MUSIC LINEUP

 

The 2018 Homegrown Music Lineup

JEFF AUSTIN BAND

JEFF AUSTIN BAND

“When I’m writing a song, it’s not about the hot licks, it’s about the voice and how it can be showcased from song to song,” says musician Jeff Austin. His focus is on transporting his audience by way of his vocal: “It’s the direct communication with the crowd — not just asking them how they’re feeling, but bringing something out of them. Read more about the Jeff Austin Band.
ARKANSAUCE

ARKANSAUCE

Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, and country. With two albums under their belt in the last two years, and a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound they can call their own.  Read more about Arkansauce.
GEORGE PORTER JR & RUNNIN' PARDNERS

GEORGE PORTER JR & RUNNIN' PARDNERS

George Porter Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60’s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B.  Read more about George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners.
JON STICKLEY TRIO

JON STICKLEY TRIO

The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an ‘exhilarating all-acoustic swirl’” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums.  Read more about the Jon Stickley Trio.
DEVON GILFILLIAN

DEVON GILFILLIAN

Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian’s voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, Gilfillian puts a personalized stamp on those childhood influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist.  Read more about Devon Gilfillian.
BLACK PUMAS

BLACK PUMAS

Psychedelic soul based in Austin, TX. Singer Eric Burton and producer Adrian Quesada.  Read more about Black Pumas.

HANDMADE MOMENTS

HANDMADE MOMENTS

What makes the homey Ozark stew of Handmade Moments so very nourishing, so perfectly spiced? Partake and be effortlessly guided through wistful and deep channels of musical flavor, rich with hearty roots and fungi, vegetables home-gardened and watered from the sacred well of American musics: jazz old-time country blues soul hip-hop rock (and it don’t stop).  Read more about Handmade Moments.
THE MIGHTY PINES

THE MIGHTY PINES

The Mighty Pines are a fierce roots band making music inspired by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis.  For over four years they’ve been fashioning their distinctive heartland sound. The music is fresh: bluegrass meets acoustic soul and rock & roll.  Read more about The Mighty Pines.
ALAINA BLAKE & DYLAN HAWF

ALAINA BLAKE & DYLAN HAWF

Alaina Blake, who shines on her confident and purposeful vocals as well as her intuitive songwriting. Dylan Hawf, raised in Southern Illinois, but born in Harrison, AR, has focused on fiddle since the age of 10. Born into a bluegrass family,  string music has been a way of life.  Read more about Alaina Blake & Dylan Hawf.
DRIFTERS MILE

DRIFTERS MILE

Born from the Ozark Mountains, Drifters Mile plays, sings, and writes folk music in a Bluegrass Style. We’re just regular folks playing good new time music. Read more about Drifters Mile.
MUDHAWK

MUDHAWK

Hailing from Northwest Arkansas, Mudhawk has been surprising audiences young and old with their raw, fresh approach to blues, rock and roll, funk, and country. With a healthy mix of originals and covers, Mudhawk pays tribute to their heroes and influences, including Freddy King, Waylon Jennings, Willie Dixon, Levon Helm, and Dr. John, to name a few. Read more about Mudhawk.
SCHOOL OF ROCK FAYETTEVILLE

SCHOOL OF ROCK FAYETTEVILLE

At School of Rock Fayetteville, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Fayetteville together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Read more about School of Rock Fayetteville.

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