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March Hare • 2013 Page 6 Blues In The Natural State

Ozark Blues Society to throw a grand musical bash and we're all invited by Sondra Goode

Page 8 Salt & Pepper

Blues Duo wows the IBC Tony Nardi and Eddie Mobley - 4 decades young by David Hughes

Page 21 Mark Albertson

photo: Meredith Mashburn

We gotta get out while we can ‘Cuz tramps like us, Baby we were born to run… ---Bruce Springsteen

Spotlight on one of Altered State's Best by Dori Colston

Page 11 New Feature: Vintage A monthly look at historic gear by Steve Evans

Page 23 Backstage Pass

Nightflying's David & Sherree Hughes at the IBC and beyond... by David Hughes

Page 24 Concerts

Altered State's most thorough Concert listings

COVER Art: Jessica Riley

The Regulars

Space News......................................................10 Notes from the Pub: Central.........................12 Notes from the Pub: Fort Smith..................14 Bob Boyd’s World of Music ..........................15 Frets About Frets .............................................15 News of Record...............................................16 Eureka! .............................................................18 Notes from the Pub: NWA ...........................20 Notes from the Pub: Hot Springs ................22 Backstage Pass ................................................23 Concerts ...........................................................24 Club Listings ...................................................30 Own Worst Enemies.........................................44 Connections .....................................................45 Horrorscopes.....................................................46

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Greetings and Great Salutations to you All. ‘Tis a joyous time indeed, ‘tween Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, when Ol’ Man Winter tosses off his grumpy old mood and the world comes alive again as our Good Mother Nature gives great birth to all living things. It’s been a weird one, to be sure, as we’ve enjoyed high temps near the 70s and 20s at night. If we weren’t all bedazzled by the coming season, we’d surely all have pneumonia by now with these temp swings. It is now 4:20 in the a.m., of course, and here we sit trying to peck out the last few remaining tidbits of musical lore in the Altered State before we put this one to bed. It’s a real labor of love here under the desk at the Nightflying Compound in the days leading up to printing (or exercise in blatant insanity, whichever means the most to you), for we go days and nights on end without proper sleep or nutrition to get it all done. And it doesn’t matter when we start on production…it always comes down to a mad rush to get it all done. I know, I know…we only do this sort of thing because we want to, so there’s the realquestion: Why do we want to? I’ll tell you. I don’t know. All I really know is that it seems to beat having to go out and get real jobs…

In General…….

Actually, I jest, of course. Spring heralds in the Festival Season, and the Altered State is blessed with many world-class events…which right now are all in their own mad rush to get it done. This region has myriad festivals of all kinds, from Rock Festivals to Folk Festivals to Blues Festivals to Country Festivals to Artsy-Craftsy Festivals…and just about every nook and cranny of a town has its own annual Festival, too. We’ve got Mosquito Festivals, Crawdad Festivals, Bigfoot Festivals, River Festivals, Bike Festivals, Car Festivals, ToadSuck Festivals and just about Whatever You Can Think Of Festivals (though we don’t have a Tick and Chigger festival that I know of…but it’s probably on the way…) And one thing they all have in common is that the community of like-minded individuals gather in groups to celebrate

their common interests. The sheer synergy of each is, in a word, magical. These gathings are the perfect social battery rechargers for millions of people and musicians alike. In my opinion, one of the coolest aspects of virtually all these events is that people are actually out socializing with each other in person. Even with the coolest phones and gadgets and so-called social media, there’s simply no alternative to real, live, human energy. To me, it’s what makes live music such a powerful thing…it’s the crowd-spark for the masses to turn them on. Literally. My father used to hate the club and concert scene in principle, without having really experienced them in person. Being allergic to alcohol and tobacco smoke kept him out of such places, which he saw as generally unhealthy environments where people went and wasted their money and themselves. Then one night saw we saw a filmclip on 60 Minutes about a rooftop sniper in Austin, just sitting there picking people off. It occurred to me that this was what was important about clubs and concerts, and I told him so: “If you took these things away from people, there would be a lot more people on the roofs with rifles.” He said nothing, but a few days later brought it up. He’d thought long and hard about it, and came to the realization that the nature of clubs and concerts might actually be the most important business in the world: Stress Relief. Face it, folks, if we in the entertainment industry really do our jobs right, we provide the masses with the relief they need to carry on their days. After a good time out, people are going to be happier, more relaxed and as a result they will tend to treat each other better…and that alone will improve the general synergy in the world. Many thousands of years ago Chinese medicine posited that Stress is the leading cause of illness and aging…that to live a long and healthy life people need to, essentially, keep their cool as much as possible. So. Whether you’re a musician, dancer, bartender, songwriter, chef, waiter or for that matter, busboy, you are in the entertainment business, and your job is therapeutically important to society across the board…



Blues In The Natural State

The Blues Are Alive and Well in Northwest Arkansas

---Sondra Goode The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas is pleased to announce the line-up for the 11th Annual Blues in the Natural State Music Festival on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2013. Presented by The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas and Walmart, two-dozen acts will perform on six stages in Fayetteville during the festival. We are pleased to grow the blues festival experience in 2013. Festival-goers will experience performers who are a blend of local, regional, national and world-stage artists, according to Roger Plourde, President of the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas. Headlining on Friday evening is James ‘Super Chikan’ Johnson, a Blues Music Award-winning American blues musician, artist and guitar maker hailing from Clarksdale, Mississippi the birthplace of the delta blues. A self-taught musician, Super Chikan’s style of music is cool and gritty, with deep roots in the country blues tradition. In the Clarksdale area, ‘Super Chikan’ is probably best-known for performing regularly at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero blues club, and for being Freeman’s favorite blues artist. This year, the festival will introduce a new concept: ‘Afternoon Blues’, a special performance of blues storytellers at Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater, an elegant setting to listen to three master musicians perform a combination of original and traditional American music. Ray Bonneville, 2012 International Blues Challenge winner will headline Afternoon Blues. Ray is a Canadian born, US raised, blues influenced singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, who is known for his loose, bluesy, swampy vibe. Ray plays a special blend of blues and Americana music where each song tells a story. Growing up in Detroit, the son of the legendary John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Jr. represents a new style of contemporary blues. His music represents the work of an artist who knows that singing, playing and storytelling add up to great music. Currently on world tour promoting his latest CD All Hooked Up, this two -time Grammy nominee will close out the festival on Saturday evening. The Blues in the Natural State Music Festival line-up promises to deliver a roster of quality performers and performances at any chosen venues. The performance schedule for the festival is as follows: Friday, April 5, 2013 Rogue: 6:00pm North Texas Allstars featuring Michael Burks’ Drummer Popcorn 8:00pm Mark ‘Muleman’ Massey

George’s Majestic Lounge: 4:30pm Jigsaw Mud featuring Lectric Liz 5:45pm Ocie & the Heartstrings 7:00pm Lucious Spiller George’s Majestic Garden: 5:45pm Oreo Blue 8:15pm Earnest ‘Guitar’ Roy 10:30pm John Lee Hooker Jr.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 6:15pm Ed Bowman & The Cruize Brothers Band 7:30pm The Joe Pitts Band 9:00pm Leah & The Mojo Doctors George’s Majestic Lounge: 8:30pm The Chris Cameron Band George’s Majestic Garden: 9:00pm Sonny Moorman Band 10:30pm Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks Saturday, April 6, 2013 Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater: 1:30pm Lucious Spiller 2:45pm RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band 4:00pm Ray Bonneville

Other Blues in the Natural State Music Festival sponsors include The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission, Hog Haus Brewery, Common Grounds, Cumulus Broadcasting, Butler Broadcasting, The Keg 98.3, KUAF 93.3, Telecomp, Sound Concepts, First Security Bank, Nighflying , The Free Weekly and Celebrate Arkansas Magazine. Several Hotels in Fayetteville will offer special rates for the festival. They include: The Chancellor • 855-285-6162 The Marriott Courtyard • 479-571-4900 Homewood Suites • 479-442-3000 The Inn at Carnal Hall • 479-582-0400 The Holiday Inn Express • 479-444-6006 Artists will perform at the following Fayetteville locations: Smoke and Barrel Tavern, Kingfish, Rogue, Walton Art Center’s Starr Theater, and both stages at George’s Majestic Lounge. Wristbands go on sale Friday, March 1 at Prices are: $45 for both days; $20 for Friday only; $30 for Saturday only. The Hog Haus Brewing Company is the official headquarters of the 11th Annual Blues in the Natural State festival. Wristbands, blues memorabilia, official t-shirts and artist’s CDs will be on sale. Hours are Friday, April 5 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. We are proud to announce this year that 25% of all festival proceeds will be donated to the Susan G Komen Ozark Affiliate. For more information about the Ozark Affiliate please visit Be part of America’s heritage by celebrating Blues music and the artists who perform the classic American genre at the 11th annual Blues in the Natural State, Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2013. “The blues will always be because the blues are the roots of all American music.” - Willie Dixon Visit for additional details including artist bios.

Kingfish Dive Bar: 3:15pm Brick Fields Duo 4:30pm Buddy Shute 5:45pm David Kimbrough Jr. Rogue: 2:30pm 4:45pm

Jeff Carey Life Celebration The Got Blues Band

Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 3:30pm The Sarah Hughes Band 4:45pm Earl & Them 7:00pm Mississippi Fever

Ray Orpheum



Lucious Spiller

Super Chikan



Woke up this morning dept.

Salt & Pepper

Making music for decades: popular duo wows IBC ---David Hughes, story ---Sherree Hughes, photos The weather outside is cold. Uncomfortable. Inside the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee, the room is heating up with some of the best music from around the world at the finals of the International Blues Challenge. On stage for the solo/duo finals are a pair who have been playing together for over 40 years. Hot Springs’ Salt & Pepper, Tony Nardi and Eddie Mobley, are in the middle of their final’s set. Nardi is into his bass solo, kicking the pedals with his feet, much to the delight of the Orpheum crowd. “All in all it was a good time,” says Nardi, chatting about the IBC experience from behind his and his bride of 33 years, Karla, basement bar, known to friends and family as Nardi’s Down Under. “I wish a few things had turned out differently but I can’t say it was a bad experience.” Salt and Pepper represented the Spa City Blues Society during the 29th Annual event. The pair had to survive two nights of quarterfinals in King’s Palace and a third night in Handy Hall for the semifinals, not an easy thing to do. The dynamic duo was one of eight finalists out of over 80 solo/duo acts from around the world. “The crowd was buzzing about the guys,” Karla added. “They played last on the first night and hardly anyone was there. But the ones who were there got to see Tony kick bass (using the foot pedals for the bass effect). The next night they played earlier and a lot more people showed. When Tony began his bass solo you could see the cell phones come out and other people, other musicians, were recording it. That was a neat thing to see.” The trip to Memphis wasn’t exactly easy on the guys. They had to deal with misinformation on the first day of the event, there were sound issues during the finals and Nardi even left his organ bench on a street corner overnight. “We were loading our gear outside the Rum Boogie,” Nardi continues. “I guess I didn’t see the bench seat sitting there. We came back the next day and it was still there, right in the same place. It was almost eighteen hours later.” Talk about good luck. But, then again, luck has never really been an issue with Nardi and Mobley. Their trip to the IBC Finals is just one thing in a line of recent successes that include the re-discovery of a B side single from their early days to a visit to Australia where they recorded a CD to receiving a major write up in a national German music magazine. Their paths first crossed in October, 1969, when the two met while serving in the Air Force. Nardi was a supply officer doing demand

processing and Mobley was an administrative assistant for the bomb squad. “Me and Tony...I always thought it was fate,” says Mobley. “Tony was starting a band and he was advertising for members over the armed forces radio station on the base.” It turned out Mobley had been trying to start his own band around the same time. “Tony’s band was getting together quicker than mine so I came over and brought B.T. (Bailey) and tried out.” And so began the early days of Salt and Pepper. Both men had been playing music for awhile prior to finding each other during their tour of duty. Nardi’s first band was called The After Fives, where he played a Wurlitzer organ at age seventeen.



“We were playing the Catholic school’s Friday night socials. We got $75, $15 a man. I had a parallel thing happening at that time. I was friends with this guy, Russ McKenna. He had me play my Wurlitzer. I had a fake ID and when I was 17... I played on Wells Street in Chicago, which was a big huge blues mecca at the time. I only did it for about a month. I was up ‘til four in the morning and then I’d have to go to school.” While stationed in Alexandria, Louisiana, Nardi played

Tony Nardi & Eddie Mobley in band called The Cheques. The Cheques were a state and regional success for three years, releasing singles and garnering support from Stax Records in Memphis. One of the band’s singles hangs on the walls of the Stax Studio building today. Nardi also did time as the only GI playing in an all Thai band, The 500 Band, while he was stationed in Thailand. While Mobley was stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, in New York, he managed to get across the nearby Canadian border to play music. His band at the time was called The Blazers. Nardi’s success with The Cheques only fueled the fire to be successful with a military band while he was stationed in Thailand. To get all his music gear overseas, Nardi divided it up and talked fellow military personnel into helping carry it, piece by piece. “You were only allowed to carry so much stuff so I found guys who were going to Thailand and asked them to help. I told them I was a musician and asked if they would help carry my things.” “I got my band together and began playing military bases in the area, Thai and American. We played the American NCO clubs. And we landed a gig at Jack’s American Star Bar.” Jack’s American Star Bar was the backdrop for part of the film American Gangster. Salt and Pepper consisted of Nardi on keyboard and organ and Mobley on vocals; B.T. Bailey, who replaced the original drummer; Jim Plummer on guitar; Steve Jarrell on saxophone; and Dan Sullivan on bass. The band became quite popular while they were overseas. Nardi has all the clippings from the Bankok newspapers, pictures and other write-ups about the band. “We sat in one night at a gig and it made the local paper the next day that we had done that,” Nardi says , grinning. “We had some celebrity status while we were there.” “I was like Elvis,” laughs Mobley. Little did they know at the time, but Salt and Pepper would make an indelible impression on the European music landscape. “We were working on recording Eddie’s song, “Linda,” Nardi recalls. “I had been fooling around with this had James Brown, Archie Bell and “Winner, Winner” by The Impressions all mixed up in it. We didn’t know we were gonna record it when we went into the studio. We used if for the flip side and “Man of My Word” came to be.” “Man of My Word” is the single that was discovered

around 2008 by a DJ for Northern Soul, a music group in the United Kingdom, that has produced several volumes of rare and hard to find singles. The single had been getting played across the country and was in demand. The Nardi’s began getting calls about the song and began scratching their heads trying to figure who would know anything about the B-side of a record from so many years gone by. The Nardis, as it turned out, had a few of the original singles in their possession. The Nardi’s and Mobley, who was living in Atlanta, working toward retirement in a dry cleaning business, had never lost touch over the years. Mobley was always invited to play special events and the Nardi’s often stopped in on their old friend. In 2009, Mobley was invited to sing at the Nardi’s oldest daughter’s wedding in Colorado. While they were in Colorado, Nardi and Mobley began getting reports that people were wanting the Salt and Pepper single “Man of My Word.” After that trip, Mobley bought a one way ticket to Hot Springs and the pair have been at it ever since. Watching Salt and Pepper perform, it’s obvious that Mobley’s assumption about the duo being destined to be together is right on. They blend together Motown, blues and jazz and mix it with their own touches including their own, very distinct voices, to create something that has both the past and present in it. The pair have been playing consistently since Mobley has relocated to Hot Springs. Mobley accompanied the Nardi’s on their second trip to Australia recently. Tony and Karla had gone to Australia to celebrate a wedding anniversary a few years back. While there, Nardi toured and did workshops for the Hammond Company, resulting in a live CD of Nardi’s performances. The latest trip featured Nardi and Mobley both working up a new disc. While in Australia, Mobley received an unexpected musical gift. “I went to college after the military,” says Mobley. “I was 29 and was a voice major. A girl in the music program knew a record producer. We met and he gave me two songs to learn the words to. I had one day to rehearse and then record. One of the sides was a song called “Stick It In Your Earhole.” While they were in Australia, Mobley found out the song

was being used as the intro music to a soul music show. “We walked in and that song started playing,” Mobley continues. “I asked the record guy where he got that and he told me he had bought it at a record store down the street. I told him I hadn’t seen a copy in years. He ended up giving me that copy of my song.” Some 40+ years later, Nardi and Mobley are still re-discovering old music and making new music. They, along with Karla, are writing and performing new material, and keeping audiences entertained. “Everything seemed fateful,” Nardi sums up. “The records, the magazine article, all at once, Eddie’s retirement, I was wanting to play music with him.” Did either Nardi or Mobley ever think they’d still be making music and experiencing success this far into a career? “Not in our wildest dreams,” Mobley smiles. “Not in our wildest dreams...” ---DH & SH

Rock, Rhythm And Blues Festival set for Leslie, Arkansas

Kasey Lee Kimmons On May 11, 2013, some of the best musicians around will be converging on the small town of Leslie in North Central Arkansas. Leslie, a town of about 480 people, is located halfway between Harrison and Conway on Hwy 65 and home to the Buffalo River Blues Society. The Blues Society is pulling the festival together to help raise funds for “Operation Kindness”, the Searcy County Humane Society. Searcy County is badly in need of a nokill shelter. For now, they “are limited to a few dedicated volunteers lending our mistreated and abandoned furry friends their homes and love until they can find permanent homes.” The list of acts who have graciously signed on to play for the festival, in no particular order: Ben “Swamp Donkey” Brenner of Little Rock, Trouble Behind of Central Arkansas, Kasey Lee Kimmons of Shirley, Maddog & Blue of Springfield, Missouri, The Cruize Brothers of Little Rock, Smooth Down Under of Branson/Springfield/Kansas City, Missouri, Brethren of Hot Springs, Low Society of Memphis, Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain of Little Rock, Family Dog of Cabot with Tyrannosaurus Chicken of Fort Smith will be headlining. These bands represent festival experience, International Blues Challenge experience, and a WHOLE lot of talent! They represent a wide variety of tastes: Mississippi Delta Blues, Memphis Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, KC Blues, Hillstomp, Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-a-billy, and all musical points between. This is a family event, so bring your kids! Acts will be performing between 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at four different venues: Masonic Lodge Outdoor Stage, Leslie Cafe & L.A. Blues Hall, The Drop Zone and Jewel West Art Gallery. Performance times will be staggered, allowing folks to hear & see every act. Tickets for this all day event will be $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. All the venues are within a block of each other in downtown Leslie. Leslie merchants are planning extended hours during the festival. Also, planned in Leslie for that day, will be a City-Wide Yard Sale, starting at 8 a.m. and going throughout the day. The Ozark Mountain Market, the local farmer’s market will be in the Leslie City Park, also starting at 8 and going until noon. The Blues Society is looking for Arts & Craft vendors to sell their wares on a closed portion of Oak Street, during the Festival hours. The Blues Society is also looking for sponsors and for volunteers for the Festival. All donations will be tax-deductible. For more information on the Leslie Rock, Rhythm, and Blues Fest, please contact the Buffalo River Blues Society at 501-253-6373, at, or on Facebook. For more information on Operation Kindness, a 501c3 non-profit organization, go to index.html or call Chopper at 870-221-1630 .


��������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������� In order to continue our efforts to help Arkansas Musicians, Unknown Legends Musicians Relief is having a state wide event to benefit the general fund. The profits from the event will go to help Arkansas musicians when they are unable to meet their financial obligations due to medical reasons. Willing Musicians have agreed to “be arrested” and have their picture on a WANTED poster announcing their “musical offense” “Charged” musicians will plead their innocence to their fans (and anyone else who will listen) requesting assistance in raising “Bail” money. The musicians will have two months to “raise their bail.” They can do this through announcements at gigs, Facebook, asking their fans to donate through the ULMRF website using PayPal, or a credit or debit card, selling a kidney, blood or any other body part that might bring them a pretty penny. Those who raise their bail will be forever immortalized on the Unknown Legends Musicians Relief Fund “Wall of Fame” and will be“released.” Those who do not “raise the amount set for their bail” will be forever condemned to the “Wall of Shame” and be sentenced to “Time in Disco Torture.” The Musician who raises the most funds (over $500) will receive a two night stay in the penthouse at Eureka Matterhorn Towers in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

ULMRF May Day Bailout Satellite Location Coordinator Expectations: Identify musicians who will agree to “be arrested” and raise the $500 “ bail.” “Arrestees” have until May 5, 2013 to raise their “Bail” Collect donations from musicians and mail to: ULMR 507 Houston DR. Hot Springs, AR 71913 Checks should be made out to ULMRF ULMRF is a 501(c)3. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made with Paypal and/or credit or debit cards through Coordinators are expected to contact ULMRF either by phone or email at least once every two weeks to relay information about progress of donation collection and media coverage, as well as other occurrences regarding the May Day Bailout. Coordinators are asked to keep a record of how much money each musician collected and provide this information to ULMRF immediately following the conclusion of the event, along with the musician’s name, address, phone number and email. Any questions/comments should be addressed to: Sherree Hughes • 501-815-2809 Jacki Byers • 501-538-2015



the impression that (a) it doesn’t hurt and (b) it provides sexual pleasure and virility, using objects like buttons, dice, deodorant roller balls.

Happily employed

New York City • Music teacher Aryeh Eller, 46, has earned a million dollars in salary and benefits since the board removed him from the classroom 13 years ago and dispatched him to a light-duty “rubber room” after complaints of fondling and sexual harassment in the one year that he actually taught.

Eye of the beholder

Yakutia, Siberia • Artist Mikhail Bopposov recently created a massive, nearly 900-pound cobra statue (honoring the Chinese Year of the Snake) - made entirely of cow dung.



Jefferson County, MT • William Province was recently arrested and charged with waterboarding four boys, two of whom were his own sons, to get them to “own up to some mischief.”

Teach your children

St. Paul, MN • Kirill Bartashevitch, 52, was recently charged with making “terroristic” threats to his high-school-age daughter after he pointed his new AK-47 at her because her report card showed 2 B’s instead of all A’s.

This bud’s not for you

Rogersville, TN • Timothy Crabtree was recently arrested and charged with stabbing his son, Brandon, 21, twice in an argument over who would get the last beer in the house.

Compelling explanations

Aiken, S.C. • Willie Merriweather, was recently arrested by police after an employment agency reported that, when he was sitting for an interview he exposed himself, telling the interviewer that “it fell out,” that he “must have forgotten” to zip up his pants.


Palm Bay, FL • A police officer was sent to the hospital in February after a supposedly highly trained K-9 bit him in the crotch during a burglary investigation.


United Nations, NY • Voting in December as vice presidents of the U.N. Human Rights Council for 2013 were the nations of Mauritania and the Maldives, both of which permit the death penalty for renouncing Islam.

Pot vs. kettle

St. Louis, MO • The Post-Dispatch recently revealed, through a public records check, that the appointed Collector of Revenue for St. Louis County has failed since 2008 to pay personal property taxes.

Pot vs. kettle - take 2

Boulder, CO • Police detective Scott Morris was recently arrested for speeding and suspicion of DUI in November, his 44th time to be arrested on traffic charges.


and began masturbating, and defecated near the front door and in a hallway.

Fetishes on parade

Lufkin, TX • William Michael Martin was recently charged with burglary of the East Texas Medical Center in where he went in search of women’s underwear and employees’ personal photos, which police said he used as masturbation aids.


Dorset, VT • Donald Blood III, 55, was recently charged with DUI in after driving into a yard, thinking it was a parking lot, which turned out to actually be the 1852 home of Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Keeping abreast of the situation

Calgary, Alberta • Eileen Likness, 61, testified in November that she believes that when she was shot point-blank by an ex-boyfriend in 2006 her life was saved only because the 9mm bullet was slowed as it traveled through her breast implants.

Slidell, LA • Edward Lucas was recently arrested and charged with theft from the sheriff’s department headquarters, after he reportedly had walked in and requested a file, and while he was waiting he swiped three ball-point pens from the reception area.


Cobb County, GA • James Satterfield was recently arrested after police said he wrote a letter to the wife of Judge Reuben Green vowing to eat the couple’s children after “cooking them first to make them more palatable.”

It’s warm in there

Provo, Utah • Cheyenne Labrum, was arrested and charged with robbing a man in a motel room of $14 cash and a 12-pack of beer, with police records showing that it was his 66th time to be booked into the same jail.


Morristown, NJ • Tyrone Harris, 26, reported for his first shift at Dunkin’ Donuts in January and received his name tag, but seven minutes later, according to police, he was on his way out the door with $2,100 from his supervisor’s desk, which had been inadvertently left open.

Legal protection

American justice

Dade City, FL • In September a speeding, intoxicated driver ran a stop sign, drove off a highway, and rammed two trees along a private road, instantly killing himself and his passenger. In January, the estate of the passenger filed a lawsuit for wrongful death, charging the residents along the private road with letting the trees grow in a dangerous location where they could be easily hit.

Cincinnati, OH • Aubrey Ireland, 21, a dean’s-list senior at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious college of music, recently went to court in December to protect herself from two stalkers -- her mother and father, David and Julie Ireland - who had put tracking devices on her computer and telephone and showed up unannounced on campus (600 miles from their home), telling officials that Aubrey was promiscuous and mentally imbalanced.

The end of times

Lactational leverage

Perth, Australia • Researchers recently uncovered a minor prison phenomenon in that country that might shed light on isolated cases reported in southwest U.S. prisons: inmates inserting objects underneath the skin of their penises, under

Everett, WA • After a 51-year-old man was found dead with his heavier 192-pound girlfriend lying face down on top of him, sheriff’s deputies attributed cause of death as his having been smothered by the 50-year-old woman’s breasts.

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Centerville, UT • Michael Selleneit, pleaded guilty to several charges including attempted murder in an October 2011 attack on a neighbor, who Selleneit had declared was raping Selleneit’s wife “telepathically.”

Excrementum occurrum

Fort Lauderdale • In January, a 68-year-old Florida man got out of a van to open a garage door so that his friend could back in, but he left the van door open, and the driver’s dog leaped excitedly into the vehicle and landed on the gas pedal, fatally crushing him against the garage door.

Toys in the attic

North Fort Myers, FL • When Gregory Bruni, 21, was arrested in after allegedly breaking into a residence at about 7 p.m. he was naked, ran maniacally around screaming gibberish, failed to be intimidated when the female resident fired three “warning shots” with a handgun, fell to the floor after the third shot





Getting Wet In Harrison:

Warm weather should bring out the folks...

---Joe Harless Well, spring has sprung upon us in the far North, I’m talking Boone County. Or at least it feels that way. All the birds and bugs are starting to rattle, hum, chirp, croak and caw. It’s free music if you care to listen. Actually I was sent a quite amazing CD last year. It was recorded by a fellow in W. Virginia who did field recordings of birds. He sampled the sounds of waterfalls, creek riffles, trees creaking, bugs buzzing, bull frogs for bass and spring peepers. He orchestrated and mixed all the sounds around nature’s rhythms and produced a natural work of art. When crediting the performers he just said, “Critters”. As for what’s happening, it’s as follows: Live music is growing by leaps and bounds, or maybe I should say, skips and hops. But it’s going forward. Crawdad Days is Harrison’s biggest music shin-dig of the year and it’s a butt kickin’ good time. This will be a Friday night and a full Saturday of music featuring national touring bands and the best regional and local talent. This year a local radio station, 102.9, the Z, is handling the music end and so far they’ve nailed a great headliner, a guitar/slinger singer from Texas, Mr. Casey James. He was one of the finalists, three years ago on American Idol, I believe. I listened to his stuff and called some people I know, where he’s played on tour, and everybody I know gives him and his show a big “Oh Yeah”! This guys a bona fide crowd pleaser, so it will be worth your time to schedule a road trip up to Harrison for the 2013 Crawdad Days. This event will take place at the Lake Harrison Park, right next to downtown on May 17th and 18th. All the bands are good, the women pretty and the beers cold. Admission is free. Call 1-870-741-2659 for more info. After the festival is over, you can go to one of the other live venues in and around town, and party on, if you want. There’s a local VFW and Ugo’s Pizzeria, Opie’s Roadhouse, the Brick Oven Pizza Company and Roosters Barbeque. Who knows, might something else open up before May 18th, this is Boone County, man! A new watering hole just opened up. Opie’s is just north of Harrison a few miles on the scenic route 7 as you’re heading up to the North Arkansas Peninsula, where I live. Remember the old Patrick Swayze movie, Roadhouse? Well that’s kind of what this bar Opie’s reminds me of. Not as violent or big, but it has such an awesome vibe, the real deal; pool tables, a corner stage, ice cold you know what, and finger lickin’ food. Opie’s is between Bergman and Harrison, you come around the bend and see the hand painted sign on the left. They’re booking in some of the hottest bands in Boone County: The Ground Rattlers, the Dirt Road Dogs, the House Burners, and the Downtown Strangers. This is one rockin’ fun club. Tell them Shakey Joe sent you! Last week on Saturday night, the Three Story Trio played at Ugo’s Pizzaria in downtown Harrison. The Trio brought it on. The sound was excellent, there’s plenty of seating, and the pizza was two times good. This Trio could best be described as Peter, Paul and Mary with attitude. From Patsy Cline to Hendrix, Van Halen to Edie Brickell, good music to eat pizza and drink beer by, or an ice cold Coke. It’s amazing how many people love to join in and sing along with John Cougar songs. This restaurant is only a short walk from where the Crawdad Days will be held. I’m pretty sure they’ll have some good and greasy Blues & Boogie going on during and after the festival, so stroll on over. Up here in Diamond City, we’re having a really cool event on April 13th, from 10 AM to 3 PM called The Ozark Byways High Flying Kite Day. It will be held at the Lead Hill Corp of Engineer Park in Diamond City. Sounds kind of convoluted huh? We live in Diamond City but our address reads Lead Hill. Our park is the Lead Hill Park, but it’s in Diamond City. That’s why I refer to this whole area as the North Arkansas Peninsula because both towns are only three miles apart. Once you get here, you’ll find wherever you’re going. It’s a peninsula; it sticks out into Bull Shoals Lake. If you go too far in any direction, you run into the water, right? Kite flying is a good thing. It’s healthy, it’s outdoors, kids love it and so do grownups. You’re all welcome and it’s free! Bring your fishing poles and cameras. This is the first year for this annual event, come and join in. The fiddlers are having their big ta-do over at the south campus of North Arkansas College from March 21st thru the 24th. It’s great old time fiddle music played by the people who love it. Last but not least; I have to throw this in. American Idol is one of those shows if someone says, “Did you see so and so? You feel obligated to say, “I don’t watch that stuff!”, but you know you do. So do I and Arkansas has had two singers all the way up until this week, to the final 10. Sadly they were eliminated, but I’m so proud of both of them, everyone in Arkansas probably is. The girl was fantastic, she could front any band I’ve ever been in and the dude was rock on righteous, a true entertainer and he has no doubt MUCHO GANTIC BALLS... ---Shakey Joe

Gene Autry “Roundup” Guitar

Sears, Roebuck & Company introduced the Gene Autry “Roundup” guitar in the autumn of 1932. At the time, households across America were fond of listening to the radio and this guitar was named after the up-and-coming radio performer, Gene Autry. Gene could be heard singing his cowboy songs live on radio station WLS out of Chicago, a station owned by Sears (call letters W.L.S. stood for “World’s Largest Store”). Sears also owned the Harmony Guitar Factory where the Gene Autry guitars were built. The Gene Autry guitar was fairly small in size, but was a perfect fit for the younger fans of cowboy lore. The front of the guitar was stencil-painted with artwork showing a cowboy riding in a cattle roundup while swinging a lariat above his head. The “Gene Autry” signature was painted at the bottom of the scene, and the model name “Round-up” was painted up on the peghead. Sears was using the house brand name of “Supertone” on all of its guitars, and inside the sound hole was a Supertone label which read: “This instrument is guaranteed to be free from defects and flaws and to comprise the best materials and workmanship and tone that is possible for the price.” The 1932 Roundup was in fact a high quality guitar made with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, and at a price of only $9.75. Gene Autry, the “Singing Cowboy,” went on to become hugely popular and had an unprecedented career in entertainment spanning three decades. He recorded more than three hundred records and was on radio and television, but is best remembered for being a movie star. Gene starred in ninety-three movies. Of course, he sang and played guitar in these “picture shows,” but more importantly was how each movie contained a good moral to the story. Gene Autry always made a stand for what was right and morally correct, and his fans were well aware of his cowboy code of ethics: 1. The cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage. 2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him. 3. He must always tell the truth. 4. He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals. 5. He must not advocate or possess racially or intolerant ideas. 6. He must help people in distress. 7. He must be a good worker. 8. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits. 9. He must respect women, parents, and his nation’s laws. 10. The cowboy is a patriot. Gene Autry was an excellent role model for our “Greatest Generation.” While Gene’s young fans were absorbing his cowboy code, they were formulating their own code of ethics. If these youngsters were to be like their hero, they too would fight for what is right. Tens of thousands of those same fans became young men in the early 1940’s and went on to be real-life heroes as soldiers fighting in WWII, many giving their lives to protect America and the folks back home. The Gene Autry guitar was produced from 1932 through 1955 and went through several changes in specifications such as measurements, types of wood, and color of finishes. These changes were described in the Sears catalogs every year or two and may have occurred to make the prospective buyer feel like the model was new and improved over the previous year. When you find a Gene Autry guitar today, it will definitely have a few wood cracks, and will need luthier work to bring the string action back down for comfortable playing, but this is typical for any 70-year-old acoustic guitar. Most guitar collectors won’t go to the trouble or expense of restoring old cowboy guitars, but instead keep them as they find them, rusty strings and all, and hang them on the wall as art. As collector’s items, Gene Autry guitars are pretty affordable. The most valuable is a first year production Roundup with “F-32” date stamp (fall of 1932), worth around $500, while a 1940’s Gene Autry “Melody Ranch” can be found on eBay for as low as $100. In other words you can purchase 150 cowboy guitars for the same investment as one 1964 Fender Stratocaster. A short video demonstration of a 1932 Gene Autry “Roundup” guitar can be seen on www.YouTube. com by using search words Nightflying Gene Autry Guitar.

Gene Autry starred in 93 movies and was an excellent role model for his young fans 1932 Gene Autry “Roundup” guitar, made by Harmony and sold though Sears. Photo by Steve Evans



Dugan’s Pub one of our very favorite restaurant-clubs in the world, and will be pulling out all the stops for St. Patrick’s Day this year. To wit: on both the 16th and 17th, the club takes the lead in throwing a major Irish blowout, the likes of which Arkansas has never seen. I know. Those are heady words, but when you consider they’re closing down a major city avenue for not just one- but a two-day street fair, complete with parades, bagpipers, live bands inside and outside, street vendors, dancers and special Irish beer and munchies, you may possibly come to that same conclusion. Dugan’s Irish pub serves up authentic Irish fare, and has the sheer ambience of any pub in merry Olde Ireland…and on this weekend, where everyone becomes Irish, you know, kicking things up this many notches should make this a truly epic event. Make plans to attend if at all possible, or risk having to hear about it the rest of the year from everyone you know. Starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday when they blockade the street, enjoy the LR Pipe & Drum, The Carney Barkers, Barrett Baber, the Cafferty School of Dance, a parade, and all the fun you can handle ‘til way after the sun goes down. Then take it inside to Dugan’s for the rest of the night. And come back tomorrow for more of the very same Irish madness until the wee-wee hours. Hey…it’s almost like an Irish Mardi Gras, you know?! It’s the energy. The thing is, this is what Dugan’s is all about all the time. They’re open every day, the food is great, the bar is wellstocked, and the staff caters to your every whim (well, the legal ones, anyway…) Coming up on the bill in the next several weeks are shows with Trey Johnson & Rusty White, The Carney Barkers, The Dead Celt Society, Waggoner & Tomas, The Karla Case Band, Brian Nahlen, White Collar Criminals, Josh Green and many more. And don’t forget that they feature a killer jazz jam on the last Thursday of each month. There’s never a cover charge either…even when they bring in bands from overseas. Dugan’s is located at 403 E. 3rd. For bookings call Don between 2 and 4 p.m. weekdays. Call (501)244-0542 for details and information....... Heading down to the other part of the River Market, Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, as always, is one of the primary party rooms in the Altered State, and has been so for over a decade. I caught a fantastic set with That 1 Guy at the club recently. I’ve seen him before, but this night was special. He is truly amazing, having built a total stage concept, including inventing his instruments. (See the picture: I have no idea what he calls his contraption, but note the background screens where he projects peculiar images as he performs.) This is one artist you simply have to see. On the bill at Stickyz in the coming weeks are Mountain Sprout, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Jimbo Mathus, Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Blackfoot Gypsies, Dirtfoot, Yarn, The Stephen Neeper Band, Mad Nomad, Brothers With Different Mothers, Swampbird, This Holy House, War Chief, You Me & Apollo, Great Forest, The Apache Relay, Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass, The Ben Miller Band and dozens more. Every Wednesday is Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band. See the Sound listings for the dates and complete line-up. But then you should know that by now... To reach the club call (501)372-7707, and for bookings call Chris King at (501)372-1151……. And moving down the street, The Rev Room, the concert room in the River Market, always has an exciting calendar. Look for The 17th Floor, Butch Walker, Diemonds, Glit-

The Arkansas Brothers at W.T. Bubba’s



tercore, Jab Jab Suckerpunch, The Trey Hawkins Band, Dry County, Good Time Ramblers, Junior Hill & The Settlement, Greg Ward, The Freestylers, Lawler, Wolf E. Wolf, The Josh Abbott Band, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, FreeVerse, The Randy Rogers Band, Soul Asylum, Boom Kinetic, Corey Smith, and much more in the coming weeks. And now that the sun is back, be sure to check out the patio facing the majestic Arkansas River. While you’re there, check out the food at Rumba, it is, in a word, excellent. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)372-1151…… There’s yet another new live music venue in the River Market. W.T. Bubba’s has opened where the Underground Pub once was, and is going great guns (no pun intended). I’ve spent a couple evenings there now, and have had a remarkably good time. This nightclub is celebrating all the redneckisms in all of us, right down to having couches and make-shift tables and chairs like you’d find on a country homestead screened-in porch. Coming up are shows with Adam & Cole, The Arkansas Brothers, The Wes Burnett Band, The ShotGunBilly Band, Delta Donnie, Ben Coulter and the Luke Williams Band. In addition, every Thursday is Country Karaoke and Line Dance Lessons. For bookings call Carla at (501)244-2528……. We were shocked to learn the Maggie Hinson, the proprietor of Midtown Billiards landed herself in the hospital on her favorite day of the year, Mardi Gras, and has been there ever since. While taking photos of the parade, she tripped on the

Dirty Lindsay at new TCs Midtown Grill in Conway curb outside the club, and severely broke her leg…make that her good leg, as she wears a prosthesis on the other. She’s going to be okay, but has decided to stick it out a bit longer to let things really heal well. It was suggested that if she tried to use it too much in the coming weeks that shortly down the line she might need a complete knee replacement, a predicament she’d really rather avoid. So. Unlike me, she has the good sense to listen to the doctors and is planning to tough it out for a couple weeks longer until they say the coast is clear. The thing is, her clubs are going along great guns these days. Midtown Billiards of Little Rock checks in this month with their usual exciting band roster, but that’s always the case. On the bill in the coming weeks are Gnarly Charlies, The Electric Rag Band, The Holy Ghost Electric Show, Cadillac Jackson, a St. Patty’s Day blowout with Eric Somer, Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band, Ed Bowman, Strange Deranger, Joecephus, Laundry For The Apocalypse, The 1 Oz. Jig, and more. Midtown is a decidedly funky New Orleans style poolhall dive where folks in the club bidness close out the night, and it’s open 7 days a week until daybreak. For bookings call Conan, at (501)372-7110....... And while we’re on the subject, there’s yet another Midtown Billiards on the scene now: TCs Midtown Grill is now open in, gasp, Conway. Yep. You read that right. Just a couple weeks ago they threw open the doors to an actual nightclub in Conway, Arkansas…one with the all the offthe-wall features as the original location except one: they don’t have a 5 a.m. permit and have to close by 2 o’clock. Otherwise, it’s open 7 days a week, has a full bar, and is smoker-friendly, too. A major difference, too, is that TCs sports a full menu, and serves it all day and night…and already has a bustling lunch crowd at that.

