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R Lefts Of Spring • 2016 Page 8 Bonnie Montgomery

An interview with Arkansas' Finest Diva by Peter Read

Page 11 Graham Nash To Open Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 2016 Woody Fest gets in gear by Sondra Goode

Page 15 Selwyn Birchwood

IBC Winner to give the blues to Big Chill on June 23 by Dannielle Davis R.I.P. Steve Pryor...playing with the angels now...

Page 18 Best Of Burger

A collection from Burger's Literary Legacy by Nightflying staff

Page 21 Eureka Blues Weekend The Ozarks gets the Blues by Charles Ragsdell

Page 23 Backstage Pass

Buddy Flett brings his music to town by David Hughes

Bonnie Montgomery cover by Matt White; Eureka Blues Cover by Charles Ragsdell

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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect...” –Mark Twain Greetings to you all! It’s 4:20 in the a.m. of this fm day and I’m once again sitting at the computer trying to wrap it up. Since last edition was the Lefts Of Spring, this, of course, is the Lefts of Spring edition. Funny how that works. Now then, our webmaster tells me we that since we’re totally online all the time, we no longer have different editions, per se...but since we’ve been making this publication now for more than 35 years certain notions still hold on in our little peanut brains, and it’s a bit hard not to think in such terms…alas, we do what we do as it comes to us… It’s a wonderful time of year here in The Altered State…most of the outdoor venues are officially open now, and if they’re not they will be soon. And the outdoor festivals are in fulltilt-boogie, too, with the stages and fields being set up and cleaned up for another season. Get out there and play with us! Question: I wonder if there’s ever been an attempt to count each note in club on a given night…? Question: For that matter, how many roads must a man walk down until you call him a cab? In Particular……. We’re sorry to have to report that old friend Steve Pryor passed away recently. Steve was a monster guitar-slinger from Tulsa who spent a lot of years bringing his music to Northwest Arkansas. An avid bike rider, Steve smashed into a car that pulled out in front of him. There will be a major feature here on Steve Pryor soon, so watch for it.

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And on that note, please watch out for bikers on the road. Especially these days. As the weather gets right a lot more motorcycle enthusiasts get back out. Watch out!!!

In General…….

We are jazzed this time of year. The outdoor festival season is getting started, and off to a typical Spring beginning. Strawberry Jam happened without a glitch in Bald Knob and hundreds of music lovers turned out for another great Jam. Kudos to Barth Grayson for doing the lion’s share of creating this festival and still doing it all these years later. He started this in the early 80’s, did it for years and took a several year break and got back to it last year. And it was just announced that they will be producing KnobStock in mid-June too, only plans are for it to be much larger than Strawberry Jam. Not only will it be a several day camping fest, but will be featuring some name-brand players this time… Bringing outdoor Rock ‘n’ Roll to Bald Knob…think about it…Bald Knob was a part of the original rock ‘n’ roll highway through Arkansas, where people like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis got their starts. We’ll have a feature on it soon, so watch for it… For more information about KnobStock call Barth at (501)626-7403……. Creekfest will happen Memorial Day weekend. It’s always been great, but this year’s line-up is, in a word, superb. On the bill this year are Split Lip Rayfield, The 1 Oz. Jig, Arkansauce, Sad Daddy, Mudhawk, Magnolia Brown, Jeff Kearney’s Call of Commotion, The Whole Famn Damily, Big Still River, The Hard Cider Boys, Brian Martin, Flocomotiv, Little Buffalo River Band, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, Poor Ol’ Uncle Fatty and lots more. There will be vendors all around, and a regular circus of a crowd. Creekfest is at the Twin Bridges on Big Piney Creek. For details and directions visit www.bigpineycreekfest.com or call (479)331-3606……. June 16 - 19 will be the annual Eureka Blues Weekend in the fabulous Eureka Springs, Arkansas area. Unlike any years before now, the lion’s share of the festival, pun intended, will happen at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge just south of town. Also unlike previous years this year’s festival will be a multi-day campout fest. What’s really cool about this is that patrons won’t have to drive away after each night of the event, and quite possibly risk getting hassled by the law for partying too much. On the bill this year are Alvin Young-


Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Smar-T Jones, Brother Leadfeather and a lot more. For tickets and directions please visit www.highberryfestival.com…….

In Central Arkansas…….

Divas On Fire

blood Hart, Damon Fowler, Brick Fields, Cedell Davis, Damon Fowler, Divas On Fire, Ethan Kuntz, George Hunt’s Blues For Kids, Ghost Town Blues Band, Hadden Sayers, Isayah’s Allstars, Jimmy Wayne Garrett, John Calvin Brewer Band, The Cate Brothers Band, The Delgado Brothers, Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, and much more. Plus, Turpentine Creek is a really exciting place to be, and features the largest gathering of large cats in the country, mostly taken in from circuses and private owners who became infatuated with the animals and then found out it wasn’t all fun, and they needed proper care and maintanance to take care of them. Please note that there will still be many shows in Eureka, too…all over town. See our Sound pages for the specific performers and locations……. The same weekend will be Music On The Mulberry, a new festival at Byrd’s Adventure Center. This two-day fest will be bringing Randy Rogers, Lance Carpenter & The Union, Trailer Choir, Barrett Baber, Devin Robberson & The Travelers, Matthew Huff, The Ashley Martin Band, Hard Cider Boys, Apollo’s Crown, Whistlin’ Dixie, RV03, James Robert Webb and more to entertain you. Please visit them online at www.byrdsadventurecenter.com for further details and directions……. The very next weekend, the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival will happen. This is one of the best the country, and has been so for over 25 years. On the bill this year are Blues N Greens, The Eric Matthews Band, the fantastic Mr. Sipp and Selwyn Birchwood on Friday, and on Saturday Fat Head, Colin Lake, Curtis Salgado, Gracie Curran and Toronzo Cannon. This, of course, will take place at the Harry E. Kelly Park beneath The Garrison Avenue bridge crossing the illustrious Arkansas River. This festival was the place of one of my fondest and most colorful memories, too. Some years back as the Cate Brothers started the show, the annual hatching of the Mayflies began. Within minutes of the first song the stage was suddenly swarmed by millions of Mayflies. Before long they were covering everything and everyone in the park. After a short time-out, with the park lights turned off, the crowd of rocking insects thinned out and we got back to the music. Maybe you had to be there… Visit riverfrontbluesfest.org for more details… One week later will be the Highberry Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain. On this bill will be Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Papadosio, Buckethead, Dopapod, Wookiefoot, Tauk, The Jeff Austin Band, Kung Fu, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Cornmeal, Jon Wayne & The Pain, Forgotten Space, That 1 Guy, The Magic Beans, Dirtfoot, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, David Gans, Steady Flow, Spoonfed Tribe, Greener Grounds, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Isayah’s Allstars, Groovement, Henry & The Invincibles, Friends of the Phamily, The 1 Oz. Jig, The Ozark Travelers, The Creek Rocks, Opal

The first part of this column is just the hot festivals the Altered State has to offer. Truth is, the region has a plethora of very fine music venues addition to annual festivals, that each feature terrific music shows on a weekly and even nearly nightly basis…which goes back to the reason we even started this publication. And now, like even in 1980 when we began, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of world-class musicians in this artistically rich part of the country. After this many years it still amazes me to no end… One of Nightflying’s longest and strongest supporters through the years has been Grady’s Restaurant on 12th street. The food and drinks are truly excellent with reasonable prices. To wit: every Nightflying employee is partly built with Grady’s food. Back throughout our years of printed papers Grady’s would go through hundreds of copies each month, too, for the crowd that hangs there is a music-loving crowd. We like that.

Set to appear in the next handful of weeks are Cadillac Jackson, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, The Smoking Flowers, Arkansauce, A CD Release bash featuring Big Still River, the Joey Farr Trio, a Riverfest after-party with Grayson Shelton & Friends, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Penny Arcade, Dance Monkey Dance featuring Doug Dicherry (formerly of The Ben Miller Band), Hoodoo Blues Revue, The Big Damn Horns, DeFrance, CosmOcean and a lot more. Fourquarters is now open every day and is one of the few smoking bars left around. It is listed as a private club, but membership fees are nominal and worth it. For bookings contact Conan at 501313-4704, or email to moeman03@comcast.net……. Dugan’s checks in with a fine music line-up, and has started putting certain shows outside on that marvelous patio. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Darryl Harp Edwards, The Beckham Brothers Band, The Karla Case Band, Rock City Players, Hoodoo Blues Revue, Big John Miller, Shannon Boshears, Taylormade (unplugged), David Mead & Sarah Cecil, and a lot more.

The Rev Room checks in this time with a most stellar music line-up. Catch shows with The Purple Rain Revisited, Goon Des Garcons, Stiched Up Heart, Mom’s Kitchen (a Widespread Panic Tribute band), DeFrance, Fishbone, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, At All Cost, Insvrgence, Becoming Elephants, the legendary Leon Russell, TheMusiq & Friends Stage Blazing Showcase, Reckless Kelly and Roomful of Blues. This is one of the best music rooms in the Altered State, and has been since Chris & Suzon opened the place. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. In their other club, Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, look for shows with Muuy Biien, Ghost Bones, Grace Askew, American Lions, Black River, The Irie Lions, Tim Montana & The Shrednecks, The Federalis, Vingtage Pistol, Sons of Texas, The Rocketboys, my old friend Ian Moore, Reed Turchi & The Caterwaulers, Tragikly White, The Cacts Blossoms, Steve Gunn & The Outliners, Promised Land Sound, Brothers + Company, and Brother Moses. Their outdoor venue is up and running great guns for the season. Check out the Chicken Coup. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Midtown Billiards remains one of the hottest party rooms in the Altered State. Indeed, it’s the closest thing in Arkansas to any antique New Orleans bar room. Daytime it’s a pool hall. At night, however, it becomes an all-night rock and roll smokey dive-bar.

Beckham Brothers Band

I’m pleased to report that Grady’s now has a second location…having teamed up with a few folks brought Grady’s to prestigious western Little Rock. It is located in the Kmart parking lot across Rodney Parham from Shorty Small’s and Black Angus, in what was once a Lone Star steak house. With the newer and bigger place, Grady’s now has a newer and bigger menu now, too. They’ve added many new pasta dishes for instance. And their custom-made breads and pizzas are still the main factors that have turned Grady’s into a household name in Arkansas. And the new Grady’s has a full bar too!!! For directions and further details please call (501)904-2822. Check it out…and tell ‘em Nightflying sent you…… (And watch for a major feature on Grady’s in the near future here, too)……. Am quite thrilled to be able to report that the new Fourquarters Bar in North Little Rock is rocking right along. Live music, great food and serious fun have quickly turned the club into the hottest party room that side of the river.

Doug Dicherry

Don’t forget that Rob-O leads the pack with Gonzo Karaoke every Wednesday, and it can be extremely fun to join in the colorful crowd it draws in. Rob-O is a natural entertainer hisself and always gets the crowd energy turned on. Live music is every weekend, with a few shows tossed in depending on acts coming through, and special events. And the club has one of the finest menus in Arkansas, too…including the bestest fish & chips you can get in the Altered State. And make a point to check out Stratton’s Market, their magical store next door. A full-fledged liquor store, Stratton’s also has a wide array of important treats for your munchie needs…see their menu on the website at duganspublr.com. You will be glad you did…and surprised that there’s a store in these parts at all like this… Adjacent to Dugan’s and Stratton’s Market is now Skye’s Little Bistro. This delightful little restaurant adds much charm to the Dugan’s presentation, and lives up to their claim: European Style Bistro meets Arkansas Southern Comfort. Skye is Don and Tasha’s daughter and is helping build the family empire. Check it out first chance you get. (You can thank me later for turning you on to it…) Check it out online at www.duganspublr.com For bookings at Dugan’s, call (501)244-0542…….

Leon Russell

Ghost Town Blues Band

Set to appear in the coming weeks DeFrance, The Squarshers, Cadillac Jackson, Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain, Low Society Blues Band, The Smoking Flowers, Black River Pearl, Penny Arcade, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Ghost Town Blues Band, Big Damn Horns and more. And while you’re there, you owe it to yourself to try one of their greasy spoon cheeseburgers, or maybe one of their custom-made Spamwiches. Real good latenight edibles. Let’s face it, any club that advertises “where the bands come to get off when they’ve gotten off everywhere else”, must have balls. (Pool balls, of course…) And it’s one of the few establishments that is still smoker-friendly… For bookings please email Conan at moeman03@comcast.net…… Markham Street Grill is also open 7 days a week, has excellent food, multiple screens with multiple sports events always on and a full menu for live music events (no cover charge…) Set to appear in the coming weeks are DeFrance, Queen Ann’s Revenge, Mike Robinson, Psychedelic Velocity, DeFrance Unplugged, Big Night On The Planet, Steam Loco, Texarkana, Buh Jones, Brian Nalen & Nick Devlin and much more… The food and libations from the bar are all top of the line. Visit markhamstreetpub.com for more information. For bookings, please email markhamstreetmusic@gmail.com, or call 501-2242010…….

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The White Water Tavern checks in with a very impressive roster this month, but that’s been the case now for going on 40 years or more. Check out Joey Kneiser, Kelly Smith, deadbird, Bad Match, Sumokem, Adam Faucett & Austin Lucas, The Frontier Circus, Hickoids, Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Vision Control, JD Wilkes, John Paul Keith, Sad Daddy and Nikki Hill and more. Visit www/whitewatertavern.com for details…

Big Shane Thornton

See the schedule pages for all the dates. For bookings contact Matt White at (501)375-8400……. West End Smoke House & Tavern checks in this time out with a very fine lineup of dance bands. Look for the likes of Goldy Locks, A Year & A Day, Dirty Lindsey, Third Degree, Mother Hubbard & The Regulators, 7 Toed Pete, Mr. Happy, Nerd Eye Blind, Taylor Made, Big Stack and Dirty Lindsey. See the Schedule pages for all the dates… West End is open every day, has a huge fully stocked bar, has extremely good food, multiple pool tables, multiple TVs for games, a large dance floor, a huge concertsized stage and sound system…and serves food until the wee-wee hours. For bookings call (501)224-7665…….

The Afterthought has closed its doors.

In Conway…….

TCs Midtown Grill remains Conway’s number one music venue. The club is open 7 days a week, features live rock ‘n’ roll bands every weekend, a large wooden dance floor, a full bar, great menu, a truly extreme stereo, hugescreen sports, and like so very few nightspots anymore is smoker friendly (without having to step outside with the bugs)… Set to appear in the coming weeks are Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Nerd Eye Blind, The Luke Williams Band, Bombay Black, Framing the Red, Southbound 420, Third Degree, Sloppy KISS, Lypstick Handgrenade, Big Shane Thornton and a lot more… TCs is open for lunch, too. (They even have corned beef…) TCs features a special bar-menu that is worth writing home about. Their world-famous Midtown burgers are the sort that people drive many miles out of their ways to get in their bodies… (And as mentioned regarding Grady’s, if we really are what we eat…all the folks in this office are part Midtown Burgers…) TCs is located at 1611 E. Oak Street. Head north from I-40 about two miles and watch for the sign on your right. For bookings contact Ty Simms or TC at (501)205-0576…….

Waters (the perfect rock & roll name if I’ve ever heard one), Randall Shreve, Opal Agafia, Burn Barrel, John Hatchett and more. It’s open 7 days a week, has a full bar and menu, an open-air smoking porch and a kickass stereo system, and is very much a local hangout. The folks that call it home create a fantastic party-ish energy. Call it a vibe if you will. For bookings call (479)253-6723……. The Pied Piper Pub and Cathouse Lounge is a professional party room and restaurant. Live music is on weekends, but there is frequent live musicians dropping in. (Well, at least they say they’re alive… Set to appear at the club in the coming weeks are September’s End, Brian Martin, Opel Agafia, Jimmy Wayne Garrett, DeFrance, Joe Giles & The Homewreckers, The Tom Bryant Band, Matt Smith & Ocie Fisher, Nathan Kalish, Los Roscoes and a lot more. See our Sound listings for the full lineup and dates. The Pied Piper is open 7 days a week. For bookings call (479)363-9976……. The Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern has lots of music on the roster. Look for Boss Karaoke, The Millionaires, 2 Dog 2 Karaoke, Terri & The Executives, the Jimmy Garrett Band and more. For bookings call (470)253-8544……. The Rowdy Beaver Den, downtown at 47 Spring Street, also has a bunch of music coming in the next several weeks. Party with Melody Pond, Jimmy Garrett, BottleRocket, The Michael Tisdale Duo, DJ Goose, Jason Kinney, Mudhound Watson Duo, Terri & Brett, The Jimmy Garrett Band, Brick Fields and lots more music. There’s good food, serious libations, and it’s also an indoor smoker-friendly place, too…just made for reporters... For bookings call (479)363-6444…afternoons only…

In Northwest Arkansas…….

