the last few months. (The yard here in the compound needs to be baled rather than mowed…) And right now, while it has been a clear day thus far, the clouds are beefing up once again so it will probably download upon us by daybreak… Wakarusa was a real treat this year, and even the weather seemed to cooperate. Tens of thousands of music fans attended and heard a couple hundred bands over the 4 days of Waka. Indeed, it was my favorite thus far… Not so lucky was Highberry several weeks later. Sporatic storms drenched the thing every day… Many have asked me about the real reason for Thunder On The Mountain being cancelled. My own take on it is that one of the scheduled sponsors of the event pulled out at the last minute, thereby yanking the necessary funds to pull it off. Let’s face it, when you have dozens of expensive huge-named acts on the bill, along with a staff of hundreds, it costs quite a lot of money to produce shows like this. Unless you have really really deep pockets, you can’t produce these events. And if someone who agreed to supply more than half of the promised funding drops out two weeks before the event you have to drop your plans. There are all sorts of lawsuits going on, as you can imagine, and there are many bitter feelings involved. ‘Nuff said… The annual Eureka blues fest, on the other hand, went off without a hitch and thousands of blues lovers attended and had a great weekend. Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is the largest open-air asylum in the country, and live blues music happened in the Auditorium, all the clubs, all over the streets, and at the incredible Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Due to having busted a bone in my foot I was unable to attend, but our incredible reporters and photographers did. See the photo galleries all through

this edition to see the details…Meredith Mashburn, Jeremy Scott, Julia Udouj and David Hughes did a wonderful job of being there at all the events and I am grateful and proud across the board. The return of Strawberry Jam, set for May, got postponed all together, but happened several weeks later with a tiny turnout. Too bad, too, because the lineup was very good. Barth Grayson, the creator and promoter, is planning a very big festival in September, combining his Indian Summer Jam and Goat Roast on September 18 and 19. This will happen at the North Central Amphitheater located near Bald Knob. Included on the bill will be Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Hard Cider Boys and many more. We should have the whole line-up for you towards the end of August when we print our annual Out House Reading edition, so watch for it…

In Central Arkansas…….

There are wonderful musicians in these parts virtually every day at the clubs. I’m pleased to report that the Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers show at Another Round brought in a packed house. Another Round has quickly become one of the best live music venues in Arkansas. The stage is good, the acoustics are excellent, and the food is, in a word, phenomenal. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Roy Hale, Thread, Jet 420, Rick McKean, Ben Lewis, The Trustees, Trey Johnson, The Funky Mothers, The Deltatones, Roy Hale, Josh Green, Camille Rae & District 26 and a bunch more. For bookings and more information call (501)313-2612……. Dugan’s continues to be the place to be for great food, music and fun. The club is open every day, has a fine menu, good bar, huge-screen tvs, a cool outdoor smoking patio and a staff and owner that go out of their ways to make your visit as cool as it can be. There’s no cover charge…and for poor reporters that’s a real winner. Set to appear in the coming weeks are the Big John Miller, The Trustees, Salty Dogs, Shannon Boshears, Big Stack, Brian Nahlen, Funk Yeah, Steve Hester & DeJaVooDoo, The Karla Case Band, Roy Hale and the incredible Beckham Brothers Band. And make a point to check out Stratton’s Market, their magical store next door. This is a complete liquor store, among other things, along with various treats like pies and cookies and cool munchies and other fanciful stuff…and soon I am told Stratton’s will carry the entire line of ElfinVurkin jams, jellies, apple butter and honey. These products come with a warning: “Caution: highly addictive controlled substances”, whatever that means… Dugan’s is the newest music venue in the illustrious Little Rock River Market. For bookings at Dugan’s, call (501)244-0542……. The Rev Room checks in this issue with a very hot line-up: on the bill in the coming weeks are Kyle Park, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, iwrestledabearonce, Within the Ruins, Corey Smith, Electric Citizen, Enchiridion, The Bass Players Ball, Trapt, Sons of Texas, Divot, Whiskey Myers, The Josh Abbott Band, As Cities Burn, Foreign Sons, Canopy Climbers, Sean, Andy Grammer, Wade Bowen & Randy Rogers, Diarrhea Planet,

Stoney LaRue, He Is Legend, Sleepwave, and The Purple Rain Revisited Experience and more. Add to all this, every Thursday now the club presents the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Jam…any real musician is welcome to join in… For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Up the street, of course, is Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, also owned and operated by Suzon Awbrey and Chris King (who are two Arkansas musical heroes for their constant devotion to live music for a couple decades)… Stickyz checks in this time with an excellent roster. Look for shows by Tyler & The Tribe, The Nadis Warriors, Kingsdown, Ink Master, Season 6, Episode 5, Ghost Bones, The Stolen Faces, Reeves Gabrels, Grace Askew, Kim Lenz & The Jaguars, the Lucious Spiller Band, Barrett Baber and Adam Hambrick, On An On, The Suffers, and Randall Shreve & The Devilles and a lot more. Stickyz has a very full menu, and, unlike the popular misconception, has a whole lot more than chicken dishes (though they are superb). Their sandwiches and other entrees are worth writing home about…not to mention their extremely delicious and sinful desserts… For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Word on the street is that North Little Rock will soon have it’s own version of Midtown Billiards, when Conan Robinson opens The Four Quarters Bar this Fall. Conan has been the man with the plan for years at Midtown, and has been working for months getting the club in gear. There will be a tremendous menu, great bar and essential live music. He’ll tell us very little so as not to jinx things, but we have known Conan for many years and it shall be a hit, I assure you… The club will be at 415 Main, North Little Rock… Watch for it……. Meanwhile at Midtown Billiards, things are still very exciting. Midtown is the Altered State’s closest thing to a New Orleans dive bar. It’s open every day until daybreak, has intense bands on weekends, (not to mention an intense crowd), a great full-service bar, the best cheeseburgers in the world as well as delicious Spam sandwiches, and a crowd that really takes the cake. Let’s face it, any club that publicly advertises that it’s “where the bands come to get off when they get off everywhere else” has a lot going for it, you know?! Set to appear in the coming weeks are the Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Psychedelic Velocity, Ed Bowman & The Rock City Players, Stellar Way, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Dangerous Idiots, Ryan Visor, Agori Tribe, Clusterpluck, Moonshine Mafia, deFrance and Black River Pearl. And it’s one of the few establishments that is still smoker-friendly…a reporter’s dream… For bookings please email Conan at…… Markham Street Grill is open 7 days a week, has excellent food, fine live music on weekends, tons of huge screen tvs for sports action, is another rare smoker-friendly bar, and a really entertaining staff that will handle all your entertainment needs…well…many of your entertainment needs, depending… Set to appear in the coming weeks are Mike Robinson, Brian Nahlen, Odys-

sey, Mojo Duo, Hi-Balls, the Buh Jones Trio, Karla Case Band, Brian Ramsey Trio, Liquid Kitty, Apple Kahler & Crew, Psychedelic Velocity, Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin and more. For bookings, please email, or call 501-224-2010……. The infamous White Water Tavern checks in with a very impressive roster this month. Check out Sad Daddy, Collin vs. Adam, The Seratones, Adam Faucett, Casual Pleasures, High Lonesome, Swampbird, Midwest Caravan, The Uh Huhs, Ghost Foot, Water Liars, Lightnin’ Malcolm with The Dirty Streets, Bobby Bare, Jr., Roses, Choctaw Wildfire, Bombay Harambee, Pagiins, Biq Flillr, The Storytellers Club, Malcolm Holcombe, Jared Tyler, a huge reunion show featuring the infamous Techno Squid Eats Parliament, Sea Nanners, The Inner Party, Mulehead, Joey Kneiser, Kelly Smith (of Glossary), Graham Wilkinson, a special Sunday show with Kyle Huval & The Dixie Ramblers, Roger Hoover, Speedbumps, and Radio Birds. See the schedule pages for all the dates. And please note, despite the name of the club, this had absolutely nothing to do with the investigation of Bill & Hillary Clinton. Many people seem to think it does, but the White Water in their thing had to do with a land development of the same name. This club was here a long time before the Clinton scandal. Just so’s you know… For bookings contact Matt White at (501)375-8400……. West End Smoke House & Tavern checks in this time out with a very fine line-up of dance bands. Look for the likes of Aces Wild, January Noise, Big Stack, Raising Grey, Splendid Chaos, The Billy Jones Revue, Third Degree, Mayday By Midnite, Dirty Lindsay and Lipstick Hand Grenade. West End is open every day, has extremely good food, multiple pool tables, multiple TVs for games, a large dance floor, a huge concert-sized stage and sound system…and serves food until the wee-wee hours. For bookings call (501)224-7665…….

In Conway…….

TCs Midtown Grill remains the number one music of the only such things in the city, too. The club is open 7 days a week, has multiple pool tables, a tremendous sound system, a beautiful light system, a full menu (even serves corn-beef sandwiches!), a concert-quality stage, and even a hoist to put brave guitar players up to the ceiling and across the room (!). Set to appear in the coming weeks are Dirty Lindsay, Funk Yeah, Shotgunbillys, Third Degree, Pamela K. Ward, Nerd Eye Blind, and much more. TCs is open for lunch, too. TCs is located at 1611 E. Oak Street. Head north from I-40 about two miles and watch for the sign on your right. For bookings contact Ty Simms or TC at (501)205-0576…….

In Eureka Springs…….

Chelsea’s is one of the best music rooms in Arkansas. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Sprungbilly, Magnolia Brown, Wink Burcham, The Camptown Ladies, Opal Agalfia, Joe Giles & The Homewreckers, Sad Daddy, Chucky Waggs, Mountain Sprout, Arkansauce, Brujo, Smokey Folk, Ocie Fisher & Matt Smith, Mr. Miller Highlife, Mojo Depot,

Cadillac Jackson and Chris Harp. Chelsea’s is where the locals tend to hang out. It’s open 7 days a week, has a full bar and menu, an open-air smoking porch and a tremendous stereo system. For bookings call (479)253-6723……. The Pied Piper Pub and Cathouse Lounge also is a tremendous party room. Live music is on weekends, but there is always someone showing up to play whenever they can. The Pied Piper also has a very nice outdoor garden area, and when the weather’s just right it’s the place to be in Eureka…under the stars where God meant it to be - we’ve established that…(and even down under the infamous blues Jesus statue…) Set to appear at the club in the coming weeks are Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Johai Kafa, Caleb Martin, The Matchsellers, Tyler Gregory, Melissa & Grayson’s Good Ol’ Gooduns, Arkansauce, Cutty Rye, Deep Fried Squirrel, The Squarshers, Kyle Young, Ozark Mountain Maybelles, Brujo, Rebellion, Lou Shields and more. The Pied Piper is open 7 days a week. For bookings call (479)363-9976……. The Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern has lots of music on the roster. Look for North Of Forty, Jason Kinney Band, Rock N Loaded, 221 Band, Christine DeMeo Band, Terri & The Executives, The Aaron Mullins Band, Lance Griffith & The Midnight Prairie, Steve Hester & DeJaVooDoo, Triple Shot, Leather N Lace, Norman Jackson and more. For bookings call (470)253-8544……. The Rowdy Beaver Den, downtown at 47 Spring Street, also has a bunch of music coming in the next several weeks. Party with Tightrope, Outlaw Hippies, Austin Cobb, Blackwater Acoustic, Terri & Brett, The Christine DeMeo Band, Chris Harp, Lance & Kelly, The Lark & The Loon, Hogscalders, John Harwood Band, Opium Western, Dan Martin & Cody Woody, As Is, Rockey Don Jones, Downday Duo, Michael Tisdale Duo and a lot more. This is a perfect place to sit and watch the basket cases on the street walk around and mumble… And it’s also a smoker-friendly place, too…which is getting harder and harder to find. For bookings call (479)3636444…….(afternoons please…)

In Northwest Arkansas…….

The Big Chill has become the hottest live music venue in Northwest Arkansas. Gina Parks, who, of course owns the Big Chill in Hot Springs, is as much a music fanatic as we are…which is not only hard to believe it’s hard to imagine… Appearing at the club in the coming weeks are Steeves Reeves, Mister Lucky, Jocko, Anthony Ball, Ghost Town Blues Band, The Take Cover Duo, Earl & Them, Another Fine Mess, Got It Covered, The Downtown Live Wires, Anthony Ball Jazz, Mike Mayberry & The Slowhands, Junction 80, The Jinns, and ShotgunBillies… Every Tuesday is the NWA Blues Club Jam, too. For bookings, directions and other information, call (479)271-7011……. George’s Majestic Lounge has lots of very fine shows coming up…of course they always do. On the roster in the coming weeks are Ultra Suede, Leah & The Mojo Doc-



tors, Buffalo House, Irie Lions, Finger Eleven, Eye For A Lie, Chasing Pictures, Jesse Aycock, Paul Benjamin, Earl & Them (The Cate Brother Band), The Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash, featuring Forgotten Space, Got It Covered and Dawn Cate, Arkansauce, Me Like Bees, Benjamin Del Shreve, RJ Mischo, Boss Tweeds, Ozzy Tribute, Goose Acoustic Show, The Nace Brothers, Goodluck Slim, Groovement, Full House, Joe Giles & The Homewreckers, Randal Shreve & The DeVilles, Old Salt Union, Hardworking Americans featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Duane Trucks, Chad Staehly and Je, The Sisters Sweet and Flashback. For bookings at George’s call (479)527-6618 or email saxsafe@aol. com……. With the warm weather, virtually all the clubs with outdoor pubs have got their motors running… On the bill in the coming weeks at Jose’s Streetside are Whiskey Grin, Kelly Road, Ruckus, Earl & Them, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, Backstage Pass, Prince Albert, Leah & The Mojo Doctors, Another Fine Mess, Left Of Center, Red Ambition, Voxana and more. For bookings call (479)521-0194……. Jose’s Southwest Grille in Springdale also has their outdoor garden rockin’. Look for shows with Isayah’s Allstars, 90LB Wrench, Uncrowned Kings, Wes Hart, Dawn Cate & The Rhythm Kings, Another Fine Mess, Cassette, Red Ambition, KN3, MGB, Kelly Road, Milburn, We Be Jammin’, and more. For bookings call (479)750-9055……. Kingfish Dive Bar also has their garden open, with a large roster of talent set to appear. Look for the Marshall Wallace Band, David Bright Band, Voxana, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, Cutty Rye, Blew Reed & The Flat Heads, American Lions, Whiskey Grin, Tildon Krautz, and more…. For bookings send an email to……. Northwest Arkansas now has a new outdoor club for music. To wit, On The Mark - the sports bar - has built a beer garden and is having bands. Look for Russ Hutchison, Jovan Arellano, Jim Mills, Wildwood, Scott Young, John Doroyo, Jed Clampit, Russ Hutchison, Jamie Wolf, Allen Castleberry, Mo Brothers and Matt Smith and more. For bookings call (479)575-0123……. The Smoke & Barrel also has an outdoor garden now… Look for shows featuring Dead Soldiers, Union Specific, Witchsister, Dead Indian, Shannon Wurst, Cadillac Jackson, Bella Donna, The Dan Martin Band, Crescent City Combo, 1 Oz. Jig, American Lions, and a lot more. For bookings call (479)521-6880……. The Light Bulb Club checks in this issue with a full roster of acts. Look

for Made In Sabbath, Savage Spawn, Antarichrist, Witchsister, Izzi Savage, Water Liars, Lo-Res, Ryan Pickop, Buffalo Rodeo, Paglins and a lot more. See the calendar pages for the whole list… For bookings please email Lightbulbc……. Mojo’s Pints and Pies checks in this month with a very fine band schedule. On the bill in the coming weeks are Coverblind, Olde Fashioned Band, Bejamin Del Shreve, Loose Change, Voxana, The Fuggins Wheat Band, Cadillac Jackson, The Charlie Kelly Trio, Dead Irish Blues and more. Mojo’s has great food, an outdoor deck, a full bar and free parking (a rare thing in Northwest Arkansas). To reach them for bookings call (479)935-3459……. Bear’s Place has been serving up live music pretty much every night. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Walter Schmidt, Danny Mullen, Weekenders, Swinging Doors, Brick Fields, Craig & Matt, Vince Turner, Indigo 27, Cajun, Sam Thompson, Left Of Center, Silvershakers, Flashback, Silvermoon, She’s US (Judy Dunleavy) and a whole lot more. For bookings call (479)521-2327…….

In Fort Smith…….

Headed down the hill to the Fort has become so much easier with that interstate. It used to be a real challenge to run from Northwest Arkansas…now it’s a breeze… First on the list is R. Landry’s, Arkansas’ answer to New Orleans. In the coming weeks look for shows featuring Eric Matthews, Cutthroat Trout, some guy named robb, Jon Dooly Brian Ramsey, Laura Pierson, Jamie Lou, Gary Hutchison, Carter Sampson, Justin Patterson, Tom Ware, Honey Shine featuring Richard Burnett and so much more. There’s no cover chanrge here either. The food here is far better than anything I’ve ever had in New Orleans, which is saying a lot. A whole lot. And the atmosphere is perfect. It is a most comfortable room that attracts a nice crowd every night from Monday through Saturday. For bookings call Natalie at (479)783-2505……. As many of you know by now, Webby D’s has closed. It’s a real shame as we saw much great music and fun here over the past couple years. It will be missed… As mentioned last time out, Doug McRae has purchased Hero’s, and is making it a serious music venue. On the bill in the coming weeks are shows with Judge Parker, Red Witch Johnny, George & The Jetsons, Great American Game Show, Little Buffalo River Band, Method To Madness, Shots Herd, Fat Friend, Punk Show, Evan Punk, Not In

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Your Life, Tom Ware, a cancer benefit for Ryan, FreeVerse, The Hollow Valley Funk Band, and more. Hero’s is open every day, and on Tuesdays & Thursdays they still feature $1 tacos… Oh…and Happy Hour is every day from 1 to 8, and all day on Sundays… For bookings call Doug at (479)6501481……. Neumeier’s Rib Room is back open, only at a different location, and only serving its fantastic food. No longer is it a major open-air concert venue, it is at 424 Garrison Avenue where the shortlived Bravo’s Italian Restaurant once was. Bill Neumeier is in charge and personally handling the great food he’s made famous over the years. He’s also decorated the place up with the enormous collection of rock ‘n’ roll stuff he’s gathered through the years…

In Hot Springs…….

The Hot Springs Blues and BBQ fest is on the way. See the feature elsewhere in this edition, but put it on your calendar NOW…and don’t miss this. This year the Spa City Blues Society has teamed up with Oaklawn Park and it will happen on the infield of the race-track on September 19 and 20. The feature acts are Keb’ Mo’ and Los Lonely Boys, along with Heavy Suga’ & The SweeTones, Lightnin’ Lee Langdon, The Hump Night Blues Band, Eric Hughes, Salt & Pepper, Trey Johnson & Dave Almond, Jackie B & Me, John Calvin Brewer, Ray Bonneville, and Shemekia Copeland, Jocko Deal Brian Martin, Ben Rice, Lucious Spiller, The Stacy Mitchart Band, Randy McQuay and much more. The partnership between the blues club and Oaklawn should be a good fit, and a major improvement from the years past, when the show was on Bath House Row, and always seemed to conflict with the doings of the National Park tourist crowd on the streets…plus, I might add, the parking issues of years past are no longer a problem. We’ll have all the details in our Out House Reading edition next time out……. There is no better music room in the Spa than The Big Chill. This is home away from home for hundreds of musicians, because they are treated right. On any given night, almost no matter who is really playing, there are countless players sitting in…and even if they don’t they’re sitting there adding their musical energy to the mix, anyway. Officially appearing in the coming weeks are Ryan & Adam, The Shotgunbillys, Simanton Goff Band, Jocko, John Calvin Brewer, Down Day Duo, John Lisi & Delta Funk, Dave Almond, Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands, Dean Agus & Legacy, and a lot more. The Big Chill is open every day, has pool tables, huge screen TVs for sports, several outdoor smoking lounges, a special smoke-free bar and some excellent bar food too.

