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Larkin Poe at Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival, 2018

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Larkin Poe
SQZBX STAGE @ LOW KEY ARTS
Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival
Hot Springs, Arkansas
March 20, 2018

'Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill
Appear in writing or in judging ill;
But, of the two, less dang'rous is th' offence
To ...

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Ted Ludwig Trio at Little Rock's South on Main

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Ted Ludwig Trio
South on Main
The Oxford American “Sessions" Series
South on Main
March 22, 2017

Guitarist and composer Ted Ludwig is a sweet-natured bear of a man. Ludwig and his family floated to Little Rock from New Orleans on the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as did many ...

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Peacemaker Music & Arts Fest 2016

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Second Annual Peacemaker Music & Arts Fest
Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park Amphitheater
Fort Smith, Arkansas
July 29-30, 2016

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia make up what was once the Confederate States of America, eventually to become, “The South." These eleven states have ...

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The Fairfield Four in Little Rock

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The Fairfield Four
South On Main
Little Rock, AR
March 9, 2016

“Let Us Pray..."

The downtown Little Rock restaurant and performance space, South on Main, is the place where the Oxford American [A Magazine of the South] goes 'from the page to the stage.' The venue closed the 2015 ...

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The Victor Goines Quartet at South On Main in Little Rock

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The Victor Goines Quartet
2015-2016 Oxford American Jazz Series
Little Rock, AR
January 21, 2016

“Squarely in the Tradition..."

The downtown Little Rock restaurant and performance space, South on Main, is the place where the Oxford American [A Magazine of the South] goes 'from the page to the stage.' ...

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The Indigo Girls at South On Main, Little Rock, Arkansas

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The Indigo Girls
South On Main
2015--2016 Oxford American Concert Series
South on Main, 1304 South Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202
Thursday, December 3, 2015

“I'm gonna clear my head..."

The Little Rock, Arkansas restaurant and performance stage, South on Main, represents an effort on the part ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Henry C. Gilliland & A.C. Robertson: The Year of Jubilo: 78 rpm recordings of Songs from the Civil War

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This is the tale of a record collector, Joe Bussard. Bussard boasts a collection of 78 rmp shellacs numbering in the 10,000s and including a good many of the pre-WWII Paramount blues and country sides. He is the curator of “old-timey" music. Bussard has previously released re-recordings of his collection under the guise of Down in ...

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Jackson Brown at Walmart Arkansas Music Amphitheater

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Jackson Browne
Walmart Arkansas Music Amphitheater
Cox Concert Series
Rogers, Arkansas
Saturday, October 17, 2015

I love nostalgia. It is the romance in my thought and it indeed had its way with me seeing Jackson Browne. The problem with nostalgia is it will never be 1974 again and I ...

Tom Cox: The Journey Home

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Little Rock pianist Tom Cox and bassist Bill Huntington follow their plaintive, 2014 release Red (Self Produced) with the present The Journey Home. Like Red it is an exploration of spare melody with harmony on piano, propelled by Huntington's certain time. It is a crepuscular recital of mood pieces, warmly conceived as if at the end ...

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Chicago at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

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Chicago
Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
Rogers, Arkansas
May 3, 2015

I saw the Eagles with Yes in 1975 at Barton Coliseum and then saw them both 25 years later at our river amphitheater. I saw Chicago 35 years ago at Barton Coliseum and then recently. While I am not an ...