It’s been a fantastic year for new music. Artists and bands of Northwest Arkansas haven’t been messing around either. A total of 12 albums, 12 singles and 16 EP’s were released by local artists in 2014.
This Saturday, Split Lip Rayfield, one of the region’s bluegrass greats will be playing the George’s Majestic Lounge stage with homegrown “jamgrass” band Foley’s Van.
The complete recordings were finished in two weeks with 44 tracks recorded. The result is a pretty sweet collection of songs that range in variety of moods and sounds.
There’s a lot to be said about the southern psychedelic rock band The Bright Light Social Hour.
Things are picking up pace it seems for Foley’s Van, Fayetteville’s resident progressive bluegrass band.
Henry Roland, from Austin, Texas, is a one-man-funk-band who utilizes loop recording pedal technology to live record several different instruments to create a funk fest of sounds.
Their Friday night headlining set was truly a roots music performance, inducing trance-like vibes with their originals like “Snowden’s Jig.” Despite being strictly acoustic, their performance was electrifying.
There’s just something sweet about the Fayetteville singer-songwriter, Candy Lee.
Rolling into Fayetteville this Saturday complete with electro rock sound and serious hip-hop beats is Phantogram.
Since their release of their newest album, “Essential Tremors,” in September 2013, the band has been raging across the continental U.S., enjoying more and more exposure with radio play for the album’s single “Heavy Bells.”