Plus, and this is the big one, there’s no cover charge here! For bookings please call (501)6245185……. Another club worth visiting in Hot Springs is the Ohio Club on Bathhouse Row. This, of course, was the favorite hang out for Al Capone in the golden days of gambling in the Spa…there’s a statue on the sidewalk of Al, permanently resting his bones on a bench. (It’s a most popular place for visitors to pose for photos with Al…Hey, this is a national park, you know?!) The Ohio has music 7 days a week. Every Sunday is Larry Womack and Jacquiline, Mondays features Randy & Chana, Tuesday is Legacy Duo, Wednesdays is an open Blues Jam, Thursdays is for live jazz, and weekends feature the house band, The Ohio Club Players. The food here is superbly prepared, too…and the bar is worth writing home about. And since they had a fake wall and doorway, The Ohio is the oldest drinking establishment in the country…with the fake room they kept serving even through Prohibition…it wasn’t legal, of course, but that never mattered in Hot Springs during its golden days…I mean, very little did matter in the legality department. For bookings at the Ohio, please call (501)627-0702……. Maxine’s checks in with an impressive list this time out. Look for shows featuring Sad Daddy, A. Sinclair, Adam Faucett & Tall Grass, Heavy Glow, Canaan, May The Peace Of The Sea Be With You, The Waltons, Joemyside (The Last Slice), Hopeless Jack, Pollen RX, The Fatty Acids, Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, The Brothel Sprouts (appropriately named…Maxine’s was a famous brothel for decades), Amy Levere, Will Sexton, Engine, Daniel Amadee, Foulplay Cabaret, Christian Lee Hutson, Them Travelin’ Birds, Ne-Hi, Dangerous Idiots, Landrest, Dikki Du & His Zydeco Crew, East Cameron Folklore and Ghost Bones. For bookings please email……. Classics, at the Clarion Hotel, has started their Summer live music by the pool shows. On the bill is David Ball and John Jordan. For bookings call Mary at (501)5257172…….

In Closing…….

Well kiddos that’s about all the time to chat for now. That hot Summer Sun is high in the sky and the NF staff is pretty high around the office…after all this column was started at 4:20 of course…and by now the staff at the printer’s anger is getting pretty high (but not in a good way, you know.) We’ll see you again next time. Until then, then, be sure to keep ‘em flyin’…….

Hillberry Bluegrass Fest

---Sondra Goode The Hillberry Bluegrass Music Festival is slated to take place August 20 - 23rd, 2015. Deadhead Productions has announced they will bring this unique festival to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The event will feature two nights with the Schwag - The Grateful Dead experience, and will include a set each night where the Schwag will play bluegrass style. Hillberry will also showcase some of the best regional bluegrass acts in the area such as Rumpke Mountain Boys, Mountain Sprout, Foley’s Van, ClusterPluck, Dirty River Ramblers, Hattrick, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Arkansauce, Cutty Rye, Big Steel River, Chucky Waggs, Mark Bilyeu & Cindy Woolf, and Woody & Sunshine. Event attendees can expect to experience many arts & crafts vendors and as well as live artist experiences. There will be hands on workshops as well. This will be the first event to take place at the new venue called “The Farm.” The Farm is nestled in the hills of the Ozarks. It sits on 160 acres that backs up to Mark Twain National Forest. The address is 1 Blue Heron Lane, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Admission: $65 - 3 day pass - $50 - 2 day pass $35 - 1 day pass. Onsite camping will be allowed for the entire event. There is a general store and a shower/bathroom house. Electricity will be available for merchandise vendors. Table Rock Lake, Beaver Lake, and the White River are all within 5 miles of this location. The Farm sits about 9 miles outside of historic Victorian town of Eureka Springs Arkansas. This venue caters to 360 degree panoramic views of the heart of the Ozarks. Visit for more details. Deadhead Productions has been producing concerts and festivals in Arkansas now for several years. Until recently, the shows have occurred at Byrd’s Adventure Center on the Mulberry River. Jon Walker recently built his new festival site - The Farm - and has been producing events there since last Spring, beginning with Phunkberry in May. This will be the second large event at The Farm and promises to be very exciting. In an area with a plethora of music festivals, The Farm is set to essentially become yet another major music destination for music lovers in the Ozarks. For further information, please visit the Thursday - 8/20/15 Mountain Sprout 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Rumpke Mountain Boys 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM Friday - 8/21/15 Mark Bilyeu & Cindy Wolf 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Chucky Waggs 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Cutty Rye 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM Foley’s Van 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM The Schwag 9:30 PM - 11:30 AM The Hatrick 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM Saturday - 8/22/15 Woody & Sunshine 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Big Steel River 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Arkansauce 3:30PM - 4:45 PM Dirty River Ramblers 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM ClusterPluck 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM The Schwag 9:30 PM - 11:30 AM Tyranosaurus Chicken 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM Ticket prices: Thursday- Friday-Saturday Pass: $65 plus tax Friday – Saturday pass: $50 plus tax Saturday Only: $35 plus tax *Kids 11 and under are free. *Camping is free!!!! Media Contact: Jon Walker Email: Phone: (479) 877-0277

The Schwag

Big Steel River Arkansauce

Chucky Waggs

Cutty Rye Tyrannosaurus Chicken Woody & Sunshine

Foley's Van Dirty River Ramblers Cindy Wolf & Mark Bilyeu



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Fort Music

Peacemaker Music & Arts Fest

Putting all the festivals together in Fort Smith in 3 days ---Dori Colston While Fort Smith has long had a tradition of live music venues, it’s festival scene has been limited…until now. Traditionally, Fort Smith residents have been able to count on The Riverfront Blues Festival as their one annual downtown festival with music. However, this year has brought us the first Steel Horse Rally in early May which held live music on the riverfront and coming soon we have the inaugural Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival to look forward to. You might say, we have a festival scene developing here. This first annual Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival will take place at the The River Park Amphitheater along the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Fort Smith. The dates are Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. Music will feature local, regional, and national acts of various genres ranging from Americana, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Country, Bluegrass, and Jam Bands. True to the festival’s intent, all genre encompassing music will be highlighted as well as various art styles. Art displays will be set up around the festival for festival goers to enjoy before and during the music at the festival. Just think, it all started with a Facebook post. That’s right, Jeff Gosey, co-owner of AJ’s Oyster Bar in downtown Fort Smith put a post on his Facebook one day asking if anyone was interested in helping him start a music festival. The response was enthusiastic. A few short weeks later, a board had been formed and the festival started to come together.

Jeff Gosey

“This has been an amazing ride so far,” says Gosey, festival president. “I’m blown away by the dedication and hard work of this organization and we’re excited to announce a killer line up for this inaugural event.” I agree, the line up is killer. Huge props go to Bill Neumeier for pulling together a stunning line up that will surely pull crowds not just Arkansas, but all over the surrounding states.

Jason Isbell Bands include Saturday night headliners The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB as their fans call them) praised by Rolling Stone as “at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic” and Friday night headliner Jason Isbell. Let’s go over these awesome acts, starting with Friday night and Friday night’s headliner, Jason Isbell. You may know from Jason Isbell from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit or The Drive By Truckers. Most recently, he is a 3-time Americana Award winner, including


The Cate Brothers Band Album of the Year for Northwestern, a soulful, honon the classic Tulsa Sound, the band expands their est album that took the Americana world by storm. groove-based genre to include most styles of American Wall Street Journal writes, “A composer of splendidly music, including flashes of rock, jazz, funk, be-bop, crafted songs, he performs with an intensity that conand swing. Totally Tulsa. nects the listener to the deep and genuine emotions Also on the bill is Luke Pruitt, a Fort Smith singersomgwriter who spends much of his creative time in Nashville. A number of credits below his belt, this performer should totally appeal to the Peacemaker crowd of music loversl. Area favorites and regional powerhouse The Cate Brothers Band is also on the bill Friday night bringing blues to the mix of sounds to be heard at this festival. These twin brothers have spent the last few decades rockin’ the blues. These cats are no stranger to the region, having based out of Fayetteville for quite some time. Alas, you may need a refresher on just how awesome their show is come Peacemaker Festival time. A major hitter on Friday’s lineup is the indescrib-

Tyrannosaurus Chicken

that inspire his work.” Also on Friday is the one and only Tyrannosaurus Chicken, the nationally famous Fort Smith duo. Smilin’ Bob Lewis and Rachel Ammons are two of the most creative and talented musicians I’ve ever heard…and I listen to a lot of musicians. This pair produce more music than many larger bands, and are known throughout the country as a powerful answer to downhome blues of virtually every genre, and with events like the Chicago and Memphis blues festivals under

Isayah Warford

Lucero their belts each year have built themselves a strong following. Don’t miss the Paul Benjamin Band. Building


able Lucero. These guys have a unique and awesome sound that, if you try to describe it, might be described as a “Parts country and parts folk with an added heaping of punk rock, the six-piece cover the musical gamut.” - No wonder they have such a dynamic crowd base. At any given show punk rockers could be stage diving next to folksy hipsters. Following Lucero is Jason Isbell to close out the

night. Isbell is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. He is best known for his solo career and as a former member of the Drive-By Truckers for 6 years. Saturday’s line up will vary from Metal to Jam to Country. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood headlines, with support acts Brownout, Red Wanting Blue, Anders Osbourne, and Corey Smith performing the rest of the evening…as if Anders Osbourne and Corey Smith

Brownout weren’t heavy hitters of their own... Saturdays line-up includes the incredible Isayah’s Allstars with his ‘Help Is On The Way’ tribute. Isayah is a multi-talented performer from Northwest Arkansas who appears regionally with a group of some outstanding musicians. He custom-builds each band for each appearance so there’s really no telling just who Chris Robinson Brotherhood are strong. This band is all about musical freedom. Moving on to a more American/Blues Act will be Boundary dissolving is our ideal. Boundary dissolving Anders Osbourne. Originally from Sweden, Anders has and a good ole’ Saturday night boogie.” made his home in Louisiana. For those who love songwriting, rich vocals, and great guitar work, Anders will Well, get ready to get your boogie on! be a must see. “Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a In a nice change of pace for festivals in these parts and a very cool way of giving back to the community, Sunday, August 2nd brings a Gospel Brunch. Starting at 10:00 a.m., area churches and community leaders will feed the hungry and the hung-over for free at the River Front Pavilion. Included in the festivities Red Wanting Blue will appear on each show…hence, the name Allstars. This day he’s appearing with Dave Gesualdo on guitar, Stingray on drums, Jophnny Arredondo on drums, too, Jackson Gibson on keys, and Drew Packard on bass. Brownout is “Austin-based Latin psych-funk collective who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalog of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath.” -Peacemaker’s official press release. Thier lead singer Alex Marrero has

Anders Osborne been dubbed the “Mexican Ozzy.” Sounds like some major credentials to me… Red Wanting Blue is a rock ‘n’ roll band based in Columbus, Ohio with some great “heat” behind them. Their 2012 release From the Vanishing Point landed in the top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Charts. They’ve also had appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, and NPR’s Mountain Stage. Red Wanting Blue is now touring in support of their latest album Little America.

Corey Smith soulful, tremulous wail.” He is a consummate showman and shaman, bending successive moments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes.…never lazily derivative…every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place. -New Orleans TimesPicayune. ‘Nuff said. Country Singer-songwriter Corey Smith will be another performer not to miss…really they all are…Corey has long played to sold out crowds across the country and “The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin’ Is Good. “ - Corey Smith Bio Finally, we get to headliner for Saturday night, jam band The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. These guys are self-defined “farm to table psychedelic rock band.” Having debuted in early 2011 in their home market of California with 50 shows and in the US in 2012 with the release of two albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012), they made a huge impact in a short time over an 118 show stretch. They are now touring in support of their latest release, Phosphorescent Harvest, an album that band member Casul says, “The approach was to get far out sonically, while retaining a certain focus on the central melody of each song. Psychedelia, sonic density, and expanded arrangements were the order of the day, but the songs

Sleepy Man Banjo Band

will be live gospel choirs and bluegrass musicians. On the bill are Shadygruve, The Boxcars and the Sleepy Man Banjo Band and more. The Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival promises to be a wonderful, music and arts festival. Board member Bill Neumier states, “Not only do we want to provide Fort Smith with a fun event, but we want to be able to give back to other organizations that provide much needed help to our residents.” The Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing a portion of its proceeds directly back to the community through local charities. The organizations benefiting this year are Developmental Wings, Girls Inc. and the Children’s Emergency Shelter. Tickets are on sale now for day passes and for weekend passes at For more information on the festival or to purchase tickets, please visit ---DC NIGHTFLYING.COM • HOT SUMMER NIGHTS • 2015 ■ 9

Can’t help myself - 2

Belleville, IL • James Dowdy, 43, on parole for an earlier sock theft, was arrested once again, after police received reports of socks missing in burglaries and found several dozen pairs in his car.

Excrementum occurrum, 1

Lake Crystal, MN • A 64-year-old woman was recently knocked down by her in-gear minivan in Lake Crystal, Minnesota, as she got out to retrieve something from her house.

Excrementum occurrum, 2

South Centre Township, PA • A man was recently hospitalized after leaving his idling car to adjust something under the hood and apparently adjusted the wrong thing, sending the car thrusting forward.

Excrementum occurrum, 3 Being hot

Richmond, VA • Laquanda Newby was recenty charged with three counts of child abuse on June 7 at the county courthouse after police spotted her car with two children locked inside on a day in which the temperature reached the 90s, being parked at a courthouse in order to attend her hearing on charges that on May 26, she had locked her kids in a hot car while she was out on errands.

Teach your children

Alameda, CA • Some parents of Encinal High School students demanded an investigation recently after learning from a counselor at an after-school program that students had been “assigned” the extra-credit project of rummaging through their parents’ bedrooms looking for sex toys (and bringing in a “selfie” holding one).

Equine love interest

Edinburg, TX • Cirilo Castillo Jr., was arrested in February but a charge was not filed until June, apparently because prosecutors were awaiting Castillo’s recovery from a broken leg, having been found in a barn after trying to have sex with a horse, because the horse kicked him.


Tulsa, OK • Police recently found two blood-splattered men in an apartment parking lot at 1 a.m., after having a dual stabbing spree with broken beer bottles - over whether Android phones are superior to iPhones.

Bridgeport, CT • Suspended Catholic Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 63, was sentenced in May to more than five years in prison for running a meth distribution ring, where he also operated a sex shop to launder the drug profits.

Phoenix, AZ • Holly Solomon, 31, pleaded guilty in April to aggravated assault with her Jeep - against her then-husband - and has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison - angry that he had neglected to vote for Mitt Romney as she expected.

Choosing poorly

Holiday spirit

Bayonne, NJ • Alvaro Ortega, 34, was arrested for taking a uniformed police officer’s cellphone in the East Coast Catering deli on May 18, as Ortega was the only other person in the deli at the time.

Cashing in on it

Seattle, WA • A Seattle couple holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million still has it, despite being theft victims, after someone smashed open a window in their car on May 14 and stole a pair of sunglasses that was resting atop the lottery ticket.

Pinellas Park, FL • Rusty Sills, 56, previously a convicted “underwear bandit” was recently arrested and charged with stealing women’s shoes - sometimes “replacing” them with shoes he no longer liked, with police finding about 100 pairs in his van.

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Mountain Home, AR • Benno, a Belgian Malinois, has eaten an unusual series of items over his four years, but his latest meal was 23 live rounds of .308-caliber bullets, adding to his personal strange culinary consumptions including eating a bra, a lawn mower air filter, a TV remote, styrofoam peanuts, drywall, magnets, and an entire loaf of bread still in the wrapper.

Love sucks

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Spiritual integrity

South Portland, ME • Jamie Vandegraaf, 23, was struck by his own car as he leaped from the driver’s side (not far enough to clear the door) to avoid police and U.S. Marshals pursuing him concerning the robbery of a Shaw’s supermarket.


Burnsville, MN • Alfred Guercio was recently arrested after forcibly entering a neighbor’s home and swiping a knife set that he had given the woman as a Christmas gift, telling the woman and police that he was taking the gift back, as he was “upset that the woman was failing to appreciate it enough.”

Love counts

Kanpur, India • The March arranged-marriage ceremony in was about to start when cousins of the bride demanded that groom, Ram Baran, answer the question, “What is 15 plus 6?”, and when Baran answered “17,” and the marriage was off.


Lowell, MA • Michael Leone was recently arrested for threatening to cut off his neighbor’s head with a machete unless he turned down his music.

A sign of the times

Stockholm • The Oliver & Eva sex shop was not prepared for the deluge when the nation’s Employment Service website posted its opening to hire a “sex toy tester,” with applications coming in at a rate of every 20 seconds.

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Seeing the world through his eyes

Jon Kirk Edwards Living and breathing music, photo artist added beauty to an ugly world ---Jessica Ellis ---photos by Tom Monan I do not even know where to begin to tell you about the man that is, was, and will always be Jon Kirk Edwards. All I can do is tell you what he meant to me. I met him approximately two years ago when he came to Brick Fields Blues Therapy. I remember him smiling at me and me thinking to myself that I had to meet and know him. Over the next couple of months we would sit and chat and I would make sure he had his fresh ginger ale. We spoke of music and well, just life in general. I grew to feel honored to know him and I loved to see him smile as he came through the door. He was always smiling and a voice of positivity for me and he became a staple of our blues therapy family. In fact, as I write this I sit looking at his empty seat. I am saddened by the knowledge that he will never occupy that chair physically again and yet, so very grateful for all of the memories I have of him sitting there. If you didn’t know Jon, he lived and breathed music. He embodied it and it ran through the very essence of his soul. He supported and encouraged local musicians and he could be seen a nearly every show, event, and venue in Fayetteville, taking amazing photos and documenting nearly every minute. I know some of my favorite photos of myself are ones he captured of me when I was unaware that he was…including the video he caught of me dancing one night…very badly I might add. Lol. What he did for local music by his photos and support was immeasurable and vital to our artists but his presence and enthusiasm and smile were the true contributions to us all. The last time I saw him, he hugged me and told me to love myself more because I deserve to and that I could have, be, and do anything I want and for the first time in quite some time, I really believed it. The following week I learned that he had gone to hospice and when I got home I took down a gift that he had given me about a year ago. A lil frog for good luck. It was gifted at a time when I was in much need of luck and love… He gave me both and ever since I had that frog on my dresser so I would see it every single day. Since that night however, I have slept with it next to my pillow. The memorial that was held at Jose’s for Jon was the most beautiful and amazing tribute. The outpouring of love for this man was touching. The all day event consisted of music from too many of our local musicians to mention and what made it even more wonderful was that his family was able to be there from all over the states. I am sure that he was smiling down on all of us and that he had a great time. It is one of life’s beautiful gifts and treasures that a stranger can become our friend and our family. How they can make such an impact on our life and heart and can bring us all together. I am positive that those of you who knew him have the same kind of fond memories and similar stories of the man with a wooden peace sign on his chair and a smile on his face. Here is a poem I wrote for him when I found out he had passed:



On Wings Of A Dove

I feel resignation and peace I send to you warm thoughts and love I pray you find all that you need That it all comes on the wings of a dove. That you find all the answers that you longed for That light and beauty is all you see That every dream you dream is more vivid than before That on those wings, it’s all you hoped it be. I hope that you really know That all you feel is your faith That you have peace in your soul And that you are at last safe. I hope you find all that you desired That great light comes to you That the wings of a dove take you higher And that your soul will always bloom. I feel heavy and light in my heart You will be loved and missed forever And as your spirit had to part In my heart we’ll always be together. So I send to you on the wings of a dove The beauty of having true peace It’s sent to you in genuine friendship and love And true hope that it finds you happy.