I caught up with Sharpe Dunaway’s new band, Dirty Lindsay, at the club recently and was really tickled, both from the band and the facility itself. TCs has a fully engineered sound and light system, complete with specially built acoustic sound panels throughout the room, a large dance floor, pool tables, shuffleboard and the works. There will be live bands every weekend. Membership fees are nominal, and well worth it as opposed to trying to drive back to Conway from Little Rock after a night of letting your hair down. Set to appear in the coming weeks are The Muddlestuds, Type Kast, Brown Soul Shoes, 3rd Degree, The Electric Rag Band, Jason Greenlaw & The Groove, Aska, Class of ‘87 and more. See their ad on page 3 of this edition for the map to the place. For bookings call (501)205-0576……. The legendary White Water Tavern checks in with yet another stellar musical month in store. To wit: On the bill are Patrick Sweany, Two cow Garage, Lydia Loveless, Mad Nomad, Milcolm Holcomb, Tim Easton, Megan Palmer, Arliss Nancy, Gringo Star, Shantih Shantih, Peckerwolf, Teenagers, Prince Rama, Color Club, Shivering Timbers, Mandy McBryde, Glossary, Lee Bains III,k The Glory Fires, a triple bill with Kevin Kerby and Adam Faucett and andy Warr, Blood Birds, The Hudson Falcons, Dressed for The Occasion, John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives and a whole lot more, including a semi-rare appearance of The Salty Dogs (!) The WWT has resumed serving food every night, and has a fairly extensive menu of bar offerings. (They’re closed on Sunday…) We’ll have a close-up feature of the place in our next issue, so watch for it. For bookings and directions call Matt White at (501)3758400……. West End Smoke House & Tavern keeps the party going 7 days a week. Appearing at the club in the coming weeks are Crash Meadows, Thread, Big Stack, Class of ‘87, Liquid Kitty, Jason Greenlaw & The Groove, Aces Wild and a lot more. And West End serves its full menu until 1 in the a.m. 7 nights a week. For bookings call (501)224-7665....... I caught a fine set of Moonshine Mafia at Markham Street Grill the other night. This band rocks across the board, a fact which I happily discovered when they appeared at last year’s Nightflying anniversary party in Hot Springs. Check them out first chance you get…you can thank me later. On the Markham Street Grill bill in the coming weeks are The Carney Barkers, Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin, Brown Soul Shoes, the Arkansas River Blues Society jam, The Tailgators, Brian & Steve, White Collar Criminals, The Trustees, The Karla Case Band and more. See the calendar for the details. For bookings and directions, call (501)224-2010.......

Moonshine Mafia at Markham Street Grill


The Point 94.1 will be hosting the Bugs and Beer Crawfish Boil on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm at The River Market Pavilions. This will be the first year for the event. The night will be filled with all you can eat crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage and complimentary beverages. Live music by Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys and crawfish races for the kids. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit SCAT (Senior Citizens Activities Today). Senior Citizens Activities Today was founded in 1958 with the help of the Junior League of Little Rock. For over 50 years we have been helping senior citizens live active and fulfilling lives. Senior Citizens Activities Today enables mature adults facing challenges such as low income and physical/mental disabilities to maintain independence by providing services to meet their health, social and economic needs. Find out more by visiting or General admission tickets are $40.00 in advance and $50.00 the day of the event and at the gate, $65.00 for VIP tickets available for $65.00 each or $650.00 for a VIP table for 10. To purchase tickets log onto

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It’s a sheer sign the seasons are changing when the city decides to throw its annual Spring pub crawl on Garrison Avenue. Coming right up, on Saturday, March 16, is one of the two days a year the good powers that be actually encourage bar patrons to walk along the avenue with drink in hand, ala Bourbon Street. It’s an outdoor fair in the truest sense. Methinks more towns in the Altered State should heed this example, especially Dickson Street in Fayetteville and the River Market in Little Rock. There’s no harm, and folks really appreciate the fact that the authorities can for once stop being nannies…at least for a day, anyway. Aren’t we adults here? The perfect night out in FSA starts at Landry’s with food, drinks and song. The popular club is one of the main music venues in the city, with live music nearly every night, excellent food and libations, and a crowd that treats the place like their home away from home. Coming up at the club are dates with Wendy Colonna, Grant Pierson, The Vine Brothers, a St. Patrick’s celebration with Cold Water Dog, the incredible Blue Fiddle, Willin’ & Able, JP Soars, Effron White, Jamie Lou, Sarah Hughes, Cuttroat Trout, The Rachel Fields Band, Shawn James, Prince Albert & The Royal Knights, some guy named robb, and a lot more. There’s no cover charge, but please feel free to tip the band on the way out. After all, they’re putting their music up there for free. What a deal! To reach R. Landry’s by phone, call (479)7832505……. Webby D’s is continuing on with their very hot music program. I caught a set with Tom and Anthony Ware there recently, and as always the two are totally entertaining. Set to appear in the coming weeks are the Brandon Butler Band, The 1 Oz. Jig, The Hosty Duo, Pub Crawl with Copesetic, Mark Albertson, The Paul

Benjamin Band, Trisler, Ware & Young, Don’t Stop Please, Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band, Dave Gesualdo, Flip Off Pirates, Isayah’s Allstars, Randall Shreve & The Sideshow and more. This list is typical of Webby D’s...where there are pool tables and games, a completely flowing bar, and the prices are so that even poor noosepaper reporters can afford to hang there. See the Sound pages for the full listing. You can also keep up with Webby Ds on our website, or give them a call. For bookings call (479)494-5661……. I caught a show with the band Permagrin at Rooster’s the other night, and let me tell you, this band Rocks. The band consists of Rodney Jeremiah, vocals, Terry Warren on bass, Paul Riggs on lead guitar, and Troy Hollinger on drums. Oh, and a stuffed beaver on a log at every show. I asked and they told me he is their manager and mind guard…

Mark Albertson & Tim Martin at R. Landry’s

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The Movie Lounge is a multi-prong facility, with a movie/bar lounge/restaurant, an ample private party room and a friendly and professional staff. In addition to the live music, you can watch classic movies here and be wined and dined at the same time. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Cutthroat Trout, Larry B. some guy named robb, Cold Water, Gary Hutchison with John Magness, Larissa Gudino & Tim Pelton, The Jon Dooly Experience, The Sweet & Lowdown, The Dixie Darlings from Nashville (the one in Tennessee), Don Bailey Jazz Combo with Tabitha Graves, and more. For information, call (479)226-3595……. On the bill at Hero’s are The Crumbs, Free Toast, Indigo Montoya, Method Of Madness, Critical Mass, Corrections House, Poison Love, Marking Vanity, Angry Flesh, Fatal Autopsy, Gavel Own, The Matt Dodd Band, Shout Town, Atomic Sausage and more. Hero’s is open every day, has multiple hugescreens for sports events, live music on most nights, good bar food and a well-stocked bar. For bookings at the club call (479)784-5055……. Old Town of Fort Smith has live music most nights of the week. In the coming weeks look for Permagrin, The Last Resort Band, The Crumbs, Foley’s Van, Method To Madness, Johnny Outlaw & The Johnson Creek Outlaws, 3 If By Sky and Shawn Connoly. Old Town is open every day and there’s seldom a cover charge.. Call (479)782-1999 for information.......

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Coming to Rooster’s are The Pearson Brothers, Steve Dimmit, Highwater Gamble, War Pony, Tyler Beau, DJ Kinkade & Friends, a Brian Hughes cd release party, Miles Hammer, David Castro, the aforementioned Permagrin, Des & Cody, Locker Lip, Sparrow Thieves and much more. Rooster’s features several levels inside the club, as well as perhaps the coolest outdoor deck in the state, overlooking the illustrious Garrison Avenue. Rooster’s is a private club that is open 7 days a week, oftentimes until daybreak. There are pool tables, arcade games, live bands and the club is populated by folks into serious partying. For bookings contact (479)783-COCK (2625).......

Down Day, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Black Oak Arkansas, Boom Kinetic, Jason Campbell & Singletree, Aaron Watson, Bo Phillips, The Brandon Butler Band and more. There’s an enormous concert stage, and a sizeable hard-wood dance floor, concert-quality sound and professional lights as well. To reach the club for directions and further information, call (479)634-2200…….


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A customer comes into my shop to pick up a guitar that I have repaired… a few moments later another couple opens the front door and enters. As musicians will, because we are all bound together by a common love that is music, they all greeted each other warmly as old friends would. Just then another young man came into the shop and then another young lady. Everyone was joking about the cramped quarters… and just then a regular guitar player customer poked his head in… he couldn’t get in! There was just not enough room in my little shop… he smiled and said” I’ll come back when you’re not as busy”. As You might imagine, I am very pleased to have a brisk business in such turbulent economic times…. But I cannot… I will not… allow a customer to not feel welcome in my shop. So… Drum roll, please…The new and improved Little Rock Frets!

I am pleased to announce that I have made some significant renovations to the front area of my little place… and what a difference it has made! If you have ever been inside LR Frets, you know that I have a modest “receiving” area where instruments and amp are first inspected and checked in for repair… This place would allow only 2 or 3 musicians with their instruments… To the right… a tiny “show room” containing all of the new and used (Pre-loved) stringed instruments and amps for sale. This space would only hold 1 person… 2 musicians… if they were friendly! Now… with a relatively minor removal of walls and re-allocating a mere 32 square feet of floor space, we can welcome 10 to 15 customers with their instruments!

When I was a little boy growing up in Mayflower, we had a radio and a piano. I remember picking out radio commercials and other little songs with one finger, on our piano. My mom played by ear and could pick out just about any song. Our old upright piano had been a wedding gift from my Grandpa Ledrick to my Grandma Della in the year 1900. My grandma could play the piano, too, and the guitar. My mom played oldies like “Isle of Capri” and “Redwing,” and hymns, of course. My dad played a lot of the old-time tunes on his harmonica (which he called the “French harp.”) He said when he was living in Faulkner Gap, near Cabot, sometimes they would play music all night for dances; there would be guitars, a fiddle, maybe a mandolin and other “harp” players. My dad was a good player and often carried his “French harp” with him on his mail route. When I was 12 years old, Dad ordered a “Regal” guitar from Montgomery Ward by mail order. It came in a box with a small book of chords. My brother Jess was a good guitar player, and played the piano some, too. He invited me down to his house on Friday nights. I would sit and watch him and his guitar-player buddies make music. The first tune I learned to play on my little guitar, was Bob Wills’ “Steel Guitar Rag.” Jess taught me how to play that tune. I’ll never forget the first time I played it all the way through at one of his Friday night “musicals.” His buddies all patted me on the back and bragged on me. At that point I became “hooked” on being a musician. When I was 14, a piano teacher came to our school and played at assembly. She was the best player I had ever heard at that time. Her name was Billie Reynolds and she was from Greenbrier, Arkansas. She signed up 9 students that day including me. Her half-hour lessons were a dollar. I could play by ear, with single notes in the right hand and chords in the left, but I didn’t sound anything like a real player. Looking back, I know now Miss Reynolds was sent by God. There were few teachers then, none in Mayflower, and she knew just how to help me develop a “stride” piano style. If I had gotten a typical classical teacher who wanted to teach me from a method book, I know I would have run like a bandit. I took one lesson a week for about

9 months. All her other 8 students had quit by then, and she couldn’t drive from Greenbrier to give me my lesson. But by then, I was playing piano at the Mayflower Pentecostal Church and could work out my own arrangements of Gospel songs. Those 9 months were the sum total of my formal music education. Although I read music a little now, mostly melody line and chords, I have never been a “sight reader.” I’m lazy; I don’t memorize and I don’t practice. Here’s my point. I never knew my Grandpa Ledrick; he died 16 years before I was born. But his kind gift to my Grandma Della lives on today. And my dad didn’t know if I would learn to play the guitar or not when he spent $10, a lot of money in 1948, on the chance I would learn to play it. (I’ve always thought my brother Jess had a hand in that, too.) Then Jess, at age 25, invited his 12-year-old kid brother to his Friday night jam sessions. Kindnesses like that, take on a life of their own. Of course, I wanted an electric guitar. I traded my little flattop guitar to John Teas for a big arch-top Kay guitar. Jess took an old radio chassis and rigged it to be a guitar amplifier. I built a box for it and covered it with “mother of barstool” white pearl plastic. It looked pretty sharp. Jess took an old phonograph cartridge, the kind you stick a needle into, and made a padded “foot” with a shank on the top to go up into the cartridge, then taped it onto the top of my Kay guitar. That was my first electric guitar rig. Later I saved up $40 and ordered a solidbody electric guitar. I’ve still got a photo of myself, sitting on the porch of our school gym with my guitar and amp. I opened my own teaching studiostore in 1962. By then I had been playing piano and accordion professionally for several years. By 1965, Boyd Music Center had several hundred guitar, bass and drum students. Over the next 35 years, our teachers taught thousands of kids and grownups to play the guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and most other instruments, and we helped them make their musical dreams come true. And it all started with an upright piano and a little flattop guitar. Bottom line…the hand of God works in mysterious ways. ---BB

I want to thank my friend and patron, Alan Hunt and his crew for their hard work during a marathon 11 hours to complete the renovations… and… if you get a chance, go see the Alan Hunt Band at their next gig… you won’t be disappointed! One thing that will NOT change is the Every-Friday-Story-Time with our resident Guru, Bob Boyd. He will be there… re-stringing instruments and tellin’ stories… LOTS of stories… Another Regular at LR Frets is Bob Lincoln as he teaches Guitar and Bass upstairs in my little shop. He to was an employee at Boyd’s Music for some 30 years as the morning front counter guy and afternoon instructor. I’m proud to have Mr. Lincoln as a member of the LR Frets Family. Come by and visit Little Rock Frets the next time you’re near Baskin Robbins on Rodney Parham Road in West Little Rock. If you have suggestions for a future “Frets About Frets” article, send you suggestions, snailmail to: Little Rock Frets, 10020 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72227. Or… email me at ---BK



monica, singing with force and verve. Reckon I should call it counterattacks, as in “life’s banged me up, but it can’t keep me down,” y’know? Champion also knows how to surround himself with good people to produce an excellent album. Caleb Armstrong, for example, played guitar, produced, even co-wrote a couple songs; Keith Sykes co-wrote one. It’s just a lot of folks who not only can play well, but also exhibit a feel for and love of the music itself. Check or contact (901) 757-8020.

---Doug Treadway The trillium is blooming. Or should that be: the trilliums are blooming? Carolyn was so proud of her bounty of trillium as it is rather rare, especially in an urban landscape. Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II has passed on at 80. Readers may remember him as jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, who played with just about all the heavyweights of the hard bop era and influenced many up-and-comers through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Byrd received recognition as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2000. Troggs singer Reg Presley passed on at 71 after a series of strokes. He and his group were most famous for their version of “Wild Thing” back in the Sixties. The garage-rock anthem was written by Jon Voight’s brother James, writing under the name Chip Taylor Ann Rabson has also passed. She was a founding member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, which recently disbanded after 25 years. Rabson was 67. And the incredibly popular Patty Andrews passed away at 94. She was the middle sister and lead vocalist (and clown) of the Andrews Sisters, who were probably the most famous vocal group during the swing era and World War II. Cleotha Staples’ voice has been silenced at 78. She was the eldest of the Staples sisters and the “backbone” of the gospel group her father started in the 1940s, though sister Mavis is better known to the public. Mavis credited Cleotha with creating the group’s distinctive sound, calling her sister’s voice “soothing.” Temptations singer Otis “Damon” Harris has died of prostate cancer at 62. He was not a founding member, but joining the fabled group fulfilled his dream. Do you recognize the name Diane Charlotte Lampert? She wrote title songs for a couple dozen movies before she passed away at 88. Former Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman guitarist Dan Toler has succumbed to ALS at 65. And Van Cliburn, who won the Tchaikovsky piano competition at Moscow in 1958 has died at 78 (he was given a hero’s welcome, including a tickertape parade in New York City, when he returned to the US). Mississippi native and Chicago blues guitarist Magic Slim (Morris Holt) has died at 75 after finishing a tour with his band the Teardrops. He began his recording career in 1966 and released his final record last year. Tony Sheridan has died at 72. He was a folk-rock singer who employed as a back up band John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Pete Best in 1961. Marian Anderson’s nephew James DePriest, music director of the Oregon Symphony, has gone on at 76. Toward the end, he conducted from a motorized wheelchair. Country singer Mindy McCready shot herself to death at 37, on the same porch where her boyfriend had killed himself a month before. Music has been very, very good to me, however, 2013 has started off on a sour note. I shall be moving back to my home state after more than a decade down here in bayou land and I We welcome recordings for review, including CDs, DVDs, Cassettes or even Vinyl(!) Please send an entire press package to Nightflying, P.O. Box 82, Perry, AR 72125, along with a performance itinerary. Be sure to include a good, high-res photo and all contact info...



look forward to reconnecting with a bunch of folks I’ve not had much chance to visit. Hell, I might even work my way onto the bill at the next Nightflying Anniversary Bash. I’ve even written a few new songs since the last time I played one of those gigs. Look out, Little Rock…

U. S. 50 John Fries Indie This is some really good music, well presented. And it’s a great road record, makes the miles pass quickly. John Fries is the young man who plays guitar and sings the songs he writes. His accomplices in this fine affair are bass guitarist Pat Perry and drummer / percussionist Ron Lewis. They get some outside help from Nancy Parent on pedal steel and backing vocals, Kerry Pulaski on keys, Curt Ramm on trumpet, and Bill Holloman on tenor & baritone sax. The website is at or the same name to make contact.