George’s Majestic Lounge has a full plate, but then they always do. In the kudos department. Consequence of Sound recently published the list of the top 100 nightclubs in the country, and long-time Dickson Street watering hole George’s Majestic Lounge came in at No. 87. From the article: “The longest-running club in Arkansas sure looks the part, with its rustic brick interior, worn-in atmosphere, and impressive collection of University of Arkansas yearbooks dating all the way back to 1911. (If you’re a regular, they might even ask you to sign one.) George’s Majestic Lounge began hosting regular live shows sometime back in the 1970s, and it’s a good bet that some of the white-bearded dudes sitting at the bar on any given night were there for at least a few of them. These days, the music tends to skew toward blues and roots rock (this is the South, remember), and luminaries such as Robert Cray, Leon Russell, and Charlie Robison have been known to stop by from time to time. It’s hard to blame them, seeing as how there aren’t many bars like this left in the world." On the roster in the coming weeks are Montu, We Dream Dawn, Smokey & The

Mirror, Funk Factory, Earl & Them, Flash Back, Members Only, MGB, The Squarshers, GUTA, Joey Tenuta Band, Wild Throne Purson, The Jesse Frye Band, Paper Anthem, The Rainmakers, Jim Mills, Big Damn Horns, Mandolin Orange, Divas On Fire, Bill Dollar & The Loose Change, School of Rock, Mountain Sprout, Alejandro Escovedo, Dawn Cate, Here Come The Mummies, Summers End, A Live One, Boss Tweeds, Ben Nichols, Oliver Peck, Bike Riders,

Melody Pond

Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds

Candlebox, Benjamin Del Shreve, The 1 Oz. Jig, Boom Kinetic and a lot more. See the complete listing in our Sound section or visit www.georgesmajesticlounge.com For bookings at George’s call (479)527-6618 or email saxsafe@aol.com… Mojo’s Pints and Pies continues to be very hot in the music department. Shows by Old Fashioned Band, Blue On Black, Isayah’s Allstars, BottleRocket, Doc Turner & The Tin Foil Hat Coalition, Voxana, Pat Ryan Key and a bunch more are on the roster for the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss the intense outside deck they have there, too. Partying under the stars is where it’s at when the weather is right. A very cool thing about Mojo’s is that, unlike any of the Dickson Street clubs, there is unlimited free parking. For bookings call (479)935-3459……. The Smoke & Barrel has a plethora of shows in the coming weeks. Look for dates with Fiawna Forte, TK & The Right Pieces, Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion, The Rios, The Couch Jackets, Aerosault Reunion, American Lions, and a lot more. In the next several weeks the beer garden will be getting back in gear, too. Watch for it… For bookings call (479)521-6880…….

Chelsea’s is one of the best music rooms in Arkansas. Set to appear in the coming weeks are SprUngbilly, Sad Daddy, Matt Smith & Ocie Fisher, Brian Martin, Chucky Waggs & Company, Billabong

Kingfish Dive Bar is back in the action with their outdoor venue. On the bill in the near future are Jillia Jackson, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, Benjamin Del Shreve, DeFrance, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, Candy Lee & The

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fishbar.com……. The Light Bulb Club will feature Call of the Void, Auric, Buzzed, Cosmic American, Fauz Killas, Drawing Blanks and more. For bookings please email Lightbulbclubbooking@gmail.com……. Bear’s has become one of the busiest music venues in Northwest Arkansas, and deserves many kudos for the solid music presentation across the board. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Chase Missy, Member This, Calling All Songwriters, Brick Fields, Clark Buehling, Jumpsuit Jamey, Cabe Martin, She’s Us, Stolen Rhogs, Flashback and more. In other words, Bear’s is keeping these derelict musicians off the streets nearly every night of the week. See the Sound listings for the dates and all the listings. For bookings call (479)521-2327…….

In Fort Smith…….

The Second Annual Steel Horse Rally Motorcycle Rally went off without a hitch again this year, and by all reports was tremendous. Even the Arkansas weather cooperated. Kudos to the good folks who made it happen. The shows took place at the Fort Smith Convention Center, and the whole town was revved up across the board. For more information and plans regarding next year, please visit TheSteel HorseRally.com…

On The Mark rejoins the live music stage now that the weather permits. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Jim Mills, Allen Castleberry, Tony Alvarez, Jon Dooly, The Hellbenders, Russ Hutchison, Randell Shreve and more. For bookings and directions call (479)575-0123…….

Other clubs in Conway with regular live music are King’s, JJs and the VFW Club. See the Sound section for details…

In Eureka Springs…….

Change, The Christy Hays Band, Benjamin Del Shreve, Whiskey Grin and more. For bookings please email arch@king-

Sister’s Sweet, Steve Dimmit, The Dan Martin Band, Voxana, The Paper Jam Band, Isayah Duo, The Keith Nicholson Trio, Doug Strahan & The Loose Neighbors, Loose

Jason Willmon & Trey Johnson

Heros checks in with a most impressive line-up. It’s been a year now since Doug McRae bought the place and turned it into an actual music venue. On the bill in the coming weeks are shows with BeetleBruce, The Gary Hutchison Trio, Spanish Flies, Caleb Ryan Martin, Greg Madden, The Hosty Duo, Hobbit Khak, FatHead, Vertical Groove, Escape Tones, Stag & Doe Variety Show, Whole Famn Damily, RedWitch Johnny, The Plums, Hell On The Border and much more. The club’s located in a former music school on Garrison Avenue. For bookings call Doug at (479)6501481……. R. Landry’s, Arkansas’ answer to New Orleans, and is one of the best places to listen to good music. There’s no cover too, leaving you more bucks for the great eats and libations. In the coming weeks look for shows featuring Jamie Lou, Travis Linville, Tom


Langdon, Adam & Aaron, Moxie, David Ball, Dave Almond, The Even Money Players, Bluesboy Jag & The Juke Joint Zombies,

Jamie Lou

Ware, Melody Pond (formerly The Sister’s Sweet), Mark Albertson, Gary Hutchison, Acoustic Refugees, Wendy Colonna, Sad Daddy, After 5 Jazz, Willin ‘N’ Able, Marty Christian, Eric Matthews and more. Thing is, R. Landry’s is mainly a restaurant that is also a bar and music venue, and they feature nothing but high caliber musicians. And the atmosphere is perfect. It is a most comfortable room that attracts a nice crowd every night from Monday through Saturday. For bookings call Natalie at (479)7832505……. The Fort continues to grow into a strong party spot. Betty Payton knows her stuff, and soon it will be one of the premier destinations for music. For bookings and further information, call (479)929-5588…….

In Hot Springs…….

After moving the festival to Oaklawn last year, it’s been announced that the 2016 Hot Springs Blues Festival will move back to the Hill Wheatley Plaza. While the facility was near perfect for the event at Oaklawn, the word on the street is that it took up too much parking space for non-gaming music lovers who attended. Tsk Tsk Tsk... Music lovers with no money to gamble? I’m shocked. Surely you jest! I’ll admit that last year I got a greatly improved opinion of Oaklawn for taking in this wonderful blues fest. Though this year’s complete roster has not yet been announced, the following have been confirmed: Cedell Davis, Noah Wotherspoon, The Delgado Brothers, Trey Johnson and Jason Willmon, Unseen Eye and The Hump Night Blues Band, Stuart Baer & Lance Womack, and a bunch more. The powers-that-be say they will announce the headliners within the coming weeks so watch for it… There is no better music room in the Spa than The Big Chill…this is really true, and has been that way since it was open. This is home away from home for hundreds of musicians, because they are treated right. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: on any given night, almost no matter who is really playing, there are countless players sitting in…and even if they don’t they’re sitting there adding their musical energy to the mix, anyway. Officially appearing in the coming weeks are Joe Hall, Steve Dufresne and Grant Pierson (and I suspect that Dayton Waters will join them since they’re old mu-

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R & R, Mister Lucky…and both blues and country jams. See the Sound section for dates and details. The Big Chill is open every day, has pool tables, huge screen TVs for sports, several outdoor smoking lounges, a smokefree bar and some excellent bar food too. The non-smoking main room move has brought people in that haven’t been there in years. Sure, there are still smokers there, but the biggest part of the club is now smoke-free inside. Plus, and this is the big one, there’s no cover charge here (except during special occassions!) For bookings please call (501)6245185……. Another club worth visiting in Hot Springs is the Ohio Club on Bathhouse Row. This, of course, was the favorite hang out for Al Capone in the golden days of gambling in the Spa…there’s a statue on the sidewalk of Al, permanently resting his

live jazz, and weekends feature the house band, The Ohio Club Players. The food here is superbly prepared, too…and the bar is worth writing home about. For bookings at the Ohio, please call (501)627-0702……. The new Doc ‘n’ Maggie’s is kicking butt and taking names. Formerly Razorback Pizza, they’ve added new menu items, added new bar services, torn out walls, and are in the process of renovating that huge outdoor patio for some seriously larger shows this Summer. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Even Money Players, Moxie, Big Damn Horns, The Dean Agus Band, Crash Legacy, Trajikly White, and more. For bookings call (501)525-1616…….. Maxine’s checks in with an impressive list this time out. Look for shows featuring Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe, Curtis Rice, Ginsu Wives, Androids of Ex Lovers, Duckstronaut, Austin Lucas, Adam Faucett, Foulplay Cabaret, Nathan Kalish & The Last Callers, Holli’s Barfday Bash, Hooten Hallers, The Bristol Hills, The Federalis, Nothing For Breakfast, Dikki Du & The Zydeco Crewe and more. For bookings please email bookings@ maxineslive.com, or call (501)321-0909……. The Copper Penny checks in this month with a huge calendar. On the bill in the coming weeks are John Jordan, Aaron Balentine, The Gable Bradley Band, Christine DeMeo, Tony Bradshaw, Professor Kele, Eric Ward, and more. For bookings please call 501-6222570…

Classics, at the Clarion Hotel, will be starting music on Memorial Day Weekend. Watch for David Ball and Jeff Hartzell swapping weekends by the pool throughout the summer. For bookings call Mary at (501)5257172…….

In Closing…….

Well folks, that’s about it for this time around. A word about our new format for your phones…many people have commented that it is right up their alley, and they don’t have to find copies wherever in order to keep in touch with the music. Still others, more old-school, I guess, prefer printed copies. Feel free to print the pages out from our Flipbook and Facebook versions. You can print the parts you want, or the entire thing….staple the pages together, and it is ready to go…but please recycle after use… As you should know by now, we do it for your love of music…not to mention that keeping derelict musicians off the streets makes the world a much safer place. And that fact is, it beats the hell out of us having to go get real jobs! Make a point to come to this site each day, because we’re always adding shows as they’re announced and that’s daily, you know?! We’ll see you again next time. Until then, then, be sure to keep ‘em flyin’…….

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A Conversation with Bonnie Montgomery A True Arkansas Diva amongst us

---Peter Read Bonnie Montgomery is a classically trained musician settled in central Arkansas. That’s a bit of a misnomer, actually. She’s taught and performed around the world, and is a composer and excellent musician with two bands (based in Central Arkansas and Austin, Texas); a recording artist that has released multiple records; and thinks of herself as a “lucky” person across the board. Her opera, Billy Blythe, about a young Bill Clinton, just had its world-premiere in Ithaca, New York and enjoyed glorious national reviews. The following, then, is a brief interview that she took the time from her busy schedule to give me. NF: So how was New York? Bonnie: It was great. Did they perform your opera well? Tell me. They did the world premiere of Billy Blythe. This little opera company that just started 2 years ago out of Ithaca, and I stayed with one of their board members so they put me up and it was really nice and they had me in for the rehearsals every night. Asked me all kinds of questions about the story and the South. They were so professional…I mean these are real opera singers that have careers and have done all kinds of roles. How was the theatre? It was a modern theatre. It only had 99 seats, so everyone has complete stage view and the audience members were right there with the actors. Everybody on the crew was so on top of it all, too. It was a completely professional presentation. All I had to do was just be the little butterfly. Hey, you created the thing! And you were there for their debut! You deserved to be treated nicely. You’re getting credit where it’s due - You’ve earned it! Don’t worry, I’ve settled into the Diva mode. It was just otherwordly. They were bringing to life something that had just been a thought in my mind. Let’s go back here. When did you write this? After I graduated from the Conservatory in Kansas City I was just a free bird and started to sing in my own voice again and write real songs. I had been in school for 7 years and I was really regimented so it was really nice to be free. Hey - I’m curious. As a musician, do you think of yourself as an opera singer? Or what? I’m still trying to figure that out. Just a singer. You don’t have to define that. And a composer! Surely you’ve written more music than this opera. I have written other ideas for voice and piano. Pretty much Classical… I don’t think I really started writing until my early

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20’s. That’s amazing Bonnie…I’ve watched you perform on many occassions and you’re a natural. I don’t get the impression there’s a lot of delberate thought involved. You’re just being yourself on stage. I was probably 22 or 23 when I really discovered it all. I’d been this really classical musician…I did what the teachers told me to do…and I studied as hard as possible. I didn’t really explore my own capabilities until then. I hope you realize that you couldn’t have gotten any luckier than having Jimmy Young. Oh, I know that. And it’s natural. He doesn’t ‘try’ anything. When did you start making music? And a question I’ve asked everybody for 35 years: What was the first song you ever performed? They had me singing in church when I was 3 or 4…”I’ve Found The Answer”…one of those Baptist church kid songs. Did you come up Baptist? Yeah…then we changed to a Lutheran church, which I’m very thankful for because of the musical heritage of the Lutheran tradition. So I was playing Martin Luther hymns on the organ because they didn’t have an organist. When did you start your band? I started the band when I moved back to Arkansas, from being away for about 10 years. Where were you? I was all over the place. I went to school at OBU in Arkadelphia. And then I taught English and music in China. I had gone to China during my undergraduate studies because they have a foreign study program over there. I was close to Beijing…but after China I went to Australia for a while. You came back from travelling… Then I got accepted for grad school at UMKC Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. Got my master’s degree there, and I studied in summers in Mexico because this women’s council in Kansas City gave me a grant to go document folk songs in Wahaca, Mexico. It was beautiful and I loved the folk songs. Had a great time… When I was done with grad school I moved to Columbia, Missouri. I got married…just sort of a startermarriage, really. I never got to the pro level of marriage… That’s where I started writing my opera…when I lived in Columbia. What made you choose the story of Bill?

I was reading his autobiography and I ended up reading his mother’s biography. Miss Virginia was something else. We were drinkin’ buddies back in my drinkin’ years. I wish I’d have known her. She’s kind of my hero. She was like the ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’…In your face, a heart of gold and a loud sense of humor. I always played her two favorite songs and her and her entire entourage would each tip me 5 bucks each time I’d play them. What were her two favorite songs? “Mr. Bojangles” - who she claimed to know personally, and Harry Chapin’s song “Taxi.” And they’d all stand up and hoist their drinks to the sky and sing the last line. What is the last line? “I go flyin’ so high when I’m stoned…” I wish I could have been there. When she and her party walked in the club the place would just enchant with energy… Bill must have gotten some of that charisma from her. Absolutely! What intrigued me about the story was his words and his descriptions of his mother... Exactly how she’d put on her make-up every morning, the entire ordeal, she’d drink coffee and smoke cigarettes and it was like a whole 45-minute ordeal. She’d tell him “This is my game-face and I’m going to conquer the world today.” That just really hit home and I could see her doing it on a stage. It totally inspired me. I set the story in 1959 so by that point he was 13 or 14. He was a big boy. They had this excellent singer/actor playing as Bill…and he was so good it made me cry each time I saw the performance. Did each singer translate your songs the way you wanted? Yeah…they all got the main gyst of it for sure and they sang the hell out of it. It’s a different kind of opera. It is an opera - there are no spoken words, and it is a classical piece. A lot of people thought that since I’m a country singer too, that this was going to be some kind of honky-tonking presentation…sort of a country-style rock opera like Tommy…but it’s not. I studied classical and I’m a huge fan of modern American art songs that don’t really sound like country. So I think the average opera listeners it sounds pretty country, but to the non-opera it probably seems really classical piece. So anyway, they really nailed it. I wrote it so that it could be performed anywhere. A


theatre. A bar. We did it at White Water Tavern and that was in 2011. We did 4 songs of the 17 in the thing. It was so fun. And it was wild. They came from all over. We posted auditions this classical music forum and people came from Dallas and Atlanta and lots of places. I was truly amazed. And the caliber of the musicians were astounding. Well, Bonnie, Arkansas’ love of good music is pretty famous. It’s widely known that our musicians are as good as good gets, and musicians from other places tend to jump right into anything musical from Arkansas. I know. And you’re so right there. On another note, you’ve been working on a cd release in the trio The Wildflowers. Tell me about that. When do you think it might be ready? I want to get it done so fast. We’re shooting for the Fall. There’s not any Christmas songs on it, but there are some tunes that Mandy wrote that are pretty Christmassy so I’d like to have it out there before that season. This guy who’s helping us produce it has worked for HBO for 30 years and he kind of wants to make it more of a marketable project than anything else we’ve done. Who all is in the band? Me and Amy Garland, Mandy McBryde…Amy’s husband Bart on drums, Nick Devlin on guitar, Brent LaBeau on bass, Geoff Robson on fiddle. We just learned too that there’s already a Wildflowers band out there, so we just changed it the The Wildflower Revue. We play pretty often, but we’ve cut it down lately with all these other things going on. I know we’re set to play Riverfest. I’m trying to get my own album done too. I have all the songs and I’m ready. My next question is just what do you do to keep busy? Good Heavens! I teach some students at home too. And I love to garden… After this you’re going to start working on your own record. With your local band or your Austin band?

