Category: Audio+Video

The Infamous Stringdusters played Hillberry 2017 and will return to Eureka Springs' The Farm for the October 2018 Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival.

LISTEN: Infamous Stringdusters at Hillberry 2017 [Full Show Audio]

Just a month before being nominated for their second Grammy Award, The Infamous Stringdusters blew fans away first by sitting in at October’s Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival as the backing band behind Keller Williams in his Grateful Grass set (you can stream that one too here) and then with their own extended set immediately after – and they even threw in another Dead song for good measure, which set the enthusiastic crowd on fire all over again. Stream the full set below, courtesy of InsideOut Recording and Chris Lambert. The Stringdusters earned their second Grammy nod for Best Bluegrass Album for “Laws of Gravity,” released early in 2017. The Grammys will air on CBS television stations on January 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm Central time. Their first nomination came in 2009, for Best Country Instrumental Performance for their track “Magic No. 9.” (Marty Stuart took home the Grammy that year.) SETLIST: INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS AT HILLBERRY 2017 You Can’t Stop the Changes All That I Can Take I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink Gravity Night on the River...

LISTEN: Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass with Infamous Stringdusters at Hillberry 2017 [Full Show Audio]

Keller Williams always delivers an outstanding show, regardless of whether it’s just him sounding like 5 musicians, with all his musical tricks, looping, and the like, but his Grateful Grass shows are a rare treat. We rarely know ahead of time who the backing band will be, but he never fails to wow audiences with talented stars from the jam-grass scene. But Keller’s Grateful Grass set at Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival 2017 was even more outstanding, as he surprised fans with the full Infamous Stringdusters crew as his Grateful Grass backing band – and they sounded like they’d been playing together for ages! It was great, and the packed field of music fans went nuts! Here’s the audio from that set. (The soundboard recording didn’t start till after song 1, Feel Like a Stranger.) SETLIST: GRATEFUL GRASS AT HILLBERRY 2017 Eyes of the World > Shakedown Street Crazy Fingers Scarlet Begonias Tennessee Jed Jack Straw > Cumberland Blues > They Love Each Other Sugaree New Speedway Boogie * Encore: Mr. Charlie * * With John Skehan (mandolin) and Andy Goessling...

Stream audio from every Backwoods 2018 Phase 2 act

Below you’ll find streaming audio for every act announced in Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain’s Phase 2 Lineup! GRiZ Michael Menert Aplsoz AttA Brainrack Cntrlla Cut Rugs Dalton Richmond Deep Sequence Evix Glass Cannon Jade Cicada KirbyBright Kraang Live Symmetry Lyftd Mass Relay Meesh Modern Measure Muzzy Bearr Nappy Dread No.Faces Recess Recycled Funk Snails Space4Lease The 1 Oz. Jig The Brown Bag E.P. by The 1 oz. Jig Trouble in the Streets  

Watch El Dorado Native Traci De Leon Nail Christmas Carol Medley With Daughters – A Cappella

Season’s Greetings! Yes, Christmas just passed, but we simply had to share this video of a mother-daughters trio singing a medley of traditional Christmas carols a cappella. The mom is Traci De Leon, born and raised in El Dorado and an alum of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. She’s now a vocal coach and independent singer/songwriter based in San Francisco with her Air Force husband, whose career has taken their family from Arkansas to Charleston, South Carolina, then Los Angeles, and now San Fran. Teaching singing since 1998 to literally hundreds of singers, De Leon is considered one of the leading contemporary singing specialists in the U.S. You can find more about her music at and vocal coaching and music lesson services at Watch her sing below with her daughters, Ivy Creel, 21, a student at Cal State Fullerton in Southern California majoring in Physical Theater, and Drew De Leon, 18, a student at Cal State Long Beach majoring in Kinesiology/Physical Therapy. Excellent!

Video Playlist: The Top 10 Best Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir Songs

Bentonville-based Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir is a nationally renowned group that uses gospel music to spread a message of Christian faith, hope, love, and joy to the state, country, and world. The Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir has made a major impression with the quality of its music as well as its stand for diversity, tolerance, and unity in spreading their message through music of love. The choir has become an institution known for its concerts throughout Arkansas and the nation. Listed below are some lyrics and videos from’s Top 10 Best Songs of the Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir, emphasizing the group’s interpretation of peace and joy. (You can check out these and many more Arkansas gospel group videos on our Arkansounds Arkansas Gospel YouTube Playlist.) 10. “This is the Day” “This is the Day” is a song covered by the Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir on their album Hold on for Life. The song is mainly a repeat of the following lyrics: This is the day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it This is...

Fayetteville’s country newcomer Dylan Earl on DittyTV live-set video series as tour, growth continue [video]

Fayetteville-based country upstart Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why has been gaining quite a bit of attention from various media channels around the state and the Mid-South as the group continues touring in support of their new album, New Country To Be, released in October. Earl was featured in a live studio performance video by Memphis’ DittyTV digital channel in October, and more recently he was interviewed for a North Mississippi Daily Journal story a couple weeks ago before a show at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo, Mississippi. Earl relocated from Louisiana to Northwest Arkansas after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and he told the NMDJ that he’ll be “in Arkansas forever.” Traveling has taken him all over, from opera houses to basements playing his music live. “There’s not really a typical live show,” Earl says in the newspaper article. “I love mixing it up; keeps the road fresh. I sincerely hope that, in the least, folks feel like the hard-earned money they’ve spent on being at one of my shows is worth it. I’m honored people choose my music to accompany...

