NATURAL LAND FESTIVAL CANCELS
Alexander– Following the loss of 7 artists that were set to appear at this years event, Natural Land Camping and Music Festival have decided to call it quits. The festival announced via Facebook their decision to cancel the 3-day event.
“To our Natural Land Family, We are very disheartened to announce that we will be cancelling Natural Land Camping and Music Festival. At this point, we can’t begin to explain how sorry we are for the great errors in judgement that resulted in our shortcomings this weekend, but still—we apologize for not meeting your expectations. Some of you are very upset, on many different levels, and rightfully so. There was an honest lack of understanding of what it actually takes to turn a dream this big into reality despite all of the planning and double-checking. Again, our deepest apologies to everyone looking forward to this weekend as much as we were. With that said, please stay tuned for more information on refunds. We will be contacting you through your Eventbrite e-mail as we start the process shortly. We will NOT leave you hanging on this, but we ask you for patience. We have a lot of questions coming our way and getting to them as fast as we can.”
This marks the second large scale festival in Arkansas to cancel in 2018, with the previous being Little Rock’s Fulcrum Festival.
SHAWN JAMES HITS NUMBER 1 ON ITUNES
Fayetteville– Shawn James recently hit number 1 on the itunes “Singer-Songwriter” charts for his cover of the Bill Withers classic “Ain’t No Sunshine.” James recorded the track in early 2017 during a tour of Spain. The tracks is available on The Madrid Sessions along with a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life.”
ELISE DAVIS CACTUS GETS OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE
Little Rock– Arkansas’ latest country music expat,Elise Davis, has set an official release date for the follow up to her 2016 debut album The Token. Titled, Cactus, the album is set for release on September 7 2018. Davis released the albums debut single “Don’t Bring Me Flowers” earlier this summer.
LOUIS JORDAN MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
Brinkley– A stretch of highway in Monroe County has been dedicated to pioneering musician Louis Jordan. Born in Brinkley, Arkansas in 1908, Jordan became one of the most successful musicians of the swing era. With more than 50 Top 10 hits during the 1940s, Jordan’s music would influenced the likes of Ray Charles, Chuck Berry and James Brown. Considered a major forefather to the early development of rock ’n’ roll and R&B music, Louis Jordan was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
THE TOADIES INVADE ARKANSAS
Fayetteville– 90’s alt-rockers, The Toadies, will be making not one but two appearances in the natural state. The first being Thursday, August 30 at Georges Majestic Lounge with special guests Ghost Cities. Best known for their 1994 platinum selling album Rubberneck which featured the band’s most popular single, “Possum Kingdom”. The Toadies will be making their second appearance next month in Little Rock at The Rev Room with special guests Recognizer and Illusionaut.
SILVER ANCHORS COVER SIMON AND GARFUNKEL ON NEW SINGLE
Little Rock– Little Rock’s Silver Anchors have had a tremendous 2018 so far with the duel release of their excellent Major Arcana Vol. 1 and 2 EP’s. Now the band returns with an ambient take on the 1968 Simon and Garfunkel classic “Overs.” Check it out below.
ADAM FAUCETT RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR KING SNAKE
Little Rock– Singer-songwriter, Adam Faucett, has unveiled an official video for the It Took the Shape of a Bird track “King Snake.” It Took The Shape of a Bird was released on August 24 via Last Chance Records. Check out our Shindigmusic review and check out the video for “King Snake” below.
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