Both, actually. They’re both such incredible groups I plan to get the best musicians combined! We’ve got this Americana thing down and plan to capture it while it’s hot. We’ve been honing it and on the road with it for two years. Where all do you tour? We toured to California and went up to New York… Birmingham and back…and I’ve done a lot of Austinbased shows and West Texas. When we went out to L.A., I learned that there’s a whole honky-tonk scene there. We did really well out there. Probably because you were more authentic than anyone in L.A. Do they realize that in Arkansas we tend to think L.A. means Lower Arkansas? Yeah…and with Amy being from Louisiana we kid her for being from South of the Border… Where are you recording? Probably going to do it in Little Rock. Maybe Fellowship Hall with Jason Weinheimer again, and maybe with Barry Poynter. They are both so good. Recording The Wildflowers poject at Barry Poynter’s

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and Barry is wonderful. For me it’s a professional thing, but every woman who’s worked with him think he’s ‘Wow!’ I think what these girls are noticing is that he’s not always trying to bang ‘em… He’s a true professional. Working with him is something of a dream. I trust him both personally and professionally. And I really like his ear. He knows exactly what he’s doing. How many songs do you think you’ve written outside of operas? Probably about 50 or 60… How many of those would you believe in? About maybe 20 or so… It’s only subject to your imagination. I think you are a conduit through which God speaks to people. I think musicians in general are a connection to something divine for sure. I wish more musicians knew that… I believe that what I’m doing is a bit of a higher calling. What is your next big thing personally? Try to get these recordings made and then get back on the road to spread them as far as I can. And I just found out that OBU is planning to do a production of Billy Blythe this fall, and I’ll probably play a part in the production. Did you ever send a copy of Billy Blythe to Bill Clinton? No I haven’t. Well you should. I think he’d appreciate it. You think? Hey, if someone produced an opera about you wouldn’t you like to have a copy? Yes, I probably would…Bill Clinton amazes me. Having gone through all he has and to still have the capabilities he does blows my mind… ---PR Contact Bonnie Montgomery at (615)870-8805 or email honkytonkbonniebooking@gmail.com.......

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New Holland, PA • Benjamin Grafius, 39, who was recently charged with several instances of indecent exposure to Amish people, told police that he targeted them because he knew they would not use phones to call police.

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New Cumberland, PA • An 86-year-old woman died when she tripped and got her medical alert necklace caught on her walker, strangling herself.

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Melbourne, FL • On March 23 on Interstate 95, two tractor-trailers collided, spilling their contents on the road; one truck was carrying Busch beer and the other various Frito-Lay products.

Turning into a vegetable

Costa Rica • Emergency surgeons at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Costa Rica removed an 18-inch-long “yuca” carved into a phallic shape from the posterior of a 55-year-old man after one of the two condoms encasing it ruptured inside him.

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Nashville, TN • State Rep. Jeremy Durham has such a reputation as a “dog” around women working at the capitol that the house speaker issued a directive in April relocating Durham’s office to a less-populated building across the street, due to unwanted sexual approaches.

Good taste

Washington, D.C. • According to surveillance video, a man broke into a Five Guys restaurant in the middle of the night on March 18, cooked himself a cheeseburger and fled.

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Greenville NC • A 69-year-old man was recently killed while awaiting emergency care at Vidant Medical Center, having been seriously injured in an earlier accident and was in the waiting room when a 59-year-old driver’s car crashed through the hospital doors and struck him.

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Memphis, TN • A 55-year-old man with a record of sexual assault, who was watching porno on his phone as he walked down the street, was recently killed when a 15-foot trailer came loose and crashed into him on a

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Sinaloa, Mexico • A 19-year-old Mexican man in the drug-cartel-intensive Sinaloa state was allowed to open a private-wealth account with just a bagful of cash, claiming to be a “shrimp farmer.” [Wall Street Journal, 3-29-2016]

Values

Melbourne, Australia • Veterinarian Tristan Rich, was credited in March with saving the life of a 9-year-old goldfish (“Bubbles”) by removing its brain tumor.

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Largo, FL • Ms. Ashton Barton, 33, charged with shoplifting a vibrating sex toy from a CVS pharmacy tried for police sympathy by explaining that she was in a troubled marriage, and “I would rather do this than be unfaithful.”

Nuts on parade

Walton County, GA • 32-year-old David Davis recently attempted to blow up his riding lawn mower by placing three pounds of the chemical mixture Tannerite in it and then shooting the mower with a semiautomatic rifle and shrapnel hit him, severing his leg just below the knee.

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Compelling explanations

Largo, FL • William Timothy Thomas, 25, was arrested for vandalizing a home telling police he needed to go “destroy” stuff because he “listened to too much music and masturbated too much.”

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Graham Nash Opens the 2016 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival A Benefit Concert for the Woody Guthrie Coalition, Inc.

This coming July 13 will mark exactly five years since Graham Nash (along with David Crosby) performed a benefit concert for the Woody Guthrie Coalition at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. Nash returns on July 13, 2016 to once again perform a benefit show for the Coalition – this time at the Crystal Theatre in Okemah - as he kicks off his summer tour in support of his April 15 release This Path Tonight. Nash’s performance – a ticketed event - will officially mark the opening of the 19th annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. This Path Tonight, Nash’s first solo release of new songs in 14 years, has quickly risen to seven different Billboard charts in the United States, and has also charted in Japan, Holland, Italy, France, Norway, and Germany! Accompanying Graham on all of his solo dates this summer is Crosby, Stills & Nash touring guitarist Shane Fontayne, who produced This Path Tonight. The songs were inspired by recent major personal changes in Nash’s life, including the breakup of his 38-year marriage. Nash has made this statement about the upcoming benefit concert: “We are but a link in the long, long chain of musicians trying to make the world a better place for ourselves, our families and the less fortunate. I welcome the chance to continue the legacy of Woody Guthrie. As he often said.... Take it easy, but take it.” Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He has also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, is a Grammy Award winner, is a New York Times best-selling author, and Officer of the Order of

the British Empire (O.B.E.) General Admission tickets for the July 13 show are now on sale for $30 at Brown Paper Tickets at www. brownpapertickets.com/event/2549635. Online ticket sales will end after June 30, 2016. If not sold-out in advance, tickets can also be purchased for $40 at the door the night of the show. Doors will open at 7:30pm for the 8:00pm show. The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, which attracts attendees from around the world, is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council. Sponsors include the George Kaiser Family Foundation and BancFirst. For a complete listing of Sponsors and other information, please visit the festival website at www.woodyfest.com.

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The 26th Annual Fort Smith Riverfront Blues June 24, 25 - Harry E. Kelley Park ---Dwight Hopkins The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society is pleased to announce the entertainment for the 26th annual Riverfront Blues Festival in downtown Fort Smith Arkansas. This year’s festival will be held June 24th and 25th at Harry E Kelly Park, 201 Riverfront Drive in Fort Smith. Kicking off the party this year will be local duo Blues and Greens. Coming off a January appearance at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee, the duo describes themselves at “Two guys who love the blues in lots of different flavors. Straight up, stripped down, nothing but the blues”. With Boyce Wofford on harmonica and vocals and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Steve Dragos playing anything he can haul to the show, this entertaining duo will have you stomping your feet and begging for more.

Wrapping up Friday night is yet another International Blues Challenge winner, Selwyn Birchwood. The 2013 IBC winner and Gibson Best Guitar Player is one of the rising young stars in the blues music world. Hailing from the state of Florida, Birchwood names the legendary Jimi Hendrix as one of his early inspirations so you know the music he makes is guitar heavy and powerful. His soulful voice has grown to be an amazing accompaniment to his guitar making him a very entertaining total package for festival goers.

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Making the drive over from Memphis, Gracie Curran and The High Falutin’ Band are originally from Boston but don’t let the origins fool you. This gal will have you up on your feet thinking you’re in Memphis right from the first song. Her powerful vocals and high energy shows have fans and critics alike praising her. Touring almost non-stop since performing at the 2014 Blues Music Awards, Gracie and the guys are sure to be a crowd pleaser at this year’s festival.

And Saturday night kicks off with another local favorite, Fat Head. As the winners of the local IBC competition this past winter, members Mike Huff, Hunter Smith, Mike Campbell and Sean Brinkman have quickly become one of the best blues bands in this part of the state. Twin guitars and smooth vocals characterize this amazing four-piece band that is sure to make their hometown crowd proud to call them their own.

Blues N Greens Taking the stage next, and back by popular demand, is local favorite The Eric Mathews Band. Eric and his fellow musicians have competed in the International Blues Challenge and opened for about every touring blues band to come through the river valley the past three years. Their appearance at last year’s Riverfront Blues Festival brought rave reviews and had fans wanting to see them again. Always a blues purist, Eric brings smoking hot guitar licks to the stage wherever he plays.

Eric Matthews Band Coming to you next from Jackson Mississippi we are proud to present The Mississippi Blues Child himself, Mr. Sipp. With a name like that how could you think you were going to get anything but lowdown, sweet delta blues? Winner of the 2014 International Blues Challenge and the 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist, Mr. Sipp and his trademark glasses have been touring the world ever since bringing his unique brand of blues to fans both young and old.

Toronzo Cannon Bringing us the Chicago blues vibe this year is Alligator Records artist Toronzo Cannon. Growing up in the blues mecca of Chicago, Cannon listened to blues legends Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters and says he knew right then what he was going to do with his life. Traveling the world opening for the best artists in the blues genre have led Cannon to this current status as one of The Windy City’s best blues artists. With soulful lyrics and blazing guitar work, this is someone that you truly do not want to miss seeing. Closing out this year’s festival is three-time Blues Music

Fat Head Taking the stage next is Seattle native, now calling New Orleans home, Colin Lake. Lake’s latest album One Thing That’s For Sure is a stirring journey of highs and lows told with soul and gritty sincerity. With a stellar six-piece band behind him, Lake commands attention on the stage taking the audience on an unforgettable ride across the blues landscape. Curtis Salgado We look forward to seeing you at the 26th annual Riverfront Blues Festival. Bring the family and enjoy another year of the Best Little Blues Festival in America. For more information, go to www.riverfrontbluesfest.org or visit the festivals Facebook page.

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Selwyn Birchwood at The Big Chill June 23 ---Dannielle Davis Hot Springs, AR - On Thursday, June 23 from 8 p.m.- 12 a.m., the Spa City Blues Society of Hot Springs will present contemporary blues act Selwyn Birchwood Band to The Big Chill in Hot Springs. For $8.00, guests will hear the incomparable sounds of the 2013 International Blues Challenge winners. Sponsored by The Big Chill along with Oak Park Pharmacy, National Park Pharmacy, and Wendell’s Family Drug Stores, listeners will witness the versatile styles, sounds, and improvisational techniques the members of the band bring forth to every live concert. Currently signed to Alligator Records, 2013 Albert King Guitarist of the Year winner Selwyn Birchwood along with saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Donald “Huff” Wright, and drummer Courtney Girlie would see much success with their 2014 release Don’t Call No Ambulance. The album would peak at No. 6 on Billboard’s “Top Blues Albums” charts while also winning “New Recordings/Best Debut” for the album at the 2015 Living Blues Awards. During the same year, the band would win “Best New Artist Debut” at the Blues Music Awards. During the 2013 International Blues Challenge, audiences were mesmerized with the onstage persona of the young guitar and lap steel player. Often roaming the stage barefoot, many audiences are mesmerized by Birchwood’s high energy shown through each live performance. Many recalled Birchwood’s 2013 IBC performance as he slid across the stage on his knees while playing guitar. Since winning the 2013 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee, the band has had the opportunity to open for legendary blues

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acts including Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, and Robert Cray. Since winning the IBC competition, the Selwyn Birchwood Band has been a hot commodity across the world. The band have played many large festivals that have drawn massive audiences including the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. Born in Orlando, Florida, in 1985, Birchwood first picked up a guitar at the tender age of 13. First inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Birchwood felt as blues was his true calling. Just a short time later, the young musician would study and appreciate more of the deeper blues while listening to legends including Albert King and Muddy Waters. This deep fondness led Birchwood to form his own band, eventually releasing the band’s debut album FL Boy in 2011. After winning the International Blues

Challenge, the band would release their sophomore album, 2014’s Road Worn. During the same year, the band would sign with popular booking agency Intrepid Artists and Chicago-based Alligator Records. Be sure and catch the Selwyn Birchwood Band when they stop in to play The Big Chill in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For reserved tickets and seating, please call The Big Chill at 501-624-5185. For more information about the band, please visit http://www.selwynbirchwood.com ---DD

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made. I’d rather hear 10 or 12 truly inspired songs than a pile of deliberately made things, no matter how much hoopla comes with the packaging. To borrow from Ezra Idlet, there is no such thing as bad music. There’s a lot of noise, but not all of it is music. Visit danweintraubacoustic.com.

While it has backed off since the digital age, we still get stacks of cds for review and they are all appreciated. We’re happy to help you build your promotion packages by offering a media review (it’s how independent artists launch their careers, for one thing.) What drives us crazy is the fact that so many arrive with nothing added…i.e., promo kits about little things, like who people are, where they are, where they’ve been, who they’ve shared stages with, what their plans and aspirations are, web connections or even phone numbers…(money is always nice! Everyone in rock ‘n’ roll is buyable…) Things should also arrive with the necessaries for the world to appreciate you…AND to be able to find you… A good record lesson from the dark ages: your album is a collection of your work. While your local crowds and followings know you, the rest of us don’t. We take very few things for granted. Who the hell are you? Why is this important? Are you planning to tour through our region? When? Where? Every original record needs a lyric sheet of the songs. You may think everyone can understand your clever vocals, but often it’s much like Whoopy Goldberg trying to figure Mick Jagger’s words in Jumpin’ Jack Flash, it can be a challenge to understand what is being sung (and for singers, especially, it’s important…) “C’mon Mick…pronunciate! What the hell are you saying?” Every band needs a website. Period. One that includes as much as possible, too. Your list of recordings…and how to purchase them. You can put all of the above on there. Send us a link. Don’t expect our reviewers to go hunting you down. Unless the music is so enchanting, they probably won’t take the time. Make sure you can take credit cards. You can accept virtually every credit card there is via Paypal. Their only fee is per transaction, rather than paying through the nose with Mastercard and Visa just to be able to accept them. A good rule of thumb, if you want a review from a magazine, or attention from anyone for that matter, at first, find them on Facebook, request a friendship, and then follow up to connect with them. And then take the time to try to call them. An actual conversation goes a long way with most people.

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Facebook is remarkable in worldwide connection capability and bands are using it for workable web connections they can operate themselves, rather then paying big bucks to have web-builders do it for them. Hey - when you get big and famous you need a webmaster! But all artists need to go a step further in what they include on their site: connection names and phone numbers, good downloadable photos and good downloadable art for your recording covers and band members. F’rinstance, you’ve gone a long way to achieve producing and releasing your cd, why leave the public appearance of it to whatever someone’s office scanner can copy? It’s art. Treat it that way…and if you want someone to review it, like Nightflying, provide good high-res graphics. Add to the mix any business relations (are your songs licensed for broadcast? BMI, SESAC, ASCAP?); are you currently signed to management and / or publishing rites? Include tour information, too, so your fans can catch up to you. Include fan lists for people to officially join your fan club (I know that sounds really oldschool to many of you, but it is essentially what you’re trying to build: a fan base)…and keep up with them by regular posts. Also, make a point to communicate with your fan base on a weekly basis and to always share photos and reports about you and your career moves and achievements. Your fan base is your TEAM. They want your success as much as you do, if not more, for the bragging rights of having diecovered you before the masses. And make a point to update these sites often…as in daily. Make it your day job. If you think that playing in a local bar for 3-4 hours a night on weekends will amount to a career launch to the big time, it’s not going to happen. Rather, spend the daytime building and updating your publicity, promoting your shows, and especially keeping in contact with your team. The Dirty Earth Ascendancy Independent This 10 song cd arrived from Australia with no literature about it or the band…i.e., no introduction. The Dirty Earth is a strong 4-piece band that plays hard-driving rock ‘n’ roll like a mack truck. Mandy Newton on vocals, Raff Iacurto on guitar, Leon Cadden

on drums, and Darren Staite on bass. I don’t know if they are planning to tour here or not, but going from this cd, I think they should, as I know many hard

rock fans that are always looking for a fix. Visit www.thedirtyearth.com or find them on Facebook (Facebook.com/ thedirtyearth) for more information. Matthew Darrell Wilson My Way Independent Matthew Darrell Wilson is a singersongwriter and multi-instramentalist who bases in Pocola, Oklahoma. This cd has 14 songs, with music ranging from rock to country, lots of good music and several real good tracks. It arrived with a hand-written note on looseleaf paper, which I will sell on eBay in a few years when Matthew hits the big time. Which he will. To contact him, call (479)739-8856 or visit matthewdarrellwilson.com Dan Weintraub 1000 Songs, 1000 Days Independent I really don’t know what to say about this. It’s a collection that seems to be just what the title says it is. Dan has that songwriter’s trench he’s caught in, deliberately creating a song each day. And they are each just a voice and guitar. It’s an impressive undertaking. I’ll give it that… But I’ll also remind him that the human ear can only take so much monotony before it tunes out. Some of the tunes are quite catchy, but then after, say, three in a row with the same voice and guitar, it gets a bit old. And the fact is, music doesn’t just amount to art when it’s all deliberately

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Blind Lemon Pledge Pledge Drive Blind Raccoon This is a real nice recording. The vocals are remeniscent of early Tom Waits, and the band sounds like it would be really hot band to hear live. My favorite cut here is “You Can’t Get There From Here”, a very heartfelt song, that reminds one of the typical relationship breakup when the person who left wants to come back, despite having broken a heart when leaving. Blind Lemon Pledge is essentially James Byfield, credited as doing vocals, instruments, composition and production; Jerry Reed provides harmonica, Rick LeCompte adds saxophone. Please visit www.blues.James-creative.com for more info, and/or to purschase this excellent recording.