Daddy Jack Fryer

We gonna play the biscuit ---Bill Ramsey A few weeks ago I lost my dear friend and “podnah” Jack “Daddy Jack” Fryer. The tragic details of his death made news across the state. It was standing room only at a candlelight vigil at the church where he had sung in the choir. I am sure his memorial service will be the same. Mention the name Daddy Jack Fryer to just about anyone in Arkansas and you will likely get a strong response. Whatever is said, good or not so good, will only confirm his iconic stature. A football hero, a business titan and visionary, he was also an alcoholic, drug abuser and ultimately an inmate. In later life, he would conquer his demons and dedicate his life to serving others. I seldom found him without a massive agenda of projects to help his fellow man. I knew Daddy Jack from a musician’s perspective as a side man, at first by chance and later by choice. A singer, showman, soul man and a blues man of astounding proportion, he was well known as the leader of his own outrageous rhythm and blues band. I recall back in “the day”, when not fronting “The Screamers”, Jack would arrive at one of my gigs, jump on stage, grab the mic, turn and say under his breath, “Midnight Hour”. It could have been J. J. Jackson’s “But, It’s All Right”, Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me, or some other evergreen nugget. Whatever the tune, we would dutifully comply and the crowd loved it. Much to the chagrin of the band, he would steal the show, schmooze his way through the crowd, exit as he had arrived and leave the band wondering, how do we top that? Jack loved all music. He had a passion for original blues music. Not anyone’s covers, but the “real blues” by the likes of Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Elmore James and all from the early Chess label. He asked if I had ever played the “real blues”. In my ignorance I said, “Sure, that stuff’s easy”. In the course of the next few weeks, he showed me just how wrong I was. He would grill me every day to slow down and capture the authentic essence of the music. He would bellow,

“Cat, quit playing like a rock and roller”! I would try my hardest to play it like Daddy wanted it. Authenticity was the name of the game and Jack was insistent and unrelenting in his quest. From our efforts, Daddy Jack and the All Star Blues Band was born. Our first gig was to a packed house. Once again, Jack’s adoring fans had shown up to support him. Daddy Jack wasn’t shy about passing the hat for his charity. It was always suggested that the audience make a “greatly appreciated donation” cover charge to Addiction, Recovery and Support Ministries. Then Jack would milk the crowd for more donations following every song. They willingly poured more cash into his old hat positioned at his feet on stage. He joyfully acknowledged every deposit with a “thanks, podnah”, or “thanks darlin’”. One thing nobody knew was that no matter what the band was paid, Jack never paid himself. All of his performances were 100% to benefit others. Jack told every audience, “we gonna’ play the biscuit”. He meant the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena. He realized his goal in October of 2013 when Daddy Jack and the All Star Blues Band performed on the Rising Biscuit stage. Another magical moment he shared with me. Daddy Jack Fryer inspired me in ways nobody else ever has. It wasn’t always pleasant, but I learned and grew under his tutelage. He gave me my “blues name” Fat Cat Slim. He also led me further on up the road to becoming a real blues man. Most of all, Daddy showed me unselfish, loving friendship I will cherish for the rest of my life. Happy Trails Podnah! Until we jam again...


(Aka: Bill Ramsey, aka: Fat Cat Slim) Daddy Jack and Bill Ramsey





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Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival ---David Hughes The Spa City Blues Society and Oaklawn are joining forces to host the Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival. The event, formerly known as the Hot Springs Blues Festival and held in downtown Hot Springs, will feature local, regional and national Blues acts as well as some of the region’s best barbeque, all on the infield of the Oaklawn facilities. The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by Los Lonely Boys Saturday, September 19, and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, September 20. “We are very excited to bring Los Lonely Boys and Keb Mo to Hot Springs,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “Partnering with Oaklawn has really allowed us to take this event to a whole new level.” The Grammy Award-winning trio Los Lonely Boys is comprised of brothers Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza, who are following in the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza, Sr., who had a band with his brothers called the Falcones in the 70s and 80s. Their debut single “Heaven” reached number one on the Billboard adult contemporary chart in 2004 and the following year earned them the Grammy for best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. Other top songs include “More Than Love” and “Diamonds.” Three-time Grammy winner Keb Mo is touring in support of his 12th full length album BLUESAmericana, released last year. Over the past two decades, Keb has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb Mo Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He’s collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton. The line-up will also include top-notch local and regional talent. Using two stages, one for the bands and one for solo/duo acoustic acts, music fans will be privy to 19 acts over the two day festival. Appearing on Saturday, September 19, will be the Spa City Blues Society’s Blues In The Schools band, the Spa City Youngbloods; previous International Blues Challenge winner Lightnin’ Lee Langdon; the SCBS’s host band for the weekly Hump Night Blues Jam at The Ohio Club, the Hump Night Blues Band; Eric Hughes, a Beale Street staple; Salt & Pepper; Trey Johnson & Dave Almond; Jackie B and Me; the John Calvin Brewer Band; IBC winner Ray Bonneville; and Shemekia Copeland. Sunday, September 20, will feature Jocko Deal; Heavy Suga and The Sweetones; Brian Martin; two time IBC finalist Ben Rice and the Ben Rice Band; two time IBC finalist Lucious Spiller; the Stacy Mitchart Band; and the 2015 IBC winner Randy McQuay. Tickets for the Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival presented by Budweiser are $20 for the weekend, including both headline acts, if purchased in advance. They will be $30 if purchased at the event. Tickets are currently available online at the newly launched http:// Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society will announce the rest of the entertainment lineup at a later date. For more information, visit http://hsbluesbbq. com. For more information about Oaklawn, visit www. For more information about the Spa City Blues Society, visit

Los Lonely Boys

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---Doug Treadway

A funny thing happened on my way to the computer: I forgot what I was going to write. Ah well, as Mom used to say it must not’ve been important. BB King was laid to rest in his home town in Mississippi and over in South Carolina, nine churchgoers were gunned down during a Bible study / prayer meeting. And now Southern states are scrambling to erase a “symbol of hatred” from public places: the Confederate battle flag. Oh hell, man, I have the rebel flag tattooed on my right shoulder; got in 1961 as a result of taunting by yankees I served with in the military. I reckon they proved their point that we Rebs were stupid. But the thing never stood for what so many people seem to think it stands for, not to me anyway. To me it’s I am who I am … maybe I shoulda got a Popeye tattoo. Nah, I’m a rebel, not a sailor man. Y’know, there’s an incredible amount of live music going on, it being summertime in the South and all, but what we have here is recorded music. Sometimes it’s from established artists, though not often. Usually it’s something from an act that’s going to be playing this market or from a label that knows its market here in the hinterlands. Let’s face it: Arkansas is not a hotbed of glistening touring acts. On the other hand, we do get a share of the big names and, even better, we have local and regional talents that can blow some of those “name” acts off the stage. Still, like the only reason we got Frank Zappa at the Robinson was because he had a couple days free between Dallas and Memphis and performing still interested him (money too). Which reminds me: they’re redoing the Robinson Auditorium. Tore the guts out of the staid old edifice in order to construct a whole new listening space within. I can’t wait. I saw Horace Heidt there and Blackstone the Magician and “Hello Dolly” with Carol Channing and Black Oak and Ella Fitzgerald and her band acoustically rocking the house when the amplification went out. Bonnie Raitt and John Prine on the same bill, even jammin’ together. A lot of great memories in that building. Hey, I even trod that stage myself as part of a marching band in a Metropolitan Opera National Company production of “La Boheme.” I was sternly warned not to make a sound on my instrument (a clarinet, which ironically I attempted to play in bands at Garland and West Side, where the band director

politely informed me that I had no musical ability whatsoever). C’est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. Oh yeah, Ornette Coleman is gone but not forgotten; legions of jazz saxophonists still mention him as a mentor. I humbly apologize for last issue’s reviews, especially to Dana Louise. She provided us with a fine album and I did a tongue-in-cheek review and then lost the serious comments on the individual numbers. Mea culpa. I was not myself … or I was myself as the other self, y’know? The one what keeps losing keys and tools and forgetting why he came in here.

LIVE AT GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE Earl And Them Swingin’ Door This is a live recording and I do mean live. The band was cooking on stage and the audience was cheering ‘em on. Funny thing is crowd noise never intrudes on the music. Hooray for the tech guy (Mark Risk is credited as producer). David Renko has been playing along with Earl since he was a kid and has matured into one hell of a fine sax player. He was always good but now he’s even better, more nuanced. I don’t know what I could tell you about Earl Cate that you don’t know already, except maybe that he’s not only a master musician, he’s a really nice guy. Earl has had what just about any of us would accept as a successful career, yet remains humble and willing to share the stage and spotlight with my favorite (active) guitarist, Jimmy Thackery (I think they were trying to see who could bend the most notes the farthest – I’ll see your wahwah and raise you this reverb). I cannot think of enough glowing adjectives to add to this report. Like the sinuous “Yellow Moon” or the righteous version of John Lee Hooker’s “Hug You, Squeeze

You” or “I Shiver” - spooky. Wonderful vocals abound, whether it be Earl, drummer Terry Cagle, guitarist Jason Davis, or Dawn Cate. I mustn’t leave out solid bassist John Davies, who like Thackery and Renko, does not sing here, but he does provide a solid bass, without which foundation the other pillars would just crumble and tumble right off the stage. See or go to or check ‘em out on Facebook. I think I forgot to mention that this is a two-disc album, eight tracks apiece. I didn’t forget to point out that it’s the kind of music that gets you up out of your seat and moving your feet, did I? I highly recommend you listen to it and hear for yourself, just don’t blame me if you hurt yourself dancing.

BY GHOSTS Paper Anthem Sophrosyne Excellent … this opens mightily and soars. Joseph Hitchcock has talent, a smooth voice and a good sense of time, even of humor. Plays the piano well too. Produced by Adam Putman at Insomniac Studios in Fayetteville, it was sent off to West West Side in New York for mastering. This is the kind of music you need to actually listen to, definitely not background sounds, contemporary but classically styled. GLOBALIENATION Baiki indie Here’s what I’d like: for every album I get to listen to be as good as this one. I mean all the way around (and it’s not even my personal favorite type of music) from the quality of the songs to the quality of the recording. And as a special added bonus, the lyrics are sometimes in French and sometimes in English and it doesn’t matter, because you get it.

And it makes it extra interesting and listenable. It’s mostly upbeat and even hard rocking at times, but always with alluring melody and rhythm. They say the way to say his name is like “buy-key” but I’d be willing to bet he himself adds a tad of inflection at the end of the first syllable, maybe because he has an umlaut over that first i. Whatever, his given name is Philmarie and he does it all, gloriously, whether writing, singing or playing guitars, bass, and drums. Oh, and producing (at Studio La Riviere, which I suspect is nowhere near the good ol’ U S of A). Dude looks a lot like world-famous architect Jean Nouvel, same intensity. I don’t find a contact address, but I’ll bet he’s on line.

BOOM TOWN Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots Blind Pig All right! Victor and his band get right down to the boogie and don’t cut any corners. Victor sounds a lot like Dr. John at times but at other times not so much, so he has his own voice, it’s just that when he dusts off the blues he brings the good doctor to mind. He and bandmate Stephen Dees wrote / co-wrote the songs and they are all good. Some are just better than others. I have my own faves of course, like “Genuine Southern Hospitality” - what could be better? Wainwright plays piano and organ; Dees plays bass, guitars, and tambourine; both sing, as does Patricia Ann Dees, who also plays tenor sax, as does Ray Guiser. Charlie DeChant plays tenor and baritone sax. Nick Black adds electric guitar and vocals; Stephen Kampa adds harmonica and Billy Dean is the drummer. I should also call attention to Ernie Lancaster’s slide work on the aforementioned “Hospitality” track. Apparently he has since passed as he gets an RIP in his dedication. You know how to find Blind Pig on Get to it if you like good music. WILLIN – N – ABLE Live at Warren’s Rec Room Scott Bartholomew / Sound Sources? Some great covers, outstanding originals, good pickin’ and singin’ – what

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more could you ask? I especially like the one about the 12” 3-speed oscillating fan; reminds me of Lyle and Barry’s post-dated, out-of-state, two-party check (can you believe they wouldn’t cash it?). Sounds like a small but enthusiastic crowd they’re playing to…appreciative too. I don’t have the band members’ names or contact info – perhaps I can get my executive assistant, Sandra, to look that up for me (in fact, how do you know she’s not doing these reviews?) Oh yeah, I have an executive assistant and a chauffeur and a housekeeper and a cook. I also have a ghostwriter who hasn’t written a single ghastly word, which is why I am certain he’s a ghost; he appears frequently and brags that he’s going to do a bang-up job, but nary a word do I see. Except for the ones that pour in a steady stream from his vocal apparatus, which I actually hear, not see; I ain’t that stoned. 5 SONGS Towne Hall indie Five good songs in point of fact. Crash! He starts off with a bang and some ZZ Texas-type guitar before launching into his vocal, which turns out to be as good as the guitar. Then he turns around and gets all Brit on us, which sound then morphs into midwestern. Rockabilly? Not exactly, but there is that element along with southwestern influences. In other words, I can’t nail down his influences other than to say he’s something of a polymath – he has incorporated many approaches, melding them into a mellow melange. I have my reservations about his name though. I suspect it might be a pseudonym or maybe even an alias. I remember a guy named Johnson Small, who was born

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GIANT FLYING TURTLES Giant Flying Turtles indie I don’t remember what I wrote about them last time, but I do remember that I’d mislaid their album. Well, I found it. It’s still good. Reminds me a bit of stuff I heard in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Still good, engaging. I’d say interesting, but musicians often don’t want to be interesting or thought provoking; they want to be famous and wealthy, which is the same as rich and famous, just sounds better to me. There is also some exceptional keyboard work in the mix. Think Frank Zappa doing Monkees songs or actual monkeys doing Frank Zappa. “Run For Your Life!” No, I’m kidding. They do nice harmonies and even add some strings. It’s mostly as pleasant as a glass of sherry, like if you added a dollop of absinthe to it. Zappa, remember? I still don’t have contact info. Hell, try and see what happens. BLACK MEDICINE Flatliners Holodeck Out of Austin’s throbbing electronic music scene come Flatliners, with their very rhythmic electro mix. The best thing about their music for me was the way they handle their rhythms, skipping a beat here, adding one there, always flowing, a river of electrons in a rapids now and a placid pool next and then perhaps a whirlpool or at least an eddy. Fun and rather blood pumping, y’know? Go to for further information. And you should...



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I regularly have several customers come into my shop asking advice about purchasing Acoustic/Electric guitars. Some have been beginners who have played for less than 6 months. Some are just looking for a “gigging” axe. Some are under the impression that an Acoustic/Electric is the “next step” up the evolutionary ladder from “just and acoustic”. To the beginners, I gently remind them that the reason to buy an Acoustic/ Electric Guitar is to have the capability to plug into a sound system and allow more people to HEAR them… Now, If you’ve only been playing for a couple of months… you have to ask yourself… Do you really want MORE people to hear you? To the pickers who are looking to gig… well… to these folks I can only HELP advise them as they sift through a myriad of choices. It all boils down to “the right tool for the job”… And the jobs range from the fingerpicker who is looking for a fine guitar that they can plug in and play at performances with the same clarity and depth of sound that the guitar can produce acoustically… To the working musician who needs a “work horse” laminated instrument that can take the rigors of the road and still perform every night without fail. There are plenty of offerings from nearly EVERY manufacturer… for a wide variety of prices. The “Next steppers” are the most challenging. Many have done some research and their monologue goes something like this: “I’m looking for an acoustic electric guitar… I want a good one… a name brand… As much solid wood as possible… The electronics need to truly reproduce the instruments natural sound… An exotic wood is cool. I’ve seen those… It needs to have low action… AND… I don’t want to spend over $400…”

SKREEEEEK! WHOA… Whoa… whoa… There’s the rub! While there ARE several acoustic guitars with electronics that are priced under $400… the quality of the guitar AND /OR the quality of the electronics will, in most cases, be compromised. An Acoustic/Electric guitar has two major components to reproduce an amplified acoustic sound:First – The guitar… Preferably one with a solid wood body, although finding one for under $600 or so can be challenging. There are some “notso-name-brand” instruments (Asian made) out there that sound quite good and are reasonably priced. The Luthiers in Asian countries have been producing guitars for western markets for over 35 years, now, and have pretty much mastered the art of building a quality instrument. One of these would be the imported offerings from Blue Ridge… They are great sounding acoustics! Some large manufacturers like Martin, Taylor, Larrivee and others pride themselves in making the fine acoustic instruments that have an electronic pickup option. Other manufacturers such as Gibson, Fender, Yamaha, Ibanez, Alvarez… and others… offer “entry level” Acoustic/Electric models that range from $200 to $600. When shopping these instruments, the buyer must pay close attention. One has to remember that manufacturers are trying to make a product within a particular price range that can have a sufficient profit margin to justify the continuation of the line. In other words, they have to balance how well the acoustic instrument is built with the quality and reliability of the electronics on board… and make it cheap enough to make money. These will start with all laminate bodies with little or no detail/binding, inexpensive tuning keys, basic electronics with an LED tuner for “bling”. Sometimes they even throw in a strap and some picks… probably because they feel guilty about the quality of the instrument. Now, I’ve mentioned “laminate” several times so far and if you are still a little fuzzy on this guitar building material, here’s a quick rundown. Laminate is, basically, a 3-layer plywood. The inside layer and outside layer is a thin veneer, usually of the same wood so as to “fool” the buyer into thinking it is made of solid wood. Now, Not all laminate is bad… It is very strong and holds its shape well. While it may not resonate like solid wood, it still vibrates and can sound surprisingly good when properly braced. Another cool application is that builders will layer an exotic wood with a cheaper “strength” wood in the middle to produce a strikingly smart looking instrument. Alvarez does this with one of their lines and while the guitars are pretty “dead” sounding acoustically, they make up for it by putting in decent electronics for a darn good sound when amplified. It looks pretty “flashy” on stage! Acoustic/Electrics that have solid wood tops and solid wood backs with laminate sides make for a good sound acoustically but unless a decent preamp and pickup is installed, the package CAN miss the mark. This is why I will usually recommend that a buyer find the best ACOUSTIC guitar that they can get within their price range… A player needs to “love” the way the instrument feels and sounds first… THEN have a good pickup installed.