TOUGH TIMES DON’T LAST Grady Champion Grady Shady Oh boy, another shot of Champion brew. At least it’s our second time to get one of his albums and, as with the first one, this is a really good, well-done, thought-provoking piece of work. Grady Champion is a fine singer / songwriter and a knowledgeable musician. He served as executive producer on this disc and did a grand job of that too. He wants to keep the blues alive, an effort in which he is joined by a whole lot of people and as long as he keeps playing as he does, we can count on continued interest in that storied musical legacy. He attacks all the tropes of the blues, playing guitar and har-

BEIJING – BANGALORE Un Rodo Cora Belpid Un Rodo Cora is a big band of Beatles fans. They make music, interesting and melodic music: Their own music distilled of a world’s culture through a filter that might have been established in the Sixties. I’ll bet the folks who made this album weren’t even born then and yet they found that filter. There is a rhythm of life here and a harmony that too few people seem to get. Lot of little touches that make it stand out,, like some music box. Hope for a chord. Bo Christo Schager is behind this effort. Let’s get international. I’ve looked and looked, but find no contact address.

LIKE NO PLACE ELSE Ben Torres Indie Instrumentation trumps vocalization on this collection of original songs by young Ben Torres (Dreamwalker Studios producer Mike Walker co-wrote two of the ten tracks). There is some mighty fine guitar pickin’ goin’ on here, but I don’t think Ben has grown into his voice yet or rather his voice has not quite changed to what it will be. I dare say the kid has a good career ahead of him if he can charm the ‘tweens before it does. Go to for more info.

6/8 White Fort Cool Hat Wow! No, seriously, like wow is what guitarist Yuriy

Matveyev and violinist Artyom Yakushenko elicit, not just from me but just about everybody I’ve spun this disc for. Frenetic fiddling is part of it in fact the main part of the wow factor, but there’s much more to it. The title track won the 2011 International Songwriting Competition in the instrumental category (in competition with 16K entries from 160 countries). They call it “Russian Bossa Nova” and that gives me the idea that, even though the duo wrote all the compositions here, they are most likely based on Russian folk and / or pop tunes. That’s how the Bossa Nova came about in Brazil anyway. See for further details. Reckon they’re channeling Dave Brubeck? RUMBLE FEAR The Great Scotts Fayette Villain Begins with a hokey countdown and some unendurable shred, but wait! There’s more! It … gets … spacey! Eh, eh and then, what’s this? Rockabilly? All Right! What a band, man, what a band. This genre shifting goes on for over an hour. You gotta hear it to believe it. Hey, look, it was done on analog tape too. (I prefer analog to digital.)

SECRET CITY Gypsy Bed New Sasha Whoa … here we go again. This starts out like beat-poetry jazz, sort of Barry White meets Jack Kerouac, then evolves into romantic balladry. Unusual, but strangely effective or is that affective? I know it affected me. Made me sit back and ponder, not so much my place in the universe as my place in line. All’s well that ends well as Willie the Shake and I say. Go to for the lowdown.

DRINK MY WINE Darren Jay & the Delta Souls Indie Speaking of road records, this one came from right up the road: Memphis. Recorded at Cotton Row Recording, it’s some drivin’ and rockin’ music for sure, but then gets poppy before going back to what it started out to be and then they mess around and commit a cardinal sin: repetition. “Everybody get together and have a good time” is a noble sentiment and an empowering hook, but you doesn’t has to say it 42 times. Uneven I say, but damn it, when it’s on, it’s really spot on. (That’s an expression I copped from the Limeys.) I mean there’s a Joe Bonamassa Les Paul that gets a swell workout and good wah-wah and all that. Darren J Fallas wrote most of the music and plays guitar and sings. He has a ton of people on this session, but his basic band is composed of pianist / organist Tony Thomas, bassist / vocalist Laura Cupit, and drummer Hubert Crawford. I think the good outweighs the mediocre. Try for a more subjective view.

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ROLLING SOUL Hadden Sayers Blue Corn Hadden has assembled a good band, but they don’t really get rolling until about track 11, when they break into “Insomniac Blues” and out of ghost train mode. Forget soul and catch the next blues express because your soul gone take care of itself, but the blues need your full attention. One may flag for explication.

LIVE AND THEN SOME Patrice Pike and Friends Good Box / Shodo The subtitle “Brushwood Lounge Volume 2” makes it the second number two recording I’ve reviewed here today. Why am I not getting the number ones? Oh well, Ms. Pike has a hell of a voice and can do a hell of a lot with it. She plays her own songs and the crowd with equal panache. Either the crowd was paid, or those folks really like her. I can see where the latter might be the case, as she comes across, even on a recording, as warm, human, obliging. She did this show with local artists and the audience was duly appreciative (and according to the liner notes, there’s more at I say y’all ought to check it out. ATTICUS FINCH Atticus Finch Indie Really? Atticus Finch? This is actually fairly decent music, but with no data on who or what is making it. I’m pretty sure it’s not Gregory Peck. Could it be a bird? I saw a purple finch just today, although it wasn’t really purple … looked more red & brown to me.

THE PANHANDLE YEARS The Welcome Matt Betterment Letters This collection appears to cover 2001 to 2012, some of it recorded in San Francisco. Much may have changed but they’re still talking about karma out there. Matthew Langlois wrote the songs and he and Matt Boudreau did most of the production. Search for for further information.

TRAILER II Chris Knight Grifter’s Choice Is “Trailer II” a follow-up to “Trailer I?” I don’t know (I find myself saying that a lot lately). I hate coming in at the second act, but this is some pretty good music. Knight reminds me a lot of Todd Snider, though he also has a touch of Dylan and Prine in both his lyrics and delivery. Zen Masters mixed and mastered, so it’s basically simple stuff, with the complexity being only in the mind of the listener. Are you listening? You should be able to access for answers.

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HALF A PACK OF CHESTERFIELDS Cutty Rye Indie Now comes Cutty Rye with a spirited set of rockin’, stompin’ bluegrass tunes guaranteed to get you out of your seat and on the dancefloor. The 10-song collection does what every recording should do: pulls you into their musical synergy and entertains from start to finish…and perhaps most importantly, leaves you wanting more. This is the bands’ sophomore release, following Songs Of a Heartbreak from a couple years ago. Cutty Rye was formerly Chooch and the SideHill Gougers, and is a 4-piece band of seriously off-the-wall bluegrass afficionados. I suspect they can whip a room into a whooping frenzy with their bouncy, almost frenetic approach to overall fun music. Thing is, their musical art seems to be a home-brewed concoction that includes elements from traditional bluegrass, classic rock ‘n’ roll, blues and even jazz in places. The band consists of songwriter Chooch Meisenbacher (vocals, acoustic guitar), songwriter Adams Collins (vocals, banjo), Payton Easley (vocals, electric guitar), and Miles Bolin (upright bass). They are based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. For bookings, please contact Adams Collins at (479)409-2481. Visit, or email for further details. ---Peter Read NIGHTFLYING.COM • MARCH HARE • 2013


---Nancy Paddock March is marching in and most of the cold winds are behind us. The daffodils are starting to bloom and the whole town is bracing for Spring Break. The town of Eureka gets shaken out of the winter doldrums every year when school lets out and the party begins. We get two full weeks of spring breakers and it ends with Saint Patrick’s day weekend. There is music everywhere, the trees start leafing out and pale legs start appearing beneath short skirts. Spring!

Drink and Draw, what’s that? Well it’s an art party in a bar. There is paint and paper and easels and alcohol. Bob Norman has been facilitating these spontaneous art events for a couple years around town. Have a beer and make art. Oh and there’s music, great music for your inspiration. On March

everyone is Irish on St. Pat’s Day. There will be a parade, a pub crawl and of course The Skinny Gypsies(!), Eureka’s favorite Irish Band AND they will be playing Saturday after the Parade, Saturday Night and Sunday for the orthodox Stain Paddy’s Day celebration! Oh Lord, May Gates Magoo make it through all those sets with only a dram of spirits and all his whisky-throated voice. If you like The Pouges or Flogging Molly, you will love these guys. They don’t just play Irish music; they rip up the song and throw it down. Fiery Fiddle, ripping guitar, melodic bass and up lifting banjo all pulled

Big Bad Gina

Craig Kinsey

Betse Ellis

Now, I just went to the opposite of Spring; Toronto, Canada for the Folk Alliance International, four days of unending music and a bit of partying in the halls of a major upscale hotel. I do mean unending, the showcases end at 3 a.m. and then the jams begin. What great music… The Stray Birds, The Birds of Chicago, Jonathan Byrd, Jon Byrd…Paul Ellis, Ellis and Betse Ellis. There are 2000 musicians usually at these conferences and all are exceptional. Next year the conference will be in Kansas City. If you book music you really need to attend., Check it out. Now one of the names above is going to be in Eureka on March 20th Betse Ellis. I’ve been hearing about her for a while, how she used to play fiddle in The Wilders, how she is amazing but now…Oh my god, you have to see this diminutive dynamo play a talking heads song solo on fiddle and sing-

Tough Choices

ing at the same time in her own Ozark style. She even does Clashe’s “Straight To Hell” and then an old time rendition of “ It’s a Hard Time in This World.” This woman will make you a true believer. She is playing with Eureka’s own Arkansas Red on this Wednesday night gig and it’s a Drink and Draw. This will be one fun night!



6th there will be world class Jazz with Gus and Matt Smith for the event and on the 13 it’s The Loves It, an Austin based band featuring Jenny Parrott, formerly of the band Shotgun Party and the multi instrumentalist Vaughn Waters. Great little duo that I first heard last year at Folk Alliance, (See I told you should attend) Loves It has twag but it’s a Indie kinda twag and I loves it. If you want some twag with a honky-tonk sound P.J. Harris and the Tough Choices will be Playing Chelsea’s on the 8th of March. This is real honky tonk full of humor, grit and grace. PJ has spent his life in the real world of hobo jungles and the lonesome road. He has traveled over 100,000 resurrecting real hardcore American roadhouse music. Come on down and cry in your beer. The New Delhi has some hardcore music this month too. On the weekend of the 14th and 15th it’s the return of Craig Kinsey of the Sideshow Tramps and Hank Schyma of the Southern Backtones presenting their roots music review. These guys are both one of a kind, roots and original music maelstroms. Together they are an Americana music superstorm. Hank brings his not quite right, southern punk attitude to this more traditional music, while Craig brings his burnout circus energy to the mix. These two played a month long residency in town two years ago and the house was always jumping. I am looking forward to this weekend in a big way! Durbin Highway is playing The New Delhi on the 30th. A lot of people are excited about that and Dime trip is playing on the 29th. Good weekend for rocking music! Okay so the big event in March will be St Paddy’s Day. The only holiday that celabrates our common heritage, cause

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together be the raspy tones of Gates Magoo. Erin Go Bragh! Now the Pied Piper Cathouse Lounge has a special treat for St. Paddy’s weekend DIRTFOOT! Yes, that foot stomping, whiskey swilling. Gypsy, punk, country, boogie band out of Shreveport Louisiana by be playing at the Cathouse lounge on March 16th. A good time will be had by all because this is one of the best bands the south has produced in A LONG TIME. (Oh and just to make a point, first time I ever heard them was at the Folk Alliance. Really, you should go next year. FOLK.ORG) And our own Mountain Sprout is playing St. Pat’s weekend too at Chelsea’s on the 15th. You don’t get the chance to hear Mountain sprout as much as you might want to these days so don’t miss your chance. What a weekend; Mountain Sprout, Hank Schyma and

Hank Schyma

Craig Kinsey, Dirtfoot and The Skinny Gypsies. I want to find the after hours party. There is a lot more going on all month as well. The Vine Brothers are playing all over town this month. Rock House is playing at the Rowdy Beaver the 15th and 16th. Honky Suckle is at the Cathouse on the 15th as well as Eureka’s newest but maybe coolest bar Ice Cold Fatty. Sliding into April, Big Bad Gina will be at Voulez Voulez the 5-6 and back on the 12th for their Birthday Party!!! And Last but never least Earl and Them will be rocking down the house on the 9th at Chelsea’s. Okay, I have laid it all down for you. It’s up to you to get out there and have fun. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. See you on the dance floor… ---NP



The Greenhouse Grille is located at 318 So. Archibald Yell in Fayetteville. To reach them by phone call (479)4448909…….

Like everywhere in the Altered State, Northwest Arkansas is coming alive once again. Spring does remarkable things for us all, especially those of us who pretty much live for outdoor shows and events. George’s checks in this go-round with a stellar line-up, but then that’s to be expected, as these folks live and breathe music (almost as much as we do…) In the coming weeks look for Red Barn Ramblers, Boom Kinetic, Goose, Drew Holcomb, Jared Sluyter, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Mix Master Mike, Sadistik, The Kopecky Family Band, 1 Oz. Jig, Here Come The Mummies, Dirtfoot, RJ Mischo, Samantha Fish, The Trashcan Bandits, Space Camp, Meandering Orange, Zoogma, a huge Ozark Blues Society weekend (see the story on this elsewhere in this issue), and a lot more. For bookings contact Brian or Harold at (479)527-6618……. JJ’s Grill features live music 6 nights a week, an always has some great players. In the coming weeks are Mike & Grady, Grand Kids, Scott Young, Jamie Wolfe, Chooch & The Sidehill Gougers, Wes Hart, Copelin Bates, Tim Warden, Jeff Fox, Tim Meitzen, Maud Crawford, Jason Strode, Isayah’s Allstars, Mo Brothers, TJ Scarlett and a lot more. We list 4 JJs locations: Fayetteville,


Rogers, Beaver Lake, and Conway. Each has live music nearly every night and they feature nothing but tried and true musical artists. (Beaver Lake is down for the season, but will return when the sun does.) Suffice it to say that you can see what each has in store in our Sound section. For bookings, though, contact Jeff Fox at Mojo’s Pints and Pies checks in with an impressive music roster this time out. On the bill in the coming weeks are the Fayette-Namers, The Jeff Horton Band, Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band, Dave Bright, Isayah’a Allstars, Darren Ray and a lot more. Mojo’s serves up some extremely good food, too, and they are in the process of remaking their menu with lots of goodies added to the goodies they’ve always had. Mojo’s also has a cool outdoor deck, a full bar, free parking, and is open 7 days a week. There’s no cover charge, either… I like that… For bookings and directions call the club at (479)935-3459....... The Smoke & Barrel Tavern checks in with a very substantial roster of music.


Coming up are dates with The Walking Dead, Teenagers, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Couches, Pagiins, Adam Warrock, Lucio, Not In The Face!, Matt & Gus, Eyes of Iron, and a lot more. Check the Sound pages for all the dates, and keep an eye on Nightflying. com for updates between issues. Keep in mind that these are just the bands booked here at presstime, and that changes daily. See the Sound pages for the complete list and dates. For bookings contact (479)5216880……. On the bill at The Greenhouse Grill areBeth Stockdell, Chooch, Matt Smith, Joe Mack, The Alex Lewis Jazz Band, Fork & Knife, Richard Burnet, Melody & Morty, Teddy Sablon and a whole lot more. See the Sound listings for details. The Greenhouse Grille serves fine cuisine, with a penchant for using natural ingredients without all the chemical atrocities you’ll find in most prepared foods. The restaurant/club itself is a veritable art gallery too, featuring works by area artisans for sale.

Billy’s Bar & Grill, the closest club to the UA, is doing live music at least once a week. On the bill in February are Mrs. Ropers Pool Boys, FOS Project, Critter, PaperJam Band, Chris Selby & The Kensington, Honeyshine and a lot more. Billy’s is located at 989 Razorback Road, near the baseball park. For bookings call Kim Maguire at (479)935-4800……. With this warmer weather, both Jose’s are getting in gear to open their beer gardens, as one would expect. Hey, if you can party under the stars where God meant for you to party, you need to…dig? Jose’s in Fayetteville has the following on the bill in April: Copelin, Joe Giles & The Homewreckers, West Street Blues Band, E & The Boys, Jacob & Isayah, Mr. Blue, Another fine Mess, FOS Project and more. The Springdale location also will be kicking open in April. Set to appear are Chester P., Overhead Doors, Ruckus, Red Ambition, Ransom, Unsigned Kings, Mike & Grady, Kelly Road, Jason Strode and a lot more. You can reach Fayetteville at (479)521-0194, and Jose’s Southwest Grile in Springdale at (479)750-9055……..

