THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“There’s a kind of clarity and calm in Joan Shelley’s music that feels especially welcome in these fractious times. Her crystalline voice, with just a touch of vibrato, glides over soft fingerstyle guitar, with melodies and imagery that seem to spring from traditional folk yet are her own.”
SATURDAY, MAR. 2 & SUNDAY, MAR. 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A reprise performance of the No Tears Suite with expanded symphonic arrangements written by and featuring Rufus Reid (bass); Brian Blade (drums), and an Arkansas Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble.
The No Tears Suite was written in honor of unity on the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School Crisis.
THURSDAY, MAR. 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“Mark Mullins and Craig Klein . . . together they created the core sound of Bonerama—reminiscent of street-tromping brass bands, avenues of jazz clubs and heavy-pulsing rock. It feels like a force of nature, and as such, it threatens to sweep away everything in its path.”
THURSDAY, MAR. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“This is a killer organ trio barrage that’s deep in the pocket. Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart have a natural feel for this music, laying down a groove that lets each soloist float across the tunes.”
THURSDAY, APR. 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“We've so rarely seen sibling artists mine their common musical roots in southern pop, country and soul traditions while fashioning utterly distinct identities for themselves, Lynne an embodiment of tough-minded sensuality, Moorer a model of introspective elegance.”
—NPR's First Listen
THURSDAY, APR. 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“[Purdy] evokes the emotion and fragility that make him a great songwriter . . . . In the end, you are left with wanting to hear more.”