When I look back over my 79 years of life, here’s what I find. For 60 or more of my years, I have been a working musician and I still am. For over 50 years I have been owner, teacher, manager or salesman in a music store. I’ve made many friends, and no enemies that I know of. I still enjoy playing in church, for solo concerts, and with my band, the Bob Boyd Sounds, in concert and for receptions and private engagements of all kinds. ( Often by painful trial and error, I’ve learned many valuable things about living, and I like to share them with those of you who may be coming along over the same ground I have covered. If you like them, check out my new Facebook page, “Bob Boyd’s The Word on the Street.” When at first you don’t succeed, go back and do it the way your dad and mom taught you. Like Paul Overstreet wrote, “The more I’ve tried to prove them wrong, the more I’ve proved them right.” Never miss a good opportunity to shut up. Don’t try to “reinvent the wheel.” Find somebody who knows how to do it and learn from them. You don’t get if you don’t ask. The best rule is the “Golden Rule.” Jesus taught us to treat everybody the way we’d like them to treat us. Be thankful, every day, you have something you have to do that you don’t want to do. Doing what we don’t want to do is the only way our souls can grow larger and stronger. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “We must do what we cannot do.” Suit up, show up, speak up and when the time is right, shut up. (Sometimes that’s the hard part.) Most problems come down to deciding which of these 3 is involved; principles, personalities or profits? Everything changes, except principles. Whether we like it or not, we are setting an example, good or bad, for someone, maybe many. When we have gone on to our reward, people who knew us will only remember the good we did for them. We want to believe we can “take care of ourselves” and run our own lives. But we can’t run our lives without help. I have to call on my Creator, the Creator of the universe, many times every day. He wrote the Book. He has all the wisdom I need. Cats don’t like to take baths. (I thought I’d just throw that in. 12 is a good round number.) ---BB

I also advise them to have their guitar tech do the least invasive installation as possible. This is to not disturb the intended acoustics of the instrument. There is no need to cut a big hole in the side of the guitar for a control panel… no need for an on-board tuner (get a clip-on!)… Also… when installing the jack to allow for connection to an amplifier, make the hole through a part of the guitar that can support some pulling and tugging. I promise… at some point, the cord WILL get stepped

upon. The end block is usually a good site for jack installation. Above all pick an Acoustic/Electric instrument that SOUNDS good… After all… you want more people to hear you, right? If you have questions or would like to recommend topics for discussion in this column, email ---BK



Old School & New School Gretsch Guitars ---Story and photos by Steve Evans Gretsch orange is a stand-out color for vintage guitar enthusiasts, and the two guitars featured in this month’s article happen to be in the famed transparent orange finish. Take a look at the accompanying photos showing the striking color and beautiful styling of these two guitars, each representing a different era of the Gretsch Guitar Company. Both guitars were named for the country music guitarist, Chet Atkins, who helped design them. One is an old-school 1969 Chet Atkins “Nashville” and was made at the original factory in Brooklyn, New York, while the other is a newschool 1978 Atkins “Super Axe,” made in Booneville, Arkansas. The Gretsch Company manufactured guitars in Brooklyn, New York, prior to 1970, then moved production to a facility in Booneville, Arkansas. The Arkansas-made Gretsch guitars were produced from 1970 through 1981. In writing this article, I (Arkansas native, Steve Evans) feel proud that Gretsch guitars were once made in Arkansas and I dislike hearing negative comments about the Arkansas era. For example, Jay Scott, of New York City, said (in his Gretsch history book, published in 1992) that the Arkansas-made models were a “de-evolution,” and a couple of models in particular were “abysmal” and even “awful!” Since Jay’s sarcastic comments appeared in the first book ever dedicated to the story of Gretsch guitars, this has affected how vintage guitar enthusiasts value these guitars today. The Arkansas guitars were not inferior, but were something of a departure from the old-style Gretsch guitars of the 60’s. In the new Booneville factory and with a new work force, the Gretsch Company chose to make a fresh start, stepping away from the old-fashioned image of string mufflers and Bigsby tremolos, and adding some of the hot trends of the 70’s, like Gibson-style humbucking pickups and Bad Ass brand tailpieces. More than sixty-eight different Gretsch models were produced in Arkansas and they each had a model name and a four-digit model number. The Arkansas model numbers began with a “7” or “8,” while guitars with model numbers starting with a “6” were built in Brooklyn. Some of the new Gretsch guitars made over-seas also begin with a “6.” The model numbers are not always shown on the guitars, but the “serial” number is, and this can be helpful in dating the guitar. Chet Atkins “Nashville” model #6120 with a serial number of #39392 was made in March of 1969, and an Atkins “Super Axe” model #7680 with a serial number of #3-8035 was made in March of 1978. To date a vintage guitar by serial number, call Jacksonville Guitar Center & Museum at (501) 982-4933. Specifications for the 1969 Gretsch Nashville The double-cutaway body is hollow and has painted-on “f” holes. Having these non-cut-out “f” holes was a feature meant to reduce feedback when the guitar was played at loud volume. The maple body and neck are fully-bound, and the ebony fingerboard is inlaid with neo-classic thumbprint position markers. The tuning keys, pickups and control knobs are 24-karat gold plated. The Bigsby tremolo (integral for playing Chet Atkins style music) is not gold-plated, probably because it was cost prohibitive to gold-plate such a large object. Adjacent to the bridge is a string muffler, operated by a manual adjuster knob which can raise the muffler to dampen the sound of the strings. The peghead has a brass nameplate engraved with “CHET ATKINS NASHVILLE MODEL” and the gold-colored pickguard sports a likeness of Chet Atkins’ signature. In 1969 the Nashville retailed for $500.00. Adjust for inflation and that $500.00 would be the same as $3,239.85 in 2015. Specifications for the 1978 Gretsch Super Axe The maple body and neck are fully-bound, and the ebony fingerboard is inlaid with dice-shaped mother-of-



pearl position markers. The guitar body is solid in the center with hollow wings on the sides, similar in construction to a Gibson ES-335. Both a compressor and a phase shifter were built-into the guitar, which seemed like a revolutionary idea when this model was introduced in 1976. These effects work extremely well and are powered by a 9 Volt battery activated when the guitar cord is plugged-in. Rock guitarists appreciated the combination of a stop tailpiece and a semi-solid body designed to give superior sustain. The Gibson-style humbucking pickups also aided with sustain and the hot output worked well when using a fuzz box. The 24 1/2” string scale was slightly shorter than most other brands of guitars and made for easy string bending when playing lead guitar. The Super Axe was truly the Gretsch Company’s all-out attempt at making the ultimate guitar for the rock musician. In 1978 the Super Axe retailed for $895.00 (= $3,264.35 in 2015 dollars).

Gretsch SuperAxe 1978 Gretsch Atkins “Super Axe,” Model 7680, transparent orange finish on maple, made in Booneville, Arkansas.

Steve Evans with his guitars

Gretsch Nashville 1969 Gretsch Chet Atkins “Nashville,” Model 6120, Fully-bound body and neck, with thumbprint position markers.

Gretsch Nashville Closeup Close-up of “Nashville” shows good view of Bigsby tremolo, string muffler, and Chet Atkins signature on pickguard.

Gretsch SuperAxe Closeup “Super Axe” close-up shows humbucking pickups, stop tailpiece, built-in compressor and phase shifter.

Life is short. I think we can all agree on that. It hits home when we lose someone close to us. Sometimes, we don’t even need to lose someone close to us. It can be someone we were simply an acquaintance with, someone in the circles we orbit. It can be an incident hundreds of miles away that brings the reality of how fragile and short life can be into full focus. The music world ripples with sadness when one of its own passes. Whether it’s on a national stage or something closer to home, there tends to be a nostalgic sadness that accompanies the shock and grief. We remember the good time we had when we saw ‘that band’ play. Or the time the guitar player came out after the show and shared a drink and a laugh. Why do we feel this way when we hear about ‘the day the music died’? I venture to say it’s because music touches all of us in some primal form, deep down in our roots. There is a basic rhythm we move to, the sound of a train clacking along a track or the whispers a pine tree utters as the wind passes through. We hear it, instinctively, and we move to its ebb and flow. When we find people who make music that moves us we gravitate to them. The music they play takes us somewhere, it makes us feel alive. When that music is taken away we grieve its loss. Not just the music but the person who made the music. There has been a lot of loss lately in the music world. Call it the circle of life, time marching on, whatever. People who made us feel our emotions, who led us to a place of comfort, are gone. And with them, the music they made. Several Spa City musicians have gone on to the big bandstand in the sky recently. Rather than lament the loss of these folks I want to celebrate their lives. All were good people that, in the face of their issues, kept a smile and an open heart for the people around them. Whether they were pounding the skins or slinging a drink or stroking a guitar, they impacted the people who knew them. They gave us a part of themselves when they shared their work. It’s painful to say goodbye. But, do we really have to say goodbye? Are these folks not alive in our memories? In our deeds that we perform after they’ve gone? Have they not inspired us, moved us? I challenge you, readers, to live your life to the fullest. To take advantage of the things this world has to offer. Remember these folks who have left us by living your life, by taking chances, by helping others find their rhythms. While our friends are now gone it remains imperative on us to carry on. For our time, too, is short. What will you do? On Saturday, August 15, a memorial/fundraiser will be held for late Lythium guitar player Nathanial ‘Nate’ Bates. It will be held at the Low Key Arts Building in Hot Springs (118 Arbor). More details on this event will be forthcoming. Watch social media for information. As usual, I’ve been on the road, taking in as much music as I can. Most recently I was in Eureka Springs working as the stage manager in The Auditorium for the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Another exceptional event put on by Charles ‘Rags’ Ragsdell. There was a lot of outstanding music over the course of several days leading up to the Father’s Day weekend show at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. My favorites shows through the weekend… Shawn Holt and The Teardrops – Shawn played in his late father’s band, Magic Slim and The Teardops, for a number of year. Once the opportunity came to lead the band, Shawn didn’t shy away. He and The Teardrops lit up the Barefoot Ballroom inside the Basin Park Hotel. Solid Chicago-style blues all night. Earl & Them – One of the best performances by anyone during the week. Earl Cate can stand toe to toe with just about any guitar player out there. The band came out swinging and held the audience to last note of the set. The Bel Airs – From Columbia, Missouri, this three-piece

has been around as long as I can remember. Brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt along with Mike Cherry put on a hell of a show. I heard these guys for the first time about fifteen years ago in Fort Smith and they are as good now as ever. Playing old school rockabilly smothered with blues, the guys were solid through and through. Nick Schnebelen of Trampled Under Foot, John Del Toro Richardson of Diunna Greenleaf’s band Blue Mercy, and Noah Wotherspoon, backed by Wotherspoon’s band – Three Albert King Award winners from previous International Blues Challenges (the award given for the best guitar player in the competition) took the stage and delivered a guitar assault for the ages. These guys are not shredders (although they could be). They played some of the finest blues guitar I’ve heard in a long time. The coolest thing about this set was there were no egos involved. It was obvious these three guys knew each other and respected each other. Their licks and riffs were tasty and emotional. I wish I could have videoed the performance. Chris Thomas King – Performing solo, King delivered a stellar set, alternating between guitar and piano. King played the role of Tommy Johnson in the film O Brother! Where Art Thou? He also played Lowell Fulson in Ray. King’s musical styling told the story of Louisiana folk music. Another performance to remember. The Nace Brothers – I saw the Nace Brothers a few years back at Maxine’s in Hot Springs. Their drummer stands up to play the drums, which automatically has you scratching your head. The guys delivered their usual up-tempo set, prevailing through sound issues like a boss. The ESBW culminates with a picnic/concert/all-star jam at Turpentine Creek. All proceeds raised from the ESBW goes to support the big cat rescues and other functions and expenses at the sanctuary. If you’ve never been to Turpentine Creek, make the time to go. It’s worth it to see some majestic animals who are now well cared for in a habitat that was

Earl & Them

made for them. A great festival with a great cause is always worth being a part of. I made a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for a work function. But, as you are by now well aware, I always tend to find the music. And in this case, the bourbon. Every Tuesday evening in Louisville at Stevie Ray’s down on Main Street, there is a blues jam. I got to hang out with some local musicians and hear some pretty good tunes from the jammers including my good friend Jason Lockwood of the Stella Vees. Jason holds down guitar and vocals for the band. His playing is so smooth that I get lost watching. He once told me that the Stella Vees music is all about space. “It’s not what we play”, Lockwood said. “It’s what we don’t play.” I also got to visit with the band’s bass player, Tim Dennison. It’s always nice to go somewhere and see old friends. And many thanks to Jason and Diana Lockwood for sharing their home and food (and dog) with us. So glad to count you guys among my friends. It’s also nice to get hold of some fine, aged, small batch bourbon. And boy did I. The Louisville area is a great place to pop your whiskey flavored cherry. There is a bourbon for every occasion. I came home with several nice bottles that I plan to partake of soon. A little closer to home I recently had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Eric Gales. Another great guitar player and a great person to boot, Gales told me he was working on another album and having the time of his life right now. He’s on the road constantly and still loves what he’s doing. Catch his show if you can. Speaking of closer to home, as I was making the return drive from Louisville I had Bluesville tuned in on satellite radio. A song came on and I thought ‘Man, that sounds familiar. Who is that?’ Turns out it was very familiar. It was Joe Pitts’ song Pain In The Streets. It’s pretty cool when you hear your friend’s songs being played on the radio. Kudos Joe Pitts! Congratulations to newlyweds Steve and Marianne Hester on their recent nuptials. Things keep looking up for Hester and his band, DeJaVooDoo. The guys recently released their new album. Keep your eyes out for that. Be sure to tune in to KABF 88.3 FM Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 pm for The Saturday Night Ramble. I play all kinds of music you just don’t get on corporate radio, everything from country to blues to metal to jazz and most music in between. Coming up will be a show featuring local music from Louisville (Big shout out to the folks at Better Days Records for hookin’ me up with the local stuff!). Also, coming soon, I’ll be featuring a craft beer brewer each month, telling about their particular concoctions and talking about the industry in general. Be sure to listen for that! As I bring this column to a close I remind you to take advantage of the music. By that I mean get out and listen to it. Go find it in a record store. Tune your radio to your favorite station. Sing in the shower. Let the music take you. And when it prompts that lost memory and it makes you smile, take the time to reach out to the people in that memory. It’s never too late to call an old friend or a relative that you haven’t seen in awhile. Connect. The re-connect. Don’t let an opportunity to say I love you go by. We are all so temporary on this planet. Let’s not forget the little things that make life worth it…friends, family, music, art, food. Enjoy it all! See you folks at the next show. I’ll be somewhere backstage. Peace y’all...

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Nov. 5:

Rhonda Vincent Alma Perf. Arts Center

Bald Knob Sept 18, 19: feat.:

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Bentonville Sept. 5:

That One Guy Crystal Bridges

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Aug. 14:

Trout Fishing In America Downtown Square Dean & Britta Crystal Bridges

Eureka Springs 13 - 15: feat. 13:

Mr. Big’s Bluegrass Family Reunion Watermelon Social Open Bluegrass Jam Bring your instruments

and join in the pickin’. Watermelon & water feat. 14: Basin Park FREE Dragon Masters Mary Parker Clancey Ferguson & Mountain View Friends Auditorium Mary Parker Dragon Masters Pam Setzer Clark Family with: Bill Nesbitt & The Tennessee Gentlemen feat. 15: Basin Park FREE Clancey Ferguson Dragon Masters Al Brumley & Friends feat.: Arkansas Red & Buddy Griffin The Clark Family with: Bill Nesbitt & The Tennessee Gentlemen Auditorium Myron Flippin Buddy Griffin & Clancey Ferguson The Clark Family with: Bill Nesbitt Cuttroat Montana Tim Crouch Irl Hees []

Aug. 20 - 23: feat.:

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July 17:

July 31: feat.:

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July 31:


Hillberry Bluegrass Festival The Schwag Rumpke Mountain Boys Mountain Sprout Tyrannosaurus Chicken Clusterpluck The Hatrick Foley’s Van Dirty River Ramblers Arkansauce Cutty Rye Big Steel River Chucky Waggs Mark Bilyeu & Cindy Woolf Woody & Sunshine The Farm The Ariels Last Lap Chelsea’s Corner Cafe

Carolina Story Here Come The Mummies George’s Majestic Lounge 11th Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Forgotten Space Friends Of The Phamily George’s Majestic Lounge Water Liars JRs Lightbulb Club The Black Moods Ryleigh’s Diarrhea Planet JRs Lightbulb Club

Feb. 19:

Old Salt Union George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville Roots Festival The Steel Wheels Sara Watkins Sarah Jarosz Aoife O’Donavan Various Venues I’m With Her Tour Sara Watkins Sarah Jarosz Aoife O’Donovan more… Fayetteville Town Center Bikes, Blues & BBQ All over town In The Valley Below George’s Majestic Lounge The Schwag Friends of The Phamily George’s Majestic Lounge Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Walton Arts Center

Fort Smith/Van Buren July 31 - A. 2: feat. 31:

feat. A. 1:

feat. A. 2:

Peacemaker Festival The Cate Brothers Band Lucero Jason Isbell Chris Robinson Brotherhood Corey Smith Anders Osborne Red Wanting Blue Brownout Shadygruve The Boxcars

Sleepy Man more… Riverfront Amphitheater [ for details…] Sept. 17: Laurence Juber Second Street Live

Harrison Sept. 18:

Laurence Juber Lyric Theatre

Hot Springs July 18:

* July 25: Aug. 8: Aug. 15: Aug. 28: feat.:

Sept. 11: Sept. 19: feat.:

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Jonesboro Sept. 10:

Oct. 24:

Ron White ASU Convocation Ctr. Celtic Woman ASU Convocation Ctr.

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July 18:

July 18:

Between The Buried And Me Animals As Leaders The Contortionist Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Lord Huron Widowspeak Shuggie Otis Revolution Music Room Old Crow Medicine Show Clinton Presidential Park LandLady Whitewater Tavern Artists Lend Support SHINDIG A Fundraiser for ALS In Wonderland Amy Angel Stuart Baer Mark Currey Trey Johnson Charlotte Taylor 12017 Garrison, Little Rock The Honeycutters Mountain Sprout Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack

* July 25: July 27: July 30: July 31: Aug. 3: Aug. 6: Aug. 13: Aug. 13:

Aug. 19: Aug. 27: Aug. 27: Aug. 30:

Here Come The Mummies Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Lee DeWyze Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom The Eagles Verizon Arena Water Liars Whitewater Tavern Electric Citizen Revolution Music Room Thy Art Is Murder Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Trapt Sons Of Texas Revolution Music Room Josh Abbott Band Revolution Music Room Hellyeah Eyes Set To Kill Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Randy Rogers Band Wade Bowen Revolution Music Room The Suffers Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack Pokey Lafarge South On Main Little Big Town First Security Amphitheater




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Sept. 10: Sept. 16: Sept. 26: Sept. 27: Sept. 30: Sept. 26: feat.:

Oct. 8: Dec. 19: feat.:

Anat Cohen South On Main Autograph Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Kelly Clarkson Pentatonix Eric Hutchinson Verizon Arena Of Montreal Surface To Air Missive Revolution Music Room Local H Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack Veridia Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack The Peterson Brothers Argenta Plaza My Life With Thrill Kill Kult Revolution Music Room Heartless Bastards Alberta Cross Revolution Music Room ARBS Big Dam Blues Party Coco Montoya The Peterson Brothers Tullie Brae Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain ARBS IBC Winners ARBS IBC Single/Duo Argenta Motley Crue Alice Cooper Verizon Arena Nightflying 35: An Anniversary Party The Schwag more… Revolution Music Room

July 24, *25:


July 31, A. 1: feat.:

Aug. 14: Aug. 21, 22: feat. 21:

feat. 22: Aug. 29: Sept. 3 - 5: feat. 4:


Oct. 16 - 18: feat.:

Mountain View July 18:

Muriel Anderson Ozark Folk Center

Contemporary & Traditional Mountain Dulcimer Performances Bing Futch Lee Cagle Duane Porterfield Ozark Folk Center Traditional Hammered Dulcimer Linda Thomas Joe Jewell Rick Thum Ozark Folk Center Macolm Holcombe Ozark Folk Center Arkansas State Fiddle Championship Bette Elliss Violet Hensley Biilly Matthews Ozark Folk Center Cobb Brothers Apple Brothers Ozark Folk Center Dan Levinson Ozark Folk Center Grandpa Jones Weekend Mike Snider Ozark Folk Center

Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival STS9 The Disco Biscuits moe. Yonder Mountain String Band Lunar Landing Conspiracy Beats Antique Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Leftover Salmon Brett Dennen Lettuce Lake Street Drive Rusted Root Alo Papadosio The Werks

Wookiefoot The New Mastersounds Everyone Orchestra Larry Does Jerry The Motet Dirty Dozen Brass Band Larry Keel Experience Pimps of Joytime The Bright Light Social Hour Kung Fu Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Earphunk Turkuaz Andy Frasco & The U.N. Pink Talking Fish Mingo Fishtrap Cabinet The California Honeydrops Poor Man’s Whiskey Pert Near Sandstone The Giving Tree Band Roadkill Ghost Choir Samantha Fish The Brothers Comatose David Gans Rumpke Mountain Boys Sophistafunk