Jon Spear Band Live At The Southern Blind Raccoon This recording was done live at the Southern Café Music Hall in Charlottsville, VA and truly captured the band. Kudos to the recordists for making a memorable music catch. The Jon Spear Band consists of Jon Spear, Andy Burdetsky, Dara James, and John Stubblefield, and on this record they include special guests Adrian Duke and Haywood Giles. This band is really good, and just hearing this makes me want to experience a live show. The magic carries through from start to end. With a generous drop of roadhouse boogie and blues mixed with some downright swing. I highly recommend this record. It had our staff dancing around this office, with several people asking who it is, which is unusual since they are hearing so much music each minute of each day. “I Love My Skin” cracks me up. In general, this is one of the best live recordings I’ve ever heard. Visit www.jonspearband.com for purchase and more info.

While we welcome downloads for Review, please only send actual released items. Sending a link or web address for us to have to go in search of your music doesn’t cut it. Our reviewers have neither the time nor the patience to fish through someone’s ‘website’ to check out their ‘music’... ED

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Rolling Soul Therapy

Hadden Sayers and Brick Fields to appear at Warren’s Rec Room on June 19 for Father’s Day ---Rachel Fields Stout brew in hand, on the edge of my seat at a table in front of a tiny stage anxiously awaiting some rocking blues. Soon the music would be echoing through the maze of rooms and complimenting the smell of oregano, and painting the walls that once made up this treasure of a place called Remedios which sat off of old main street in the small town of Dardanelle Arkansas. In the rooms beyond the bar where the stage was, diners sat at candle lit tables eating pasta and garlic bread while looking out the plate glass windows at the rolling Arkansas river. The entire restaurant was crowded - especially the bar room - every table full, every bar stool taken and barely any place to stand. The first note rang out with passion and the place began soul swaying from side to side. I remember thinking “how does such a guitar sound and soul-filled voice come out of this sweet faced, skinny white guy?” That was my first Hadden Sayers experience sometime around 1999. Benny James, then of the local blues band “Tone Cats” put the word out that there was a thrilling guitar player with a kicking band coming through town from Texas and stressed to me that I must come catch his show. So I did and I became an instant fan. I recall sitting in with Hadden that night, it could be my imagination or the Jägermeister or whatever I may have been smoking during that time in my life but real or not it is there in my memory bank. The album I took home, and still have was called Swinging From The Fabulous Satellite. That album has travelled the country with me and has been wore out and skipping for years. Passionate guitar playing, real lyrics and sensitive vocals make for good listening. Since then Hadden’s music has matured and grown into each of those descriptions even more so. I recall, after not hearing anything of him for some time, I did some asking around and searched the internet in wonder of where Hadden Sayers had gone. I couldn’t find him anywhere. Then during one of my own ventures I finally reconnected. In 2010 - 11, we, Brick Fields, released the album Gospel Blue which reviewer Dave Rubin of NYC had compared the music to a singer by the name of Ruthie Foster. I curiously googled Ruthie and was humbled by what I heard. I had found my heart song in her music. Wow, what a compliment Brick Fields Gospel Blue had received. While reading about her and listening to her music I was overjoyed to see that her trusty side kick was the missing in action Mr. Hadden Sayers! He had just released the acclaimed album Hard Dollar, featuring the single “Back To The Blues”, which had been nominated for the Song Of The Year Award at the 33rd Annual Blues Music Awards. He recorded a version of “Back To The Blues” with Ruthie Foster. I read that it was that album that launched him back onto stages around the country. The writer expressed that more than 100 gigs followed that release, stretching from New York to Mammoth Lakes, CA. Rightfully so, the music was breathtaking! I later found out that during the time Hadden had been “off the grid” of the music world, he had been laying low regionally and for good cause. He had relocated to the Midwest in support of his wife’s career in cancer research. The year following the release of “Back To The Blue” Hadden was touring with Ruthie and they were booked to play the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. They were coming to my home soil!!!

Even though ESBW is typically a busy weekend for Brick Fields I was going to make a way between gigs to catch up with him, even if only to catch a few notes. I ran into Hadden at the Basin Park Hotel in the stairway long enough to say hello and catch the first song from the Barefoot Ballroom at the Basin Park Hotel as it echoed down the elevator shaft. Not much of a fix but I did catch the entire set with he and Ruthie’s band at the Eureka Springs Auditorium earlier that afternoon. Then there was that time a few years later during the Fort Smith Blues Festival, my husband Larry Brick and I did a drive by listen between our own gig sets and we caught part of a song along the riverside from our car window in the parking lot. It wasn’t until we took a ride on the Legendary Blues Cruise in 2014 that I got to visit with Hadden a short time only to discover we had some mutual friends including Charles Ragsdell, who had been a great help in both of our music careers, and still is. Even having spent a week on the same ship I did not get a taste of Hadden’s show because he was side kicking that week with The Ruthie Foster Band. So, it’s truth to say that this coming show is very exciting for me personally. Not only is it a great honor to be able to open the show, that goes without saying, but this will be the first time since 1999 that I will actually be able to sit and enjoy an entire set of music conducted by Hadden Sayers with his killer Band. To add a cherry on top of this sweet Father’s Day Sundae, we will get to roll around in some soul cream. Hadden just released the album Rolling Soul through Blue Corn Music. It’s loaded with confident tunes from a mature, assured composer, the record features Sayers at his best. Heartfelt lyrics sung from the deep inside matched with innovative guitar work, recorded with the warmth and soul and depth of the best vintage gear. It’s a record to contemplate and savor. Rolling Soul includes tracks with titles such as “Something Wrong in the World”, “Lay Down Your Worries”, and The Man I’m Supposed To Be”. To celebrate the release of this record, Sayers is doing what he does best: he’s hitting the road. Hauling a refurbished 1962 Airstream trailer christened ‘The Rolling Soul Emporium’ behind his 1961 Chevy Bubbletop Impala to select gigs, festivals and surprise pop-up appearances around the country, the bluesman is rolling some soul into every town. Not simply a method of travel, the trailer is mobile manifestation of Sayer’s love of music and the road. Brick Fields, Warren’s Rec Room and Ozark Mountain Records feel blessed to be a part of this journey. River Valley friends, Okies, Fort Smithians and music lovers of all ages, load up ma and pa, pack the mules, head on down the mountain and join us for a special Father’s Day Dinner with Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group and ‘Rollin Soul’ Hadden Sayers Band in Alma, AR. The show is Sunday June 19th from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $25 and include a Catfish Dinner prepared by Crawpappy’s of Alma and presented by the River Valleys’ very best hosts to friends, family and musicians, Christie and Warren Robertson. Father’s Day Concert Presented by Warren’s Rec Room and Ozark Mountain Records. To reserve your tickets call (479) 2088863, or purchase online at www.WarrensRecRoom.com www.BrickFieldsMusic.com www.OzarkMountainRecords.com

---RF

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Best Of Burger - (1949 - 1998)

Things We Miss About Burger Reprinted from various editions

Dear Flabby, I’m plagued by night sweats (both cold and hot), flushed cheeks, light headedness, weakness in the knees, tunnel vision, goofy facial expressions, stuttering, queasy stomach, mum­bling, loss of appetite, brain lock, eupho­ ria, blank staring, and feverishness. This may sound silly, but I feel great about it. What’s wrong with me? Am I diseased? Sick of mind? Or what? I never want this feeling to stop. Help! signed, ?!

Dear ?!, You’ve just described all the symptoms which ac­ company being in love...or you might need more fiber in your diet. signed, Dr Flabby

Dear Flabby, You might laugh, but this is the truth: my band, the Light-Crust Go Boys, is really good. We play a heretofore unknown, unplayed, unheard of style of music we like to call thrash-metal grass and the kids in our neighbor­hood think it’s just great. Our instrumentation includes oboe, banjo, bass, and rio del roho, which is a Brazilian percus­ sion/string instrument played by stretching a freshly killed chicken between two fence posts and pluck­ing it with a cricket wicket. Anyway, we want to take our music to the people as soon as possible and we know that you’re the guy to talk to so what do you say? You want us to send you a tape or just come on over and set up to play/record in your living room or what? We don’t practice much because we don’t want to sacrifice our spontaneity just to be more organized and anyway none of our parents will let us play this music at their houses. So can we come over? We don’t take up much room and we promise to use a fresh chicken every day, okay? We’ll even give you ten percent of all the money we’re gonna get and just think, you’ll get to hear the band all the time for nothin’ - pretty good deal, huh? signed, Iggy Marlo And the Light-Crust Go Boys Dear Iggy and the Go Boys, Thanks for the offer but no thanks, I get offers like this all the time and I don’t want to play favorites. Any­ way, if you kids had checked around a little, you would know that this music you call thrash-metal grass is the exact same thang as Rash Hassan Polka Blues, a genre of music widely enjoyed throughout Tibet for centuries. The instrument you refer to as the rio del roho is called “meat thump” in most civilized nations of the world ... whether using a chicken, an alligator, a tennis racquet or a cricket wicket, the overall tone remains the same, thus the term meat - thump. When you guys come up with something really origi­ nal, give me a call, okay? In the meantime remember ... everybody wants to be different just like everybody else.... signed, Flabby

Dear Flabby, My ass is saggy; my eyes are baggy; my feet are draggy and my girlfriend’s haggy. My guitar pickin’ is in a slump; my mom is a grump and all my closest associates are couch lumps who are all nearly comatose from a milk and cookie overdose. In short, I’m in a rut. There’s no glide in my stride, no cut in my strut. There’s no lead in my pencil, no ... well, you get the picture. In short, my life is a complete bore. My career as a world-famous criminal defense at­ torney and lion tamer no longer holds any fascination for me. Even attempts to bring myself out of this malaise by joining the S. F. B. J. W. H. N. M. T. L. O. T. B. C. (So­ ciety For Bungee Jumpers Who Have Never Measured

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The Length Of Their Bungee Cords) failed to give me the stimulation which I require. Give me some suggestions before I die of boredom, please. signed, Gimme Thrills or Gimme Death Dear Gimme, First, go by the hardware store and pick up the best pair of jumper cables you can buy and a heavy duty extension cord. Remove the female receptacle end and strip the wires. Plug the cord into any house­hold out­ let (110/120) and attach the clamps at one end of the jumper cables to the stripped extension cord wires. Now, while standing in a bathtub full of water, attach the clamps at the other end of the cables to your left ear and right big toe, respectively, and brother, if that don’t give you the stimulation you need, tie Papaw’s anvil around your neck and take a nose dive into the deep end of the hog trough. signed, Hope I’ve Been of Some Service Flabby

Dear Flabby

(originally printed September, 1990) Dear Flabby, Strange things have been goin’ on at my house and I’ve been reluctant to mention it to anyone for fear of be­ ing regarded as a goof ball..... I’ve never been thought of by my peers as an ec­ centric or an oddball....in fact, I’m an Episcopalian, a Republican, a Conservative, and a Pillar of the Commu­ nity....I guess what I’m trying to say is....I’m not weird! Just about 2 weeks ago I was sitting on the couch enjoying the financial portion of the Wall Street Gazette. No one else was home but at about 11:00 P.M. I heard the screen door open....then I heard the main door open....then I heard the kitchen cabinet open... then I heard the refrigerator open...then I heard the mayonaise jar open, the bread package, the bologna, etc...etc... I thought my wife had gotten off work early so I sat on the couch thinking that she would come in the living room with her snack. 2 or 3 minutes passed and no one came in so I went to the kitchen to find the screen door & front door & cabi­ net & mayo jar & bread all open...... I returned to the living room to find a big fat sand­ wich glass of milk and chips on the coffee table.... I searched the house and found no one...... My mind was blown to say the least but I ate the sandwich, drank the milk, left the chips and went to sleep.... I told my wife about this and she swore she was at work all night. Every night for the next two weeks, the same thing happened except for Wednesdays when I had tuna salad.... My question to you of course is....should I leave a tip and if so how much.... Is this common?? Would it be proper to leave a note asking for salami, Dr Pepper & Cheetos or should I contact some kind of paranormal people or what...? Please respond soon as I am real tired of bologna & tuna... signed, Spooked Culinary Homebody Dear Spooked-Body, I took the liberty of speaking to the Society of Paranormal For Sure Experts and they say that no tip will be necessary because there ain’t no cash on the psychic plane...... Don’t sweat the menu just leave a note for the spirit; just avoid stuff like sherbert and Icees cause spooks hate cold...... signed, Spooky But Not Kooky Flabby

Dear Flabby, I’m the victim of a very rare disease call EfudonlikitSuckmytow..... Very little is known about this ailment and it is es­ timated that only on in 5 million people suffer from this malady..... The symptoms are few but socially devastating..... It seems that the victim of this strange malady is unable to disguise his disfain for people who lie or refuse to be forthcoming with information in a effort to hide the truth. When this occurs, the sufferer stands up and screams..... That’s a bald faced lie, I’m gonna tell your momma and if you don’t like it you can suck my toe.....hence the name. As you probably suspect this response does not en­ dear me w/politicians, socialites, employers and various other phoneys... Please advise as my social group has already nar­ rowed itself to children, animals and grouchy but truthful old people..... signed, Getting Worse By The Minute Dear Getting Worse..... Please discover for me if this disease is contagious.... if it is infect a bunch of other people and run for public office... signed, Flabby Dear Flabby, I’m an elderly man in reasonably good health who loves metal music...my wife thinks I’ve got Alzheimer’s Disease but I think she’s just a party pooper..... She put my Metallica albums in the oven and made gooey ash trays out of ‘em and now I can’t groove what am I gonna do? A day w/out metal is like a day w/out sunshine... signed, Rocking Codger Dear Codger, Put 2 tablespoons of Red-Mix concrete in her prunes and stand back & watch the fun...after about 3 days w/no relief I predict your love babe will be bangin’ her head right along w/you... signed, Dr RnR Flabby


You and I were taught to be “self-sufficient” and take care of ourselves in this old world, especially us men. “Deal with the problem, whatever it is. Don’t ask for help; that’s a sign of weakness. Don’t let anybody know you’re afraid. Don’t ask for help! ‘Man up’ and face it head on.” Well, by God’s grace, by the time you read this column, I shall have reached the ripe (over-ripe?) age of 80 years old. For many of those years, I “isolated” myself and tried to not depend on others. But I learned by painful trial-and-error experience, that there are 2 principles I need to survive. I had forgotten a valuable lesson my dad taught me when I was a teen. I was going on a trip with my school class. He told me, “Son, stay with the group. Don’t go off on your own.” I answered, “Oh, I can take care of myself, Dad.” His expression hardened and he said, “Come over here and sit down.” I did. He said, “Son, nobody can ‘take care of themselves.’ We all need each other’s help.” I thought his words were strange, coming from probably the most independent man I ever knew. At age 30, my dad had about a 4th grade education because he had to work to support his widowed mother and younger brothers and sisters. Now that they were married, he decided he wanted to get a better education so he could work at something other than hard common labor jobs. From an early age, Dad had been a share-cropping farmer, a mechanic and a blacksmith. He had lived on others’ farms and given all his earnings, typically 35 cents to 50 cents a day in the late 1800s, to his mother. He peddled meats and truckpatch veggies from a horse-drawn wagon in west Little Rock. But now he wanted to study and improve himself. He bought or borrowed old school text books. (I still own his precious 100-year old books.) He worked hard every day and studied his books at night by kerosene lamp light. He and his mother boarded a schoolmaster for a time, and the teacher saw Dad’s hunger and thirst for an education and helped him. At age 35, my dad made the overnight trip to Little Rock and took his teachers’ exam from the County Examiner. He passed the test and got his license to teach public school. He taught four terms in one and two-room country school houses. Then he took the civil service examination for rural mail carrier and was hired by the U. S. Postal Service to carry the daily 22 mile route over the dirt roads at Mayflower, at first in a horse-drawn buggy. He served faithfully, in all kinds of weather and road conditions, for 35 years. So that was the man who advised me I needed others to survive. But I didn’t listen. I determined to “Make it on my own.” Like Paul Overstreet’s song about his dad, “The more I tried to prove him wrong, the more I proved him right.” The other principle, and the more vital one, is that I am also totally dependent on God. He is the loving, caring invisible power, who created me and planned my life long before I was born. He is my Boss. As employees, we all know that if we don’t stay in contact and on good speaking terms with our boss, but go off and do things our way instead of his way, we’re out on thin ice. I learned that, too, when I was a teen, but promptly forgot it and spent a couple of decades trying to run things without any supervision. The results were shoddy and not to be admired. Then, almost 40 years ago, God brought me gradually back to the path He originally planned for me. He gave me a new vision of myself, and along with that vision, an overwhelming desire to change and become the person God wanted me to be all along. ---BB

