Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see Charlotte Taylor, Kiefer Sutherlandand other great artists.
Around Little Rock
Trey Johnson & Jason Wilmon/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 8 / Free
New Belgium Brewing presents its Wednesday night music series at Four Quarter Bar. Tonight they are proud to present the feel-good blues of Little Rock’s Trey Johnson and Jason Wilmon. Grab your friends, come on down, enjoy a pint of delicious New Belgium brew and some great music.
Israel Nash/ South on Main – 1304 Main St / 8-10 / $10
Ozark-bread Texas rock n’ roller Israel Nash brings his modern-day hippie-spiritual sound to South on Main. With his latest album “Lifted” he continues his tradition of creating a sonic experience that is both vast and intimate that leaves the listener with a feeling of peace, love and happiness.
Check him out www.israelnash.com
Scott Diffee/ Hibernia Irish Tavern – 9700 N. Rodney Parham Rd / 7:30-10:30 / Free
Hibernia Irish Tavern presents Wednesday Open Mic Night hosted by John David Salons. Tonight they welcomeScott Diffee as the night’s headliner. You might know Scott from Central Arkansas rock & roll band Go Fast or from his latest band, the Martyrs.
RVS/ Cajun’s Wharf 2400 Cantrell Rd. / 9 / $10
This group made up of some Central Arkansas powerhouse musicians, Emanuel Brooks III on lead vocals, Chris Watkins (keys), Tony Roncketto (guitar), Steve Abell (bass), Zack Gober (drums), and Emanuel Tiko Brooks (horn/vocals/auxiliaries) will be doing their thing. Lovers of old & new school top 40 dance hits will enjoy.
Dazz & Brie & the Emotionals/ KABF 88.3 / 9-11
If you feel more like staying in or driving around with the windows down feeling the summer breeze, tune into Little Rock’s community radio station KABF 88.3 for their Thursday night live show showcasing some of Arkansas’ best music with live in studio performances. Tonight, KABF 88.3 welcomes the rock & roll/R&B sounds of Central Arkansas’ Dazz & Brie with their band the Emotionals.
Charlotte Taylor/ The Tavern Sports Grill – 17815 Chenal Pkwy Ste F101 / 7:30
Come on out on a beautiful summer’s night on the patio and enjoy a night of intimate acoustic blues from Little Rock’s own lady of the blues, Charlotte Taylor.
Colour Design, Adam Faucett & the Tall Grass, Headcold, Commander Keen/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9-12 / $7
Come on down to the White Water Tavern as Colour Design, releases their long awaited second album “They Don’t Exist.” To celebrate the occasion, they are joined by Adam Faucett & the Tall Grass, Conway’s own Headcold and Commander Keen from Cookeville, Tenn.
Tom Houston Jones Band/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $7
Come on out for a night of Delta blues with blues artist Tom Houston Jones. Tom has been playing the blues circuit throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, and across the south for most of his life. Whether he’s on the stage with one of his legendary heroes, with his band or solo, Tom has a unique blues sound all his own. Four Quarter Bar is proud to welcome Tom and his band back to NLR for a night of Delta blues.
The 5th (almost) Annual Vanapalooza/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave / 6:30-11:30 / $10
Come on out for a night of great music from some of Little Rock’s great artists and support the Van. Come on out and meet the awesome team from the Van, learn about their mission as they work with the homeless of Central Arkansas, take a chance on some fabulous raffle items and hear some great music from Little Rock’s own: Vintage Pistol, Sean Fresh, The Federalis, The Rios, Grayson Shelton, and Brian Nahlen. A great time for a great cause.
Legends of Little Rock/ Hibernia Irish Tavern – 9700 N Rodney Parham / 8
Hibernia Irish Tavern is proud to present a night of great music from six Little Rock artists: Courtney Sheppard, Sarah Hastings, Gene Reid, A Rowdy Faith, Justin Patterson of Ten Penny Gypsy and John David Salons. One night, one stage, six great artists.
Dave Miller and Rocktown Revival/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9
Little Rock’s classic rock n’ rollers Rocktown Revival bring their feel-good sound to the White Water Tavern for a night of classic rock & roll. Whether your taste falls more classic country, Americana, folk, roots, bluegrass, or classic rock & roll, you’re sure to hear some favorites played as only Dave Miller and the boys can.
Aaron Lee Tasjan & Isaac Alexander/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St / 8-11 / $10
Fresh off a tour of the US and Canada with Social Distortion, Aaron brings his one-of-a-kind sound in support of his latest album “Karma for Cheep.” Little Rock’s own Isaac Alexander will open the show.
Check Tasjan out: www.aaronleetasjan.com
Kiefer Sutherland/ Griffin Music Hall – 101 E. Locust St / 9 / $25 advance, $35 day
Kiefer brings his Reckless tour to El Dorado’s Griffin Music hall as part of the El Dorado Film Festival. Kiefer has an “unexpected, unvarnished, authenticity as a singer song writer” (Associated Press) with “edgy vocals blended with passion.” (Rolling Stone) Kiefer sings some of his favorite classic country / rock & roll songs from artists such as Merle Haggard, Tom Petty and more, along with originals from his 2016 debut album “Down in a Hole” to his current single “This is How It’s Done” from his upcoming release “Reckless & Me.”
For tickets and more info on the show and the film festival go to www.eldomad.com
14th Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash featuring Forgotten Space/ George’s Majestic Lounge – 519 W. Dickson St. / 9-2 / $12
Come on out and celebrate the music and legacy of the one and only Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead with a full night of music from Forgotten Space, Friends of the Phamily and Isayah’s All-Stars. Live artists will be there and crafts will be for sale. This will be a special night with some great music which lives forever.
Will Gunselman/ Bike Rack Brewing Co. – 801 SE 8th St. Unit 61 / 7-9 / Free
Come on out as Bike Rack Brewing presents its summertime Live on the Patio music series. Tonight they welcome back one of their favorites: singer-songwriter Will Gunselman for a night of great music.
The Creek Rocks/ Chelsea’s Corner Bar – 10 Mountain St. / 9-12
Chelsea’s Corner Bar is proud to welcome back to the stage The Creek Rocks as they bring their unique folk sound with songs and stories of the Ozarks with classic songcatcher tunes from their current release “Wolf Hunter,” songs from their upcoming album, originals from Cindy’s past albums, and possibly some from Mark’s solo album and his band Big Smith.
(Photo credit: Beth Elliot)