Arkansas Tourism Department Putting More Emphasis on State’s Musicians

A couple of years ago, the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism seemed to be putting more efforts into promoting Arkansas music and musicians, as noted by the tourism video produced in 2014, shown just below. Since then, the tourism department has drastically stepped up its emphasis on Arkansas-made music even more, and this year it has produced several commercials – which are airing in other states, obviously – encouraging travelers to visit The Natural State, and several of the new commercials feature Arkansas musicians, including Ho-Hum, Dazz & Brie, Amy Garland Band, American Lions, Brian Nahlen Band, deFrance, Runaway Planet, Greg Spradlin Outfit, and Adam Faucett. Many of the tracks used in the commercials are featured in different versions of the commercial, ie each one focusing on a different aspect of Arkansas tourism possibilities such as outdoors activities, popular motorcycling treks, bicycling adventures, lakes and camping, etc. We love these efforts, and we think Arkansas music fans should, too. It’s about time the talented independent music-makers of The Natural State get some “official” recognition for their efforts. #arkansounds Note: Arkansounds’ You Tube...

Trail to the Woods: Videos from Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain 2018 Acts

For your viewing and listening pleasure – and so you’ll know what kinds of great sets to expect when you get to Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain 2018 – we compiled video and/or audio streams here for every act announced thus far. For the full lineup with details, all the reasons Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain is a huge “get” for the Arkansas  festival scene, and links to each act, check out our Backwoods Lineup Phase 2 story. Andy Frasco and The U.N. Here’s a fun video clip from Andy Frasco and crew’s recent set at Mountain Jam Festival in New York. (Watch the audience, in full participation mode!) Arkansauce Bandikook Beardthug Calliope Musicals Danny Grooves Eazybaked Emancipator Exit 9 Figure Flintwick Fractal Sky Groovement Lodurr National Park Radio Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings Papadosio Rolling Foliage Ryan Viser Shallou Smith Smokestax Space Jesus Space Kadet Spankalicious SunSquabi The Getbye The Werks Yheti Yokai B SIDES ’13 – ’16 by Yokai Zoogma

YMSB at Hillberry 2017 Shakes the Soul Plus a Stirring Sit-In By Tim Carbone [Full Set Video]

The Yonder Mountain String Band set at Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival 2017 outside Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was one of the more soulful and stirring sets I’ve seen from YMSB, and I’ve seen them over 55 times. (Lost count!) But the guest performance turned in by fiddler Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth was phenomenal. Sitting there in my chair, I was moved to the point of losing my conversation and thoughts, jaw on the ground, totally captivated. It’s followed right behind by one of the longest and most skillful solos I’ve seen yet from YMSB mandolinist Jacob Joliff. (And don’t let the slow-down in pace fool you – they set it right back on fire soon enough.) The whole Pass This Way > E.M.D. jam lasts nearly a half hour and is simply mind-blowing. Check it out (you can actually watch the full set, Tim’s part begins at 33:00) below. Setlist at the bottom. Thanks to John Peckham of ConcertCasters for the outstanding video! And thank you to Deadhead Productions for the best festival I’ve been to in years! Setlist 01 Troubled...

Fruition Full Set [Audio Stream] + Review: Hillberry Music Festival 2017

Below is the full-set audio stream from Fruition from their Saturday, October 14, performance on the tent stage at Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival 2017, located at The Farm – Campground and Events near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. REVIEW: FRUITION A STANDOUT AT HILLBERRY 2017 Fruition was scheduled to close out the Main Stage Saturday night, but with a storm moving in, festival organizers moved their set to the tent; it was shoulder-to-shoulder filled with folks standing 20-people deep in all directions outside the tent. What an epic set! The air was electric, Fruition’s wall of sound outstanding and mind-blowing, the songs – and occasional impromptu jams – performed with precision. The energy, smiles, and dance moves were contagious throughout, but when Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone came on stage to man the fiddle for an outrageously great cover of “Southern Man,” the few members of the audience who weren’t already besides themselves suddenly were. Fruition gave the fans what they wanted throughout their set, including almost all their biggest hits like “Santa Fe” and “The Meaning,” saving the title track off...

Leftover Salmon Full Set [Audio Stream] Hillberry Music Festival 2017

Below is the full-set audio stream from Leftover Salmon from their Friday, October 13, performance on the Main Stage at Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival 2017, located at The Farm – Campground and Events near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Be sure and check out our Hillberry Music Festival Smiles For Miles photo album – add your best fest pics in comments and tag yo’ friends! Track List: 01 intro/tuning 02 Mama Boulet 03 Funky Bill Jones 04 Let’s Give a Party * 05 Here Comes the Night * 06 Suffer to Sing the Blues * 07 Aquatic Hitchhiker 08 Rag Mama Rag (The Band cover) 09 Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin cover) 10 Doin’ my Time 11 Unpromised Land 12 Gulf of Mexico 13 Sing up to the Moon 14 Two Highways 15 Morning Sun 16 E: Zombie Jamboree 17 outro *With Andy Goessling on sax Recorded Friday, October 13, 2017 at Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Photos by Brandon Cale.  

Adam Faucett: Sneak Peek at 2018 Album

Adam Faucett has debuted two new tracks via the LTF Bootleg Series on Bandcamp. “Dust” and “Sober & Stoned” are expected to be on Faucett’s new album “It Took the Shape of a Bird,” due in 2018. LTF Bootleg Series – Adam Faucett by Adam Faucett

Brother Moses: “Pretend” Video

Pretend – Official Music Video Dust off ur rollerblades and fire up this new music video for our song "Pretend". So happy we got to film this in Fayetteville, and even happier that we get to come back to George's Majestic Lounge on November 30th, you can get tickets NOW here: Posted by Brother Moses on Thursday, September 7, 2017