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Mark Albertson

One of the Altered State’s very best: a life of making music

---Dori Colston Flying right under the radar here in Arkansas are some insanely talented musicians. Take a seat in your local music venue sometime and listen, really listen to the band. You might be shocked at the quality coming off stage. The first time I saw Mark Albertson play he was the lead guitarist for The Wanda Watson Blues Band. I was impressed enough at Mark’s guitar prowess, but then Mark took the lead vocals for a few songs. My God it’s like Mark has a 80 year old Blues Man trapped inside his body that unleashes when he sings! You would never know it to look at Mark. He’s just your average Southern Man, stocky in stature and unassuming. But I guess that’s part the fun of it huh? Like many musicians, Mark starting playing as a kid. Unlike many kids however, Mark was dedicated to learning how to play guitar, especially Blues Guitar. As a preteen growing up in the Fort Smith area Mark would meet friend’s like fellow musician and bassist Rick Boyette after school everyday to practice the blues. While Mark’s fellow pre-teens and teens were out running around listening to The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin getting stoned (it was the 70’s after all) Mark was listening to the blues, practicing guitar, and actually honing his skills. Honing his skills, a natural talent at that, is exactly what he did. Mark developed into a world class guitarist. Not only can you classify Mark as a world class guitarist, but he has a remarkable voice to match. Only few bluesman can claim his low southern Chicago Blues style tone. Mark’s passion and die hard commitment to play the blues has obviously paid off. Just set aside the laundry list of regional greats like Wanda Watson, Chris Cameron,

Gary Hutchison, and Mr. Cabbage Head & The Screaming Radishes that Mark has sat in with or played with over the years. Mark was an international finalist in the GIT scholarship competition sponsored by Fender Musical Instruments and has shared stage with greats like legendary BB King, Phoebe Snow, WC Clark and harp great Billy Blanks. Seemingly, Mark had found his niche backing up the best of regional acts like Wanda Watson at lead guitar and vocals. You could even say he’s a favored backing guitar-

Mark Albertson & Tim Martin at R. Landry’s

ist and vocalist. Who wouldn’t try to snatch up this bad ass guitar player up? While Mark has always held the best lead guitar slots and been on stage with some of the greatest and most well know acts in the world, the “spotlight” has never really been Mark’s thing. Talking to Mark, he never really had a desire to have his own band or to be the leading man until 2011. Before then, Mark was happy just

being that awesome lead guitarist in everyone’s favorite band. It’s almost like he was just under the radar. In early 2011, Mark stepped out on his own to form The Mark Albertson Trio. Mark brought in lifelong friend and bassist Tim Martin and another long time friend Allen Turner at drums. In his new band, Mark has been able to feature his astonishing vocals and guitar licks. While Mark just used his voice occasionally as lead guitarist for other bands, his new band has allowed Mark to showcase his soulful voice and world class guitar skills. From the beginning of The Mark Albertson Trio’s formation they have made a huge impression on the region. Just weeks after the formation of The Mark Albertson Trio, they tried out at The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues runoffs for The International Blues Competition Band slot for 2011. Mark and the boys won the right to represent the FSRBS in the band slot therefore earning the 10:00 p.m. Headlining time slot at The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival for 2011. Mark and his trio managed to gain one of the largest crowd draws the festival has seen at that time. Since festival time, Mark and The Mark Albertson Trio have been playing in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri on a regular basis, earning repeat dates and fans everywhere they go. When Mark’s not playing with the Trio he play’s solo shows acoustic style or sits in with other regional acts like Prince Albert and The Royal Knights and The Wanda Watson Band. Check out club listings inside this magazine for his dates at R. Landry’s, The Movie Lounge, Sam’s Cellar in Neosho, Mo, Pepper’s in Tulsa, Ok and more. For bookings, contact him at (479)650-0435. ---DC



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There’s a new place in this resort town to both take in music and great libations. Jester’s, at 1010 E. Grand, has dramatically changed their entertainment program. Indeed, for the past several years it was technically a gay bar, and the main entertainment was drag shows and the like. I’m quite pleased to report this in no longer the case, and they now are doing live music each weekend. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Salt & Pepper, R & R, Steve Hester & DejaVoodoo, Moonshine Mafia, The Gil Franklin Band, Tommy Nolan, Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands, David Ball & The Hired Hands and a lot more. For bookings, call Jeff or Sylvia Orrell at (501)624-5455, or email……. The Big Chill checks in with their normal steady diet of live music. Appearing at the Chill in the coming weeks are Christine DeMeo, Dayton Waters, Dean Agus, The Hired Hands, David Ball, Lightnin’ Lee Langdon, Jocko Deal, The Salt & Pepper Duo, Shane Simanton, The Longshots, Prince Albert & The Royal Knights, Jocko Deal, Greg Batterton, Trey Johnson & Dave Almond, Mike Stanley & Mike Parker, Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands, Mister Lucky and a lot more. In addition, every Sunday brings DJ Chucky D. with his own take on Karaoke. And every Monday, David Ball & Brian Bearden host the stage. There’s seldom any cover charge at the Big Chill, either, which leaves a few more bucks to drop on the ponies…or even in the tip jars on the bar and in front of the bandstand. (hint, hint, hint…) The club is open 7 days a week, and features live music of

one kind or another every day. And you should always expect stray musicians to wander in and play with the band. It’s like that at the Chill. For bookings and other information, call (501)624-5185..... The Crosswalk Bar & Grill has live music and/or a dj every night, and serves excellent fare (especially the barbecue). Every Wednesday the Spa City Rock & Roll Society sponsors an open jam; Every Thursday is the Taber-Hawk Band and free crawfish, and on weekends they have various bands. Coming up are dates with the Jocko Deal, Mister Lucky, Shari Bales & Mike Taber, Sol Definition, Moonshine Mafia, the Lucious Spiller Band and much more. There is a full bar, a hot sound system, live djs, and they’ll make a point to help you get home safely if you might have difficulties driving yourself (ahem). The club is located directly across from Oaklawn and is open every day. There’s never a cover charge here, either.

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For more information, call (501)624-9192....... Located on Bathhouse Row, The Ohio features music nearly every day. On Tuesdays it’s John Calvin Brewer doing his solo gig; every Wednesday is an open Blues Jam featuring the Hump Night Blues Band; every Thursday is Larry Womack and Nancy Johnson; Friday and Saturday is Midnite Parade and every Sunday is Larry Womack. On Mondays the staff and management kindly requests that you come and entertain them. There’s no cover charge, there’s a full bar, and an extensive menu. And the club is smoker-friendly, too…live dangerously,

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Lucky’s Bar & Grill has live bands every weekend. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Crash Meadows, Sol Definition, Hotel Casanova, Raising Grey and more. Also, every Wednesday Lucky’s features karaoke. Lucky’s is open 7 days a week, serves lunch and dinner, has a full bar, live bands on weekends, pool tables, arcades and a fine stereo system, and it’s smoker-friendly. There’s never a cover charge at Lucky’s and the food is excellent. For bookings call the club at (501)622-2570… Coming up at Fat Jack’s are Delta Donnie, Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands, Heath Wright, Dana Cooper, Gary Huthison & Mark Albertson,k The Bannister Brothers Band, Hillbilly Vegas, The Usual Suspects, One Night Stand, and a lot more. See the Sound listings for the dates, of course. For bookings, call Dave at (501)623-5225, Thursday through Saturday after 4....... On the roster at Maxine’s are Vinyl Thief, Cosby, Nerves Junior, We Are Voices, State & Madison, Loves It, Foul Play Cabaret, Mercies, Bohannons, The See, The Mansion Family, Air Review and more. Check out our Sound section for dates and details. Karaoke is every Wednesday. For bookings call (501)321-0909……. The 5th Annual Hoof Pickers Ball will happen on April 7 at The 3 Bs Bar & Grill. This Years Winning Groom will receive The Award Plaque & a $100.00 gift certificate to The Bleu Monkey Restaurant. Tickets will have a detachable ballot for voting, and any licensed groom can be nominated. All grooms over 21 and the public are welcome to attend. The headlining act will be Phlash The Band. Damon Proppe & His Group are an extremely Talented Local Band with their first album, Elements, was produced by TMG & sold by Billboard Magazine. They have over 40 songs – most can be heard on The opening act will be Christine DeMeo, a young lady that could very easily join the ranks of the popular female pop singers of today. She does not just sing a song, she commands, brands, and makes it her own. Alone or with her band, Christine may very well be a seriously rising star. We will also see the professional debut of Sweet Freedom. Hard playing, always great sounding, Carl Wahlstrom (Carlito’s Way & Dual Carb) now joins with Erica Jones (Kyndryd Spyryts). This Talent Pool should send title waves to the listeners. Tickets are $10 or $12.50 at the door. This event is a Top of the Mountain Entertainment Group Production presented by former owner/trainer Fred ‘Lucky’ Keeton & promotion director Fidel Menchaca. It is not affiliated with Oaklawn Park or the Arkansas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.......

---David Hughes It’s March. The horse races are in full swing at Oaklawn Jockey Club. The daffodils are starting to bloom, the days are getting longer and there is a little more warmth scattered amongst the remnants of winter. All of this signals spring is just around the corner. I for one am ready for some sunshine and warmer temps. It makes it a lot easier to get out and about to find music. I’ve put a few miles in since the last issue with some stops in South Carolina and Tennessee as well as rooting around Arkansas. Of course, anywhere I land I’m going to find some music on the local scenes. I spent some time in Greenville, SC, for the first time recently. I didn’t really know much about the area other than they play a lot of golf around there, they have a minor league hockey team and there is a moonshine distillery nearby (Go figure how I knew THAT one!). I found out, much to my delight, that Greenville has a pretty robust music community. I didn’t know it but Edwin McCain is from Greenville and has a recording studio there. How cool is that? I quickly found a cool spot to hang out and pretty much became a local for the few days I was there. My mates and I spent our first evening at a little joint called Smiley’s Acoustic Café. Smiley’s is a relatively small venue with a nice menu and good bar selection. The stage is small but accommodating. What sets Smiley’s apart is the owner, Mike Fletcher. Fletcher has been around the music business and understands what it means to take care of the musicians and what it means to run a venue. More about Fletcher in a little bit. We wandered into Smiley’s on a Monday evening to find the place holding the finals of their open mic competition, a culmination of nine finalists from the previous nine week’s heats. The nine competitors did a great job but top honors that night went to a three piece combo called Cobra Disco, who played some pretty cool covers of things like David Bowie’s ‘Fame’ with a little bit of a punk twist to it. Cobra Disco played a drum set that consisted of two plastic, five gallon buckets somehow fused together to produce their bass and tom. Very cool, it was. During the competition’s intermission, a local bluegrass band called Tonight’s Noise played for the crowd, including a grassy version of the Mario Brothers theme. What was cool about the competition was the first place winner got a nice prize that night and that was going to be it. As the evening wore on and the crowd hung out, Fletcher, the owner, announced they would give a second and third prize thanks to all the folks who came out to support the event. We found out later that all nine contestants ended up getting something for their efforts. THAT is an owner who gets it! We chatted with Fletcher through the night and ended up spending the next two nights hanging out at Smiley’s. He affectionately referred to us as the ‘boys from Arkansas’ when we rolled in. In fact, we would get a shout out to the Spa City Blues Society and Hot Springs later in the evening. Yeah, we were right at home. While we were there we heard a local singer/songwriter named Charles Hedgepath. Sitting in with Hedgepath was a harmonica player named Bill Cox. Turns out Cox is a former fireman from Miami, Florida, who hangs out and sits in occasionally. Cox had worked at one time at Criteria Studios where folks like Led Zeppelin and Creedence Clearwater Revival had recorded. Hedgepath was joined by Gregory Hodges, a transplant from New Orleans who, it turns out, has recorded with local bluesman CeDell Davis. Also sitting in with the trio was Craig Sorrells who played something I’d never seen before…an EWI..aka Electric Wind Instrument. It looks like a flute or an oboe and sounds like a synthesizer. Very cool watching and listening to that. Our final night at in Greenville was dinner at Smiley’s and their weekly blues jam hosted by Catfish Po Boys (J. Michael King on guitar/vocals; Joe Jones on bass/vocals and Freddie Wooten on drums). The drummer builds custom drum kits and had built a set for Alabama back in the day. The blues jam was righteous and full of energy. I have to say I would highly recommend a visit to Smiley’s Acoustic Café whenever you trip into Greenville, SC. Be sure to ask for Mike Fletcher and tell him the ‘boys from Arkansas’ said hey. The next stop in my adventures led me to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. I have to tell the story of leaving Greenville and flying to Memphis on an airline I will not name in this column but will say that if you check my facebook page there will be no mistaking who I hate flying with and will never (yes, I said NEVER) fly with again. I was set to leave Greenville at noon and be in Memphis by 2:20 pm. I was supposed to be on stage announcing IBC acts at Flynn’s on Beale Street at 5:35 pm. Plenty of time, right? Ha! I get to the airport at 10:30 am to find my noon flight is delayed. I’m resched-

uled to arrive in Memphis now, via Atlanta, around 4:30 pm. Still plenty of time, right? The delayed flight is supposed to leave at 2:00. We finally took off after 2:30. Oh yeah, I haven’t eaten anything since 8:00 am. We finally take off and land in Atlanta. I have exactly 37 minutes from touchdown to take off on my connecting flight. No issue…I’m coming in to terminal D and leaving from terminal E. It couldn’t have been that easy. After sitting on the tarmac for almost 15 minutes because of nowhere to ‘park’ we end up pulling in to terminal A, gate 32, about as far away from my connecting flight as possible in this airport. I get off the plane, haul ass to the tram and get to E terminal just as they are making the last call for ‘passenger David Hughes’. I was doing my best OJ Simpson impersonation, doing everything

Leah & The Mojo Doctors short of jumping over little old ladies and children. I was the last one on the plane. We get to Memphis on time, I hail a cab and head downtown, fighting through rush hour traffic. I made it to my hotel, changed clothes, walked two blocks to Beale Street, strolled into Flynn’s, peeled off my jacket, kissed my bride and said ‘please order me some fries and a coke’, grabbed the microphone and introduced the first band of that night’s competition at 5:34 pm. Hellllooooo Memphis! Things did get better from there. This year’s IBC had one of the strongest fields I’ve seen in a long time. Every act in our venue for the quarter finals was amazing. Same for the semi-finals on Friday evening. I would not have wanted to be a judge for this year’s IBC. There were acts this year from Italy, Poland, Canada, Germany, Finland, the Phillippines, Australia, Israel, Switzerland, Norway and Croatia as well as all across the USA. The format for the IBC this year was two nights of quarter-finals in each venue with the top four acts from each venue advancing to the semi-finals. One act from each band venue in the semis advances to the finals while two acts from each of the solo/duo venues advances. Some of the bands that I particularly liked in our venue during the two nights of quarter-finals were Blues Nightshift from Poland, Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters from Toronto, The Fat Bastard Blues Band from North Carolina, Arkansas’ own Leah and the Mojo Doctors from Fayetteville, Mojo Roots from Missouri, Tracy K & Blue Thunder from Canada and Michael van Merwyk & Bluesoul from Germany. We had a completely different gaggle of acts in our venue for the semi-finals. And they were all outstanding. Among the most impressive were Dan Treanor’s Afrossippi All Stars from Colorado, Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos from Virginia and the Cazanovas from North Carolina. Arkansas acts for this year’s IBC David Kimbrough, Jr., and Brethren representing the Buffalo River Blues Society, Discombobu-

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lated Blues and Oreo Blue representing the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society, Buddy Shute and Leah & The Mojo Doctors representing the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas, Salt & Pepper and The Gil Franklin Band representing the Spa City Blues Society and Interstate Buffalo representing the Arkansas River Blues Society. In the Youth Showcase, the Beckham Brothers represented the Arkansas River Blues Society. The Selwyn Burchwood Band from Florida won this year’s IBC band portion followed by Michale van Merwyk and Bluesoul from Germany. The solo/duo winner was Little G Weevil from Atlanta with The Suitcase Brothers from Italy finishing second. Huge kudos and attaboys go out to Tony Nardi and Eddie Mobley of Salt & Pepper for making the final of the solo/duo competition. Nardi & Mobley were one of eight finalists in the event out of nearly 80 entries in the solo/duo portion of the competition. Some of the highlights of the IBC for me were getting to see some of the kid bands play and then getting to see some of the kids show up at Handy Hall and sit on a jam session with the big kids. One of my favorites was Mo’ Pie from Kentucky. The Ohio based youth band Pett Crow featured young drummer Brandon Pettiford who I watched play at one of the jams. This kid will be playing with the big boys one day. The IBC is kinda like a big ol’ family reunion every year. I get to catch up with lots of old friends and make some new ones. I caught up my buds The Stella Vees, Josh Rowand from the Pitbull of Blues Band, Gina Hughes from the Galaxie Agency, Beale Street music staples and good friends Eric Hughes and Brandon Santini, the beautiful and talented Shakura Sa’ida, Kevin Hopkins with Intrepid Artists and so, so many others. Spent time tackling a late night dessert with Charles and Lori Ragsdale and Hawkeye Herman. Made a few new friends there too including Little G Weevil who was celebrating his victory at the table next to us at Blues City Café. I made him sign his CD for me just in case he becomes famous or something. Also, one of the coolest musician names ever was at this year’s event…Boscoe France from Kentucky. If you’ve never been to an IBC I highly recommend you make the trip to Memphis to check it out. It’s worth every penny to hear all the amazing music stacked up in one of the true cradles of music. Closer to home, I recently caught a show with Cody Canada and The Departed at Sticky Fingerz. I hate to say it but I actually left before the show ended, something I’ve not done in awhile. The crowd wasn’t into the show and the band seemed to be going through the motions this night. I’m a big Cody Canada fan so I was a little let down with the performance. Not sure what was happening. It looked like the band was out of sync all night. Hopefully it was just one of those off nights for the guys. We’ll see when they come back around. The band that opened for the departed was a local group called The Cons of Formant, a four piece bluegrass style band that did an admirable job with their set. With spring fast approaching we also have festival season setting in. This year there is a new festival on the books. The Leslie Rock, Rhythm and Blues Festival will be held on May 11 in downtown Leslie. The event is hosted by the Buffalo River Blues Society and will feature a host of Arkansas, Missouri and Memphis acts on the bill including Ben ‘Swamp Donkey’ Brenner, Brethren, The Cruize Brothers, Family Dog, Smooth Down Under, Trouble Behind Maddog & Blue, Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain, Low Society and headliner Tyrannosaurus Chicken. Take a drive into the mountains and check it out. Coming up a little sooner is the annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival held at the Low Key Arts Building and around Hot Springs, March 15-19. The folks at the VOV will have a great line-up including Kentucky Knife Fight, Dana Falconberry, Galaxy Express, Stagnant Pools and the always fun Peelander Z among others. For full details go to Attaboy to Dean Agus and Crash Meadows for ratcheting it up at The Hard Rock Café in Memphis winning the early round of the Hard Rock’s band competition. The boys will advance to the next round coming up later in March. If you see’em, show ‘em some love. Good job fellas! I’m going to wrap it with a goodbye note to Ms. Ann Rabson, piano player and vocalist for the all girl group Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women. Miss Ann passed away recently leaving a big void in the music world. I saw Saffire for the first time around 2000 at the Riverfront Blues Festival in Fort Smith. Years later I was working the Blues Music Awards in Memphis and Ann was one of the artists I was responsible for taking care of. The night before the awards at the Blues Hall of Fame inductions I introduced myself to her and said ‘I will be handling you and the other girls tomorrow evening during the BMA’s’. She looked me up and down, smiled and put her hand on my arm and said ‘Now honey I just love to be handled by a good looking man’. My, my, my…thank goodness for that Silver Beaver. Godspeed Ann. You will be missed. That’s it for this month’s ramblings. You guys get out and support live music, wherever you may be. It’s up to all of us to keep live music ALIVE! See ya backstage. ---DH



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Kenny ‘Beedy Eyes’ Smith Barrelhouse Chuck Cedric Burnside Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots The Ariels Blue Krewe Blew Reed & The Flattops Brandon Santini Brick Fields Buddy Shute Doghouse Daddies George Hunt Isayah’s AllStars Jones Van Jones Leah & The Mojo Doctors Levee Town Nathan A. RJ Mischo IBC Winner Selwyn Birchwood Shawn ‘Lil Slim’ Holt Steve Jones more… various venues []

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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors George’s Majestic Lounge Mar. 12: Robert Randolph & The Family Band George’s Majestic Lounge Mar. 13: Kopecky Family Band George’s Majestic Lounge Mar. 15: Samantha Fish George’s Majestic Lounge Mar. 26: Zoogma George’s Majestic Lounge Mar. 27: Ben Rector Alpha Rev George’s Majestic Lounge Mar. 29: James McMurtry George’s Majestic Lounge Apr. 6, 7: 11th Annual Blues In The Natural State feat.: John Lee Hooker, Jr. James ‘Super Chikan’ Johnson Ray Bonneville RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band Earnest ‘Guitar’ Roy Sonny Moorman more… Multiple venues [ for details…] Apr. 8: Kris Allen George’s Majestic Lounge Apr. 9: Slightly Stoopid