Hot Springs Blues Fest set for Labor Day Weekend moves back to Bath House Row

JasonWillmon & Trey Johnson ---David Hughes Labor Day Weekend will see the 20th Hot Springs Blues Festival serve up some steamin’ hot blues music, Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, in Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs. The festival returns to Hill Wheatley Plaza after a year on the infield at Oaklawn Jockey Club. The partial line-up for the festival will include a bevy of local acts and some up and coming national acts. Representing the SCBS will be the Spa City Youngbloods, the society’s Blues In The Schools band. These young musicians have been developed through practice and performance of the BITS program. They have played the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have played several festival stages including the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival in Rentiesville, OK; the Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival in Hot Springs; and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. Stuart Baer and Lance Womack, a keyboard and drum duo based out of Little Rock, represented the SCBS in the solo/duo portion of the IBC this past January. The duo will play the festival stage over the weekend, bringing hypnotic rhythms and groovy fills along with some silky smooth vocals to their music. The house band for the SCBS’ Hump Night Blues Jam, held on the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at the Big Chill will see some stage time. Led by guitarist and vocalist Brent Frazier, the band is a tested mix of musicians more than capable of delivering traditional or contemporary blues. Cedell Davis will be a feature of the 2016 edition of the HSBF, backed by local band Brethren. Davis is one of the last remaining blues men of his day. He was recently nominated for a Grammy for his latest release. Greg Binns, guitarist and vocalist for Brethren, has helped Davis with a resurgence in his music, traveling as Davis’ backup band. Little Rock based duo Trey Johnson and Jason Willmon and local band Unseen Eye, led by guitarist and vocalist Chad Carter will make an appearance at this year’s festival. Johnson and Willmon played last year’s festival and were finalists in the solo/duo category of the 2016 IBC. The undercard highlights at this year’s festival will be the Noah Wotherspoon Band from Ohio and this year’s IBC winners, The Delgado Brothers from California. Guitar fans will be salivating over both acts. Wotherspoon is a two time IBC finalist and winner of the prestigious and coveted Outstanding Guitar Player Award, an honor bestowed on the best guitar player during the IBC. Joey Delgado of the Delgado Brothers was this year’s guitar award winner. The SCBS is looking for sponsors and donors for this year’s festival. Interested sponsors can contact the SCBS through the society’s website. Information on vendors and volunteers will be forthcoming. Festival headliners will be announced in a few weeks. Ticket prices and line-up times have not been set to date. For complete details and up to date information go to www.spacityblues.org. ---DH

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Woke up this morning

Eureka Blues Weekend

June 16 - 19 - Turpentine Creek and Eureka Springs

Camping and playing the blues with lions, tigers and bears...OH MY! ---Charles Ragsdell Presented by The 1905 Basin Park Hotel and The Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission, the 2016 Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, June 16 through 19, will feature four days of great blues music, including headliner shows at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and great national, regional and local blues acts at venues all around historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We’re moving our headliner shows to Turpentine Creek’s Main Stage, giving everyone a true festival experience with plenty of FREE parking, arts & crafts vendors, fun activities for kids of all ages, lots of great food and beverages for sale and four days of music from the “The Who’s Who of the Blues”! Then at sundown we’ll shut down the Main Stage at Turpentine Creek to give everyone a chance to enjoy even more Blues until the “wee hours” every day at venues all around Eureka Springs! Some of the acts appearing are Grammy Award winner Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, Arkansas blues legend CeDell Davis and The Brethren, Blues Music Award winner Hadden Sayers, Damon Fowler (now on tour with Butch Trucks), International Blues Challenge winner The Delgado Brothers, The Ghost Town Blues Band, Ozarks Blues Society Blues Challenge solo winner Jimmy Wayne Garret, Ozarks Blues Society Blues Challenge band winner Divas On Fire, The Cate Brothers, IBC Finalists Trey and Jason, The John Calvin Brewer Band, Isayah’s All-Stars, George Hunt’s Blues For Kids harmonica workshop, 15-year-old American Idol contestant Ethan Kuntz, Brick Fields Gospel Sunday Brunch and many, many more acts appearing at our partner venues all around town. From headliner shows at America’s premiere Big Cat Refuge to dance bands in dive bars, Blues Weekend will feature every shade of The Blues! Volunteers who put in at least two shifts get great benefits, including entrance to the festival, a festival t-shirt, merchandise discounts and more! Sign up today at EurekaSpringsBlues.com. VIP and Weekend Passes are on sale at EurekaSpringsBlues.com. Individual day tickets go on sale on April 1.

Alvin Youngblood Hart Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor! Alvin has won a Grammy for “Beautiful Dreamer- The Songs of Stephen Foster”, and his 2003 album “Down in the Alley” was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Song.

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Alvin also won the18th Annual Blues Music Award for Best New Blues Artists. Alvin has been nominated for BMAs another 14 times, including nominations for Acoustic Blues Artist (7X), Acoustic Blues Album (3X), Contemporary Blues Male Artist, Traditional Blues Male Artist (2X), and Traditional Blues Album.

Brick Fields Larry Brick and Rachel Fields are not only husband and wife, but an amazing duo that brings their Gospel Brunch every year to our Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek. Rachel is blessed with vocals filled with soul and emotion that have entertained Blues Lovers as far away as Israel!

CeDell Davis CeDell Davis was born in Helena, Arkansas in 1927. Despite being struck with both yellow fever and polio as a child, CeDell had just started playing guitar when the polio struck, but he learned, through his own ingenuity and sheer grit, how to use a butter knife to fret the strings in place of his gnarled hands. In doing so, he pioneered the butter knife technique that many slide players imitate today. Starting his professional career in 1952 playing guitar and bass with Robert Nighthawk, CeDell eventually began a solo career that has included a recording debut with the fabled Blues label Fat Possum Records that was attended by Mick Jagger and Yoko Ono, festival appearances around the world and two sold-out European tours. Damon Fowler Guitarist and vocalist for Butch Trucks (of Allman Brothers fame...) and the Freight Train, Damon Fowler is bringing his Blues trio based out of Tampa, Florida. Damon also tours the world as

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part of Southern Hospitality, which features two more Blues Weekend favorites, JP Soars and Victor Wainwright.

Divas On Fire Divas on Fire represented the Ozarks Blues Society at the 2016 International Blues Challenge. Six lead vocalist backed by a hot band, Divas on Fire are Rachel “Brick” Fields, Dawn Cate, Leah Spears, Liz Lottmann, Ocie Fisher and Tori Rudolph, backed by guitarist Jody Andrews, drummer Diane Rudolph, bassist Alma Blecher, and honorary “DivO” guitarist Matt Perrine.

entrance, cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and their hip-hop trombone player. The grooves go from funky to “funknasty” as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit.

Hadden Sayers While attending Texas A&M, Hadden Sayers immersed himself into the Blues. He jammed with the likes of Gatemouth Brown, Omar Dykes, Joe Ely and other luminaries of the Texas blues scene, and went on to play with “Silent Partners” (the legendary BB King rhythm section), Lucky Peterson and Ruthie Foster, whose duet with Hadden on his “Back to the Blues” earned them a Song of the Year nomination!

Ethan Kuntz Ethan Kuntz, 15 year old native of Nashville, Arkansas made the cut and went to Hollywood to sing the Blues on American Idol. He’s already jamming on Beale Street in Memphis, playing at festivals and learning the ropes of being a Bluesman! George Hunt’s Blues For Kids Harmonica Blowout Kids of all ages can learn how to play a Blues song from award-winning Blues in the Schools instructor George Hunt. We’ll give Hohner harmonicas to the first 50 kids who join us on Saturday afternoon! Ghost Town Blues Band Not your grandpa’s blues band, Ghost Town’s live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S. and Canada with everything from a second-line horn

Isayah’s All Stars Isayah Warford and his All-Stars feature some of NWA’s best blues players, fronted by virtuoso guitarist Isayah Warford. Isayah has performed with Mountain of Venus, Bee Spears from the Willie Nelson Band, and Hadden Sayers. Some of the 50 or so bluesmen who have joined the All-Stars over the years include Earl Cate, Darren Ray, Stingray, Dave Gesualdo, Darren Novatny, Wes Bowlin, Nathan Macleod and Kory Montgomery. ---CR


I recently read an article in a local magazine about a local band. It was a familiar story. Some local guys who had been playing around for several years in different combinations had come together and started playing. They eventually began to mesh and put together a tight little band that begins to see some success locally. The story is still being written in terms of where this band will go and what they might do. Still a familiar story. The band has a young, hot shot guitar player, more talented than most and eager to learn. The thing that struck me was a statement about being content to sit right here at home and play locally. I thought about that for awhile and thought ‘Why?’ Why would you want to stay? With talent like this, what could you possibly gain by sitting here at home? Why not go spread your wings and see what the world has to offer? I get it that some people are content to stay right where they are. No gumption to set out in the world or they’re just happy to be living life where they were raised. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. My own parents have lived their lives in the same small town where they were born and raised. By choice. They could have set off for anywhere to make a life but they chose to lay down roots where they grew up. I get that. I know that my parents did get out and see a piece of the world before they decided to settle in their home town. At least they had something to compare it to before making their decision. It’s the folks who never leave the nest who puzzle me. How do you know what’s out there if you never go? I lived in north central Arkansas for a number of years and worked with high school kids who had never been outside the county they lived in. They never knew what was beyond the county sale barn on Saturday mornings. Don’t get me wrong. I completely get the notion of finding the place of your dreams, the contentment and comfort of familiarity. I get it. What puzzles me about people, especially people with a gift or a talent, are the ones who never give it a shot. The ones who are obviously a notch above the rest who choose to stay right here at home, never seeing what’s beyond the horizon. I almost feel sorry for those folks. They’ll never know. They’ll never know what it feels like to chase a dream, to win the prize, to take a chance and make something happen. They’ll never know what it’s like to fail, to grow as a person and performer because they failed. To pick themselves back up and keep going. Buddy Flett was in Hot Springs recently to be the featured artist at the Hump Night Blues Jam, sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society and hosted by The Big Chill (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month). Flett grew up in the Shreveport area and saw some success in the bands ‘A Train’ and the ‘Bluebirds’. He played guitar with the late Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf) and spent time recording and touring with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, winning a grammy as a result. In the middle of all this success Flett nearly died, stricken with a disease that forced him to re-learn how to play guitar and sing. After he began playing again, Flett would tell his audience from time to time that “…if you hear me play the same chords over and over for a little bit it’s because I’m trying to remember the words to my song…” He had lost his memory, fine motor skills and coordination. He didn’t let that hold him back. Flett re-learned to play guitar. Re-learned songs he had written. And he began to perform again. Today, Buddy Flett is back to performing and enjoying some success. He could have just as easily taken his lumps and chosen to stay at home, a place filled with familiarity and safety. No one would have faulted him for it. No one would’ve been upset. He did the opposite. Flett took his re-learned talents and began to travel and perform again. Not long ago I was in Memphis for the Blues Music Awards. These awards recognize the best of the best in the blues music world. In conjunction with the BMA’s is the annual induction of artists and their works into the Blues Hall of Fame. This year’s class of inductees

included Elvin Bishop. Bishop has had his share of ups and downs in his career. He had left Oklahoma for Chicago and found his way into the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, playing with Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield, leaving his mark as a guitarist. Years would go by and not much notoriety came his way. Bishop continued to play blues and rock and roll, never really out of the scene but certainly not leading the charge. He experienced a nice bump in his career in the 70’s when Mickey Thomas sang “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” on one of Bishop’s albums. The song was a hit and Bishop was back on top. It would be years before Bishop saw notoriety again. He began releasing blues albums and would eventually earn Album of the Year honors at the BMA’s. His career, though far from over, would reach its zenith over the last couple of years as Bishop was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as part of the Butterfield Blues Band) and the Blues Hall of Fame. He took a chance years ago when he left Oklahoma to find his way in the music world. Though a trying journey at times, Bishop chased a dream that lead him around the world. I ran into a horn player named Al Basile backstage at the BMA’s. Basile was up for Instrumentalist of the Year, a category that is a catch all for horn players, harmonica players and folks who don’t play guitar, drums or bass. I’d met Basile several years ago at the BMA’s when he was nominated for the same award. Basile records his own music and he also does time with the Duke Robillard Band. Speaking with him I told him congratulations on his nomination and good luck. His reply was something to the effect of “I don’t expect to win, not with this talent (he was facing some stiff competition). But, man it’s sure nice to be recognized.” Basile has been blowing horn for years, carving a niche in the music world. He continues to press his talent and grow. He took a shot years ago and because of it has become an in demand horn player and talented performer. There are lots of stories like these out there. These are the ones you hear about because these guys took a chance at something they wanted. They didn’t let fear or complacency set in and hold them in place. Did they fail as they went? Likely. Several times probably. Will they fail again? Probably. Does it keep them from trying? Not a bit. They chose to reach out beyond their comfort zones and chase a dream. What would have happened if they had not? What would our view of music be if these people had not been a part of it? Would they have been content to be playing gigs in their home town, knowing they didn’t take a chance? I don’t know. I felt a little sorry for the band in the article when

I had finished reading it. I’ve no doubt they’ll find success locally. They might even play a few gigs outside of town. They’ll make some money and be content to do so. People will come see them. It’s a familiar story. I predict that eventually this band will do one of two things. Either they will find a weekly gig that will pay a little bit and they’ll have a good time, settling in to the every fill-in-the-day gig each week or they will slowly fall into dissatisfaction with the lack of notoriety and playing time and will go separate ways only to be reincarnated in the form of another local band, content to remain just that. Local. There’s nothing wrong with local bands, local music. Hell, I live for the local music scenes around Arkansas and in other cities where I travel. It’s part of the fabric of any travel experience for me. My point to all this is why not take the shot? If you’ve got the talent, take the shot. Go to Nashville or Austin or Los Angeles or New York. Put yourself out there and see how you stack up against the rest of the world. What is the saying going around on facebook? It’s an old saying but still holds true…You always miss 100% of the shots you never take. You’ll always regret 100% of the things you never tried. Something like that. You get the point. Take the shot. Who gives a shit if you miss? At least you took the shot. To me it seems to be a lot easier to be at home knowing I took a chance at something bigger than me. I know, at least for me, I can look in the mirror every day and know that I gave it a try. I’m still taking shots at hopes and dreams and I’m an old, hateful bastard. What have you got to lose? Maybe you hit the big time. Maybe you come back home. Either way, you know you gave it a try. And isn’t that better than sitting back later on, regretting the opportunity that you didn’t miss rather than the chance you didn’t take? See ya backstage... ---DH

Buddy Flett

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Baxter County - The Flippin Hippie • 914 hwy 62 E Mt Home Baxter County - Country Club Liquor - 6960 US-62 Gassville Baxter County - Bayman Beverage - 1529 W Main St Cotter Benton County - Happy Daze - 2704 W. Walnut Street Rogers Benton County - Centerline tattoo - 1601 Walnut St. Rogers Benton County - Jimmy Romance Tattoo - 2505 N. 17th St. Suite 404,405 Rogers Boone County - Ink Therapy - 310 S Pine St, Harrison Boone County - Lil’ Bitty Smoke Shop - 122 Hwy 14 Lead Hill Carroll County - Eureka Smokes - Pine Mtn. Village Eureka Springs Carroll County - Granny’s Place - Spring St. (By corner) Eureka Springs Carroll County - Tad’s Quickstop - 226 W. Van Buren Eureka Springs Carroll County - Eureka Hemp Company - 17B Spring Street Eureka Springs Carroll County - Riverview Country Store - 17939 Hwy 62 West Eureka Springs Conway County - Hole in the Wall - Hwy. 64 Morrilton Craighead County - Emeralds triangle - 11131 US 49 Brookland Faulkner County - Special Effects - 1605 Robinson Avenue Conway Faulkner County - Tobacco World - 620 AR-365 Mayflower Faulkner County - Crazy J’s - 1818 Old Morrilton Hwy Ste 101 Conway Faulkner County - Natrl. State Glass Gal. - 740 So. Salem road, suite 101 Conway Faulkner County - Rusty Needle Tattoo - 710 Harkrider Street Conway Faulkner County - The 70’s Store - 404 US-65, Conway, AR 72032 Conway Faulkner County - Conway Copies - 2505 Donaghy Avenue Conway Garland County - Intenze Images - 1214 Airport Rd. Hot Springs Garland County - Rumplestiltskin - 1424B Airport Rd. Hot Springs Garland County - Magic Bus - 3060 Albert Pike Hot Springs Garland County - Hot Springy Dingy - 409 Park Ave Hot Springs Garland County - Redbeards Living Canvas Tattoo - 413 Park Ave. Hot Springs Grant County - Court House - Every Sunday in June 9am-4pm Sheridan Greene County - Cosmos - 2700 Linwood Dr. Paragould Jefferson County - Record Rack - Jefferson Square Pine Bluff Jefferson County - The Hut - 608 Cherry Pine Bluff Lonoke County - Elec. Panther Tattoo - 521 W. Main St. Cabot Marion County - Flippin Altern. Hlth. - 210 E Main Flippin Marion County - LJ’s Liquor Store - US-62 Spur, Pyatt Miller County - Nottingham’s Liquor - 606 Highway 134 Garland City Nevada County - Tobacco Super Store - 104 E Main St Prescott Polk County - Green Gleen - 702 Legacy Park Dr Davenport Pope County - The Atomic Squid - 1410 E. Main Street Russellville Pope County - Karla’s Body Language - 1715 S. Arkansas Avenue Russellville Pulaski County - The Painted Lady - 806 W Markham St Little Rock Pulaski County - Deluxe Cutz - 400 East 21st Little Rock Pulaski County - Bungalow Bills - 22 Remount Road North Little Rock Pulaski County - Oscar’s Liquor Storen - 19008 MacArthur Drive No. Little Rock Pulaski County - Wild Things - 18715 MacArthur Drive No. Little Rock Pulaski County - The Parthenon - 6221 Colonel Glenn R=d. Little Rock Pulaski County - CJ’s Country Market - 7404 Batesville Pike Jacksonville Pulaski County - Abby Road North - 5304 MacArthur Drive North Little Rock Pulaski County - Puff n Stuff - 13316 interstate 30 Little Rock Pulaski County - 501 Vapes - 640 W Main Jacksonville Pulaski County - Lucky Bella Tattoo - 9805 Maumelle Blvd No. Little Rock Sebastian County - The Looking Glass - 1602 Rodgers Ave. Ft. Smith Sebastian County - Ink’d City - 1200 Grand Ave. Ft. Smith Sebastian County - Breath Easy Vapor Store - 8375 Rogers Ave. Ft. Smith Van Buren County - Choctaw VFW - 3659 Hwy 95E Choctaw Van Buren County - Wild Goose USA Studio - 1888 Highway 65 Clinton Washington County - The Looking Glass - 46 East Twnsp. Street Fayetteville Washington County - The Glass Station - 434C College Fayetteville Washington County - Zodiac Tattoos - 48 E Township Street Fayetteville Washington County - Andy’s Smoke Shop - 2332 N College Ave Fayetteville Washington County - Vapor World - 419 N College Ave Fayetteville Washington County - Roadside Hippy - 104 N. Centennial West Fork Washington County - Flying Possum Leather - 33 N Block Ave Fayetteville Washington County - Fayetteville’s Funky YardSale - 693 W. North St. Ste.1 Fayetteville Washington County - Smooth Vapes - 2110 N. College Fayetteville Washington County - Sidney’s Emporium & Dyeworks - 617 N Colg. Ycht Club Trlrs Fayetteville Washington County - Berry Natural Organic Juice Bar - 3059 N. College Fayetteville Washington County - The White Star Bar & Tavern - 3000 S School Fayetteville Washington County - XL Vapor - 1039 Gutensohn Springdale Washington County - Discount Tobacco - 2001 Rogers ave Ft. Smith White County - Twisted Saints Body Art - 2221 E Race St. Searcy White County - Tobacco World - 2005 W Beebe Capps Searcy