Spoonfed Tribe Head For The Hills Mountain Sprout Dirtfoot Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Family Groove Company Old Shoe The Coop Wood & Wire Dustbowl Revival Good Gravy The Ballroom Thieves The Hillbenders Jon Wayne and the Pain Levon Helm Tribute Indubious Useful Jenkins Henhouse Prowlers Afternoon Moon Gipsy Moon Strung Like A Horse Heartbyrne Earl & Them Mouth Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Roxy Roca James Jones Trio Coyote Union Charliehorse Mulberry Mountain [ for tickets and details] Genesis Capital, LLC., Bringing to Arkansas small wind 4K and large capacity 2 Mw and up Solar & Wind Farms: Presenting home owners the opportunity to reduce their electric costs to zero dollar ($0) or even a positive credit balance, by installing Hybrid Technology / Vertical Axis Turbines and Solar Panels. With a strong vision to provide every home owner a $0 acquisition cost for the Alternative Energy turnkey project. Alternative Energy Projects: Red Sun Resources: Energime Green Group has developed technology tested & output-certified by Rolls Royce, Kawasaki & British Atmospheric Data Institute, running large 1.5 MWe turbines at 32% efficiency for over a year. RED SUN is Patentee of the world-wide exclusive infrared reflection to enable focusing & collecting the full spectrum of head and light giving 1620C for the 1st time! Additional copatents with the DOE allow molten steel 10 MW storage units 18m3 for 24 hour operation to 30 day operation. Storing Green Energy! Benefits to End Users: • Tax credits available from the IRS till 2016, 30% of the purchase price of the qualified alternative energy equipment, based on energy qualification audits. • Immediate savings on monthly electric bill. • Financing available on our equipment, delivery and installation: Working with local banks, presenting the working guidelines of International banks, that have approved the Carbon Credit collateral as the basis for business/home improvement loans to the end users. • The present value of Carbon Credits on the International Market will create cash flow for the projects. • With 1.2 million homes in AR, our project creates much needed jobs for the local communities, improving our economy and providing Green Energy. For more information contact: Phone: 479.361.1211



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Sept. 25, 26: feat.:

Byrdfest 11 The Schwag Still Hands String Band more… Byrd’s Adventure Center [ for tickets and details]

Russellville Oct. 10:


July 17: July 17: July 24:

July 30:

Aug. 15: Aug. 22:

Sept. 5: presents: Sept. 15: Sept. 25: feat.:

Oct. 4:

Oct. 17:

Tanya Tucker Birthday Bash The Center For The Arts

Widespread Panic Pre-Party The Big Chill Widespread Panic The AMP Fifth Harmony Natalie La Rose Bea Miller Debby Ryan & The Neverending The AMP Kenny Chesney Chase Rice & Jake Owen The AMP Whitesnake The Dead Daisies The AMP Hank Williams, Jr. 38 Special Whiskey Myers The AMP La Zeta 95.7 Pedro Fernandez Ninel Conde The AMP Hozier The AMP First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour Kid Rock Tim Montana & The Shrednecks The AMP Tobymac Britt Nicole Colton Dixon & Hollyn The AMP Jackson Browne The AMP

Van Buren Aug. 29:

Jeff & Sheri Easter V.B. Fine Arts Center

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Winslow Sept. 19: feat.:

Sept. 3: Winfest Black Oak Arkansas more… Winslow Ballpark

Arkansas Suburbs Baton Rouge, LA July 17: July 18: July 24: Aug. 5:

Aug. 15: Aug. 21: Sept. 2:

Sept. 10: Sept. 11: Sept. 17: Oct. 2: Oct. 11: Oct. 21: Oct. 24: Oct. 28:

George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners Varsity Theatre Buddy Guy L’Auberge Casino The Molly Ringwalds Varsity Theatre Trapt Sons of Texas Poynte Varsity Theatre Alejandro Escovedo Manship Theatre Tab Benoit Varsity Theatre Gwar Butcher Babies Battlecross Varsity Theatre Aaron Watson Varsity Theatre Diarrhea Planet Spanish Moon Moon Taxi Varsity Theatre Eli Young Band Varsity Theatre Mavis Staples Joan Osborne Manship Theatre Drive-By Truckers Varsity Theatre Loudon Wainwright III Red Dragon Listening Room Lyle Lovett John Hiatt Manship Theatre

Sept. 4:

Sept. 6: Sept. 7: Sept. 11: Sept. 12: Sept. 12: Sept. 13: Oct. 11:

Gold City Silver Dollar City Aaron & Amanda Crabb The Bowling Family Silver Dollar City Jeff & Sheri Easter Silver Dollar City The Browders Silver Dollar City Joe Diffie Silver Dollar City Lonestar Silver Dollar City Ray Stevens Andy Williams Moon River Theatre Diamond Rio Silver Dollar City Tanya Tucker Andy Williams Moon River Theatre

Dallas, TX July 17:

July 17:

July 19: July 21: July 23:

July 24: July 24: * July 25:

* July 25:

July 31: Aug. 1: Aug. 1:

Aug. 2:

Danzig Pennywise Cancer Bats South Side Ballroom Imagine Dragons Metric Halsey American Airlines Ctr. Steely Dan Elvis Costello Gexa Energy Pavilion Pat Benatar Neil Giraldo House Of Blues Kid Rock Foreigner Packway Handle Band more... Gexa Energy Pavilion


Aug. 8:

Chicago Earth, Wind & Fire Gexa Energy Pavilion Stephen Stills Majestic Theatre Smash Mouth Toad The Wet Sprocket Tonic House Of Blues Fall Out Boy Wiz Khalifa Hoodie Allen Gexa Energy Pavilion Los Lonely Boys House Of Blues 311 The Green South Side Ballroom Jason Isbell Randy Rogers Band Stoney LaRue Gexa Energy Pavilion Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Slayer King Diamond The Devil Wears Prada Hellyeah Whitechapel Feed Her To The Sharks Jungle Rot Kissing Candice Shattered Sun Sister Sin Sworn In Thy Art Is Murder Gexa Energy Pavilion Monte Montgomery Granada Theater

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Branson, MO * July 25: Aug. 27: Aug. 29: Aug. 29: Sept. 2: Sept. 2:

Little River Band Oak Ridge Boys Theatre Tim Lovelace Silver Dollar City Kansas Oak Ridge Boys Theatre LeFevre Quartet Silver Dollar City Gold City Wilburn & Wilburn Silver Dollar City The Nelons Showboat Branson


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Sept. 4:

Rascal Flatts Scotty McCreery Gexa Energy Pavilion Shania Twain Gavin DeGraw American Airlines Ctr. Trapt Sons of Texas Poynte Trees Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Granada Theater Michael McDonald House Of Blues Old Salt Union The Rustic Incubus Deftones Death From Above 1979 The Bots Gexa Energy Pavilion Slightly Stoopid The Expendables South Side Music Hall Def Leppard Styx Tesla Gexa Energy Pavilion Florida Georgia Line Thomas Rhett Frankie Ballard Gexa Energy Pavilion Old 97s Gilley’s Dallas Leon Russell Granada Theater The Australian Pink Floyd Show Led Zeppelin 2 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dierks Bentley Kip Moore Maddie & Tae Gexa Energy Pavilion Kelly Clarkson Pentatonix Eric Hutchinson Gexa Energy Pavilion ZZ Top Blackberry Smoke The Music Hall

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Sept. 25: Sept. 25: Sept. 25: Oct. 7: Oct. 8:

July 17:

At Fair Park Split Lip Rayfield Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Trout Fishing In America Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse Daryl Hall & John Oates Majestic Theatre Grace Potter South Side Ballroom Blues Traveler House Of Blues Motley Crue Alice Cooper American Airlines Ctr. Ruthie Foster The Vagabond

July 18: July 18: July 22:

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July 24:

* July 25:

Fort Worth, TX July 18: July 24: * July 25: Aug. 5: Aug. 14: Aug. 21: Aug. 23: Sept. 18: Sept. 18: Oct. 9: Oct. 17:

Trace Adkins Billy Bob’s Texas Reverend Horton Heat Bar Louie Wade Bowen Billy Bob’s Texas Uncle Lucius Capital Bar Asleep At The Wheel Billy Bob’s Texas The Bellamy Brothers Billy Bob’s Texas Lyle Lovett Bass Performance Hall Bret Michaels Billy Bob’s Texas Gary P. Nunn Live Oak Music Hall Jason Boland & The Stragglers Billy Bob’s Texas Samantha Fish Live Oak Music Hall

Kansas City, MO / KS July 14: July 15:

Dave Matthews Band Cricket Wireless Amph. Marcia Ball Knuckleheads

* July 25: July 30: July 30: July 31:

The Schwag Knuckleheads The Temptations Ameristar Hotel Walter Trout Knuckleheads Van Halen Kenny Wayne Shepherd Cricket Wireless Amph. Everclear Fuel Toadies American Hi-Fi Kansas City Live Tim McGraw Billy Currington Chase Bryant Cricket Wireless Amph. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Knuckleheads Graham Nash Uptown Theater Devon Allman Knuckleheads Vans Warped Tour dozens of bands Cricket Wireless Amph. American Aquarium Knuckleheads Garage

Aug. 1:

Aug. 5: Aug. 6: Aug. 7: Aug. 11:

Aug. 13: Aug. 14: Aug. 15: Aug. 21: Aug. 21:

Kenny Chesney Jason Aldean Brantley Gilbert Old Dominion Arrowhead Stadium Phish Starlight Theatre Bob Schneider Knuckleheads Shania Twain Gavin DeGraw Sprint Center Def Leppard Styx Tesla Starlight Theatre My Morning Jacket Hippo Campus Starlight Theatre Paul Thorn The 44s Knuckleheads Boz Skaggs Booker T Uptown Theater Chicago Earth, Wind & Fire Starlight Theatre Foo Fighters Royal Blood Sprint Center - healthy munchies

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Aug. 30: Sept. 10: Sept. 10:

Lady Antebellum Hunter Hayes Sam Hunt Cricket Wireless Amph. Kevin Hart Sprint Center Slightly Stoopid Dirty Heads The Expendables Crossroads-KC Boston Starlight Theatre Buckwheat Zydeco Knuckleheads Manhattan Transfer Take 6 Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts

Lawrence, KS July 21:

* July 25: July 30:

Wild Child The Bottleneck Robert Earl Keen Granada Theatre Coal Chamber Fear Factory Devil You Know Saint Ridley Madlife Granada Theatre


Aug. 22: Aug. 28: Sept. 3: Sept. 10:

Turnpike Troubadors Granada Theatre Casey Donahew Band Granada Theatre Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds The Bottleneck Fidler The Bottleneck

July 31: July 31:

Aug. 1: Aug. 15:

Memphis, TN July 17:

July * July July July July

Rob Thomas Plain White Ts Memphis Botanic Gardens 19: Victor Wainwright The Levitt Shell 25: War Liberty Bowl 26: Toad The Wet Sprocket Minglewood Hall 27: Harry Connick, Jr. Orpheum Theatre 30: Cedric Burnside Project Lafayette’s Music Room will play for food

Aug. 21: Sept. 3: Sept. 4: Sept. 12: Sept. 12: Sept. 27:

Chris Robinson Brotherhood New Daisy Theatre Raekwon Ghostface Killah Dillon Cooper Minglewood Hall Lord T & Eloise Hi-Tone Café ZZ Top Blackberry Smoke Memphis Botanic Gardens Corey Smith Minglewood Hall Ray Wylie Hubbard Minglewood Hall Martina McBride Memphis Botanic Gardens Cedric Burnside Project Young Avenue Deli JJ Grey & Mofro Minglewood Hall The Blind Boys Of Alabama Buckman Perf. Arts Center

Sept. 29: Oct. 3: Oct. 3: Oct. 7: Oct. 9:

Janet Jackson FedExForum John Prine Jason Isbell Orpheum Theatre Paul Thorn New Daisy Theatre Foo Fighters Gary Clark, Jr. FedExForum Father John Misty Minglewood Hall

Norman, OK Aug. 1:

Aug. 11:

Ron White Riverwind Casino Rocky Votolato Dave Hause Chris Farren Opolis

Oklahoma City July 15: July 18:

Widespread Panic OK City Zoo Amphitheatre Randy Rogers Band OK City Zoo Amphitheatre


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Aug. 12:

Aug. 18: Sept. 2: Sept. 6: Sept. 18:

Randy Rogers Band Stoney LaRue JB & The Moonshine Band Ok City Zoo Amphitheatre R5 Jacob Whitesides Ryland Starlight Amphitheater Bob Schneider The Blue Door Def Leppard Tesla Chesapeake Energy Arena Shania Twain Gavin DeGraw Chesapeake Energy Arena Old Salt Union The Blue Door Hamilton Loomis Baker St. Pub Trout Fishing In America Bicentennial Park Blood, Sweat & Tears Fairgrounds Grandstand

Oxford, MS Aug. 28:

Sept. 27:

Punch Brothers The Lyric Oxford Neko Case The Lyric Oxford

Pocola, OK Aug. 7:

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders Choctaw Casino

Quapaw, OK July 31:

Travis Tritt & Tanya Tucker Downstream Casino

Aug. 15: Aug. 21: Sept. 4:

KC & The Sunshine Band Downstream Casino Michael McDonald Downstream Casino Pat Green Downstream Casino

Robinsonville/Tunica, MS July 17: July 18: * July 25: * July 25: Aug. 1: Aug. 8: Aug. 21: Aug. 28: Sept. 5: Sept. 25: Sept. 26: Oct. 17:

Oct. 30:

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Horseshoe Casino Loretta Lynn Gold Strike Air Supply Horseshoe Casino The Manhattans Fitzgerald’s Patti LaBelle Horseshoe Casino Keith Sweat Horseshoe Casino Kenny Rogers Horseshoe Casino Neil Sedaka Horseshoe Casino Gary Allan Horseshoe Casino Jefferson Starship Hollywood Casino Vince Gill Gold Strike Sammy Kershaw Aaron Tippin Darryl Worley Fitzgerald’s Oak Ridge Boys Horseshoe Casino

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA July 17: July 18: July 21:

Pat Green Riverdome Gaither Vocal Band Adam Crabb Bethany Church Brit Floyd Municipal Auditorium

July 21: July 24: July 29: Aug. 5: Aug. 14: Aug. 20: Aug. 22: Aug. 28: Sept. 3:

Sept. 4: Oct. 1:

Strfkr Bears On Fairfield Ron White Horseshoe Bossier The Eagles CenturyLink Center Reverend Horton Heat Bears On Fairfield Josh Abbott Band The Stage Neal McCoy Silver Star Smokehouse Lyle Lovett Margaritaville Ronnie Milsap Riverdome Of Montreal Surface To Air Missive Bears On Fairfield Gary Allan Riverdome Godsmack Sevendust Municipal Auditorium

St. Louis, MO July 17: July 17: July 17:

July 18:

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July 23:

Alien Ant Farm Run 2 Cover Firebird Old Salt Union Jeff Austin Band Old Rock House Luke Bryan Randy Houser Dustin Lynch Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Awolnation Panic! At The Disco Cold War Kids Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Vinyl Theatre Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Walter Trout Old Rock House Steely Dan Elvis Costello Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Rebelution Pepper

July 23:

July 24: July 24: * July 25:

* July 25: July 26: July 26:

July 27: feat.: July 28: July 30: July 31:

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Aug. 12:



Mickey Avalon Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Everclear Fuel Toadies Atomic Cowboy Glass Animals Old Rock House Robert Earl Keen Ready Room Kid Rock Foreigner Packway Handle Keys Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Jack Grelle Off Broadway Nightclub Graham Nash The Pageant Van Halen Kenny Wayne Shepherd Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Vans Warped Tour dozens of bands Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Harry Connick, Jr. Peabody Opera House American Aquarium Off Broadway Nightclub Chicago Earth, Wind & Fire Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Shinedown Three Days Grace Buckcherry Hurt Nothing More Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Holly Miranda Off Broadway Nightclub Kelly Clarkson Pentatonix Eric Hutchinson Off Broadway Nightclub Alice In Chains The Pageant Cymbals Eat Guitars Firebird Shania Twain Gavin DeGraw Scottrade Center Bob Schneider Off Broadway Nightclub Every Time I Die Real Friends Counterparts Gnarwolves Brigades Gatherers Ready Room Tim McGraw Billy Currington Chase Bryant Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre My Morning Jacket Hippo Campus Peabody Opera House

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Aug. 18: Aug. 19:

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Aug. 30:

Chris Brown Kid Ink Omarion Fetty Wap Teyana Taylor Scottrade Center Sammy Hagar & The Circle Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Slipknot Lamb Of God Bullet for My Valentine Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Peter Frampton The Venue Foo Fighters Royal Blood Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Water Liars Off Broadway Nightclub Incubus Deftones Death From Above 1979 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Brad Paisley Justin Moore Mickey Guyton Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sept. 4:

Sept. 5: Sept. 8: .

Def Leppard Styx Tesla Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Toby Keith Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Motorhead Saxon The Pageant

July 30:

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Aug. 14:

Southaven, MS July 18:

Oct. 3:

Widespread Panic BankPlus Amphitheater At Snowden Grove Hank Williams, Jr. Aaron Lewis Drake White & The Big Flag BankPlus Amphitheater At Snowden Grove

Springfield, MO July 21:

July 22: July 26:

Everclear Fuel Toadies American Hi-Fi Gillioz Theatre Psychostick Wolfborne The Outland Three Days Grace Finger Eleven Gilioz Theatre

Sept. 12: Sept. 19: Nov. 11:

Better Than Ezra Sugar Ray Eve 6 Uncle Kracker Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Trapt Sons of Texas Poynte Outland Ballroom Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Pure Prairie League Gillioz Theatre Justin Hayward Gillioz Theatre Lee Ann Womack University Plaza Jimmy Webb Northeastern State U

Tahlequah, OK Sept. 26:

Tulsa, OK July 17: July 18:

July 21: July 22:

American Aquarium Diamondhead Resort

July 24:

* July 25:

July 31: Aug. 1: Aug. 12:

Aug. 31: Sept. 3:

Samantha Crain Woody Guthrie Center Danzig Pennywise Cancer Bats Brady Theater Stephen Stills Brady Theater Fall Out Boy

Sept. 12: Sept. 27: Sept. 28:

Wiz Khalifa Hoodie Allen BOK Center Panic! At The Disco American Authors Misterwives Milo Greene Brady Arts District Three Days Grace Kongos Chappo Mother Mother Griz Brady Arts District Alice In Chains Brady Theater Pleasant Valley Boys Cain’s Ballroom Here Come The Mummies Laura Reed Cain’s Ballroom Gwar Butcher Boys Cain’s Ballroom Rob Thomas Brady Theater Adam Crabb Jeff & Sheri Easter Mabee Center Arena American Aquarium Guthrie Green Park Blues Traveler Cain’s Ballroom

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Alma AR..................................................30 Arkadelphia AR .....................................30 Batesville AR.......................................... 30 Beebe AR ................................................ 30 Bella Vista AR........................................ 30 Benton AR .............................................. 30 Bentonville AR....................................... 30 Blytheville AR ........................................ 30 Branson MO .......................................... 30 Caddo Valley .......................................... 30 Camden AR ........................................... 30 Clarksdale MS ....................................... 30 Clarksville AR ....................................... 30 Conway AR ............................................ 30 Dardanelle AR ....................................... 31 Eureka Springs AR ............................... 31 Fayetteville/Springdale AR .................. 32 Fort Smith AR ....................................... 34 Gravette AR ........................................... 34 Hardy AR ............................................... 34 Harrison AR .......................................... 34 Heber Springs AR ................................. 35 Hot Springs AR ..................................... 35 Idabell, OK ............................................ 36 Jacksonville AR ..................................... 36 Jonesboro AR ........................................ 36 Joplin MO .............................................. 36 Leslie AR ................................................ 36 Little Rock//N.L.R................................. 36 Lula MS ................................................. 40 Malvern AR ........................................... 40 Maumelle AR ......................................... 40 Memphis TN .......................................... 40 Monticello AR ........................................ 41 Morrilton AR ......................................... 41 Mountain Home AR .............................. 41 Mountain View AR................................ 41 New Edinburgh, AR .............................. 41 Ozark AR ............................................... 41 Paris AR ................................................. 41 Pocola OK .............................................. 42 Quapaw OK ........................................... 42 Rogers AR .............................................. 42 Roland OK ............................................. 43 Royal ...................................................... 43 Russellville AR....................................... 43 Sallisaw OK ........................................... 43 Stillwater OK ......................................... 43 Stuttgart AR .......................................... 43 Texarkana AR//TX ................................ 43 Trumann AR .......................................... 43 Van Buren AR........................................ 43 Warren AR ............................................. 43 West Fork AR ........................................ 43 Winslow .................................................. 43 Concerts are listed in Bold


{Area Code 470} THE FOUNDERS ROOM (P) 7503 Robinswood Rd., Alma 5737-5737 72921 July * 25: Blues Boy Jag & The Juke Joint Zombies August 8: The Syllamo Trio Danny Dozier September 19: Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys October 9: Ruthie Foster WARREN’S REC ROOM (P) 1437 Newberry Road, Alma 208-TUNE (8863) 72921 Bookings: Cristy Smith July 18: A Tribute To The Music Of Eric Clapton feat.: Eric Matthews Band


{Area Code 870} THE MIRAGE SPORTS BAR & GRILL 104 Malvern St., Arkadelphia 5260-526071923 Sa.: Rock Band Karaoke July 18: Black Jack Canyon Band *25: The Shakes SLIM & SHORTY’S 617 Clinton St., Arkadelphia 245-2365 71923 Bookings: Misty Harris Schedule unavailable at presstime…


JOSIE’S STEAK HOUSE 50 Riverbank Rd., Batesville 793-7000 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details...