MARCH 11: Malcolm Holcomb 12: Tim Easton Megan Palmer 13: Arliss Nancy 14: Gringo Star Shantih Shantih 15: Peckerwolf Teenagers 17: Prince Rama Color Club 18: Shivering Timbers Mandy McBryde 19: Glossary Lee Bains III The Glory Fires 21: Kevin Kerby Adam Faucett Andy Warr 23: Blood Birds 26: Hudson Falcons Dressed For The Occassion 29: John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives APRIL 2: Frontier Circus Rolling Blackout 3: Hot 8 Brass Band 5: Salty Dogs

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Amy Garland Brick Fields Jimmy Powell Mike Nelson many more... White Water Tavern Third Day Colton Dixon Josh Wilson Verizon Arena Frightened Rabbit Wintersleep Revolution Music Room George Strait Marina McBride Verizon Arena DJ Muggs Discovery Night Club Gwar Warbeast Wilson Revolution Music Room Fleetwood Mac Verizon Arena Mary Gauthier White Water Tavern Darius Rucker Rodney Atkins Jana Kramer Riverfront Park

Natalie Stovall S. Arkansas University

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Byrdfest 6 The Schwag (Grateful Dead Tribute) Moonlight Drive (Door Tribute) Mountain Sprout Deadman Flats Brody Buster Band Ice Cold Fatty Chucky Wags Brother Leadfeather Friends of The Phamily Byrds Adventure Center [479-667-4066 for details…] May 30--J. 2: 10th Annual Wakarusa feat: Widespread Panic Dispatch STS9 The Black Crowes Amon Tobin Snoop Lion Umphrey’s McGee Yonder Mountain String Band Gogol Bordello Zeds Dread Of Monsters & Men GROUPLOVE SOJA Rebelution Quixotic Galactic Shpongle Presents The Masquerade Tipper MUTEMATH Son Volt Ozomatli EOTO SAVOY RJD2 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Gramatik Los Amigos Invisibles Calexico Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Del The Funky Homosapien Bombino Criolo I Boog Allen Stone Figure Emancipator AraabMUZIK GRiZ Icona Pop Felix Cartal Baaver The Polish Ambassador

Minnesota The Green BoomBox Papadosio Wallpaper Milo Greene The Floozies Anuhea Zion I ZOOGMA The Werks Delta Rae Langhorne Slim Moon Taxi The Motet Shovels & Rope The Bright Light Social Hour Deap Vally New Monsoon Lyrics Born The Coup Band Of Heathens Red Baraat HeRobust GAUDI RUN DMT RL Grime Wick-it The Instigator Andreilien (Heyoka) The Whigs Karsh Kale Janover & reSUNator Bluetech Kidnap Kid Abakus Lance Herbstrong Lord T & Eloise Cherub Govinda D.V.S* DJ SOLO Xaver Samples The Apache Relay Mingo Fishtrap Earphunk Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Flow Tribe The Brothers Comatose ZZ Ward Nic Cowan Mountain Sprout Dirtfoot Tornado Rider Nahko and Medicine For The People Jon Wayne and The Pain David Wax Museum Spirit Family Reunion The Last Bison Mountain Standard Time

Old Shoe The Magic Beans Holy Ghost Tent Revival Buffalo Killers Dumptruck Butterlips The Ben Miller Band Eitch The 1 Oz. Jig more… Mulberry Mountain ( for details…) June 6--8: Tunder On The Mountain feat.: Toby Keith Luke Bryan Big & Rich Montgomery Gentry Thompson Square Justin Moore Gretchen Wilson Easton Corbin Colt Ford Randy Houser Pat Green Randy Rogers Band Casey Donahew Band Reckless Kelly Aaron Watson Bucky Covington Greg Bates LoCash Cowboys Stoney LaRue Todd Snider Roger Creager The Lost Trailers JT Hodges Cody Canada & The Departed Moonshine Bandits The Lacs The Cadillac Black Sturgill Simpson Adam Craig Band Claton Anderson Sunny Ledfurd Bleu Edmondson Brandon Jenkins John D. Hale Band Matt Stell The Sarah Hughes Band Lance Carpenter more… Mulberry Mountain [ for details…]

Paragould Apr. 13:

Russellville Apr. 12:

Jeff & Sheri Easter Collins Theatre

Kris Allen R’ville Perf. Arts Center


June 14:

Turkey Track Bluegrass The Grascals more… Turkey Track Park

Arkansas Suburbs Austin, TX Mar. 17:

Eric Clapton Frank Erwin Center

Baton Rouge, LA Mar. 15:

Hinder Nonpoint Acidic Versity Theatre Buddy Guy Manship Theatre Shinedown Three Days Grace P.O.D. River Center Arena Pat Green Varsity Theatre matchbox twenty Matt Hires L’Auberge Casino Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour Dee Dee Bridgewater Christian McBride Benny Green Lewis Nash Chris Potter Ambrose Akinmusire Manship Theatre Deftones Varsity Theatre Elton John River Center Arena Zydeco Blues & Brews Irma Thomas Tab Benoit Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters Belle of Baton Rouge

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Riders In The Sky Manship Theatre Mar. 22:

Branson, MO

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Jeff & Sheri Easter Mansion America Theatre Branson Bluegrass & BBQ Festival Rhonda Vincent Nothin’ Fancy The Gibson Brothers NewFound Road more… Silver Dollar City Jim Ed Brown Helen Cornelius Americana Theatre

They Might Be Giants Moon Hooch House Of Blues The Zombies Elephant Stone Kessler Theater Bad Religion Against Me! Polar Bear Club House Of Blues Clutch Orange Goblin Lionize Kyng Palladium Ballroom Guy Clark Poor David’s Pub Snoop Dogg Energy Square Parking Lot Trout Fishing In America Poor David’s Pub Eric Clapton The Wallflowers American Airlines Center Blackberry Smoke House Of Blues EOTO Trees Maroon 5 Neon Trees

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Owl City America Airlines Center Jimmie Vaughan Granada Theater Band Of Heathens Shinyribs Granada Theater Ben Rector Alpha Rev House Of Blues Southern Culture On The Skids Sons of Hermann Hall Hayes Carll Warren Hood The Goods Kessler Theater Fleetwood Mac American Airlines Center

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Lawrence, KS Mar. 12:

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Fort Worth, TX Mar. 14:

Sprint Center Fleetwood Mac Sprint Center Govt. Mule Uptown Theater

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Lula, MS

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Brendan James The Bottleneck STS9 Liberty Hall Kottonmouth Kings Granada Theatre Morrissey Kristeenyoung Liberty Hall The Devil Wears Prada As I Lay Dying For Today The Chariot Granada Theatre The Werks The Bottleneck Kris Allen The Bottleneck That 1 Guy Granada Theatre Lucero Langhome Slim Granada Theatre

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Nashville, TN

Roy Clark Isle Of Capri

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Memphis, TN Mar. 14:

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Elton John FedExForum JP Soars Huey’s Downtown JP Soars Rum Boogie Of Mice & Men Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! New Daisy Minus The Bear circa Survive Now, Now New Daisy Machine Gun Kelly DJ Quinn Raynor EJ Epic Minglewood Hall Needtobreathe Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Orpheum Theatre El Ten Eleven Slow Magic A Schwab Third Day Colton Dixon Josh Wilson Hope Church Galactic Nigel Hall Minglewood Hall

Eric Clapton Bridgestone Arena

New Orleans, LA

Kip Moore Minglewood Hall Florida-Georgia Line Minglewood Hall

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Emmylou Harris Rodney Crowell

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VARSITY SPORTS GRILLE 318 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 494-7173 72901 W.: Live music. Call for details…

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John Parks & Friends Rockin’ Country Ledger tba Anglea Diane & Jerry Kelley Ashley McBryde Driftwood Groove John Parks & Friends

Harrison/ Diamond City

{Area Code 870} DIAMOND AMERICAN 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…

THE AUSTIN 305 Malvern, Hot Springs 623-6600 71901 March 8, 9: Moonshine Mafia 11: Pig & Whistle 12: Karaoke feat.: Bryan 15, 16: Under The Bus 22, 23: Loose Cannon 26: Don Jordan 29, 30: tba April 5, 6: Jerry Bell 12: Under The Bus 13: Pig & Whistle

Su.: feat.: M.: Tu: March

15: 16: feat.: 20: 21:

BACK PORCH GRILL {Sun Bay Resort} 4810 Central, Hot Springs 525-0885 71913 Sa.: DJ Kramer BELLE ARTI 719 Central, Hot Springs 624-7474 71901 S.--W.: Patrick Barrett Th.--Sa.: Tall Mike THE BIG CHILL 910 Higdon Road, Hot Springs 624-5185 71913 Bookings: Gina Parks Open 7 Days A Week! Serving dinner ‘til close... CHECK OUT OUR EXQUISITE OUTDOOR DECK!!! The Chill Lower Basement IS COOKIN’! M.-F.: Happy Hour, 4-6:30

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22: 23: 27: 28: 29, 30: April

3: 4: 5, 6: 10: 11: 12, 13: feat.:

Karaoke Chucky D David Ball & Brian Bearden Chistine DeMeo Texas Hold ‘Em Dayton Waters Dayton Waters The Longshots Jockey Band Prince Albert & The Royal Knights St. Patrick’s Day The Hired Hands Jocko Deal Mike Stanley & Mike Parker Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands Salt & Pepper Dayton Waters Greg Batterton’s Birthday Trey Johnson & Dave Almond Jocko Deal Dean Agus Dayton Waters Dayton Waters The Longshots Jockey Band Derby Weekend Mister Lucky

BLUE MOON SALOON 135 Essex Park Pl., Hot Springs 262-5005 71901 F., Sa.: Karaoke

& Dance Music feat.: River Rick Live entertainment. Call for details… BUFFALO WILD WINGS 4104 Central, Hot Springs 525-9453 71913 Live entertainment. Call for details… CHATTY’S BAR & GRILL 3822 Hwy. 7 No., Hot Springs 624-5155 71909 Contact: Liz Graves or Patsy Davis Tu.: Line Dancing W.: 50s & 60s Night Th.: Free Pool Sa.: Ladies Night Th.--Sa.: Karaoke feat.: Patrick CLASSIC’S {Clarion Hotel} 4313 Central, Hot Springs 525-7172 71913 Th.: Open Blues Jam COWBOY’S Hwy. 270 W., Hot Springs 767-9048 71913 F.--Su.: Karaoke CROSSWALK BAR & GRILL 2714 Central, Hot Springs 624-9192 71913 Open Every Day Simulcast Races on Huge-screen Su.: Jocko Deal M.: Free Pool Tu.: Come entertain US W.: Spa City Rock &

Heber Springs

{Area Code 501} THE RED APPLE INN (P) 1000 Club Rd., Heber Springs 362-3111 72543 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

Hot Springs

{Area Code 501} 3B’S BAR & BILLIARDS 630 Ouachita, Hot Springs 623-2160 71901 Music returns in May… THE ARLINGTON HOTEL 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs 623-7771 71901 Th.—Sa.: Willie Davis & Co. in the lobby • exciting •


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29, 30:

Lucious Spiller Band

5, 6: 12, 13:

Sol Definition Jocko Deal, HH Moonshine Mafia

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 Bookings: Dave Th.: Delta Donnie March 15, 16: Delta Donnie


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Heath Wright Dana Cooper Gary Hutchison & Mark Albertson Bannister Brothers Hillbilly Vegas The Usual Suspects One Night Stand

HAWG’S PIZZA 1442 Airport Road, Hot Springs 767-4240 71901 F., Sa.: Rock Solid HEAVY’S SPORTS BAR 718 Hobson, Hot Springs 321-9909 71913 Th.: Levon Walkin 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... JESTER’S (P) 1010 E. Grand, Hot Springs 624-5455 72901 Bookings: Jeff or Sylvia Orrell or email March 15: R & R 16: St. Patty’s Day Bash feat.: Steve Hester & DeJaVoodoo 23: Moonshine Mafia 30: Gil Franklin Band April 5: Tommy Nolan

6: 13:

Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands David Ball & The Hired Hands

LAZY HOG SALOON 919 Central, Hot Springs 463-4924 71901 W.: Jam F., Sa.: Live bands LONGSHOT SALOON (P) 2720 Central Ave., Hot Springs 624-4344 71901 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL 5 A.M.! 2 Great Outdoor Gardens! The BEST Burgers In Town! Su.: Server Appreciation Night M.--W.: $3 Pitchers Th.: $11 Ribeye Dinner F.: Booty Shakin’ Contest F.--Su.: Music Videos & Races on Huge Screen LOW KEY ARTS 118 Arbor, Hot Springs 282-9057 71901 See Concert Calendar for Events... LUCKY’S BAR & GRILL 711 Central, Hot Springs 622-2570 71901 March 15, 16: Karla Case Band 17: St. Patrick’s Day feat.: Crash Meadows 22: Sol Definition 23: Terri & The Executives 30: Raising Grey


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Crash Meadows

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs 321-0909 71901 W.: Karaoke & Poetry Readings March 12: We Are Voices State & Madison 14: Loves It 15: Foul Play Cabaret The Bohannons 16: Mercies The See The End Of America 17: St. Patrick’s Day feat.: Cello Fury 19: Behold The Brave Chrome Pony Christian Lee Hutson 22: The Mansion Family 23: Air Review Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass 28: Ben Robbins 29: Pop Pistol Blue Screen Skyline The Sound of The Mountain 30: Opportunist Burnt The Inner Party April 4: Ray Tarantino

5: 6:

Daniel Markham RTB2 Thollem McDonas Chuck Dodson

OHIO CLUB 336 A Central, Hot Springs 627-0702 71901 Su.: Larry Womack & Nancy Johnson Tu.: John Calvin Brewer, solo W.: Open Blues Jam hosts: Hump Night Blues Th.: Larry Womack & Nancy Johnson F., Sa.: Midnite Parade March 8, 9: Midnite Parade 15, 16: Midnite Parade 17: John Calvin Brewer 19, 20: John Calvin Brewer 31: closed POCKET COMMUNITY THEATRE 170 Ravine St., Hot Springs 623-8585 71901 Live entertainment. Call for details… POP’S LOUNGE {Oaklawn Jockey Club} 2705 Central, Hot Springs 701-1366 71901 Th.: Dean Agus March 15: Davis Bell 1 Community 16: Larry Womack 22: Rodge Salt & Pepper 23: Larry Womack 29, 30: Rodge Crash Meadows April Schedule unavailable at presstime…

PORTERHOUSE BAR & CLUB 707 Central, Hot Springs 321-8282 71901 Live entertainment. Call for details… QUAPAW BATHHOUSE & SPA 413 Central, Hot Springs 767-0211 71901 4th Friday ev. mo.: H. S. Jazz Society presents: Arkansas Jazz Experience feat.: Shirley Chauvin Cyde Pound Bill Huntington Jay Payette & guest artists RAZORBACK PIZZA 4330 Central, Hot Springs 525-1616 71901 Bookings: Curtis, 2-4 Th.: Chris Mosher March 8: Shane Simanton Kenny Tillery 9: Christine DeMeo 15: Dayton Waters 16: Moonshine Mafia 22: Dual Carb 23: Masher 29: Aaron Owens 30: Moonshine Mafia Christine DeMeo April Schedule unavailable at presstime… ROD’S PIZZA 3350 Central, Hot Springs 321-2313 71901 Live music on special occasions... ROLANDO’S NUEVO LATINO 210 Central, Hot Springs 318-6054 71901 Live Music. call for details… SADDLEBAGS SALOON & GRILL 4977 Albert Pike, Hot Springs 767-BAGS (2247) Open Every Day Kitchen open ‘til 9 Su.: Front Porch Pickin’ (Acous. Jam) W.: Karaoke & Dance Th.: Karaoke & Dance F.: Karaoke & Live DJ a mission fr om god to keep musicians off the streets

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SAM’S PIZZA PUB 401 Burchwood Bay, Hot Springs 525-0780 71901 HH: Jim Cotton SHARK’S 634 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs 318-5282 71901 Live music. Call for details… SMYLY’S CRAB SHACK ON THE LAKE (P) 4916 Central, Hot Springs 525-3442 71901 F., Sa.: Alizé TERRY MARTIN’S 5590 Central., Hot Springs 520-0446 71913 W.--Sa.: Terry Martin & Co. Tu.: Karaoke

V.F.W. POST 2278 2231 E. Grand, Hot Springs 623-5190 71901 Su.: Karaoke feat.: Tim

SENSATIONS (P) 6715 John Harden Dr., J’ville 982-0114 72026 Open 7 Days A Week Non-Stop Adult Entertainment


Idabel, OK

{Area Code 501) COUNT PULASKI (Jacksonville Inn) 200 Hwy. 67 N., J’ville 241-9285 72706 Tu.--Sa.: Karaoke feat.: The Karaoke Cowboy Nightly Contests GOAL POST (P) 7607 John Hardin Dr., Cabot 982-2900 72032 Tu.: Karaoke F, Sa.: Live bands March 22: The Gamblers THE HANGAR (P) 7619 John Harden Dr., Cabot 982-0091 72076 Live Music. Call for details… March Th.: Open Mic feat.: Luke Williams HARD RIDER BAR & GRILL 6613 John Hardin Dr., Cabot 982-0444 72706 F., Sa.: Live Bands {501}354-8577

CHOCTAW CASINO 1425 SE Washington, Idabel (800)634-3447 74745 March 15, 16: Eliminator (ZZ Top Trib. Band) 22, 23: Bear & Chicken Band 29, 30: Dorian Cross April Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area code 870} BENNIGAN’S GRILL & TAVERN (P) 237 So. Main, J’boro 336-1960 72401 Schedule unavailable at presstime… BRICKHOUSE GRILL(P) 218 So. Main, J’boro 336-2441 72401 Tu.: Live Acoustic W.: Open Mic Th.: Karaoke F.: Live Music On The Downstairs Stage March 15: Tuxedo Flamethrower 16: Clay Hughes 23: StrangeLove Duo


29: 30:

Fallen Within Dillian Cate, unplugged

5: 6: 12: 13:

Clay Hughes Band Clay Hughes Neil Bradley Band Bno & Wes

CREGEEN’S (P) 201 So. Main, J’Boro 972-9200 72401 Bookings: Conor Rankin March 15: tba 16: St. Patty’s Day Bash feat.: DJ Byrd Starroy Flathead Funk Down UFO Reel 22, 23: tba April 5: Ryan Morris 6: Irish Red 12: DJ Byrd 420 Party 13: Burning Waco

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 March 15, 16: The Arkansas Brothers 29: Plain Meanness 30: Atarian 8Track April 5: Dillan & Parker 6: Gypsy Revolution 7: Live @the 2013 Food Drive feat.: TheLowdownFunkDonors

GODSEY’S GRILL (P) 226 S. Main Street, J’boro 336-1988 72401 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

THE OFFICE SPORTS GRILL (P) 1509 Marketplace Dr., J’boro 931-6500 72401 Bookings: J.P. after 3, T.,Th.--Sa. March 9: Scott Snellgrove 14: Neil Bradley Band 15: Government Radio Factory 16: USB Fights feat.: DSP-Diaz 21: Thick & Thin 22: PF Flyers 23: tba 28: Lowdown Saints 29: Friar’s Point 30: Arkansas Brothers April 4: tba 5: Matt King 6: Scott Snellgrove 11: tba

will play for food

DAILY GRIND 217 Olympic Dr., J’boro 268-6777 72401 Schedule unavailable at presstime… ELECTRIC COWBOY (P) 2801 Fair Park, J’boro 336-7333 72401 Cowboy disco…

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UPPER CRUST PIZZA 3120 Shelby Dr., J’boro 336-7500 72404 Contact: Billy Creego Schedule unavailable at presstime… VINO’S PIZZERIA 305 (P) 305 So. Main, J”boro 336-0305 72401 Bookings: Viona Reed March 8: Brad & Nick Rose 9: Gypsy Revolution 14: Tommy Acres Band 15: Houston Steele & The Bad Habits 16: Dillon Cate 17: St. Patrick’s Day feat.: Fallen Within 21: Delta Honey 22: Jack Deloach 23: Jason Green


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Delta Blues Acres Monkey Hill Neil Bradley Band

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Striding The Black Tessa Espino & Levi Gonzales Cody Anderson


Joplin, MO

{Area Code 417} THE FOUNDRY 3405 So. Hammons Blvd., Joplin 206-6886 64804 Schedule unavailable at presstime… THE KITCHEN PASS 1212 So. Main, Joplin 624-9095 64804 M.: DJ Triage W.: Open Mic Night host: Josh Mullen Th.: Dinner & Live Music On The Patio March 9: Steve Ritter & Toos Carter Hulsey 30: Dirty Seeds Sons of The Widow James


{Area Code 870} OZARK HERITAGE ARTS CENTER 410 Oak St., Leslie 447-2500 72645 Live entertainment. Call for details... THE DROP ZONE 221 Oak Street, Leslie 447-6184 or (501)253-6373 Music returns in April…

Little Rock North Little Rock Sherwood

{Area Code 501} THE AFTERTHOUGHT & VIEUX CARRE 2721 Kavanaugh, L.R. 663-1196 72205 Su.: Vieux Carre Jazz Brunch feat.: Ted Ludwig & Joe Cripps Ev. M.: KABF Jazz At The Afterthought Tu.: Carl Mouton & Co.


