Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Roots & Americana Wednesday Rally Night

September 18, 2013

Dickson Street Beer Garden Main Stage @ 4 - 11:30pm
Kicking off Bikes Blues and BBQ Downhome Style!

The best possible FREE live music in our official beer gardens for the duration of the rally.  It's Roots/Americana day in the Dickson Street Beer Garden  and we rounded up some very righteous music for you.  From pure country to roots/folk to washboard playing and flattop picking with the fabulous Ben Miller Band to driving bluegrass/general weirdness with the absolutely amazing Mountain Sprout, we’ll put some jump in your rump!  This Wednesday night line-up may very well be the most fun night we’ve ever had.   Don’t miss it!

Mountain Sprout has the look of wild all over them in their long beards and smoke and drink while they play attitudes. It is a potent combination and it works. The Quartet plays wild and loose too, sawing fiddles or trashing banjos. They inject their funny songs about weed smoking and beer drinking and fight causing with fervor and a sense of believability. - Kevin Kinder - Arkansas Democratic Gazette

Mountain Sprout
Out of Eureka, the band clearly knows this crowd and the crowd clearly knew them, singing along and dancing under the white tent. What you could feel most about Mountain Sprout is that they’re genuine — they’re not just talking about living a country life, they’re do'in it. That song about beer and not being able to find it because you’re in a backwoods dry county? That happened. That one about stinking like a turkey buzzard? I believe these boys have probably been there and will soon again. Mountain Sprout sounds just like home. And bands should always follow that modus operandi: Live what you love, sing about it. - SAM(antha) - Folk Hive

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The Ben Miller Band
The Ben Miller Band
Hailing from Joplin, Missouri, The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks.

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Foleys Van
Foleys Van
It's bluegrass... but not your Ma and Pa's.  Foleys Van formed in early June 2012 after pickin' on porches, doorsteps, and kitchen counter tops. Their fast-driving, foot-stomping, and whiskey-sippin' tunes are geared towards the newer generation of string music and they capture aspects of an assortment of genres. They also keep it traditional from time to time, performing bluegrass and old-time music using the single microphone approach.  Come on out and get in the van...

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Sarah Hughes Band
Sarah Hughes Band Singer/Songwriter Sarah Hughes is a local favorite, playing the bars and venues in the college town of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The powerful Southern voice anchoring her folk-rock style has drawn comparisons to Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, & Lucinda Wiliams. She draws from such diverse influences as Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, & Widespread Panic, resulting in a sound that houses traditional country storytelling in steady rhythms & strumming with some southern jam-rock on the side.

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