MOOSE LODGE (P) 750 Brewer Hill Rd., Batesville 793-9902 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details...


{Area Code 501} V.F.W. (P) 1405 E. Center., Beebe 882-7769 72012 F.: Game Night Live entertainment. Call for details...

Bella Vista

{Area Code 479} JJ’S GRILL 12 Cunningham Corner, BV 802-6455 72714 July 24: Jim Mills 25: Travis Marvis 27: Copelin Bates 29: Mattie Neumier 30: Jon Dooly 30: Rick Dodson 31: Jeff Fox August 1: BJ & Mike 7: Chanika Mclelland 8: Ouachita River Band 14: Mike & Grady 15: Jeff Fox 21: Wes Hart 22: Keith Nicholson 28: Jim Mills 29: Murray Williams RIORDAN HALL 3 Riordan Drive, B.V. 855-8170 72714 Occassional live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 501} FLETCHER MUSIC 619 W. South, Benton 778-9098 72015 Live Music. Call for details...

GINO’S SPORTS GRILL (P) 17332 I-30, Benton 778-9444 72019 Occassional live music. Call for details… V.F.W. POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Rd, Benton 315-5585 72015 Bookings: Angela F.: Karaoke July 11: Hooker Blys * 25: Pure Luck


{Area Code 479} BENTLEY’S BEACH BAR 91 S. E. 28th Street, Bentonville 8060-8060 72712 Live music. Call for details… CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, B’ville 418-5700 72712 Occasional live concerts… GUSANO’S (P) 2905 So. Walton Blvd., B’ville 271-8242 72712 Live music. Call for details… THE TABLE MESS BAR THE LOCAL LOUNGE 108 E. Central, Bentonville 715-6707 72712 Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE 316 W. Main, Blytheville 715-6707 72315 Occassional live music. Call for details…


Branson, MO

{Area Code 417} ROWDY BEAVER TAVERN 1810 Missouri 76, Branson 7409-740965616 W.—Sa.: Bill & Larry Live Music. Call for details… WAXY O’SHEA’S IRISH PUB 235 Branson Landing, Branson 348-1759 65616 Tu.: Pub Quiz W.: Dance Night July 24: Gordo: The One Man Band * 25: The Diversity Band 31: Eighties Rewind August 1: Big Iron

Caddo Valley

{Area Code 870} BETTY’S BIG COUNTRY DANCE HALL 102 Crystal Palace, Caddo Valley 3800-3800 71923 Bookings: Betty July 31, A. 1: Ronnie Bear August 7, 8: Midnight Express 14, 15: Twango 21, 22: Over The Hill Gang 28, 29: Ronnie Bear


{Area Code 870} POSTMASTERS GRILL 133 U.S. 278 Business, Camden 836-5579 71701 Live music. Call for details….

Clarksdale, MS

{Area Code 662} BLUESBERRY CAFÉ 235 Yazoo Ave, Clarksdale 627-7008 38614 Su: Blues/rock jam

On A Mission From God To Keep Musicians Off The Streets...

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale 627-6820 38614 Director: Shelly Ritter GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB 0 Blues Alley, Clarksdale 621-9009 38614 W.: Karaoke Th.: Weekly Blues Jam July 24: Sam Wooden & The Night Rockers * 25: The Beat Daddies 31: The Old Memphis Kings August 1: Delta Crush 5: Heavy Suga & The SweeTones 8: Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks 12: Henry Swain Club 14: Final Touch Band 15: Bishop Gunn 20: Steve Kolbus & The Clarksdale Revue 21: Robert Bilbo Walker 28: 901 Blues Band 29: Heavy Suga & The SweeTones


{Area Code 479} CROSSWOODS (P) Exit 55 off I-40 I-40 & Hwy. 64 W., Clarksville 754-8080 72830 Bookings: Wendell or Aleta W., F.: Karaoke Th.: College Night


{Area Code 501} ADVENT ARTS & ACOUSTIC CAFÉ {Advent Lutheran Church} 900 Farris Rd., Conway 786-1604 or 269-0805, 72032

SOUND LISTINGS ARE FREE! Call {501} 354-8577 With Schedule Information Nightflying Publications • P.O. Box 82 • Perry, AR • 72125-0082 phone: {501}354-8577 • • email: 30


BEARS DEN PIZZA (P) 235 So. Farris, Conway 328-5556 72034 W.: Karaoke Th.: Le Trivia F.: Karaoke July 18: Hydrogen Child * 25: Zakk & Big Papa Binns August 4: The Rough & Tumble 22: Black River Pearl 25: Stringtown Ambassadors DON W. REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL UCA Campus 201 Donaghey, Conway 450-5000 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… {501}354-8577


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GUSANO’S 2915 Dave Ward, Conway 329-1100 72034 Live music. Call for details… JJ’S GRILL (P) 1010 Main, Conway 336-0100 72032 July 23: GTO Duo 24: Downday 25: Queen Anne’s Revenge 27: Justin Brooks 28: Zach Mckenzie 29: Jeff Fox 30: Ashley McBryde 31: Classic Current August 1: Papa Grande 3: Brian Ramsey 4: Travis Caudell 5: Andy Tanas 6: Cody Martin 7: HWY. 124 8: Super 55 10: Kirk Anderton 11: Preston Palmer 12: Byron Hayes 13: Queen Anne’s Revenge 14: Dauber Hill 15: Christine DeMeo 17: Steve Davis 18: Markus Pearson 19: Jocko 20: Acoustic Punks 21: Classic Current 22: Shannon Boshears Band 24: Justin Brooks 25: GTO Duo 26: Darren Barry 27: Christine DeMeo 28: Mr. Lucky 29: Queen Anne’s Revenge 31: Preston Palmer KING’S (P) 1020 Front St., Conway 205-8512 72032 July 24: The Squashers

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Russell Corbin Trey Johnson Jeff Hawkins Caleb Patton Touch Grateful Dead Tribute Band Shane Palko Songwriter Duo Showcase The Acoustipunks Magnolia Brown The Going Jessies Tyrannosaurus Chicken Canopy Climbers The Whole Famn Damily Matt Stell Stuart Thomas The Driftaways Edward Briggler Four West Free Verse Jamie Patrick

MICHELANGELO’S RISTORANTE 1117 Oak St., Conway 329-7278 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… MIKE’S PLACE (P) 808 Front St., Conway 269-6453 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… TC’S MIDTOWN GRILL (P) 1611 E. Oak St., Conway 205-0576 72032 Open 7 Days A Week! 11a.m. - 2 a.m. July 24: Dirty Lindsay * 25: Funk Yeah 31: ShotgunBillys August 1: Third Degree 7: tba 8: Pamela K. Ward 14: tba 15: ShotgunBillys

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THE RAB (P) 408 Hwy. 65 No., Conway 336-8484 72032 Schedule unavailable at presstime… VFW POST 2259 (P) 1 Veterans Drive, Conway 329-1230 72034 Bookings: Christina Occassional live bands… ZAZA 1050 Ellis Ave., St. 110, Conway 336-ZAZA (9292) 72032 Bookings: Adam Sweet Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area Code 479} FRONT STREET GRILL (P) 115 So. Front St., Dardanelle 229-4458 72834 Bookings: Monte, after 5 July 24: Mother Hubbard & The Regulators * 25: Grouv Therapy 31: Dark Highway August 1: Jamie Jones & The Outlaws 7: Thread read nightflying

Eureka Springs

{Area Code 479} THE ART COLONY No. Main, Eureka Springs 253-2090 72632 Bookings: Raven @ 479-244-7229 Occassional live music… THE AUDITORIUM 36 So. Main, Eureka Springs 253-7788 72632 888-855-7823 August 14: Mary Parker Dragon Masters Pam Setzer Clark Family with: Bill Nesbitt & The Tennessee Gentlemen 15: Myron Flippin Buddy Griffin & Clancey Ferguson The Clark Family with: Bill Nesbitt & The Tennessee Gentlemen Cutthroat Montana Irl Hees BASIN PARK HOTEL 12 Spring, Eureka Springs 253-7837 72632 F.: Hogscalders BLARNEY STONE IRISH PUB 85 So. Main, Eureka Springs 363-6633 72632 Live entertainment. Call for details…

CARIBE RESTAURANTE Hwy. 62 West 309 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-8102 72632 Bookings: KJ F., Sa.: Live music Live entertainment. Call for details… CHELSEA’S CORNER CAFE & BAR 10 Mountain, Eureka Springs 253-6723 72632 Bookings: Gina M.: Ladies’ Night feat.: Sprungbilly Tu.: Open Mic W.: Drink & Draw July 24: Magnolia Brown * 25: Wink Burcham 30: The Camptown Ladies 31: Opal Agalfia August 1: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers 7: Sad Daddy 8: Chucky Waggs 13: Mountain Sprout The Camptown Ladies 14: Mountain Sprout The Camptown Ladies 15: Mountain Sprout Arkansauce 19: Brujo 21: Smokey Folk 22: Ocie Fisher & Matt Smith




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CRESCENT HOTEL 75 Prospect, Eureka Springs 253-9766 72632 Su.: Live Music During Brunch EUREKA SPRINGS - CITY EVENTS 479-253-8737 EUREKA HOUSE CONCERTS {Unitarian Church} 17 Elk St., Eureka Springs NEW DELHI CAFE 2 Main St., Eureka Springs 253-2525 72632 Live Music. Call for details…


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OZARK MOUNTAIN HOEDOWN Hwy. 62 E., Eureka Springs 253-7725 72632 W.--M.: George Brothers PIED PIPER PUB & CATHOUSE LOUNGE 87 Armstrong, Eureka Springs 363-9976 72632 August 1: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings 7: Johai Kafa 8: Caleb Martin 12: The Matchsellers 13: Tyler Gregory 14: Melissa & Grayson’s Good Ol’ Gooduns Arkansauce Cutty Rye 15: Deep Fried Squirrel The Squarshers Kyle Young Ozark Mountain Maybelles 21: Brujo 22: Rebellion 28: Lou Shields 29: Tyler Gregory PINE MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE 2075 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-9165 72632 Live Family Entertainment PUB N GRUB CLUB 169 169 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-7122 72632 July * 25: Tightrope

ROCKIN’ PIG SALOON 2039 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 6248-624872632 Live entertainment. Call for details… ROWDY BEAVER RESTAURANT & TAVERN 417 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 8544-854472632 F.: Karaoke Su.: FREE Pool July 24: Jason Kinney Band * 25: Rock N Loaded 31: 221 Band August 1: North of Forty 7: Christine DeMeo Band 8: Terri & The Executives 14: Aaron Mullins Band 15: Lance Griffith & The Midnight Prairie 21: Steve Hester & DeJaVooDoo 22: Triple Shot 28: Leather N Lace 29: Norman Jackson ROWDY BEAVER DEN (Downtown Location) 47 Spring St., Eureka Springs 6444-6444 72632 July 24, * 25: Tightrope 26: Parent’s Day feat.: Outlaw Hippies 31: Austin Cobb August 1: Blackwater Acoustic

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Terri & Brett Terri & Brett Christine DeMeo Band Chris Harp 8-mid Lance & Kelly Outlaw Hippies Band The Lark & The Loon The Hogscalders Outlaw Hippies Band John Harwood Opium Western Dan Martin & Cody Woody As Is Rockey Don Jones Downday Duo Michael Tisdale Duo

THE STONE HOUSE 89 So. Main, Eureka Springs 363-6411 72632 Bookings: Amanda Open W.--Su. F.: Jerry Yester TURPENTINE CREEK 239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs 253-5841 72632 Schedule unavailable at presstime… naturally inspired edibles jalapeno pepper jelly

Fayetteville/Springdale {Area Code 479} ARSAGA’S ON DICKSON: THE DEPOT 548 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 443-9900 72701 M.: Folk Night W.: Jazz Night Th.: Pearl

ART EXCHANGE 113 W. Emma, Springdale 751-3003 // 361-1211 72764 Last Thursday of each month: Open mic feat.: Houston Hughes, host BEAR’S PLACE 504 15th St., Fayetteville 521-2327 72701 July 24: Walter Schmidt * 25: Danny Mullen 26: Weekenders 28: Swinging Doors 29: Brick Fields 30: Craig & Matt 31: Vince Turner August 1: Indigo 27 2: Weekenders 3: Calling All Songwriters 4: Cajun 5: Brick Fields 6: Sam Thompson 7: Left of Center 8: Silvershakers 9: Weekenders 11: Swinging Doors 12: Brick Fields

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COMMON GROUNDS GOURMET ESPRESSO BAR 412 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-3515 72701 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Schedule unavailble at presstime… DICKSON STREET PUB 303 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 527-9333 72701 ROOFTOP PATIO Schedule unavailable at presstime… EMELIA’S 309 W. Dickson, St. 2 527-9800 72701 Su.: Jazz Brunch FRESCO CAFÉ & PUB 112 W. Center, Fayetteville 455-5555 72701 F.: Fresco Jazz Trio GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE (P) 519 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-4226 72701 Bookings: Brian @ (479)527-6618 July 24: Ultra Suede Leah & The Mojo Doctors Buffalo Hustle * 25: Irie Lions 27: Finger Eleven Eye For A Lie Chasing Pictures 30: Jesse Aycock

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Paul Benjamin Earl & Them Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Forgotten Space Got It Covered Dawn Cate

Arkansauce Me Like Bees Benjamin Del Shreve RJ Mischo Boss Tweeds 8: Ozzy Tribute 13: Jazz Society 14: Goose Acoustic Show The Nace Brothers Goodluck Slim 15: Groovement 21: Full House Joe Giles & The Homewreckers 22: Randall Shreve & The Devilles 23: Old Salt Union 26: Hard Working Americans feat.: Todd Snider Dave Schools Neal Casal Duane Trucks Chad Staehly Je 27: The Sisters Sweet 28: Earl & Them Flashback do arkansas...the altered state

GHAZI’S PESTO 1830 N. College, Fayetteville 582-3330 72702 Tu.: Jed Clampit Th.: Matt Smith GREENHOUSE GRILLE 481 So. School Ave., Fayetteville 444-8909 72701 July 24: Block Street Hot Club 31: Boxaw August 7: Hor Bossa Trio 14: 29: 31:

Matt Smith Jazz Coverlets Roots Fesival

JAMMIN’ JAVA 21 W. Mountain, Fayetteville 443-2233 72701 Live music. Call for details… JJ’S GRILL 1271 No. Steamboat, Fayetteville 700-70072701 July 24: Emmitt & 4WD * 25: Bottlerocket 27: Jeff Fox 28: Ashley McBryde 29: Samantha Hunt 30: Trey O’dell 31: Ouachita River Band August 1: The Odds

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Jeff Fox Dustin Prinz Mike & Grady Joshua Mather Take Cover Whiskey Grin Mo Brothers Jeff Fox Jon Dooly Keith Nicholson Wes Hart Mark Sheilds Mattie Neumier Jeff Fox The Jinns Russ Hutchison Jamie Wolfe & The Wranglers Mr. Lucky TJ Scarlett Voxana Jeff Fox Trey O’dell Ouachita River Band Maud Crawford Samantha Hunt

JOSE’S SOUTHWEST GRILLE 5240 W. Sunset, Springdale 750-9055 72702 Th.: Karaoke Krazy July 24: Isayah’s Allstars * 25: 90LB Wrench 28: Uncrowned Kings 31: Wes Hart August 1: Dawn Cate &

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The Rhythm Kings MGB Another Fine Mess Cassette Red Ambition KN3 MGB 90Lb Wrench Kelly Road Milburn Uncrowned Kings Wes Hart Band We Be Jammin’

JOSE’S STREETSIDE 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-0194 72701 W.: Karaoke Krazy July 27: Whiskey Grin 28: Kelly Road 29: Ruckus August 6: Earl & Them 7: Blew Reed & The Flatheads 8: Backstage Pass 13: Prince Albert 14: Leah & The Mojo Doctors 15: Another Fine Mess 20: Left Of Center 21: Red Ambition 22: Voxana 27: Whiskey Grin 28: Kelly Road 29: Ruckus naturally inspired edibles jalapeno pepper jelly

KINGFISH DIVE BAR 262 No. School, Fayetteville 935-3443 72701 Bookings: Email July 24: Keith Nicholson Trio * 25: David Bright Band 30: Voxana 31: Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds August 1: Marshall Wallace Band 7: Cutty Rye 8: Blew Reed & The Flat Heads 13: American Lions 14: Whiskey Grin 15: Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds 20: Tildon Krautz 21: Dawn Cate & The Rhythm Kings 22: David Bright Band LA HUERTA 1860 No. Crossover, Fayetteville 521-7990 72701 W., F.: Silver Moon LIGHT BULB CLUB 19 No. Block, Fayetteville 587-9512 72701 Booking: Lightbulbclubbooking July * 25: Made In Sabbath

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Savage Spawn Antarichrist Witchsister Izzi Savage Water Liars Lo-Res Ryan Pickop Buffalo Rodeo Paglins The Chads Hold Auric Terminus Frederickson Jeh-Sea Wells Diarrhea Planet Teenagers Deerpeople

MAXINE’S TAP ROOM 107 No. Block, Fayetteville 442-9601 72701 Schedule unavailable at presstime… MOJO’S PINTS AND PIES 1200 No. Garland, Fayetteville 935-3459 72701 July 23: Coverblind 24: Olde Fashioned Band 25: tba 31: tba August 1: tba 6: Benjamin Del Shreve 7: Loose Change 8: Voxana



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Coverblind Dave Bright Band Fuggins Wheat Band Cadillac Jackson Charlie Kelly Trio tba Dead Irish Blues Olde Fashioned Band Fett’s Folly

ON THE MARK (P) 2588 No. Gregg, Fayetteville 575-0123 72701 Bookings: Scott Young July 24: Russ Hutchison * 25: Jon Arellano 30: Jim Mills 31: Wildwood August 1: Scott Young 6: John Doroyo 8: tba 13: Jed Clampit 14: Russ Hutchison 15: Wildwood 20: Jamie Wolf 21: Allen Castleberry 27: Jim Mills & The Hellbenders 28: Mo Brothers 29: Matt Smith POWERHOUSE SEAFOOD 112 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-8300 72701 July 23: Backroad Anthem 30: Bottlerocket August 4: Live On The Patio 6: Leah & The Mojo Doctors 11: Live On The Patio 13: Got It Covered 18: Live On The Patio 20: Boom Kinetic 25: Live On The Patio 27: Mike & Grady Band

RYLEIGH’S 313 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 444-7324 72701 Th.: Open Mic Comedy

WASABI 313 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 527-0268 72701 Live music. Call for details…

SMOKE & BARREL TAVERN 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-6880 72701 July 24: Dead Soldiers * 25: Union Specific 31: School Of Rock Tour feat.: Witchsister August 7: Dead Indian 8: Shannon Wurst 14: Cadillac Jackson 15: Bella Donna 21: Dan Martin Band 22: Crescent City Combo 28: 1 Oz. Jig 29: American Lions 30: Fundraiser

WEST END 339 North West Ave., Fayetteville 445-6805 72701 Bookings: Occassional live music.