W.: Th.: host: March

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Jazz Jam Sessions Open Mic Acoustic Showcase Karaoke Larry The Table Guy


Shannon Boshears Darril ‘Harp’ Edwards Dave Williams St. Patrick’s Day Celebration The Royal Celts Eric Ware Hardy Winburn Experience Barry McVinney Rouxster Arkansas Super Jam


April Schedule unavailable at presstime… AMER. LEGION POST #1 (P) 315 E. Capitol Ave., L.R. 372-8762 72201 F., Su.: Warren Crow & Wendell Craig ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE {The Rep} 6th & Main, L.R. 378-0405 72203 Live Theatre…Call for details... BOUDREAUX’S GRILL & BAR 9811 Maumelle Blvd., NLR 753-6860 72218 Live entertainment. Call for details… CACTUS JACK’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 11414 W. Markham, L.R. 227-7553 72211 Sa.: Karaoke & Dancing host: DJ Greg CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell, LR 375-5351 72202 Bookings: David March 8: Third Degree Richie Johnson, HH 9: Rusthaven Jim Mills, HH 13: Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin 14: Mister Lucky Carnie Barkers, HH 15: Raising Grey Richie Johnson, HH

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23: 27: 28: 29: 30: April

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Mayday By Midnight Chris Henry, HH Nick Devlin & Brian Nahlen Aces Wild Dave-O, HH Crash Meadows Richie Johnson, HH White Noise Therapy Ben Byers, HH Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin Adrenaline Alex Summerlin, HH Mondo Boogie Richie Johnson, HH Brown Soul Shoes Audrey Dean Kelley, HH

CREGEEN’S IRISH PUB 301 Main, N.L.R. 376-PINT (7468) 72114 Bookings: Manager@cregeens. com F.: Brian Nahlen March 8: Brian Nahlen 9: Steve Bates

Nick Devlin & Brian Nahlen Full Flava Kings Lee & Betty, HH Full Flava Kings Richie Johnson, HH The Big Damn Horse Trey Johnson, HH Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin Aces Wild DeClerk & Piazza, HH PG-13, The Band Richie Johnson, HH Katmandu Lyle Dudley, HH


CAPI’S {Pleasant Ridge Town Center} 11525 Cantrell, Little Rock 225-9600 72212 Live Music. Call for details… CAPITOL KEYBOARD RECITAL HALL Breckenridge Village, L.R. 228-9999 72212 Live entertainment. Call for details…

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Midas Coven Shannon McClung Jason Breaux St. Patrick’s Day


Jeff Coleman & The Feeders Tommy Rock Brian Rhamsey Trio Brian Nahlen Jeff Kearney Trio

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Dusty Hanes The Band Run Brian Nahlen Steve Bates Midas Coven


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CROWNE PLAZA 201 So. Shackleford, L.R. 223-3000 72211 M.: Preston Palmer Tu.: Richie Johnson W., Th.: Preston Palmer F., Sa.: Smokey Emerson CORNERSTONE PUB 314 Main, N.L.R. 374-1PUB (1782) 72114 Bookings: Mike Kent Tu.: Karaoke Th.: TNA Karaoke March 8: No Commercials 9: Blu-82 15: Interstate Buffalo 16: Se7en Sharp 17: Michael McDonald 22: Midas Covan 23: Fortune Flames 29: Blue Collard Greens 30: Little Rock Ruff Riders with: DJ Most1ted April 5: Hit N Run 6: DJ Most1ted 13: DJ Most1ted COMMUNITY THEATRE OF LITTLE ROCK 616 Center, Little Rock 410-ACTS (2283) 72203 Schedule unavailable at presstime… DISCOVERY // BACKSTREET(P) 1029 Jesse Rd., L.R. 664-4784 72203 Dance with our DJs...

DOWNTOWN MUSIC 211 W. Capitol, Little Rock 376-1819 72201 Tu.: Karaoke March 10: All Shall Perish Descended From Wolves Legions Wait Killing Souls 11: Mainland Divide Fister Guardian Alien ZS 12: Ghost Thrower (unplugged) Foreign Tongues 13: Young Widows Falling Awake Wreckless Endeavor 14: Stuart Thomas Josh Stewart & Co. Safehouse The Scouts 15: From Atlantis Legion Forty Fathom 16: OTEP One-Eyed Doll Picture Me Broken 17: Crown The Empire Dayshell Between You & I As Tall As Giants 18: Attack Attack! Capture The Crown Our Last Night Alive In Standby Sworn In Adestria 19: ASG Iron Tongue Snakedriver


Peckerwolf Andy Warr The Wonder Years Fireworks Hostage Calm Misser Blacklist Union Crowned By Fire Red Devil Lies Sychosys At Wars End Luminox


Smile Empty Soul


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DUGAN’S PUB 403 E. 3rd, Little Rock 244-0542 72201 Bookings: Don, 2-4 p.m. Tu.: Live Team Trivia W.: Gonzo Karaoke feat.: Craig Th.: Dart League ESPN Game Plan March 15: Trey Johnson & Rusty White 16: Carney Barkers 17: Dead Celt Society 22: Waggoner & Tomas 23: tba 28: Jazz At Dugan’s 29: Karla Case Band 30: Brian Nahlen April 5: Trey Johnson & Rusty White 6: Carney Barkers 12: White Collar Criminals 13: Josh Green THE EAGLES (P) 65th & I-30, L.R. 562-0876 72203 Live entertainment. Call for details....... THE ELECTRIC COWBOY (P) 9515 I-30, L.R. 562-6000 72209 Where Little Rock Plays At Night… EL CHICO CAFÉ 8409 I-30, L.R. 562-3762 72209 Live entertainment. Call for details....... ERNIE BIGG’S 587 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 372-4782 72201 Dueling Pianos nightly... Tu.: Touch: A Grateful Dead Tribute feat.: Robert ‘Frisbie’ Coleman Tyndall Jackson Jason Adams Jimmy Lynn March 11: HOOKah UPstairs Freckled Frog Edition (501)354-8577


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FLYING DD 4601 So. University, L.R. 773-9990 72204 Su., Tu.: Karaoke W.: Acoustic Night Th.: Open Band Night spon.: Dog Town Music F.: R & B DJ Night FLYING SAUCER 323 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 372-PINT 72201 Tu.: Trivia Bowl March 8: Dan & Chris 9: Smokey Emerson 15: Brian Nahlen 16: Josh Green 22: Brian Ramsey 23: Rodge Arnold 29: tba 30: Chris Henry April 5: Josh Green 6: Rodge Arnold 12: Smokey Emerson 13: Chris Henry FOX & HOUND {Lakewood Village} 2800 Lakewood Rd., N.L.R. 753-8300 72116 Su.: Open Mic feat.: 3rd Degree Tu.: Karaoke by Phil March 15: 3rd Degree 16: UFC 22: Karla Case Band 23: Big Damn Horns 29: Mister Lucky 30: Subdue April 5: MayDay By Midnight 6: Sensor 2 12: Big Stack 13: Big Shane Thornton


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Traditional Irish Session

HOLIDAY INN SELECT I’s 630 & 430, L.R. 223-3000 72205 Nightly: Piano Music feat.: Glenn The Piano Player JAZZI’S 5200 Asher, L.R. 562-6919 72204 Bookings: Ed Mo Lanier (501)204-0579 or (863)250-6877 M.: On Call 1st Wed. ea. month: Live entertainment. Call for details… JIMMY DOYLE COUNTRY (P) I-40 at Galloway, N.L.R. 945-9042 72118 F., Sa.: Arkansas River Bottom Band JUANITA’S CANTINA BALLROOM 614 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 374-1228 72202 Bookings: (501)374-3660 March 9: Stereo Down 10: The Black Lillies 11: Clutch 12: Aly Tadros 13: Walk Off The Earth 14: Gloriana 15: Doug Stanhope’s Big Stink Comedy Tour 16: Modoc 17: Silly Sunday

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The Mowgli’s Water Tower The Railers Hinder Confederate Railroad The Stone Foxes Lee Fields & The Expressions Aaron Carter Machine Gun Kelly Lolove Mark ‘Muleman’ Massey The Almost Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits

KHALIL’S PUB & GRILL 110 So. Shackleford, Little Rock 224-0224 72211 Tu. -- Sa: Karaoke 1st Monday each month: Nashville Songwriters Assoc. 2nd and 4th Mondays: Live Celtic Music LAMAN LIBRARY 2801 Orange Street, N.L.R. 771-1995 72114 Live entertainment. Call for details… LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton, L.R. 568-5547 72209 W.--Sa.: Erotic Dancers Occassional Live Music… original music to write home about

LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB Breckenridge Village, L.R. 228-5555 72212 Open Mic ev. Wednesday March 8, 9: Steve McGrew 13--16: Tony Tone 20--23: John Wesley Austin 27--30: Will Marfori April 3--6: The Tennessee Tramp 10--13: Cowboy Bill Martin MACDADDY’S BAR & GRILL 314 Maple, N.L.R. 374-7665 72114 Schedule unavailable at presstime… MARKHAM STREET GRILL 11321 W. Markham, L.R. 224-2010 72211 One of Arkansas’ Smoking Bars March 8: Carnie Barkers 9: Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin 15: Brown Soul Shoes 16: Arkansas River Blues Society Jam 22: The Tailgators 23: Brian & Steve 29: White Collar Criminals 30: tba April 5: The Trustees 6: tba 12: Karla Case Band 13: Brian Nahlen & Luke Johnson

Do Arkansas

MID-TOWN BILLIARDS (P) 1316 Main, L.R. 372-9990 72202 Bookings: Conan @ (501)372-7110 or email All Our Personnel Are Entertainers!! OPEN AT 3 P.M.-4:30 A.M. DAILY March 8: Gnarly Charlies 9: Electric Rag Band 15: Holy Ghost Electric Show 16: Cadillac Jackson 17: St. Patty’s Day Throwdown feat.: Eric Somer 22, 23: Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band 29: Ed Bowman 30: Strange Deranger April 5: Joecephus 6: Laundry For The Apocalypse Dangerous Idiots 12: 1 Oz. Jig 13: Cadillac Jackson MURRY’S DINNER PLAYHOUSE 6323 Asher Ave., L.R. 562-3131 72204 March thru Mar. 16: ‘Til Beth Do Us Part M. 19--Apr. 13: Rex’s Ex PARROT BEACH CAFÉ 9611 MacArthur Dr., NLR 771-2994 72114 Th.: Open Jam F.: Karaoke

GRUMPY’S TOO NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILLE 1801 Green Mtn., L.R. 225-3768 72212 Bookings: email info to Tu.: Live Trivia W: Sloppy Wednesdays F., Sa.: Live Music March 8: Jake Dell 15: tba 16: John Keathly 22, 23: tba 29: Ryan Couron April 5, 6: tba 12: Jake Dell GUSANO’S 313 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 374-1441 72201 Live entertainment. Call for details… HIBERNIA IRISH TAVERN 9700 Rodney Parham Rd., L.R. 246-4340 72227 Th.: Karaoke feat.: Tyna & Ace March 8: Joe Mansur 9: O’Malley’s Prayer 11: Traditional Irish Session 14: Peggy Roche Loyd 15: The Carnie Barkers 16: Dead Celt Society 17: Tradional Irish Session 22: The Trustees 23: The Highballs 25: Tradional Irish Session 29: Liberty Bridge 30: Len Holton



RENO’S ARGENTA CAFÉ 312 Main, N.L.R. 376-2900 72114 Bookings: Louis France, 9 a.m - 1 p.m. March 15: Grace Askew 16: Ashley McBryde 22: Michael Witham & Audrey Dean Kelley 23: tba 29: Bluesboy Jag & The Juke Joint Zombies 30: P-47s RIVERFRONT STEAKHOUSE [Wyndham Hotel] 2 Riverfront Place, N.L.R. 374-8081 72114 F., Sa.: Ricky David Tripp [BENIHANA’S] Live entertainment. Call for details...

ROCK CITY LOUNGE 8115 Arch St., L.R. 562-3613 / 240-0579 72206 Bookings: Cecil or Martha W.: Blues Jam host: Ed Mo & Friends Sa.: Double Shot

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& Members of CkY Hunter Moore SENOR TEQUILA EL RESTURANTE MEXICANO 9847 Maumelle Blvd., N.L.R. 791-3888 782114 Su.., Th.: Remo Express SONNY WILLIAMS STEAK ROOM 500 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 324-2999 72202 Tu.--Th.: Jim Dickerson March 8, 9: Thomas East 15, 16: Jeff Coleman 22, 23: Ed Burks 29, 30: Thomas East April 5, 6: Thomas East 12, 13: Ed Burks SPECTATOR’S GRILL & PUB 1012 W. 34th, N.L.R. {behind U.S. Pizza} 791-0990 72114 Showing all the games… Live Music. Call for details… STICKYZ ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK 107 Commerce, L.R. 372-7707 72201 Bookings: Chris King, 2-5 p.m., M.-F. CHICKEN COOP NOW OPEN NIGHTLY! Su.: Sunday Funday! Tu.: Rock ‘n’ Roll Karaoke feat.: T’s Tunes W.: Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band M.—F.: Happy Hour, 4:30-7 March 8: Mountain Sprout 9: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Jimbo Mathus Alvin Youngblood Hart 10: The Blackfoot Gypsies 14: Dirtfoot Yarn 15: Brothers With Different Mothers 16: Stephen Neeper Band Mad Nomad 17: Swampbird This Holy House War Chief 19: You Me & Apollo Great Forest Knox Hamilton 22: The Apache Relay Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass 23: Backroad Anthem 30: Ben Miller Band April 5: Brown Soul Shoes 6: Sean Michel 7: Futurebirds The Whigs 13: Hazynation TAILGATER’S PUB & GRUB (P) 8100 Warden Road, Sherwood 834-9066 72120 OPEN ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT! ‘Til 5 a.m…. Th.: Live Bands TAVERN SPORTS GRILL 17815 Chenal, F101, L.R. 830-2100 72223 March 9: Sirraf Project 13: Ben Coulter 15: Moonshine Mafia






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THE JOINT 301 Main, N.L.R. 372-0205 72114 Tu.: Jazz/Blues Jam W.: The Joint Venture Improv Group F., Sa.: The Main Thing THIRST-N-HOWL 14710 Cantrell, L.R. 379-8189 72223 Open 7 Days A Week Tu.: ARBS Blues Jam W.: Open Mic March 9: Jason Greenlaw & The Groove 15: family dog 16: Joe Pitts Band 21: Josh Green 23: Rip Van Shizzle 29: Ronnie Simmons Band 30: Katmandu April 4: Melinda & Mitch 5: Thread 6: White Chocolate 11: Bat 12: Sweet Mother TON’S PLACE 18814 MacArthur, N.L.R. 851-9987 72118 F.: Karaoke feat.: The Convertible Cowboy TOWN PUMP 1321 Rebsamen Park, L.R. 663-9802 72202 Bookings: email to townpumpentertainment Su.: Kickball Specials M.--F.: HH, 4-7 Tu.: Karaoke feat.: Cowboy of Ts Tunes W.: Ladies Night HH All Day! March 15: Chris Henry 22: Rodge Arnold 29: Chris Henry April Schedule unavailable at presstime… UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall So. University, L.R. 569-3294 722204 Schedule unavailable at presstime… UUCLR COFFEE HOUSE (Unitarian Universalist Church) 1818 Reservoir Rd., L.R. 225-2891 72211 Occassional live music… V.F.W. POST 11474 (P) 4400 Lynn Lane, N.L.R. 753-5538 72118 Bookings: Clyde Lunsford F., Sa.: Occas. Live Music VINO’S 7th & Chester, L.R. 375-8468 72201 Bookings: Chris at Su.: Live From The Back Room M.: NOLA Comedy Hour Tu.: Picture Show March 8: SCM Electrix Grown Up Avenger Stuff Gnarly Charlies The Revolutioners 12: Gone By Daylight

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Man On Earth Binary Marketing Show Lost Coves Dance Party Flim Smoove Ether Every Knee Shall Bow Buried With Rome Moment of Fierce Determination Severe Headwound Burning Braylin Fresh Blood Shivering Timbers Gypsy Lumberjacks Live From The Back Room Wolvie Rock Think no Think The 1 Oz. Jig