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Eureka Springs Blues Fest Alvin Youngblood Hart The Cate Brothers Band Earl & Them Brick Fields Cedell Davis Damon Fowler The Delgado Brothers Divas On Fire Ethan Kuntz George Hunt’s Blues For Kids Ghost Town Blues Band Hadden Sayers Isayah’s All Stars JD & The Mudhounds Jimmy Wayne Garrett John Calvin Brewer Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Katy Guillen & The Girls The Keith Nicholson Trio The Norman Jackson Trio Ocie Fisher Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings Patrick Sweany

Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon more… Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge All over town [479-253-7377 or www.eurekaspringsblues.com for further information] June 23: Gordon Lightfoot The Auditorium Oct. 13 - 16: Hillberry: The Harvest Moon feat.: The Farm

Fayetteville June 9: June 10: June 10: June 11: June 20: June 21: June 29: Aug. 4:

Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds Gulley Park Alejandro Escovedo George’s Majestic Lounge Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds Public Library Here Come The Mummies George’s Majestic Lounge Ben Nichols Oliver Peck Bike Riders George’s Majestic Lounge Candlebox Acoustic Benjamin Del Shreve George’s Majestic Lounge Greener Grounds George’s Majestic Lounge Trout Fishing In America Fay. Town Center

Aug. 10:

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Walton Arts Center

Fort Smith/Van Buren June 24, 25:

Riverfront Blues Festival feat. 24: Blues N Greens The Eric Matthews Band Mr. Sipp Selwyn Birchwood feat. 25: Fat Head Colin Lake Curtis Salgado Gracie Curran Toronzo Cannon Riverfront Amphitheater [www.riverfrontbluesfest.org for more info] July 29, 30: Peacemaker Music & Art Festival feat.: Cold War Kids Turnpike Troubador Blackberry Smoke Leon Russell The Revivalists Old 97s American Aquarium The Ben Miller Band Harry E. Kelley Park

Hot Springs

June 4: June 8: June 11: June 17: June 17: June 18:

Hunter Hayes Timberwood Amphitheater A. Sinclair Maxine’s Hinder Timberwood Amphitheater Dirty Streets Maxine’s Steppenwolf Oaklawn Park MercyMe Timberwood Amphitheater


June 18: June 24: June 25: July 1: July 2: July 9: July 16: July 22: July 23: July 30: Aug. 6: Aug. 13:

MercyMe Timberwood Amphitheater East Cameron Folkcore Maxineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cheap Trick Timberwood Amphitheater Joe Diffie Finish Line Theater Maddie & Tae Timberwood Amphitheater Sabrina Carpenter Timberwood Amphitheater Colton Dixon Timberwood Amphitheater The Monkees Oaklawn Park 38 Special Timberwood Amphitheater Dwight Yoakam Timberwood Amphitheater Candlebox Timberwood Amphitheater Blues Traveler Timberwood Amphitheater

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May 11: May 27: June 4: feat.:

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June 5: feat.: June 12: June 14: June 15:

ZZ Ward St. Paul & The Broken Bones Brothers Osborne The Sheepdogs Givers Aubrie Sellers Bonnie Montgomery Matt Stell Downtown Little Rock Riverfest Goo Goo Dolls Cole Swindell Juicy J X Ambassadors Barrett Baber Judah & The Lion Andy Frasco & The U.N. New Breed Brass Band Knox Hamilton Star & Micey Koa Arkansauce Downtown Little Rock Brit Floyd Verizon Arena Chris Robinson Brotherwood Rev Room Dirty Streets White Water Tavern

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June 17: June 18: June 25: June 25: June 28:

Leon Russell Rev Room Boosie Badazz Clear Channel Metroplex Steely Dan Jimmy Doyle Country Steely Dan Steve Winwood Verizon Arena Reverend Horton Heat Clear Channel Metroplex

Mountain View

May 27: June 4: June 23: June 24: July 9:

Ozark

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Music On The Mulberry Randy Rogers Band Lance Carpenter & The Union Trailer Choir Barrett Baber

June 30 - J. 3: feat.:

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May 31: June 2:

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Journey Doobie Brothers Dave Mason Walmart AMP Kenny Chesney Old Dominion

June 17: June 23, 24: July 2: July 15: July 26: Sept. 1:

Walmart AMP Widespread Panic Walmart AMP Bite NW Arkansas Walmart AMP Sammy Hagar & The Circle Walmart AMP Miranda Lambert Kip Moore Brothers Osborne Walmart AMP Shinedown Halestorm Black Stone Cherry Whiskey Myers Walmart AMP Styx Walmart AMP

Russellville June 3: feat.:

Brother Jam Block Party Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo Couch Jackets Andrew Raines & The Paradigms Sam Allbright more… Brother Down Sound Downtown Russellville

Arkansas Suburbs

May 29: feat.: June 2: July 1: July 18: Aug. 4: Oct. 5:

LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest Jason Aldean Dierks Bentley Thomas Rhett Dustin Lynch A Thousand Horses LSU Tiger Stadium Buckcherry Texas Club Hayes Carll Red Dragon Listening Room Ted Nugent Varsity Theatre Boston River Center Arena Elton John River Center Arena

Dallas, TX

May 27: Micky & The Motorcars The Rustic May 27: Shemekia Copeland The Kessler Theater May 29: 3 Doors Down Shinedown Collective Soul Drowning Pool Stitched Up Heart Adelitas Way Shaman’s Harvest Gexa Energy Pavilion June 3: R. Kelly American Airlines Center www.nightflying.com

June 10: June 17: June 18: June 18: June 22: June 24: feat.: June 28:

Bob Schneider The Kessler Theater Darius Rucker Dan + Shay Michael Ray Gexa Energy Pavilion The Avett Brothers Gexa Energy Pavilion Leon Russell Granada Theater Steely Dan Steve Winwood American Airlines Center Vans Warped Tour Dozens of Rock Bands Gexa Energy Pavilion The Monkees Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House

Fort Worth, TX

May 28: Charlie Daniels Band Billy Bob’s Texas May 29: Neal McCoy Billy Bob’s Texas June 3: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Botanic Garden June 17: John Anderson Billy Bob’s Texas June 17: Trout Fishing In America Live Oak Music Hall June 18: Shooter Jennings Boondock at Eagle Mountain Marina www.godsownart.com

Baton Rouge, LA May 27: feat.: May 28: feat.:

Bayou Country Superfest Luke Bryan Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Randy Rogers Band LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest Eric Church Darius Rucker Cole Swiondell Frankie Ballard Brothers Osborne

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Kansas City, MO / KS

May 27: May 28: May 28: June 11: June 14: June 16: June 18: June 20: June 21: June 29: June 29: July 1:

Zac Brown Band Drake White & The Big Fire Sprint Center Journey Doobie Brothers Dave Mason Sprint Center Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels The Tommy C. Band Knuckleheads Paul Simon Starlight Theatre Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Kauffman Center Los Lobos Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Knuckeheads Samantha Fish Royal Southern Brotherhood Crossroads-KC Joe Walsh Bad Company Starlight Theatre Bob Dylan Starlight Theatre Dave Matthews Band Providence Medical Amphitheater Guns Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses Arrowhead Stadium Yonder Mountain String Band Crossroads-KC

Lawrence, KS

May 27: June 7: June 14: June 16:

Texas Hippie Coalition Sons of Texas Granda Theatre Insane Clown Posse Granada Theatre Corb Lund The Bottleneck The Way Down Wanderers The Bottleneck

Memphis, TN

June 3: June 4: June 12: June 18:

Valient Thorr Hammer Fight Hi-Tone CafĂŠ Buckethead New Daisy Theatre Ray Wylie Hubbard Minglewood Hall Widespread Panic Mud Island

June 23: June 26: July 3: July 31:

Hayes Carll The Levitt Shell Gregg Allman Memphis Botanic Garden Yonder Mountain String Band New Daisy Theatre Alvin Youngblood Hart The Levitt Shell

Muskogee, OK

June 16: feat.:

G Fest Paul Thorn Old Crow Medicine Show Ricochet Beau Jennings Craig Morgan The Quebe Sisters Travis Kidd John Fulbright Selby Minner Jimmy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Juniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Markham Paul Benjamin Maggie McClure Heath Wright Love Hatbox Sports Complex

New Orleans, LA May 26: June 1: June 12: June 14: June 17: June 27: feat.: July 1: feat.:

Joe Walsh Bad Company Champions Square Tab Benoit Lafayette Square Weezer Panic! At The Disco Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Champions Square Salena Gomez DNCE Smoothie King Center The Molly Ringwalds Southport Hall Vans Warped Tour Dozens of acts Mardi Gras World Essence Music Festival Dozens of acts Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Oklahoma City

May 26: June 4: June 9: June 19: June 21: July 16:

Tech N9ne Krizz Kaliko Rittz !Mayday! Stevie Stone Ces Cru Diamond Ballroom R. Kelly Cox Convention Center Alejandro Escovedo The Blue Door Widespread Panic The Criterion John Mayall ACM @ UCO Weezer Panic! At The Disco OK City Zoo Amphitheater

Oxford, MS

May 27:

Chris Cohen Dent May Proud Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Pocola, OK June 11: July 2: July 16: Aug. 12:

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Jamey Johnson Choctaw Casino Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Choctaw Casino Tik Shiro Dance Concert Choctaw Casino Ray Stevens Choctaw Casino

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Norman, OK June 1: June 3, 4:

Whitesnake Riverwind Casino Toby Keith Belmar Golf Club

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Quapaw, OK

May 27: June 11: June 17:

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Robinsonville//Tunica, MS

May 28: May 29: June 24: July 22: July 23: Aug 13:

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Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

May 27: May 28: June 4: June 11:

Sevendust Trivium Like A Storm The Warehouse Clint Black Sam’s Town Art Garfunkel Riverdome at Horseshoe Vince Gill Margaritaville Resort

June 17: June 17: June 25: July 5: July 23:

Eli Young Band Silver Star Smokehouse Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Riverdome at Horseshoe James Taylor CenturyLink Center Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Silver Lake Ballroom Brian Wilson Blondie Chaplin Riverdome at Horseshoe

St. Louis, MO

May 29: May 29: feat.: May 31: June 3: June 3: June 4: June 4: June 5: June 8: June 9:

Dave Matthews Band Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Schwagfest The Schwag Moonlight Drive (Doors tribute band) Rumpke Mountain Boys Ballpark Village Kris Allen Sean McConnell Old Rock House Bernard Allison Group Ameristar Casino Keith Urban Brett Eldridge Maren Morris Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Marc Broussard Old Rock House Mary Chapin Carpenter Powell Symphony Hall Watermelon Slim BBs Jazz Blues & Soups Leon Bridges Andra Day The Pageant The Avett Brothers Brandi Carlile

Chaifetz Arena June 10: Insane Clown Posse Pop’s June 11: Colt Ford Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 12: Paul Simon Fabulous Fox Theatre June 16: Robert Cray Band Harrah’s St. Louis June 17: Samantha Fish Old Rock House June 18: Joe Walsh Bad Company Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 18: Garrison Keillor Iris Dement Fabulous Fox Theatre June 18: Whole Earth Nuclear Ukulele Orchestra Old Rock House June 19: Gordon Lightfoot Sheldon Concert Hall June 22: Hayes Carll Off Broadway Nightclub June 26: America River City Casino June 26: Selena Gomez DNCE 100% Raw Honey • godsownart.com

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Springfield, MO

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June 2: June 3: June 6: June 8: June 9: June 11: June 13: June 14: June 19:

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

Alma

{Area Code 470} THE FOUNDERS ROOM (P) 7503 Robinswood Rd., Alma 221-5737 72921 May 21: The Chris Barrick Group June 18: Nathan Stanley WARREN’S REC ROOM (P) 1437 Newberry Road, Alma 208-TUNE (8863) 72921 Bookings: Cristy Smith May 26: Brick Fields presents: Blues Therapy 28: Dawn Cate & The Rhythm Kings June 19: Hadden Sayers 23: Largetones July 16: Hard Cider Boys 22: Oreo Blue 30: Tom Ware

Arkadelphia

{Area Code 870} SLIM & SHORTY’S 617 Clinton St., Arkadelphia 245-2365 71923 Bookings: Misty Harris Schedule unavailable at presstime…

Batesville

JOSIE’S STEAK HOUSE 50 Riverbank Rd., Batesville 793-7000 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details... MOOSE LODGE (P) 750 Brewer Hill Rd., Batesville 793-9902 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details.. THE DUCK BLIND {Ramada Inn} 1325 No. St. Louis, Batesville 793-2001 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details.. read nightflying on your phone

Beebe

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

Bee Branch

{Area Code 501} HWY 65 DIVE 9174 Highway 65, Bee Branch 745-DIVE (3483) Live entertainment. Call for details...

Bella Vista

{Area Code 479} JJ’S GRILL 12 Cunningham Corner, BV 802-6455 72714 May 18: Ozark Travelers 19: Jon Dooly 20: Blind Joe from “The Voice” 21: Ouachita River Band 23: TJ Scarlett 24: Keith Nicholson 25: Jeff Fox 26: The Time Burners 27: Wes Hart 28: Sugar Creek 30: The Chaperones 31: Samantha Hunt June 1: Rick Dodson 2: Johnny Dale Roberts 3: Schwing Kings 4: Jim Mills Band 6: Jeff Fox 7: Melody Pond 8: Hannah McGowen 9: Scott Eastman 10: Keith Nicholson Trio 11: BJ & Mike 13: Jon Silva 14: Tony Alvarez 15: Trey O’Dell 16: Will Gunselman 17: Lazy Daisy

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Vikki Cunningham Tom Bryant Keith Nicholson Josh Field Sarah Loethen Wes Hart The Jinns Jeff Fox TJ Scarlett Grace Pettis & Brian Pounds Rachel B & Table 4 Three

Bentonville

{Area Code 479} BENTLEY’S BEACH BAR 91 S. E. 28th Street, Bentonville 876-8060 72712 Live music. Call for details… RYSTAL BRIDGES C MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, B’ville 418-5700 72712 Occasional live concerts…

RIORDAN HALL 3 Riordan Drive, B.V. 855-8170 72714 Occassional live music. Call for details…

GUSANO’S (P) 2905 So. Walton Blvd., B’ville 271-8242 72712 Live music. Call for details…

Benton

THE TABLE MESS BAR 108 E. Central, Bentonville 715-6707 72712 Live music. Call for details…

{Area Code 501} FLETCHER MUSIC 619 W. South, Benton 778-9098 72015 Live Music. Call for details... GINO’S SPORTS GRILL (P) 17332 I-30, Benton 778-9444 72019 www.ginossportsgrill.com Live entertainment. Call for details... V.F.W. POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Rd, Benton 315-5585 72015 Bookings: Angela F.: Karaoke May 14: Jack Fancy 21: tba 28: Pure Luck June 4: Highway 49 11: Hang Town 18: Jay Holmes 25: Over The Hill Band Tune In To magicismusic.com your key to exciting

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Blytheville

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

Branson, MO

{Area Code 417} BRANSON’S CENTER STAGE GRILLE & BAR 1810. W. Hwy 76, Branson 320-6079 65616 Live Music. Call for details... THE OUTBACK PUB 1924 W. State Highway 76, Branson 334-7003 65616 Live Music. Call for details...