SPEAKEASY 509 W. Spring, Fayetteville 443-3279 72701 Occassional live music.... TERRA STUDIOS 12103 Hazel Valley Rd. Fayetteville (800)255-8995 72701 Occassional live music.... THE TILTED KILT 3619 No. Mall Ave., Fayettevile 442-0800 72703 Live music. Call for details… UARK BOWL 644 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 301-2030 72701 Live music. Call for details… WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 443-5600 72702 Raw Honey • Jalapeno Jams & Jellies • Apple Butter

WILLY D’S 216 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 571-4994 72701 Tu.--Sa.: Dueling Pianos

Fort Smith

{Area Code 479} 21 WEST END 21 No. 2nd, Ft. Smith 434-4213 72901 Live music. Call for details… AVA’S VILLAGE PUB & GRILL (P) 3820 Meandering Way, Ft. Smith 452-2988 72903 Bookings: Ava Milam Tu., Th.: Karaoke hosted by: Mark Sparks Live music. Call for details... BELLA ITALIA RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR 407 No. 8th, Ft. Smith 785-1550 72901 Th.—Sa.: Sharon Pitts BRICK TOWN BREWERY 318 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 434-2739 72901 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… CORE BREWING COMPANY 701 Rogers, Ft. Smith 72764 Live music. Call for details… DOE’S EAT PLACE 422 No. 3rd, Ft. Smith 784-9111 72901 Booking: Trent Gallant Live Music. Call for details… EAGLES CLUB(P) 3321 So. 66th, Ft. Smith 452-5888 72901 M.: Dance Lessons Tu.: Joe Harris Dance W.: Shuffleboard F.: Dinner Sa.: Dance read nightflying {501}354-8577

THE ELECTRIC COWBOY (P) 6107 So. 31st, Ft. Smith 72901 649-8033 72901 Where Fort Smith Plays At Night! Check Out The Ocean Dance Club

LA HUERTA 400 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 783-3655 72901 Bookings: Hector, 1-3 weekdays Schedule unavailable at presstime…

THE ELEPHANT ROOM 700 N. 8th, Ft.Smith 883-2901 72901 Booking: Sheahan Live music. Call for details…

LOST BEACH ISLAND BAR & GRILL (P) 1810 So. Zero, Ft. Smith 646-3939 72901 Tu.: Trivia Challenge W.--Sa.: Karaoke

FORT SMITH LITTLE THEATER 401 N. 6th, Ft. Smith 783-2966 72901 Schedule unavailable at presstime… HERO’S 1002 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 353-4754 72901 Bookings: Doug McRae Daily: Happy Hour, 1 - 8 Su.: Happy Hour All Day Tu., Th.: $1 tacos W.: Bike Night feat.: Judge Parker July 24: Red Witch Johnny * 25: George & The Jetsons 31: Great American Game Show August 3: Little Buffalo River Band 7: Method To Madness 8: Shots Herd Fat Friend 10: Punk Show 14: Evan Punk Not In Your Life 15: Tom Ware 21: Cancer Benefit for: Ryan 22: FreeVerse 28: Hollow Valley Funk Band 29: The Bannister Brothers JOE’S GRILL & CANTINA 3400 So. 74th, Ft. Smith 478-9600 72903 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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91ST STREET 3702 So. 91st, Ft. Smith 478-6000 72903 F., Sa.: Karaoke Live music. Call for details…

R. LANDRY’S 613 Garrison, Ft. Smith 783-2505 72901 July 24: Eric Matthews * 25: Cutthroat Trout 31: some guy named robb August 1: Jon Dooly 5: Brian Ramsey 7: Laura Pierson 8: Brian Ramsey 14: Jamie Lou 15: Gary Hutchison 21: Carter Sampson 22: Justin Patterson 28: Tom Ware 29: Honey Shine feat.: Richard Burnett

SECOND STREET LIVE 101 No. 2nd, Fort Smith 782-5483 72902 Thanks for a great season! SHOOTER’S BAR & GRILL 2201 Grand Ave., Ft. Smith 783-9413 72901 Live Music. Call for details…

THE MOVIELOUNGE 7601 Rogers, Ft. Smith 226-3595 72903 Live music. Call for details…


HARD LUCK CAFÉ 501 1st Ave. SW, Gravette 787-5750 72736 Occassional live music....


OLD TOWN GRAIN & FEED 503 Garrison, Ft. Smith 434-4376 72901 Live music. Call for details…

ROOSTER’S (P) 801 Garrison, Ft. Smith 783-COCK (2625) 72901 Bookings: Robert July 31: Hooker Red

SWEET BAY COFFEE COMPANY 3400 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith 785-0685 72903 Live music. Call for details…

{Area Code 870} WORDS & AFTERWORDS 201 No. Spring St., Hardy 856-5579 72542 Th.: Open Mic Jam Live music. Call for details…

Harrison/ Diamond City

{Area Code 870} BRICK OVEN PIZZA 814 Hwy. 62-65, Harrison 741-0012 72602 August 7: Lukas 14: Tess 28: Thunder Crow DIAMOND AMER. LEGION POST 340 (P) 7696 Hammerschmidt Rd., D. City 422-2606 72630 Live Music Every Friday DIAMOND CITY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 20701 Hwy. 7 No, D. City 422-7613 72630 Schedule unavailable at presstime… LYRIC THEATRE 113 W. Rush, Harrison 391-3504 72602 Schedule unavailable at presstime… NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison 741-4002 72602 Contact: Guitar Smith Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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UGO’S PIZZA 125 Rush, Harrison 204-6244 72602 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

Heber Springs

{Area Code 501} THE RED APPLE INN (P) 1000 Club Rd., Heber Springs 362-3111 72543 Occassional live music…

Hot Springs

{Area Code 501} THE ARLINGTON HOTEL 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs 623-7771 71901 F., Sa.: Willie Davis & Co. in the lobby SILVER FOX LOUNGE (The Austin Hotel) 305 Malvern, Hot Springs 623-6600 71901 July * 25: After Eden 31, A. 1: After Eden


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CLASSIC’S {Clarion Hotel} 4313 Central, Hot Springs 525-7172 71913 July * 25: David Ball August 1: David Ball 8: David Ball 15: John Jordan

THE BIG CHILL 910 Higdon Road, Hot Springs 624-5185 71913 Bookings: Gina Parks Open 7 Days A Week! Three bars in one… Serving dinner ‘til close... CHECK OUT OUR EXQUISITE OUTDOOR DECK!!! The Chill Lower Basement IS COOKIN’! M.-F.: Happy Hour, 4-6:30 Su.: Karaoke feat.: Chucky D Tu.: Texas Hold ‘Em July 23: Ryan & Adam 24, *25: Shotgun Billys 28: Simanton Goff 29: Jocko 30: John Calvin Brewer 31, A. 1: Down Day Duo August 4: John Lisi & Delta Funk 5: tba 6: Dave Almond 7, 8: Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands 11, 12: tba 13: Dean Agus & Legacy 14, 15: Highway 124 18: Simanton Goff 19: tba 20: Ryan & Adam 21, 22: Down Day Duo 25: Simanton Goff 26: Jocko 27: Down Day Duo

COPPER PENNY PUB 711 Central, Hot Springs 622-2570 71901 Live music. Call for details…

BOOGIE’S BAR & GRILLE 1010 E. Grand, Hot Springs 624-5455 72901 W.: Spa City Jams

HOT SPRINGS ARTS CENTER 405 Park Ave., Hot Springs 624-0489 71901 Various gallery displays...Saturday Evening Music Series for teens the 1st and 3rd Sat. of each. mo. Afternoon and evening classes in pottery, drawing and painting...

BLUE MOON SALOON 135 Essex Park Pl., Hot Springs 262-5005 71901 F., Sa.: Karaoke & Dance Music feat.: River Rick Occas. Live Music

CROSSWALK BAR & GRILL 2714 Central, Hot Springs 623-2979 71913 Live Music. Call for details… EAGLES CLUB (P) 817 Hobson, Hot Springs 318-1599 71913 Sa.: Hot Shots EMBASSY SUITES CASCADES PIANO BAR 400 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs 624-9200 71901 W.--Sa.: Tony Nardi FAT JACK’S OYSTER BAR & GRILL 101 Central, Hot Springs 623-5225 71901 Live bands… HAWG’S PIZZA 1442 Airport Road, Hot Springs 767-4240 71901 July 24, *25: Just Sayin’ 31, A.1: Rock Solid August Schedule unavailable at presstime… HEAVY’S SPORTS BAR 718 Hobson, Hot Springs 321-9909 71913 Th.: Levon Walkin

LOW KEY ARTS 118 Arbor, Hot Springs 282-9057 71901 Occassional live music. Call for details…

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MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs 321-0909 71901 Bookings: bookings @ W.: Poetry Slam feat.: Poetry Readings Open Mic July 24: Sad Daddy * 25: A. Sinclair Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass 30: Heavy Glow Canaan August 1: May The Peace Of The Sea Be With You The Waltons Joemyside (The Last Slice) 6: Hopeless Jack Pollen RX 7: The Fatty Acids Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth The Brothel Sprouts 8: Amy Levere Will Sexton 14: Engine Daniel Amadee 15: Foulplay Cabaret Christian Lee Hutson 20: Them Travelin’ Birds 21: Ne-Hi Dangerous Idiots Landrest 22: Dikki Du & His Zydeco Crew 28: East Cameron Folklore 29: Ghost Bones OHIO CLUB 336 A Central, Hot Springs 627-0702 71901 Su.: Larry Womack & Jacquiline M.: Randy & Chana

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QUAPAW BATHHOUSE & SPA 413 Central, Hot Springs 767-0211 71901 4th Friday ev. mo.: H. S. Jazz Soc. presents: Arkansas Jazz Experience feat.: Shirley Chauvin Cyde Pound Bill Huntington Jay Payette & guest artists RAZORBACK PIZZA 4330 Central, Hot Springs 525-1616 71901 July 24: Kimishi * 25: Ryan Sander August 8: John Calvin Brewer 9: Solar Federation ROD’S PIZZA CELLAR 3350 Central, Hot Springs 321-2313 71901 Live music on special occasions... ROLANDO’S NUEVO LATINO 210 Central, Hot Springs 6054-605471901 Contact: Suki Live music on special occasions... SADDLEBAGS SALOON & GRILL 4977 Albert Pike, Hot Springs 767-BAGS (2247) Open Every Day Kitchen open ‘til 9 Su.: Front Porch Pickin’ (Acoustic Jam) W.: Karaoke & Dance Th.: Karaoke & Dance F.: Karaoke & Live DJ

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CREGEEN’S (P) 201 So. Main, J’Boro 972-9200 72401 Bookings: Conor Brankin July 31: Derek Doyle August 1: Lightnin’ Malcolm 8: Memphis Yahoos 15: Flat Land Donners 16: Jordan Hall 29: Plain Meanness GODSEY’S GRILL (P) 226 S. Main Street, J’boro 336-1988 72401 Schedule unavailable at presstime… SKINNY J’S (P) 205 So. Main, J’boro 275-6264 72401 Bookings: Sarah Reeves, M., Tu., Th., F. - 2-4 p.m. Tu.: Open Mic Th.: Vikki & Sonny UPPER CRUST PIZZA 3120 Shelby Dr., J’boro 336-7500 72404 Contact: Billy Creego Live music. Call for details…

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{Area Code 501} THE AFTERTHOUGHT BISTRO & BAR 2721 Kavanaugh, L.R. 663-1196 72205 Su.: Jazz Brunch feat.: Lucas Murray Ev. M.: Jazz At The Afterthought Tu.: Jazz Jam Sessions host: Carl Mouton W.: Open Mic July 23: SeaNanners American Lions 24: Bijoux * 25: Ramona Smith Butterfly & Jeron 27: Monday Night Jazz feat.: MarQuis & Mood 30: Frontier Circus Marvin Berry 31: The Art Porter Players August 3: Monday Night Jazz 6: Charlie Virgo Pageant 7: Tyrannosaurus Chicken AMER. LEGION POST #1 (P) 315 E. Capitol Ave., L.R. 372-8762 72201 F., Su.: Warren Crow & Wendell Craig ANOTHER ROUND 12111 W. Markham, L.R. 313 - 2612 72211 Bookings: Steve Childress July 22: LLC Band 23: Ben Lewis 24: Matt Treadway Trio Dead Celt Society * 25: John Keathley Ashley McBryde 29: Roy Hale 31: Thread


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EAGLES (P) 65th & I-30, L.R. 562-0876 72203 Live entertainment.

DEEP (below Willy D’s) 322 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 244-9550 72201 Live entertainment. Call for details… July 24: DJ Caner * 25: DJ JP 31: DJ B Box August 1: DJ JP

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DISCOVERY // BACKSTREET(P) 1029 Jesse Rd., L.R. 664-4784 72203 Little Rock’s Legendary Dance Club... Open Saturday Nights DUGAN’S PUB 403 E. 3rd, Little Rock 244-0542 72201 Bookings: Don, 2-4 p.m. Tu.: Live Team Trivia W.: Gonzo Karaoke Th.: Dart League ESPN Game Plan July 24: Big John Miller * 25: Trustees 31: Salty Dogs August 1: Shannon Boshears 7: Big Stack 8: Brian Nahlen 14: Funk Yeah 15: Steve Hester & DeJaVoodoo 21: Big John Miller 22: Karla Case Band 27: Roy Hale 28: Beckham Brothers Band

ELECTRIC COWBOY (P) 9515 I-30, L.R. 562-6000 72209 ERNIE BIGG’S 587 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 372-4782 72201 Dueling Pianos nightly... FORTY TWO 1200 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 537-0042 72201 Occassional live programs & shows




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FOX & HOUND {Lakewood Village} 2800 Lakewood Rd., N.L.R. 753-8300 72116 Su.: Open Mic feat.: Third Degree Tu.: Karaoke by Phil F.: Live DJ July * 25: Third Degree August 1: Trippin’ Nikki

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KHALIL’S PUB & GRILL 110 So. Shackleford, L.R. 224-0224 72211 Tu.: Jeff Long W, F., Sa: Karaoke 1st Monday each month: Nashville Songwriters Assoc. 2nd and 4th Mondays: Live Celtic Music LAMAN LIBRARY 2801 Orange, N.L.R. 758-1720 Schedule unavailable at presstime… LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton, L.R. 568-5547 72209 W.--Sa.: Erotic Dancers Occassional Live Music…

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WILDWOOD PARK 20919 Denny Rd., L.R. 821-7275 72223 Schedule unavailable at presstime… WILLY D’S ROCK & ROLL PIANO BAR 322 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 244-9550 72201 Tu.--Sa.: Live Dueling Pianos YA YA’S EURO BISTRO 17711 Chenal Parkway, L.R. 821-1144 72223 Contact: Scott Hanyik July 24: Weakness For Blondes ZACK’S PLACE 1400 So. University, L.R. 664-6444 72204 M.: Live Trivia Tu., W.: Poker Tourneys Th.: Luck Of The Draw Karaoke Sa.: Club Music Karaoke feat.: Debbi T F., Sa.: Live DJ

Lula, MS

{Area Code 662} ISLE OF CAPRI 777 Isle of Capri Parkway, Lula 1-800-The-Isle, 38644 W.--Sa.: Pulse

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{Area Code 501} AMERICAN LEGION POST # 11 (P) 218 Olive, Malvern 337-8168 72104 Sa.: Canned Country


{Area Code 501} LUCKY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1101 Murphy Dr., Maumelle 803-4898 72113 F.: Karaoke Sa.: Showing all the games…

Memphis, TN

{Area Code 901} ALFRED’S 197 Beale & 3rd, Memphis 525-3711 38103 Su.: Memphis Jazz Orchestra M.: Eric Hughes Band Tu.: Kaleidoscope W.: Eric Hughes Band Th.: Matt Tutor DJ Scottie Lawrence F., Sa.: Kevin & Bethany Paige B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB 143 Beale, Memphis 524-KING 38103 Nightly: BB King All Star Band NightLife Su.: Carl Drew

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Blues Band Will Tucker Band Preston Shannon King Beez Preston Shannon Preston Shannon NiteLife BB King’s All-Stars King Beez Preston Shannon Blind Mississippi Morris BB King Allstar Band King Beez BB King All-Stars Will Tucker Band Blind Mississippi Morris Carl Drew Blues Band Carl Stewart BB King All Stars Herchal Bailey & Natasha Young

BLUES CITY CAFE 138 Beale, Memphis 526-3637 38103 Su.: Free World Nightly: Gary Hardy & The Memphis 2 Brad Birkedahl & The Burning Love Band Live Music Every Day! healthy munchies

BLUES HALL 182 Beale, Memphis 528-0150 38103 F.--M.: Dr. ‘Feel Good’ Potts Band BLUE MONKEY 2012 Madison, Memphis 272-2583 38103 Tu.: Rusty Lemon HANDY BAR 200 Beale, Memphis 527-2687 38103 Sa.: Plantation All Stars Su.: Fred Sanders Juke Joint All Stars HARD ROCK CAFE 315 Beale, Memphis 529-0007 38103 M.: Memphis Music Monday Tu.: Lil’ Rocker Tuesday HI-TONE CAFÉ 412-414 No. Cleveland, Memphis 278-TONE 38103 July 28: Psychostick Wofborne Etketera 29: My KIngdom Altruria 30: Aaron Kmm & The One Drops CCDE 31: Dead Soldiers Mark Edgar Stuart



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KING’S PALACE CAFE 162 Beale, Memphis 521-1851 38103 M.--Th.: David Bowen F., Sa.: Memphis Jazz Trio feat.: Michaelyn Obysw Patio F., Sa.: 2 Weeks Notis Sa.: Ms. Zeno Duo Soul Outsiders MINGLEWOOD HALL 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis 312-6058 38104 July 24: Bon Qui Qui * 25: Big Brothers Big Sisters present: SportsBall Gala 26: Toad The Wet Sprocket Derek Hiltquist 30: The London Souls American Fiction 31: Raekwon


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28, 29: Doug Deming 30: Eric Hughes Band 31: McDaniel Band August Schedule unavailable at presstime… YOUNG AVENUE DELI 2119 Young Ave., Memphis 278-0034 38104 Live bands. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} AMERICAN LEGION HUT {old Veteran’s Bldg. in McCloy Park} 111 Briarcliff, Monticello 367-6958 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details...

NEWBY’S 539 So. Highland, Memphis 452-8408 38110 Th.: Mojo Possum Live Entertainment. Call for details…

LA TERRAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 306 Hwy. 425, Monticerllo 460-0055 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details...

NEW DAISY THEATRE 330 Beale, Memphis 525-8979 38103 In Complete Renovation Watch for details…

MAIN STREET BISTRO {First Presbyterian Church} 821 No. Main, Monticello 367-6883 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details...

THE PIG ON BEALE 167 Beale Street, Memphis 529-1544 38103 F.: Leslie E. Jones: Elvis Tribute Show Sa.: Guy Venable, Jr.