WEST END SMOKE HOUSE & TAVERN 215 N. Shackleford, L.R. 224-7665 72211 Next door To Famous Dave’s Su., M.:Bucket Specials Wed.:Ladies Night March 8: Crash Meadows 9: Thread 15: Big Stack 16: tba 22: Class of ‘87 29: Liquid Kitty 30: Jason Greenlaw & The Groove April 5: Tuxedo Flamthrower 6: 3rd Degree 12: Aces Wild 13: tba WHITE WATER TAVERN & RESTAURANT 7th & Thayer, L.R. 375-8400 72205 Bookings: Matt White Kitchen: Tu., Th., F.: 5 p.m. - 12 Lunch F.: 11 a.m. - 2 Tu.: Arkansas Rockers Revue (NO COVER CHARGE) feat.: $3.50 pitchers & $2.50 cocktails st. @ 10 March 8: Patrick Sweany 9: Two Cow Garage Lydia Loveless Mad Nomad 11: Malcolm Holcomb 12: Tim Easton Megan Palmer 13: Arliss Nancy 14: Gringo Star Shantih Shantih 15: Peckerwolf Teenagers 17: Prince Rama Color Club 18: Shivering Timbers Mandy McBryde 19: Glossary Lee Bains III The Glory Fires 21: Kevin Kerby Adam Faucett Andy Warr 23: Blood Birds 26: Hudson Falcons Dressed For The Occasion 29: John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives April 2: Frontier Circus Rolling Blackout 3: The Hot 8 Brass Band 5: The Salty Dogs


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WILDWOOD PARK 20919 Denny Rd., L.R. 821-7275 72223 Live music occassionally. Call for details… W.T. BUBBA’S COUNTRY TAVERN 500 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 244-2528 72201 Live music weekends Th.: Country Karaoke & Line Dance Lessons March 8: Adam & Cole 9: The Arkansas Brothers 15: Wes Burnett Band 16: Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Bash 22: ShotGunBilly Band 23: Delta Donnie Band 29: Ben Coulter 30: Luke Williams Band April Schedule unavailable at presstime…


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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 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 Radford Ellis Matt Tudor

{Area Code 662} ISLE OF CAPRI 777 Isle of Capri Parkway, Lula 1-800-The-Isle, 38644 HEADLINERS April 6: O.B. Buchana CORAL REEF STAGE W.--Sa.: Pulse PALM TERRACE STAGE March 8, 9: Sol Definition 15, 16: Reliance 22, 23: Mudpuppies 29, 30: King Bees


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

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

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Memphis, TN

B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB 143 Beale, Memphis 524-KING 38103 Nightly: BB King All Star Band NightLife Su.: Carl Drew Blues Band Will Tucker Band Preston Shannon M.--W: King Beez Preston Shannon Tu.: 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! 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 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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FLYING SAUCER 130 Peabody Place, Memphis 523-7468 38103 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

KING’S PALACE PATIO F., Sa.: 2 Weeks Notis Sa.: Ms. Zeno Duo Soul Outsiders

FULL MOON CLUB 1718 Madison Ave., Memphis 274-7101 38104. Tu.: Comedy Open Mic with: Michael Kline Schedule unavailable at presstime…

MINGLEWOOD HALL 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis 312-6058 38104 March 10: Swoon 13: Kevin Cerrito 14: Kip Moore & Joey Hyde 15: Florida Georgia Line Sam Hunt 16: Tattoo Tim’s Epic Ragfest Benefit feat.: The Subteens Switchblade Kid Jamison Powell & Ben Abney 19 Stone 20: Galaxy Express 2013 US Tour feat.: Vanishing Islands 22: Star & Micey Magnolia Sons Loser’s Way Home 23: Eric Gales Steve Hester & DejaVooDoo 27: Everyone Dies In Utah The Overseer Bleach Blonde Locals 29: Tame The Hurricane Agori Tribe Deep Machine 30: Lace Up Machine Gun Kelly

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 F., Sa.: Live Music Schedule unavailable at presstime… HI-TONE CAFÉ 1913 Poplar, Memphis 278-TONE 38103 March 11: Jaill John Wesley Coleman Fletcher C. Johnson 12: Timmy’s Organism TSOT KING’S PALACE CAFE 162 Beale, Memphis 521-1851 38103 M.--Th.: David Bowen F., Sa.: Memphis Jazz Trio feat.: Michaelyn Oby



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NEWBY’S 539 So. Highland, Memphis 452-8408 38110 Th.: Mojo Possum March 9: Kings Of The Delta 10: Spirit Family Reunion Hurray For The Riff Raff 14: Rage Against The Stone Age 15: Rumpke Mountain Boys 16: Deering & Down 23: Paving Funk Lightajo 27: Minnesota 28: Blacklist Union 29: Copper Into Steel Deep Fried 5 April 5: Bart Crow Band 10: An Evening with Boombox NEW DAISY THEATRE 330 Beale, Memphis 525-8979 38103 March 9: King Of Beale 10: As I Lay Dying The Devil Wears Prada For Today The Chariot 16: Of Mice & Men Chunk! No Captain Chunk Skyline Divide A Moment Shy 19: Norma Jean 23: Condemned By Death Obstruction of Poer 1st Degree Clients Prey 4 Me Tisk Tisk more…


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ORPHEUM THEATRE 203 So. Main, Memphis 525-7800 38103 March 24: Leonard Cohen 26--30: Million Dollar Quartet April 2: Meedtphbreathe 14: Christian Brothers Band THE PIG ON BEALE 167 Beale Street, Memphis 529-1544 38103 F.: Leslie E. Jones: Elvis Tribute Show Sa.: Guy Venable, Jr. RUM BOOGIE CAFE 182 Beale, Memphis 528-0150 38103 W.--Sa.: James Govan & The Boogie Blues Band F.: Guy Venable Sa.: Blake Ryan Band SILKY O’SULLIVAN’S 183 Beale, Memphis 522-9596 38103 Sa.: Barbara Blue Every night but Su.: Dueling Pianos WET WILLIE’S 209 Beale Street, Memphis 578-5605 38103 Live music. Call for details... YOUNG AVENUE DELI 2119 Young Ave., Memphis 278-0034 38104 March 9: The Black Lillies 16: Pierre vs Diaz 20: DJ Crush

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{Area Code 870} ALL STAR SPORTS CLUB (P) {Best Western} 306 Hwy. 425 No., Monticello 367-1103 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details... AMERICAN LEGION HUT {old Veteran’s Bldg. in McCloy Park} 111 Briarcliff, Monticello 367-6958 71655 Occassional Live Music Call for details… LABAMBA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 615 W. Gaines, Monticello 367-3157 71655 Live music. Call for details… MAIN STREET BISTRO {First Presbyterian Church} 821 No. Main, Monticello 367-6883 71655 Live Music. Call for details… THE RIVER (P) 791 Hwy. 278 W., Monticello 367-6135 71655 M., Tu.: Karaoke F., Sa.: Karaoke

Mountain Home

JEBB’S PLACE (P) I-40 & Hwy. 95, Morrilton 477-2198 72110 Th., Sa: Karaoke Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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

JOSE’S (P) Hwy. 64 W., Morrilton 354-3050 72110 March 15, 16: Hwy. 124 22: Bart Crow Hwy. 124 23: tba 29: tba 30: Mister Lucky April 5: DJ Paul Grass 6: Bart Crow Jason Helm 12: Jamie Jones 13: 3rd Degree

THE BRICK YARD BAR & GRILL (P) 10460 Cranfield Rd., Mtn. Home 492-6106 72653 Bookings: Jay Sabella March W.: Piano Bar F.: Live Bands Sa.: Dance Club & Karaoke ROYAL 66 4063 Hwy. 62 E., Mtn. Home 492-5600 72653 Bookings: Michael Motes W.: Karaoke Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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

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,

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

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demonstrations, etc. Mid-April - November; Thanksgiving & Christmas OZARK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 1 1/2 blocks So. of Courtsquare Sa.: Live Music (weather permitting)


{Area Code 479} MAIN STREET LOUNGE 215 W. Main, Ozark Contact: Katie Reynolds Schedule unavailable at presstime… March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Bash feat.: Tightrope


{Area Code 479} EAST END SPORTS PUB E. Walnut St., Paris 963-3278 72855 Schedule unavailable at presstime... JOHNNY MAC’S ROCKIN’ ROOSTER (P) 5855 Hwy. 22, Paris 963-2626 72855 March 16: Judge Parker 23: Brandon Butler Band

VFW HUT 148 Veteran’s Drive, Monticello 367-2797 71655 Occassional Live Music Th.: Country Melody Boys


{Area Code 501} JAKE’S BAR 207 East Commerce, Morrilton 477-2399 72110 Schedule unavailable at presstime… Helping Keep Arkansas Weird Since 1980

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

Pocola, OK

{Area Code 918} CHOCTAW CASINO I-540, Pocola 1-800-590-5825 74902 Su: Rollin’ For Cash M: Ladies Night Out Tu.: Fun Card Drawings W.: Club 55 Th.: Men’s Night F., Sa.: Live Bands Nightly: Big Stack Stargazer Lounge March 15, 16: Judge Parker

Quapaw, OK

{Area Code 918} DOWNSTREAM CASINO RESORT 69300 East Nee Rd., Quapaw 919-6000 74363 March 8: Kidd/Ray 9: RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band SRV 15: Ray Price Saucy Jack 16: Nace Brothers Band Stonehorse Band 17: St. Patty’s Day feat.: Stonehorse Band 22: Admiral Twin 23: Hook 29: Big Time Grain Co. 30: ABS Band April Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area Code 479} BAYOU CLUB (P) 115 N. Dixieland, Rogers 246-9337 72756 Su.: Live Comedy M.: Karaoke Tu.: Open Mic Blues Jam host: The Larry’s W., Th.: Karaoke feat.: KJ Cathy Sa.: Karaoke & Live DJ March 8: Trickbag 15: Vinyl Kings 17: Jessica Horn & The Bullfrogs 22: Keith Nicholson Trio 29: Hamilton Loomis Jeff Horton Band April 5: Paper Jam Band 12: Jessica Horn & The Bullfrogs 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... music of peter read

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 Live Music. Call for details... JJ’S GRILL (P) 4500 W. Walnut, St. #3, Rogers 372-4460 72756 March 8: Catfish Jackson 9: Taken 11: Darren Ray 12: Ashley McBryde 13: Jeff Fox 14: Russ Hutchison 15: Ouachita River Band 16: Jason Strode 18: Vikki Cunnigham 19: Jeff Fox 20: Clint Scrivner 21: Keith Nicholson 22: Jovan Arellano 23: Foley’s Van 25: Brick Fields 26: Mo Brothers 27: Jeff Fox 28: Mike & Grady 29: Ocie & The Heartstrings 30: Johnny Dale Roberts April Schedule unavailable at presstime… JJ’S GRILL (P) (Prairie Creek Marina) 1 Prairie Creek Mar. Dr., Rogers 925-1623 72756 Music returns in May… ROLANDO’S NUEVO LATINO RESTAURANT 224 So. 2nd, Rogers 621-1002 72756 Th.: Live Jazz

Roland, OK

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


{Area Code 479} BUGSY’S WINGS & THINGS (P) (formerly The 7-40 Supper Club) I-40 & Hwy. 7 No., Russellville 968-2111 72801 Bookings: Nash Su.: Open Mic feat.: Fatty & Friends W.: Pong Tournament Grand Prize: Trip To Las Vagas & Paid Entry to World Series Beer Pong Tournament Th.: No Cover Happy Thursday Daily: 50¢ wings, until 9 March 16: St. Patty’s Day Bash feat.: Tyrannosaurus Chicken 22: Tightrope NORTH 40 (P) I-40 & Hwy. 7 No., Russellville 968-1772 72801 Bookings: Tony Your Party Spot in the River Valley! Nightly: $1 Specials!!! F.: Specials all night... Featuring The Best Live Guest DJs…

Sallisaw, OK

{Area Code 918} BACK 40 BAR & GRILL {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 64 & I-40, Muldrow 427-7491 74954 March 8: George Brothers 9: Wayne Garner 15: Runnin’ On Empty 16: Brandon Butler 22: Lost Highway 23: Jay Falkner Who’da Thunkits 29: Traveler 30: Gary Hutchison Trio April 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 Live Music. Call for details...


{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... March 8, 9: Lighting H & The Drifters 15, 16: High & Dry 22, 23: DJ Dave 29, 30: Sister Rock April Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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{Area Code 870} SIDELINES SPORTS BAR & GRILL (P) 406 Sidelines, Trumann 483-2223 72472 Bookings: Vicky Shipp any day but M. or Th. after 5 March 16: Shaker 30: Michael S. Williams Band


{Area Code 870} SPANKY’S (P) Hwy. 8, Warren 226-5747 71671 Live Music. Call for details… Sa.: Karaoke March 15: Hard Times Country

West Fork

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


Authentic Old-time Opry Show

West Siloam Springs, OK

SEVEN {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 412 & Hwy 59 (800)754-4111 March 8: John Conlee 9: Rivers Edge Thomas Martinez 13: DJ Mick D 14: Crossfire 15: The Jumpshots 16: Dead Metal Society 17: Nicnos 20: The River’s Own feat.: Chris Knight Cody Canada Evan Felker Darren Ray

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FAT JACK’S 3324 No. Stateline, Texarkana 774-5225 71854 Bookings: Jackie, after 4 p.m., W.--Sa. W.: Karaoke March 23: Red Dirt Renegades Aaron Drums 30: Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands April 12: Aaron Drum Synergistic LA FOGATA 3401 Genoa Rd., Texarkana 773-1879 71854 Live Music. Call for details… LEE’S CATFISH & STEAK HOUSE 8321 No. Kings Hwy., Texarkana [903]832-3459 75503 Live Music. Call for details… SHOOTER’S SPORTS BAR 310 E. 49th, Texarkana 773-4903 71854’ March 16: Pauline Reese 17: St. Patty’s Day feat.: Eliminator



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An Irish priest is driving down a highway and is pulled over for speeding. The policeman smells alcohol on the priest‘s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle beside him. He asks the priest, “Sir, have you been drinking?“ The priest responds, “No officer, just water,“ The policeman asks, “Then why do I smell wine?“ The priest looks at the bottle and says, “The Good Lord! He‘s done it again!“ Pat and Murphy out fishing and the boat motor dies. After two days and drifting miles from the coast, they find a bottle in the water. Pat rubs the bottle and a genie poofs out. “I will grant you one wish,“ says the genie. Without a thought, Pat says, “I wish to turn the sea into Guinness.“ The genie says, “Your wish is my command,“ and the sea turns into Guinness. Murphy yells at Pat, “You fool! Now, we‘ll have to pee in the boat!“ An Irishman walks into a pub and orders a dozen martinis, removing the olives, placing them in a jar and drinks the martinis. When the jar is filled with olives and all the martinis drank, he starts to leave. The bartender stops him and asks, “Excuse me but, what was that all about?“ The Irishman replies, “My wife sent me out for a jar of olives.“


Flaherty comes home drunk every evening, upsetting his wife. One night, she dresses as a red devil and hides in the cemetery to scare him when he walks

Flaherty walks by drunk and his wife jumps up yelling, “Flaherty, if you don‘t give up your drinking, you will go to Hell.“ Flaherty staggers back and demands, “Who the hell are you?“ She replies, “I‘m the devil, you old fool!“ Flaherty responds, “Damn glad to meet you, sir, I‘m married to your sister…“ Pat and Mike have been drinking buddies for years. One day, after having a few beers, Mike says to Pat, “We have been friends for years and, if I should die before you, would you do me a favor? I want you to get the best bottle of Irish whiskey and pour it over my grave.“ Pat replies, “I would be glad to do that for you, old friend, but would you mind if I filterd it through my kidneys first?“ An Englishman, a Scotsman, and a Irishman go into a pub and each orders a pint of beer. Before they get to drink their beer, a fly lands in each of their beers“ The Englishman pushes his beer away and asks for another one. The Scotsman takes the fly out and drinks his beer. The Irisman grabs the fly in his beer and pinches it between his fingers and yells “SPIT IT OUT, SPIT IT OUT, YOU BASTARD!“ Pat is a drunk. A priest met him one day, and tells Pat that, if he continues drinking like this, he will slowly get smaller and smaller until he turns into a mouse. This frightens Pat. He goes home that night, and ask his wife, “If you notice me getting smaller and smaller, will you kill the damn cat?“ Finnegan arrives at Mrs. O‘Malley‘s door and says, “I‘ve something to tell you.“ “Where‘s my husband?“ “There was an accident down at the Guinness brewery.“ “Oh God, no!“ “I‘m sorry, Seamus is dead and gone.“ Mrs. O‘Malley collapses into a chair and cries. “How did it happen?“ “He fell into a vat of Guineas and drowned.“ “Oh my dear Jesus! Did he at least go quickly?“ “Well, no. He got out three times to pee…“ Pat had been celebrating St Patrick‘s Day at his local pub all day. The bartender says, “No more drinking for you tonight, Pat.“ Pat replies, “Okay, I‘ll be on my way then.“ Pat climbs off his stool and falls on his face. He pulls himself up by the stool. He takes a step towards the door and falls on his face again. He thinks that if he can get to the door and breathe some fresh air, he‘ll be fine. He crawls to the door and sticks his head out to take a deep breath of fresh air, which makes him feel better. He takes one step onto the sidewalk and falls on his face yet again. He thinks he must be really drunk. Pat can see his house just a few doors down, and crawls to the door and inside. He crawls upstairs to his bedroom door. He takes one step into the room and falls on his face again. He climbs into bed and falls asleep. The next morning, his wife, brings him a cup of coffee and says, “Get up Pat. Did you have a lot to drink last night?“ Pat says, “I did. I was drunk. How did you know?“ “The bartender called and said you left your wheelchair at the pub...“

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On a fine St. Patrick‘s Day afternoon, Brian O‘Malley stumbled into his local tavern for a refreshing pint. After the bartender served him a tall glass of Guinness, he turned and noticed that the man seated next to him was staring at an empty glass, so Brian ordered him a drink. “Was that a Guinness you‘re drinking?“ asked Brian. “Yes, sir,“ replied the man. “I can‘t believe it! I‘m drinking Guinness too! Bartender, a Guinness for my new friend!“ The bartender obliged and the men continued their conversation. “Where are you from, sir,“ asked Brian to the man. “I was born and raised in Dublin,“ he explained. “Well, I‘ll be. I‘m from Dublin too!“ exclaimed Brian. “To Dublin!“ they toast. “Where did you go to school?“ asked Brian. “I went to St. Mary‘s Academy,“ replied the man. “I graduated in ‘72“ “I can‘t believe it! I too went to St. Mary‘s and graduated in ‘72!“ Their conversation continues as another patron walks into the tavern. “What‘s new around here today?“ the patron asks the bartender. “Not much,“ the bartender says. “The O‘Malley twins are drunk again.“ Scarfed from the internet


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Okay, Pullease!!! Quit bitchin’. It’s just a crummy old made-up horrorscope, okay? I can’t believe you people take this crap seriously. It’s all just made up. Just like the one in the Democrat and the Gazette. Alright?!! Some Aries are okay and some Aries are creeps. It has absolutely nothing in the world to do with when you’re born. Okay. If it makes you feel better, do this: You choose: A.) Some Aries are okay... B.) Some Aries are creeps...

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Sorry!!! It’s just like Aries...I don’t know one sign from another...gimme a guys are all just reealll nice people, okay?!!

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