Revel@Conway | October 2011 | Page 13
A Night for Travis…….. Wednesday September 14th is a night that will forever be engrained in Travis Caudell’s memory. A fatal car accident that put him and his daughter in the hospital with severe injuries and a long road to recovery, both physically and emotionally. Travis is well known as the lead singer of the band Riverbilly and has a fan base that spans the globe. One look at the Riverbilly Facebook page and you will see it is burning up with well wishes and good thoughts for both Travis and his daughter.
There is no better way to welcome the fall
weather than by visiting Mulberry Mountain to experience the sweet musical nectar that is Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. The festival takes place in the heart of the harvest season, starting on October 13th and going strong until the 16th. The breathtaking mountains and waterways in Ozark, Arkansas, also home of Wakarusa Music Festival, prove to be the ideal stomping ground for this folk bluegrass showdown. Yonder Moun-
tain String Band, a bluegrass rock band that sets their own rules, will be playing a show on each day of the festival. Bela Fleck
and The Flecktones, Railroad Earth, 7 Walkers featuring Papa Mali and Bill Kreuztmann, Corn Meal, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Greensky Bluegrass, Nershi Band, Honeyshine, and Mountain Sprout, will be per-
forming for music goers listening and viewing pleasures. Besides an impeccable lineup, Harvest is outdoors friendly offering disc golf, mountain biking, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Not to mention nature hikes, serene waterfalls, and all the beautiful fall foliage of the Ozark National Forest for your eyes to feast on. The festival is also hosting a poster design contest. The judges are looking for someone who can give visually thriving design that displays the artist’s view of Harvest Music Festival and includes “judicious use of text”. The grand winner receives a pair of VIP passes to the festival this year. Harvest Fest will be taking the celebration up a notch by conducting its First Annual Fiddlin’ and Pickin’ Contest.
There will be four separate competitions for the Mandolin, Banjo, Flat Pickin’, and Fiddle held throughout the days
Although Travis is now at home recuperating, of Oct. 13th, 14th, he is faced with months of physical therapy and 15th. The contes- and an endless train of medical bills. This is tants will be judged on where “A Night for Travis” comes into play.
their ability to maintain good pitch, dynamics, and overall control of their instrument along with accurate tempo. The difficulty of the piece and the ability to express personality through the performance will also be judged, making each concert sensationally unique to each contestant’s style. Harvest Music
Fest is a bluegrass, down to earth, folk, outdoor fiddling’ frenzy, and it’s not too late to check out the show. Go check out the festival schedule for more info at www. yonderharvestfestival.com. Now that the summer heat is saying farewell, it’s prime pickin’ time to get in some camping and hearty music. See you at Mulberry Mountain, folks! Let’s harvest a good time. Taylor Gladwin
On Sunday October 9th from 3:30pm to 11:00pm at the Rev Room in Little Rock, a fundraiser will be held to help Travis and his family with medical expenses. For only $5 at the door you can hang out and listen to some great music by this lineup:
Luke Williams Jay Holmes Matt Stell w/ Darren Barry Mr. Lucky Jason Campbell and Singletree Aaron Owens Matthew Huff A big “hat’s off” to Matthew Huff and The Rev Room for helping to make this event a reality. If you love music and want to help make a difference by attending an event that is for a great cause…….this is your ticket.