THE RIVER (P) 791 Hwy. 278 W., Monticello 367-6135 71655 M., Tu., F., Sa.: Karaoke

RUM BOOGIE CAFE 182 Beale, Memphis 150-150 3 Su.: Memphis Blues Society M.: Blake Ryan Band Th.--Sa.: James Govan & The Boogie Blues Band W.: Boogie Blues Band Sa.: Memphis Blues Society July 24, * 25: Gracie Curran 27: Jeff Jenson Band

VFW HUT 148 Veteran’s Drive, Monticello 367-2797 71655 Occassional Live Music


{Area Code 501} JEBB’S PLACE (P) I-40 & Hwy. 95, Morrilton 477-2198 72110 Th., Sa: Karaoke Schedule unavailable at presstime… Healthier Munchies Jalapeno Jelly

NORTH PLAZA CINEMA 1515 North Business 9, Morrilton 354-1667 72110 Sa.: Red Barnes & The Country Knights

OZARK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 1 1/2 blocks So. of Courtsquare Sa.: Live Music (weather permitting)

RIALTO COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER 213 E. Broadway, Morrilton 477-9955 72110 Ev. 3rd Friday: The Rialto Pickers

{Area Code 870} NEW EDINBURG COMMUNITY CENTER 6590 Hwy. 8, N.E. 510-6388 71655 Occassional live music.

Mountain Home

{Area Code 870} THE BACK FORTY Hwy. 62 W., Mtn. Home 425-7170 72653 Live Music On Our Outdoor Deck - weather permitting

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{Area Code 870} GOLD STAR CLUB 714 Hwy. 367 No., Newport 523-2338 72112 Live music. Call for details…

THE BRICK YARD BAR & GRILL (P) 10460 Cranfield Rd., Mtn. Home 492-6106 72653 Bookings: Jay Sabella W.: Piano Bar F.: Live Bands Sa.: Dance Club & Karaoke


ROYAL 66 4063 Hwy. 62 E., Mtn. Home 492-5600 72653 Bookings: Richard W.: Karaoke Live entertainment. Call for details…

{Area Code 479} EAST END SPORTS PUB E. Walnut St., Paris 963-3278 72855 Live music. Call for details…

Mountain View

{Area Code 870} OZARK FOLK CENTER P.O. Box 500, Mtn. View 269-3851 72560 M.—Sa.: Live Traditional Music Su.: Gospel Concerts featuring occasional guest performers and Gospel concerts, arts & crafts workshops, demonstrations, etc. Mid-April - November; Thanksgiving & Christmas

{Area Code 479} MAIN STREET LOUNGE 215 W. Main, Ozark 667-0962 72949 Contact: Katie Reynolds Live music. Call for details…


JOHNNY MAC’S ROCKIN’ ROOSTER (P) 5855 Hwy. 22, Paris 963-2626 72855 Live music. Call for details…

Park Hill, OK

{Area Code 479} HARBOR PITSTOP 14978 West Forest Rd., Park Hill 650-2803 74451 Live music. Call for details… on your phone



Pine Bluff

{Area Code 870} MAD HOG TAVERN 2405 No. University, P.B. 534-0565 72123 Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} IMPERIAL DINNER THEATRE 1401 Hwy. 304 E., Pocahontas 892-0030 72455 Schedule unavailable at presstime...

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{Area Code 918} CHOCTAW CASINO I-540, Pocola 1-800-590-5825 74902 M: Ladies Night Out Tu.: Fun Card Drawings W.: Club 55 Th.: Men’s Night F., Sa.: Live Bands Nightly: Big Stack Gilley’s CenterStage Event Center July 24: Thomas Martinez Band * 25: Everclear Toadies Fuel American Hi-Fi Lost On Utica 31: Sammy Mitchell August 1: Wood Shed 7: Mountain Sprout 8: Tragikly White 14: Bo Phillips Band 15: West 51 21: Big Daddy 22: Lainey Edwards 24: Larry B. & The Cradle Rockers 29: Warrant Bach Row Crueligans

Quapaw, OK

{Area Code 918} DOWNSTREAM CASINO RESORT 69300 East Nee Rd., Quapaw 919-6000 74363 Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 501} SADDLEBAGS SALOON & GRILL 4977 Albert Pike, Royal 767-2247 71913 Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 479} AFTER 5 BAR 2000 Promenade Blvd., Rogers 631-1114 72758 Live music. Call for details… THE BIG CHILL 3000 Pinnacle Hills, Rogers 7011-7011 72756 Tu..: NWA Blues Jam July 22: Steeves Reeves 24, 25: Mister Lucky 29: Jocko 30: Anthony Ball 31, A. 1: Ghost Town Blues Band


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COPELAND’S 436 No. Rogers, Rogers 246-9455 72756 Su.: Claudia Burson Trio 3rd Su. of ea. mo.: Ben Harris EAGLES CLUB (P) 11160 Old Wire Rd., Rogers 451-9323 72756 Live Music. Call for details... FOSTER’S PINT & PLATE GASTROPUB 2001 So. Bellview Rd., Rogers 621-0093 72756 July 17: Fancy Sauce

GOOD VIBRATIONS (P) 2500 N. 17th, Rogers 246-8998 72756 Occasional live music… IRON HORSE COFFEEHOUSE 220 So. 1st, Rogers 631-9977 72756 W.: Rogers Jazz Society, 7-9 JJ’S GRILL (P) 4500 W. Walnut, St. #3, Rogers 4460-4460 72756 Julys 24: The Jinn * 25: Maud Crawford 27: Ashley McBryde 28: Jeff Fox 29: Russ Hutchison 30: Murray Williams 31: Whiskey Grin August 1: Ouachita River Band 3: Copelin Bates 4: Jeff Fox 5: Dustin Prinz 6: TJ Scarlett 7: Wes Hart 8: Kevin Upshaw 10: Clay Hughes 11: Russ Hutchison 12: Jeff Fox

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The Jinns Harvey Stone Band Jamie Wolfe & The Wranglers Whiskey Menders Jon Dooly Jeff Fox Mike & Grady Mr. Lucky Take Cover Will Gunselman Jeff Fox Murray Williams Zach Reeves BottleRocket Jim Mills Ashley McBryde

JJ’S GRILL (P) {Prairie Creek Marina} 1 Prairie Creek Mar., Rogers 1002-1002 72756 July 24: Tim Meitzen * 25: Jeff Fox 31: Bottlerocket August 1: BJ & Mike 7: Chanika Mclelland 8: Ouachita River Band 14: Mike & Grady 15: Jeff Fox 21: Wes Hart Genesis Capital, LLC., Bringing to Arkansas small wind 4K and large capacity 2 Mw and up Solar & Wind Farms: Presenting home owners the opportunity to reduce their electric costs to zero dollar ($0) or even a positive credit balance, by installing Hybrid Technology / Vertical Axis Turbines and Solar Panels. With a strong vision to provide every home owner a $0 acquisition cost for the Alternative Energy turnkey project. Alternative Energy Projects: Red Sun Resources: Energime Green Group has developed technology tested & output-certified by Rolls Royce, Kawasaki & British Atmospheric Data Institute, running large 1.5 MWe turbines at 32% efficiency for over a year. RED SUN is Patentee of the world-wide exclusive infrared reflection to enable focusing & collecting the full spectrum of head and light giving 1620C for the 1st time! Additional copatents with the DOE allow molten steel 10 MW storage units 18m3 for 24 hour operation to 30 day operation. Storing Green Energy! Benefits to End Users: • Tax credits available from the IRS till 2016, 30% of the purchase price of the qualified alternative energy equipment, based on energy qualification audits. • Immediate savings on monthly electric bill. • Financing available on our equipment, delivery and installation: Working with local banks, presenting the working guidelines of International banks, that have approved the Carbon Credit collateral as the basis for business/home improvement loans to the end users. • The present value of Carbon Credits on the International Market will create cash flow for the projects. • With 1.2 million homes in AR, our project creates much needed jobs for the local communities, improving our economy and providing Green Energy. For more information contact: Phone: 479.361.1211



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PIG PEN (Formerly The Rockin’ Pig) 2407 Hudson Rd., Rogers 9797-9797 72756 F.: Bike Night Live music. Call for details… ROLANDO’S NUEVO LATINO RESTAURANT 224 So. 2nd, Rogers 621-1002 72756 Th.: Live Jazz WALMART AMP 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers 443-5600 72758 or See Concert Pages…


{Area Code 479} NORTH 40 (P) I-40 & Hwy. 7 No., Russellville 968-1772 72801 Bookings: Tony Your Party Spot in the River Valley! July 24: DJ Montez * 25: Down South 31: DJ Montez August 1: Space Cowboy 7: DJ Montez 8: Kevin Upshaw 14: DJ Montez 15: Woo Pig 21: DJ Montez 22: Brian Odle 28: DJ Montez 29: tba

Sallisaw, OK

Roland, OK

{Area Code 918} CHEROKEE CASINO 205 Cherokee Blvd., Roland 427-1000 or 1-800-256-2338 74954 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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{Area Code 918} BACK 40 BAR & GRILL {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 64 & I-40, Muldrow 427-7491 74954 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

Stillwater, OK

{Area Code 405} ESKIMO JOE’S 516 W. Elm, Stillwater 372-8896 74074 W.: Hump Day Th.: Bottomless Bottles F., Sa.: Live music WILLIE’S SALOON 323 S. Washington, Stillwater 377-7716 74074 Th.: Open Mic


{Area Code 870} WILD LIFE BAR & GRILL (P) 711 E. Superior St., Stuttgart 673-1360 72160 Open 7 Days a Week! W.: Karaoke feat.: DJ Chucky P W., F., Su.: Dart Tourney Live Music. Call for details...


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Texarkana, AR & TX

{Area Code 870 and 903} FAT JACK’S 3324 No. Stateline, Texarkana 774-5225 71854 Bookings: Jackie, after 4 p.m., W.--Sa. W.: Karaoke With: Jonathan Live Music. Call for details… LA FOGATA 3401 Genoa Rd., Texarkana 773-1879 71854 Live Music. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} SIDELINES SPORTS BAR & GRILL (P) 406 Sidelines, Trumann 483-2223 72472 Bookings: Vicky Shipp Live Music. Call for details…

Van Buren

{Area Code 479} PICKIN’ PEN (Musician’s Exchange) 2421 Kibbler Road, Van Buren 474-7927 72956 Th.: Live Jams

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{Area Code 870} SPANKY’S (P) Hwy. 8, Warren 226-5747 71671 Live Music. Call for details…

West Fork

{Area Code 479} THE LITTLE O’ OPREY 271 So. Campbell, West Fork 839-2992 72774 F.: Ozark Talent Revue & Contest Sa.: Authentic Old-time Opry Show

W. Siloam Springs, OK SEVEN {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 412 & Hwy 59 (800)754-4111 W.: DJ Mick D Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area Code 479} OZARK FOLKWAYS 22733 No. Hwy. 71, Winslow 634-3791 72959 Contact: Rebecca Lynn Buchanan Food. Drink. Music. Occassional Live Shows...

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Eastern guy replies, “Well, I am betting I have all you fools beat. My harem houses 17 wives. One more and I would have a golf course…” Q: How is an orgasm like a drum solo? A: You can tell it’s coming but there’s no way to stop it.. Q: What do call a successful musician? A: A guy whose wife/girlfriend has 2 jobs… Bob is on his death bed, holding on to the remaining scraps of life he has left. His family is gathered around, hoping to comfort the old man in his final hours. After hours of silence, Bob breaks the silence. “Is my beautiful Margaret here? I want to hold the hand of the love of my life.” “I’m here, my love. Just as I’ve been everyday for the last 60 years.” “And my boy, Roger? The boy who grew into a great man, making his ol’ man proud everyday? And his wife Helen, the greatest woman a father could hope for his boy? ” “Yeah, pop. Helen and I are both here.” “What about my glorious grandchildren? The angels, they’re here?” “Yes, grammpa! We’re here!” “So everyone is here in this room, right now? So then, why are all the goddamn lights on in the house?!?” Q: What is a man’s idea of a balanced diet? A: A Budweiser in each hand… Q. Why did God invent Jameson whiskey? A. So the Irish would never rule the world… Q: You know what’s fun about being sober? A: Nothing… Q: What do you get when you mix English class with alcohol? A: Tequila Mockingbird… Q: Why does Corona go through your system so fast? A: Because it does not have to stop to change color… Q: What is the similarity between Michelob Ultra and having sex in a rowboat? A: They are both SO close to water…

Q: What kind of calendar does a trombonist use for his gigs? A: “Year-at-a-glance…” Q: How do you get a rhythm guitarist to play softer? A) Give him music to read... Q: How do you make a cello sound beautiful? A): Sell it and buy a violin. If you took all the tenors in the world and laid them end to would be a good idea… Q) Why are conductor’s hearts so coveted for transplants? A) They’ve had so little use… Q) What’s the definition of an optimist? A) An accordion player with a pager… Q) What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? A) No-one minds if you spill beer on a fiddle... Q: How do you make musicians complain? A: Pay them… Q: What’s the differance between a pianist and God? A: God doesn’t think he’s a pianist… Q: how many drummers does it take to change a light buld? A: “oops, i broke it…” Q: What do call Bach? A: Dead…

Boy: “I love you so much, I could never live without you.” Girl: “Is that you or the beer talking?” Boy: “It’s me talking to the beer...”

Q: What is the difference between a drummer and a vacuum cleaner? A: You have to plug one of them in before it sucks…

Mayan: Hey wanna drink? Other Mayan: I’m working on this calendar, but I guess if I don’t finish it won’t be the end of the world...

Q: What’s the definition of perfect pitch? A: When you toss a banjo in the garbage and it hits an accordion…

No! for the last time stop asking if I am drunk. I am not drunk! Who would name their kid drunk?

Q: What do you call a guitar player that only knows two chords? A: A music critic...

Dont drink and drive, it will spill everywhere…

Q: What’s the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw? A: You can tune a chainsaw…

It’s true alcohol kills people, but how many are born because of it? I don’t have a drinking problem. I drink because I have problems… I’m not alcoholic, I only drink twice a year. When it’s my birthday, and when it’s not my birthday... A dyslexic guy walks into a bra… Moral Of the Story One day at the end of class little Billy’s teacher has the class go home and think of a story and then conclude the moral of that story.... The next day Billy tells his story.... “My dad fought in the Vietnam war, his plane was shot down over enemy territory. He jumped out before it crashed with only a case of beer, a machine gun and a machete. On the way down he drank the case of beer. Unfortunately he landed right in the middle of 100 Vietnamese soldiers. He shot 70 with his machine gun, but ran out of bullets, so he pulled out his machete and killed 20 more, but the blade on his machete broke, so he killed the last ten with his bare hands” Teacher looks in shock at Billy and asks if there is possibly any moral to his story.... Billy replies, “Yeah... don’t mess with my dad when he’s been drinking…” A Canadian guy, an American guy, a Japanese guy, and a Middle Eastern guy walk into a bar. They all have a couple of beers, and get to bragging. The American guy boasts, “I’m so lucky, I have 4 beautiful children, one more and I would have a basketball team.” Not to be outdone, the Canadian guy retorts, “I am luckier than you, I have 5 gifted children, one more and I could form a hockey team.” So, the Japanese guy chimes in with, “Well, I surely have both of you topped. I have 8 children. Just one more and I would have a baseball team.” Pausing, briefly, the Middle

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Q: If you see a conductor and a violist in the middle of the road, who would you run over first? A: The conductor, business before pleasure... Q: Why can’t voice majors have colostomies? A: Because they can’t find shoes to match the bag... Q: What do you do if you see a bleeding drummer running around in your back yard? A: Stop laughing and shoot again…

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Beware the week after the Ides of March - Evil Forces are afoot in the land ... those whom you may regard as friends may prove to be enemies and those whom you regard as enemies may turn out to be friends ... those whom you regard as Baptists may prove to be Unitarians ... above all avoid using the word “whom” in a sentence ... for even when correctly employed, “whom” may be regarded as pretentious by those who prefer to use words like “them,” “those,” “you-uns,” and “we-all….”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The future may hold great financial improvement in the affairs of Taurus ... watch for the “Publisher’s Clearing House” material in the mail ... Ed McMahon may have good news for you ... also put $10 on “Blackie’s Butt” to win in the fourth ... pick up all cushions on every couch you see and look for change, check the coin-return on all pay phones and vending machines ... recycle all paper, aluminum, glass, plastic, and old clothes ... should all this fail to bring financial reward, get a job, or borrow money from relatives ... an remember, Gypsy Woman sees all ... knows all....

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Much has been said by the Gypsy Woman about Gemini ... that they are all kind, compassionate, generous, intelligent, insightful, fair, beautiful, wise, trustworthy, responsible, and just down-right pleasurable to be around goes without saying ... but you know, when you break it all down, the best thing about a Gemini is ... we’re humble, modest, selfless, charitable, uncomplaining, non-judgmental, incapable of pettiness, completely without malicious intent, and above all unaffected ... man, it’s great to be alive and be a Gemini...

When we remember we are all mad the mysteries disappear and life stands explained... ---Mark Twain 46

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Snakes, buzzards, rats, skunks, moles, pole cats, jackals, hyenas, poison toads, snails, leeches, slugs, tapeworms, harmful bacteria and viruses, serial killers, kleptomaniacs, and dog catchers are all Cancers ... also you’re gonna lose your job, nearly die from the flu, and come down with bursitis of the nose ... have a nice day…

LEO (July 23-August 22) Don’t be fooled by the suave, urbane, and “’90s kinda guy (gal)” attitude projected by the Leo in a social setting ... the fact that the Leo is about as lionesque as a bunny rabbit should give you the hint you need to get down to the “Leo-Bone” ... remember Ernest T. Bass on “Mayberry?” ... remember Jethro Bodine on “Beverly Hillbillies?” remember Boris Badenov on “Rocky & Bullwinkle?” Leos All…

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) The Virgin - yuk, yuk - most Virgos have the morals of a mink ... there are some exceptions but none comes to mind ... the trouble with most Virgos is that they pretend to be the picture of virtue until they get you alone ... then it’s whips, chains, Wesson oil, video tapes, acting out fantasies and dress up games ... next time you are approached by a Virgo, better have your mind open, your mouth closed and your best disguise on or you may find yourself on “America’s Kinkiest home Videos...”

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) “The Balance” - so called because of an irritating propensity to fence-straddle or be namby-pamby, wishy-washy, and generally indecisive ... when the Libra votes, either all levers are left un-pulled or it’s one for, one against ... if you wanna have some fun with the Libra, just tell ‘em they can choose between having a “Midas Touch” and a two-week shopping spree at the Denver Mint…

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) The Archer in ancient days was thought to be noble, honest, and a protector of the weak and innocent, but as years passed, the archer became a paid lackey to the evil power mongers of the corrupt courts of Europe ... the Archer became the paid “hit-man” for any and all who could pay the price ... whether the victim be guilty or nay ... in modern times, most Sagittarians become lawyers or bill collectors...

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Sign of the Goat ... outcasts of society, the Capricorn is shunned by lepers, plague-sufferers, and yes, even Amway salesmen and IRS agents ... the Capricorn must carry rancid meat in pockets so that vultures will associate with him ... even in large crowds, there usually is a vacant buffer zone ‘round the malodorous “Goat” ... the Capricorn wails and moans ... “why, why must I always be alone?” “Take a bath and brush your teeth” answer the offended masses with upturned noses and watery eyes…

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) The Water Bearer, Aquarius, is to be avoided at all costs, especially in South America, India, and South Louisiana ... bring me water, Gunga-Din ... “Bite my sarong” he replies ... bearer of one of life’s most precious commodities, the Aquarius is as likely to Ex-Lax your aqua-Vita as to spit in your stewed prunes…

PISCES (February 19-March 20) The Fish ... scaly, slimy, stinky, bottom sucker ... eater of yukkie things best left unspoken ... likely to enter the field of politics, siding sales, or may work in the phone sex industry…

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SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Vilest, most venomous and potentially lethal of all signs, it’s no coincidence that the Scorpio’s behavior is likened to that of the desert scorpion ... beware the Scorpio in business and personal affairs ... the Scorpio is always ready to strike a killing blow and leave its victim uneaten ... also their breath is pretty bad…




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