Bryant

M.F. METAL 5920 Hwy. 5 No., Bryant Occassional metal shows…

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WAXY O’SHEA’S IRISH PUB 235 Branson Landing, Branson 348-1759 65616 www.waxyosheas.com Tu.: Pub Quiz W.: Dance Night Th.: DJ Imperial F., Sa.: DJ Imperial

Caddo Valley

{Area Code 870} BETTY’S BIG COUNTRY DANCE HALL 102 Crystal Palace, Caddo Valley 245-3800 71923 Bookings: Betty Live Music. Call for details...

Camden

{Area Code 870} POSTMASTERS GRILL 133 U.S. 278 Business, Camden 836-5579 71701 Music returns in Spring… THE CELLAR 355 So. Adams Ave, Camden 836-7660 71701 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

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

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale 627-6820 38614 Director: Shelly Ritter www.detabluesmusuem.org Occassional live music. Please call for details… GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB 0 Blues Alley, Clarksdale 621-9009 38614 www.groundzerobluesclub.com W.: Karaoke Th.: Weekly Blues Jam May 19: The Park Brothers

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Clarksville

{Area Code 479} CROSSWOODS (P) Exit 55 off I-40 I-40 & Hwy. 64 W., Clarksville 754-8080 72830 Bookings: Wendell or Aleta W., F.: Karaoke Th.: College Night Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;Ś

Conway

{Area Code 501} ADVENT ARTS & ACOUSTIC CAFĂ&#x2030; {Advent Lutheran Church} 900 Farris Rd., Conway 786-1604 or 269-0805, 72032 Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś BEARS DEN PIZZA (P) 235 So. Farris, Conway 328-5556 72034 W.: Karaoke Th.: Le Trivia F.: Karaoke Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś DON W. REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL UCA Campus 201 Donaghey, Conway 450-5000 72032 Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś GUSANOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 2915 Dave Ward, Conway 329-1100 72034 Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś

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JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRILL (P) 1010 Main, Conway 336-0100 72032 May 17: GTO Duo 18: Preston Palmer 19: Smokey Emerson 20: Queen Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revenge 21: Papa Grande 23: Kirk Anderton 24: Cody Martin 25: Jocko 26: Trey Johnson 27: Mr. Lucky

28: 30: 31: June 1: 2: 3: 4: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 20: 21: 22: 23: 24: 25: 27: 28: 29: 30: June 1: 2: 3: 4: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 20: 21: 22: 23: 24: 25: 27:

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Jason Campbell Dauber Hill Willie Stradlin Band Jack Fancy Andy Tanas Travis Caudell Jocko Smokey Emerson Shannon Boshears Band Ed Bowman Corey Ruft Preston Palmer The Neighbors Classic Current Super 55 Ballroom Bangers Steve Davis Kirk Anderton Ashley McBryde Trey Johnson HedTripp Richard Burnett GTO Duo Tyler Brandt Brian Ramsay Cody Martin

INGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (P) K 1020 Front St., Conway 205-8512 72032 May 11: Jacob Pledger 12: Austin Keith 13: Stuart Thomas Matthew Huff 14: John The Conqueror Ed Briggler 18: Cosmic Farmer 19: Tyler Gregory 20: Maggie Koerner Tate Smith 21: Homegrown Music Festival Showcase feat.: 4 bands competing to play The Homegrown Music Festival 25: Andrew Raines 26: Chris Tarkington 27: Akeem Kemp Band Dr. Don 28: Brian Ramsey June 3: Cosmocean 4: Magnolia Brown 10: Reed Turchi & The Caterwauls 11: The Driftaways 17: The Whole Famn Damily 25: Bluesboy Jag & The Juke Joint Zombies

Jason Campbell Dauber Hill Willie Stradlin Band Jack Fancy Andy Tanas Travis Caudell Jocko Smokey Emerson Shannon Boshears Band Ed Bowman Corey Ruft Preston Palmer The Neighbors Classic Current Super 55 Ballroom Bangers Steve Davis Kirk Anderton Ashley McBryde Trey Johnson HedTripp Richard Burnett GTO Duo

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329-7278 72032 Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś MIKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLACE (P) 808 Front St., Conway 269-6453 72032 www.mikesplaceconway.com Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś TAYLORSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MADE CAFĂ&#x2030; 283 Hwy. 365, Conway 470-3322 72032 Su.: Open Jam Session TCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MIDTOWN GRILL (P) 1611 E. Oak St., Conway 205-0576 72032 Open 7 Days A Week! 11a.m. - 2 a.m. W.: Open Mic, 7 p.m. host: Greg Madden All real musicians welcomeâ&#x20AC;Ś May 20: Nerd Eye Blind 27: Luke Williams Band 28: Bombay Black June 2: Framing The Red 3: Southbound 420 4: Third Degree 11: Sloppy KISS 24: Lypstick Handgrenade

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Dardanelle

{Area Code 479} FRONT STREET GRILL (P) 115 So. Front St., Dardanelle 229-4458 72834 Bookings: Monte, after 5 Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Patrick Sweany Ocie Fisher & Matt Smith Patrick Sweany Stump Tall Dolly Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings Sad Daddy Fluer Delicious Bartenders Competition Cadillac Jackson Paseo Street Walkers

CRESCENT HOTEL 75 Prospect, Eureka Springs 253-9766 72632 Su.: Live Music During Brunch 1876 INN & RESTAURANT 2023 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 363-6404 72632 Live Music. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś EUREKA SPRINGS - CITY EVENTS www.eurekasprings.org 479-253-8737

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UREKA HOUSE CONCERTS E {Unitarian Church} 17 Elk St., Eureka Springs www.eurekahouseconcerts.com OZARK MOUNTAIN HOEDOWN Hwy. 62 E., Eureka Springs 253-7725 72632 www.hoedown.net W.--M.: George Brothers PIED PIPER PUB & CATHOUSE LOUNGE 87 Armstrong, Eureka Springs 363-9976 72632 www.piedpiperpub.com Tu.: Los Roscoes May 27: Jimmy Wayne Garrett 28: DeFrance Joe Giles & The Homewreckers Tom Bryant Band 29: Septembers End Matt Smith & Ocie Fisher 30: Nathan Kalish 31: Los Roscoes June 17: Jimmy Wayne Garrett July 2: Magnolia Brown 16: The Vine Brothers PINE MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE 2075 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-9165 72632 www.pinemountainjamboree.com Live Family Entertainment PUB N GRUB CLUB 169 169 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-7122 72632 Live entertainment. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś

ROWDY BEAVER RESTAURANT & TAVERN 417 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-8544 72632 F.: Karaoke Su.: Free Pool June 4: Steve Moeller Band 11: Just Us 17: Blew Reed & The Flatheads 18: Buddy Shute Duo Kirk Brown Band 25: Terri & The Executives OWDY BEAVER DEN R (Downtown Location) 47 Spring St., Eureka Springs 363-6444 72632 June 3: Kirk Brown Duo 4: Dorrian Cross Jason Kinney Duo 5: Candy Leo 10, 11: Tightrope 12: Michale Tisdale 16: Brick Shields Duo 17: Kirk Brown Band 18: Jesse Dean Left of Center 19: Kirk Brown Trio 24: Terri & Brett 25: Terri & Brett BottleRocket 26: Terri & Brett

TURPENTINE CREEK 239 Turpentine Creek, Eureka Springs 253-5841 72632 June 16-18: Eureka Springs Blues Fest featuring: Alvin Youngblood Hart The Cate Brothers Band Earl & Them Brick Fields Cedell Davis Damon Fowler The Delgado Brothers On Fire Ethan Kuntz George Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues For Kids Ghost Town Blues Band Hadden Sayers Isayahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Stars JD & The Mudhounds Jimmy Wayne Garrett John Calvin Brewer Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Katy Guillen & The Girls The Keith Nicholson Trio The Norman Jackson Trio Ocie Fisher Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings Patrick Sweany Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon [479-253-7377 or www.eurekaspringsblues.com for further information]

THE STONE HOUSE 89 So. Main, Eureka Springs 363-6411 72632 www.eurekastonehouse.com Bookings: Amanda Open W.--Su. F.: Jerry Yester

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ART EXCHANGE 113 W. Emma, Springdale 751-3003 // 361-1211 72764 Last Thursday of each month: Open mic feat.: Houston Hughes, host BEARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLACE 504 15th St., Fayetteville 521-2327 72701 June 5: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 7: Jumpsuit Jamey 9: Flashback 10: Member This 11: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 27: Jumpsuit Jamey 28: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 30: Cabe Martin COMMON GROUNDS GOURMET ESPRESSO BAR 412 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-3515 72701 â&#x20AC;˘ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Schedule unavailble at presstimeâ&#x20AC;Ś DICKSON STREET PUB 303 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 527-9333 72701 ROOFTOP PATIO Schedule unavailble at presstimeâ&#x20AC;Ś EMELIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 309 W. Dickson, St. 2 527-9800 72701 Su.: Jazz Brunch more...

FRESCO CAFĂ&#x2030; & PUB 112 W. Center, Fayetteville 455-5555 72701 F.: Fresco Jazz Trio FOGHORNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WINGS 1100 So. 48th Place, Springdale 717-2020 72702 Live entertainment. Call for details... GEORGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MAJESTIC LOUNGE (P) 519 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-4226 72701 www.georgesmajesticlounge.com Bookings: Brian @ (479)527-6618 F.: Happy Hour Band Matinees, 6-8 May 28: Big Damn Horns June 2: Mandolin Orange 3: Divas On Fire Bill Dollar & The Loose Change 4: School of Rock Mountain Sprout 5: Enfold Darkness Chamal Barren Serpentine 9: Backwoods DJ Battle 10: Alejandro Escovedo Dawn Cate 11: Here Come The Mummies 15: Summers End Chemical Discipline 17: Unevow King Boss Tweeds 18: Sublime Tribute 19: A Live One

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(Phish Tribute) HeartByrne (Talking Heads Tribute) 20: Ben Nichols Oliver Peck Bike Riders 21: Candlebox Acoustic Benjamin Del Shreve 24: The 1 Oz. Jig Full House The Odds 25: Hot Lix Farewell 30: Dave & The Ramblers July 1: Boom Kinetic Left Of Center GHAZI’S PESTO 1830 N. College, Fayetteville 582-3330 72702 Tu.: Jed Clampit Th.: Matt Smith Various entertainers… GREENHOUSE GRILLE 481 So. School Ave., Fayetteville 444-8909 72701 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… JAMMIN’ JAVA 21 W. Mountain, Fayetteville 443-2233 72701 May 14: Rachel B & Table for 3 21: Hogeye Ramblers 28: East Of Zion June 4: The Outlaw Hippies 11: Caleb Ryan Martin 18: Rachel B & Table for 3 25: Melody Pond JJ’S GRILL 1271 No. Steamboat, Fayetteville 443-0700 72701 May 17: Jovan Arrellano 18: Jeff Fox 19: Blind Joe from “The Voice” 20: Ouachita River Band 21: Whiskey Grin 22: Blind Joe from “The Voice” 23: Dudley Jr. 24: BJ & Mike 25: Amber Sterling 26: Jeff Fox

27: 28: 30: 31: June 1: 2: 3: 4: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 20: 21: 22: 23: 24: 25: 27: 28: 29: 30:

Sugar Creek Emmitt & 4WD Jon Silova Russ Hutchison Jeff Fox Voxana Wes Hart (6-9pm) Shotgun Billys (8:30-11:30) Mike & Grady TJ Scarlett Richard Burnett Tony Alvarez Jeff Fox Jillia Jackson Take Cover Jason Plumlee BJ & Mike Jocko Jeff Fox Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers Ouachita River Band Jon Dooly Jeff Fox Trey O’Dell Lazy Daisy Fuggins Wheat Band Michael Tisdale Band Mattie Neumier Grace Pettis & Brian Pounds Jeff Fox Mike & Grady

JOSE’S SOUTHWEST GRILLE 5240 W. Sunset, Springdale 750-9055 72702 Live music returns with warm weather… JJ’S STREETSIDE 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-0194 72701 Coming Soon! Watch for details... KINGFISH DIVE BAR 262 No. School, Fayetteville 935-3443 72701 Bookings: Email arch@kingfishbar.com May 19: Jillia Jackson 20: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts 21: Dana Louise 26: Benjamin Del Sheve

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DeFrance Blew Reed & The Flatheads Candy Lee & The Sister’s Sweet Steve Dimmitt Dan Martin Band Voxana Paper Jam Band tba Isayah Duo Keith Nicholson Trio tba Doug Strahan & The Good Neighbors Loose Change Christy Hays Band Benjamin Del Shreve DeFrance Whiskey Grin

LA HUERTA 1860 No. Crossover, Fayetteville 521-7990 72701 W., F.: Silver Moon LIGHT BULB CLUB 19 No. Block, Fayetteville 587-9512 72701 Booking: Lightbulbclubbooking @gmail.com May 20: The Outliers Ghost Cities The Inner Party 22: Block Street Party 27: Charnal Threatpoint Silver Tongue Devil MJ PIZZARIA 838 No. 48th, Springdale 717-6836 72762 Music returns in warm weather… MAXINE’S TAP ROOM 107 No. Block, Fayetteville 442-9601 72701 May 18: The Silvershakers MOJO’S PINTS AND PIES 1200 No. Garland, Fayetteville 935-3459 72701 Bookings: Jennifer Lavendar (479)287-0600

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Doc Tucker & The Tin Foil Hat Coalition Voxana Pat Ryan Key Fetts Folly Router 358 Daryl Brooks Band Crazy Neighbor Rob & Tisdale Derek & Ricky Voxana Blue On Black Jimmy Wayne Garrett Home School Dropouts Rachel B & Table for 3 Alter Egos Caleb Ryan Martin

NOMAD’S MUSIC LOUNGE 1431 So. School, Fayetteville 443-1832 72701 May 27: The Violet Hour Endfall Dark From Day One June 3: Day Aftr Mourning 1.5 Prime The Architect 5: Joey Farr 8: Brick Field July 2: Brutal Harmony Charnal ON THE MARK (P) 2588 No. Gregg, Fayetteville 575-0123 72701 Bookings: Scott Young May 20: Jim Mills 21: Allen Castleberry 27: Jon Dooly 28: Randell Shreve June 4: Scott Young 10: Allen Castleberry 11: Tony Alvarez 17: Jon Dooly 18: Jim Mills & The Hellbenders 24: Russ Hutchison 25: Randell Shreve

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POWERHOUSE SEAFOOD 112 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-8300 72701 Schedule unavailable at presstime… RYLEIGH’S 313 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 444-7324 72701 Th.: Open Mic Comedy Schedule unavailable at presstime… MOKE & BARREL TAVERN S 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-6880 72701 May 20: TK & The Right Pieces 21: Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion 27: The Rios The Couch Jackets 28: DJ E-Yo June 11: Aerosault Reunion 18: American Lions TERRA STUDIOS 12103 Hazel Valley. Fayetteville (800)255-8995 72701 Live entertainment. Call for details… WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 443-5600 72702 www.waltonartscenter.org May 20: Aizuri Quartet June 3: Cyrille Aimée 3 - 5: Blue Man Group WEST END 339 North West Ave., Fayetteville 445-6805 72701 Bookings: Zwooden@gmail.com Occassional live music.

