For three days, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Little Rock’s White Water Tavern will be ground zero for fans of that rootsy strain of rock ’n’ roll that has been referred to as Americana, cowpunk, folk rock or alt-country, Sean Clancy writes in Tuesday's Style section.
Fifteen acts from Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Ohio and Arkansas will share the tiny White Water stage during this year’s edition of the Holiday Hang Out, the brainchild of Travis Hill, owner of Little Rock-based label Last Chance Music.
He took his annual Dec. 2 birthday show (which began in 2010 with a concert by Slobberbone, Two Cow Garage and Glossary) and expanded it last year into a weekend-long rockfest featuring his friends and favorite bands.
The event drew fans from 21 states, Canada and even a few from the United Kingdom to the cozy confines of the White Water, the neighborhood watering hole and music spot.
Whew! Oh, and did we mention there will also be books for sale and food on Sunday? Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.