Fort Smith

21 WEST END 21 No. 2nd, Ft. Smith 434-4213 72901 Contact: Mike Chronister May 20: Gary Hutchison 27: Jilla Jackson 28: Will Mendenhall & Oats www.Nightflying.com

AJ’S OYSTER HOUSE 115 No. 10th 434-5115 72901 Occassional live music. Call for details… AVA’S AT FIATA(P) 8901 Jenny Lind, Ft. Smith 434-4021 72901 Bookings: Ava Milam Tu., Th.: Karaoke hosted by: Mark Sparks Live music. Call for details... BELLA ITALIA RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR 407 No. 8th, Ft. Smith 785-1550 72901 Th.—Sa.: Sharon Pitts BRANNON’S PUB & GRILL 2508 Market Trace, Ft. Smith 646-8700 72901 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… BRICK TOWN BREWERY 318 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 434-2739 72901 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… DOE’S EAT PLACE 422 No. 3rd, Ft. Smith 784-9111 72901 Booking: Trent Gallant Live Music. Call for details… EAGLES CLUB(P) 3321 So. 66th, Ft. Smith 452-5888 72901 M.: Dance Lessons Tu.: Joe Harris Dance W.: Shuffleboard F.: Dinner Sa.: Dance THE ELECTRIC COWBOY (P) 6107 So. 31st, Ft. Smith 72901 649-8033 72901 Where Fort Smith Plays At Night! Check Out The Ocean Dance Club THE ELEPHANT ROOM 700 N. 8th, Ft.Smith 883-2901 72901 Booking: Sheahan Live music. Call for details…

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FIVE STAR PRODUCTIONS THEATER 801 No. A, Ft. Smith 783-7751 72901 Live music. Call for details… FORT SMITH LITTLE THEATER 401 N. 6th, Ft. Smith 783-2966 72901 Schedule unavailable at presstime… HERO’S 1002 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 353-4754 72901 Bookings: Doug McRae May 26: Open Mic with Jim Dick 27: Caleb Ryan Martin 28: Greg Madden June 2: BeetleBruce 3: Hosty Duo 4: Hobbit Khak 10: FatHead 11: Vertical Groove 16: BeetleBruce 17: Escape Tones 18: Stag & Doe Variety Show 23: Whole Famn Damily with: Stump Tail Dolly 24: RedWitch Johnny The Plums 25: Hell On The Border 30: BeetleBruce J OE’S GRILL & CANTINA 3400 So. 74th, Ft. Smith 478-9600 72903 Schedule unavailable at presstime… LA HUERTA 400 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 783-3655 72901 Bookings: Hector, 1-3 weekdays Live music… JJ’S GRILL 5400 Phoenix Ave, Ft. Smith 434-4555 72901 May 21: Fuggins Wheat Band 23: Russ Hutchison 24: Murray Williams 25: Jon Dooly 26: RainKings

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LOST BEACH ISLAND BAR & GRILL (P) 1810 So. Zero, Ft. Smith 646-3939 72901 Tu.: Trivia Challenge W.--Sa.: Karaoke NEUMEIER’S RIB ROOM 424 Garrison Ave, Ft. Smith 494-7427 72901 June 2: Larry Bedell 3, 4: Mark Albertson 9: Casey Gray 10, 11: Scott Elliot 16: Sultans Of Schwing 17, 18: Cutthroat Trout 23: tba 24: Dorrian Cross 25: tba 30: Sultans Of Schwing

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Gravette

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

Hardy

{Area Code 870} CRUISERS 124 E. Main, Hardy 856-2789 72542 Live music. Call for details… WORDS & AFTERWORDS 201 No. Spring St., Hardy 856-5579 72542 Th.: Open Mic Jam Live music. Call for details…

Harrison/ Diamond City

{Area Code 870} BRICK OVEN PIZZA 814 Hwy. 62-65, Harrison 741-0012 72602 Live music. Call for details… May 24: Shannon Stein 31: Brad & Matt June 3: Against The Grain 10: Hedley Lamarr 21: tba 24: Dees & Friends 28: Eric Oysterly DIAMOND AMER. LEGION POST 340 (P) 7696 Hammerschmidt Rd., D. City 422-2606 72630 Live Music Every Friday DIAMOND CITY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 20701 Hwy. 7 No, D. City 422-7613 72630 Live music. Call for details… LYRIC THEATRE 113 W. Rush, Harrison 391-3504 72602 Live music. Call for details… NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison 741-4002 72602 Contact: Guitar Smith Live music. Call for details…

Heber Springs

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

Hot Springs

{Area Code 501} THE ARLINGTON HOTEL 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs 623-7771 71901 F., Sa.: Willie Davis & Co. in the lobby BELLE ARTI 719 Central, Hot Springs 624-7474 71901 S.--W.: Patrick Bennett THE BIG CHILL 910 Higdon Road, Hot Springs 624-5185 71913 Bookings: Gina Parks thebigchillhotsprings.com Open 7 Days A Week! Three bars in one… Serving dinner ‘til close... CHECK OUT OUR EXQUISITE OUTDOOR DECK!!! The Chill Lower Basement IS COOKIN’! M.-F.: Happy Hour, 4-6:30 Su.: Karaoke feat.: Chucky D Tu.: Professor Tele Texas Hold ‘Em May 20, 21: Joe Hall, Steve Defresne & Grant Pierson 24: John French 25: Lightnin’ Lee Langdon 26: Adam & Aaron 27, 28: Moxie (with Tara & Brent) 31: David Ball June 1: Spa City Blues Society Jam 2: Daveb Almond 3: The Even Money Players 4: Bluesboy Jag & The Juke Joint Zombies 8: Lightnin’ Lee Langdon 9: R & R 10, 11: Mister Lucky 14: Big Chill Country Jam 15: Spa City Blues Society Jam 16: Joe Hall (and Oats)

1 7, 18: R & R 22: Lightnin’ Lee Langdon 23: Adam & Aaron 24, 25: Moxie (with Tara & Brent) BOOGIE’S BAR & GRILLE 1010 E. Grand, Hot Springs 624-5455 72901 W.: Spa City Jams BLUE MOON SALOON 135 Essex Park Pl., Hot Springs 262-5005 71901 May 13: Karaoke with Double C 14: Crash Meadows 20: Karaoke with Doc Bryce 25: Karaoke with DJ Nate 27: Karaoke with Double C 28: Hobbs & Ahart CLASSIC’S {Clarion Hotel} 4313 Central, Hot Springs 525-7172 71913 Bookings: Mary May 28, 29: David Ball June 3: Jeff Hartsell 10: David Ball 17: Jeff Hartsell 24: David Ball COPPER PENNY PUB 711 Central, Hot Springs 622-2570 71901 W.: Joseph Delerio May 26: Joseph Delario 27: Cody Woody & Thomas Martin 28: Christine DeMeo & Cassie Ford 29: John Jordan June 2: Ryan Sanders 3: Eric Ward 4: tba 9: John Jordan 11, 12: tba 16: Eric Ward 17: Ryan Sanders 18, 19: tba 23, 24: tba 25: John Jordan 30: Ryan Sanders

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HIO CLUB O 336 A Central, Hot Springs 627-0702 71901 Su.: Larry Womack & Jacquiline M.: John Calvin Brewer Tu.: Legacy Duo W.: Hump Night Blues Jam Th.: Jazz F., Sa.: Ohio Club Players POCKET COMMUNITY THEATRE 170 Ravine St., Hot Springs 623-8585 71901 pockettheatre.com POPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOUNGE // SILKS BAR & GRILL {Oaklawn Jockey Club} 2705 Central, Hot Springs 701-1366 71901 W.: Karaoke May 20: Mayday By Midnight - Silks Undergrounds Famous - Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21: Mayday By Midnight - Silks Tara Thompson & Brent Frazier - Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 27: Gladys Knight Susan Irwin - Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John Calvin Brewer - Silks 28: John Calvin Brewer - Silks Susan Irwin - Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29: John Calvin Brewer - Silks Susan Irwin - Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June 17: John Kay & Steppenwolf July 22: The Monkees August 18: Vince Gill QUAPAW BATHHOUSE & SPA 413 Central, Hot Springs 767-0211 71901 4th Friday ev. mo.: H. S. Jazz Soc. presents: Arkansas Jazz Experience... feat.: Shirley Chauvin Cyde Pound Bill Huntington Jay Payette & guest artists

ODâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA CELLAR R 3350 Central, Hot Springs 321-2313 71901 Live music on special occasions... ROLANDOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NUEVO LATINO 210 Central, Hot Springs 6054-6054 71901 Contact: Suki Live music on special occasions... SADDLEBAGS SALOON & GRILL 4977 Albert Pike, Hot Springs 767-BAGS (2247) Open Every Day Kitchen open â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til 9 Su.: Front Porch Pickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Acoustic Jam) W.: Karaoke & Dance Th.: Karaoke & Dance F.: Karaoke & Live DJ SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA PUB 401 Burchwood Bay, Hot Springs 525-0780 71901 HH: Jim Cotton SHARKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 634 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs 318-5282 71901 Live music. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś

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COUNT PULASKI (Jacksonville Inn) 200 Hwy. 67 N., Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville 241-9285 72706 Tu.--Sa.: Karaoke feat.: The Karaoke Cowboy Nightly Contests GOAL POST (P) 7607 John Hardin Dr., Cabot 982-2900 72032 Th.--Sa.: Karaoke Occassional live bandsâ&#x20AC;Ś THE HANGAR (P) 7619 John Harden Dr., Cabot 982-0091 72076 Th.: Open Mic feat.: Luke Williams Shane Thornton Occassional live bandsâ&#x20AC;Ś

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CHOCTAW CASINO 1425 SE Washington, Idabel (800)634-3447 74745 May 20: Vernon Hinesley 27: Mayday By Midnight June 3: 2 Gun Justice 4: Rockhold vs Weidman 2 10: Jeremy Gray 17: Twisted Whisky 24: Rocky & The Bullwinkles

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Jonesboro

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REGEENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (P) C 201 So. Main, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Boro 972-9200 72401 Bookings: Conor Brankin Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;Ś GODSEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRILL (P) 226 S. Main Street, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boro 336-1988 72401 Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;Ś KINNY Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (P) S 205 So. Main, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boro 275-6264 72401 Bookings: Sarah Reeves, M., Tu., Th., F. - 2-4 p.m. Tu.: Open Mic Th.: Vikki & Sonny Sa.: Live Music PPER CRUST PIZZA U 3120 Shelby Dr., Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boro 336-7500 72404 Contact: Billy Creego Live music. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;Ś

Joplin, MO

{Area Code 417} THE KITCHEN PASS 1212 So. Main, Joplin 624-9095 64804 M.: DJ Triage W.: Open Mic Night host: Erik Brown Th.: Dinner & Live Music On The Patio

Leslie

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Rogers

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Russellville

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wife? He answers, “You see, it’s like this. Yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers; ‘cause it’s sooooooooooo much cheaper. “So, I figure if I have to roll my own... so does she.” Q: Do you know how to save a drowning lawyer? A: Take your foot off his head…

Jokes

An old lady gets caught shoplifting. On court day the lady and her husband ,who goes with her, stands before the judge and he asks her, “Why did you shoplift?” She replied “I was hungry.” The judge then asks “what did you take?” She replys, “a can of peaches.” So the judge as he is trying to figure out how to punish her asks “how many peaches where in the can?” The lady says “6” so the judge says ok then, one day per peach in jail so that will be six days, time served. The judge then asks if anyone would like to say anything and her husband says yes, he would. “Your honor, I believe she stole a can of peas too.”

Q: What’s the difference between a hooker and a lawyer? A: A hooker will stop screwing you after you are dead… Clinton returned from a vacation in Arkansas and walked down the steps of Air Force One with two pigs under his arms. At the bottom of the stairs, the honor guardsman stepped forward and remarked, “Nice pigs, Mr. President.” Clinton replied, “I’ll have you know that these are genuine Arkansas Razor Back Hogs. I got this one for Chelsea and this one for Hillary. So, now what do you think?” The honor guardsman answered, “Nice trade, Sir.”

Little Thelma comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine’s Day. “Since Valentine’s Day is for a Christian saint and we’re Jewish,” she asks, “Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine? Thelma’s father thinks a bit then says “No, I don’t think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?” “The whole ISIS group,” she says. “Why them,” her father asks in shock? “Well,” she says, “I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give them a valentine, they might start to think that maybe we’re not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and then they sent valentines to them, they’d love everyone a lot. And then they’d start going all over the place telling everyone how much they loved them and how they didn’t hate anyone anymore.” Her father’s heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found pride. “Thelma, that’s the most wonderful thing I’ve ever heard.” “I know,” Thelma says, “and once that gets them out in the open, the Marines could blow the shit out of them…”

Q: What’s the difference between a Southern zoo and a Northern zoo? A: A Southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage, along with a recipe…

So a man dies, goes to Heaven, and sees St. Peter. There are many clocks surrounding him so the man asks, “What are these clocks for?” St. Peter replies, “These are lie clocks, they tick once for every lie you tell. Here we have Mother Teresa’s clock. She has never lied so the clock has not moved. Honest Abe has only lied twice in his life, so it has only ticked twice.” The man then asks, “So where is George Bush’s clock?” St. Peter replies, “Oh, that is in Jesus’ office, he is using it as a ceiling fan…”

Dentist

Q: Why don’t you ever hear about burglars robbing politicians? A: Professional courtesy… If con is the opposite of pro, then what is the opposite of progress? A bus load of politicians were driving down a country road, when the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer’s field. The old farmer, after seeing what happened, went over to investigate. A few days later, the local sheriff came out looking for the missing politicos, saw the crashed bus, and asked the farmer where all the politicians had gone. The farmer said, “I buried ‘em all... out back.” The sheriff then asked, “Were they ALL dead?” The old farmer replied, “Well, some of them said they weren’t, but you know how them politicians lie...” A Lady was conducting her anti drinking campaign outside a bar. A man came out of the Bar exuding alcohol fumes and the Lady said, “Reflect !!! If you arrive at the Gates of Heaven with your breath smelling of liquor... Do you think the Lord will let you in ???” “My good woman” passionately holding her hand, said the man, “When I go to Heaven I expect to leave my breath behind...” A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him. He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife. She directs him down the correct aisle. A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter. She says, confused, “Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your

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Vacations Billy Bob and Dale were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob tells Dale, “Yaw know, I reckon I’m ‘bout ready for a vacation. Only this year I’m gonna do it different. The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Earlene got pregnant. Then two years ago, you told me to go to Mexico, and Earlene got pregnant again. Last year you suggested Bahamas and darned if Earlene didn’t get pregnant again.” Dale asks Billy Bob, “So, what you gonna do this year that’s different?” “I’m taking Earlene with me…” Patient: Doctor, if I give up wine, women, and song, will I live longer? Doctor: Not really. It will just seem longer… Q: What is the difference between God and an orthopedic surgeon? A: God dosn’t think he is an orthopedic surgeon… Q: What do you call a doctor that fixes websites? A: A URLologist…

Then there’s the woman who goes to the dentist. As he leans over to begin working on her, she grabs his crotch. The dentist says, “Madam, I believe you’ve got a hold of my privates.” The woman replies, “Yes. Now, we’re going to be careful not to hurt each other, aren’t we…”


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) For the first time in your life it looks like things are going to take a turn for the better. That business deal is about to close and there’s a love-interest in your life. Those nagging doubts remain, however, and you give in to the negatives. The deal goes sour and your romance fades and dies. God, you Aries are such wimps...

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) This ain’t your month and that’s no bull. Take my advice and pose as a Gemini at every opportunity...

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Nothing new here for you, pal. Life, love and the future are all gonna be just groovy. Don’t worry about a thang you good-lookin’ son-of-a-gun. Don’t you never die!!!

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Bad luck takes a turn for the worse...cut your losses and try to sleep as much as possible and avoid contact with all animate beings whenever possible. To associate with rocks in the wilderness may be your only solution...

LEO (July 23-August 22) If at first you don’t succeed, try again...but not too hard. Leos just don’t have much luck where winning is concerned. The smart Leo just accepts failure and saves his or her energy... © 1990 Nightflying Publications. All Rights Reserved.

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VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Your fate is determined by two signs this month: STOP and KEEP OFF THE GRASS. Heed both these warnings and prosper. Never attempt to solve complicated problems on your own, such as tying your shoelaces to buttoning your own pants. Seek help from superior intellects. That should include almost anyone except another Virgo.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Cheer up, Libra...how can things get worse? Your hair’s falling out and your teeth are next. When you ain’t got nothin’ you got nothin’ left to lose. You’re sure to bottom out soon, so relax and enjoy your inevitable decline into oblivion.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Are you guys still around? Jeez! I though y’all would’ve taken the hint long ago. But it’s not too late...

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) The ups and downs of that roller-coaster ride that is your life seems to suit the ever-adaptable Sagittarian, no matter that the downs outnumber the ups by ten to one. Just being known as “adaptable” is usually enuff for those born under the sign of the “ho-hum.”

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Jesus was a Capricorn and so is my mother...I guess that’s about it. Who knows what happened to the rest of you?

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Time and time again the slow-witted yet determined Aquarian tries to find his niche in society only to be bounced hither and yon...first a goat-herder in New Jersey, then a lumberjack on the Gobi Desert... One thing about the Aquarian, he never quits. I hear there’s work for a chicken plucker up north of Nome...

It’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult. ---Richard Brautigan

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Narcissus was a Pisces...so was Venus...but that don’t mean nothin’ ‘cause you ain’t pretty and nobody loves ya... © 1990 Nightflying Publications

Dear Flabby Dear Flabby, Strange things have been goin’ on at my house and I’ve been reluctant to mention it to anyone for fear of being regarded as a goof ball..... I’ve never been thought of by my peers as an eccentric or an oddball....in fact, I’m an Episcopalian, a Republican, a Conservative, and a Pillar of the Community....I guess what I’m trying to say is....I’m not weird! Just about 2 weeks ago I was sitting on the couch enjoying the financial portion of the Wall Street Gazette. No one else was home but at about 11:00 P.M. I heard the screen door open....then I heard the main door open....then I heard the kitchen cabinet open... then I heard the refrigerator open...then I heard the mayonaise jar open, the bread package, the bologna, etc... etc... I thought my wife had gotten off work early so I sat on the couch thinking that she would come in the living room with her snack. 2 or 3 minutes passed and no one came in so I went to the kitchen to find the screen door & front door & cabinet & mayo jar & bread all open...... I returned to the living room to find a big fat sandwich, glass of milk, and chips on the coffee table.... I searched the house and found no one.... My mind was blown to say the least but I ate the sandwich, drank the milk, left the chips and went to sleep.... I told my wife about this and she swore she was at work all night. Every night for the next two weeks, the same thing happened except for Wednesdays when I had tuna salad.... My question to you of course is....should I leave a tip and if so how much....Is this common?? Would it be proper to leave a note asking for salami, Dr. Pepper & Cheetos or should I contact some kind of paranormal people or what...? Please respond soon as I am real tired of bologna & tuna. signed Spooked Culinary Homebody Dear Spooked-Body, I took the liberty of speaking to the Society of Paranormal For Sure Experts and they say that no tip will be necessary because there ain’t no cash on the psychic plane...... Don’t sweat the menu - just leave a note for the spirit; just avoid stuff like sherbert and Icee’s cause spooks hate cold...... signed Spooky But Not Kooky Flabby

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets... ---Will Rogers


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