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Jimmie Vaughan and band's rocking blues comes to NLR

By Jack W. Hill Special to the Democrat-Gazette

This article was published October 12, 2017 at 1:42 a.m.

Jimmie Vaughan

Blues rock singer and acclaimed guitarist Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Arkansas at Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock. Ticket prices range from $39 to $125.

Vaughan, the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, first became noted for his work in his Austin, Texas, based band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, which he performed with from 1979-89, releasing seven albums, before leaving the band. He released a duo album (Family Style) with his brother, along with five solo albums and a duo album with Omar Kent Dykes of Omar & the Howlers.

He has won four Grammy Awards, the most recent of which was in 2001 for traditional blues album for Do You Get the Blues? In 2010, he released the album, Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites, and followed that with his most recent release, Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites, a year later.

The Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, (501) 812-2715 uaptc.edu/charts

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Rodney Block and Katmandu will perform an outdoor show from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday for the "35 Years Sober" birthday party of the Wolfe Street Foundation in Little Rock. Tickets are $36.

There will also be local food truck fare and birthday cake.

Wolfe Street Foundation, 1015 Louisiana St., Little Rock, wolfestreet.org or centralarkansastickets.com

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Jacob Metcalf will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Metcalf is a Dallas singer-songwriter who released a debut album, Fjord, in January 2016.

South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, (800) 293-5949, metrotix.com; or (501) 244-9660 and southonmain.com

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Fiscal Spliff, along with opening acts Tenement and Attagirl, will perform at 9 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern. Admission is $6.

Liz Brasher will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $6.

Brasher, a native of North Carolina, grew up in Chicago and now is based in Atlanta. She cites as her influences The Beatles, Pop Staples and Bobbie Gentry and her contralto voice has been compared to Mahalia Jackson and Julie London.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com

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Mike Ryan will perform at 8:30 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

The Ben Miller Band will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 the day of the show.

Ded will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com

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Paul Thorn, plus opening act Bonnie Bishop, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $25.

Thorn, who calls himself the second most-famous musician from Tupelo, Miss., (although he named his record label Perpetual Obscurity Records) tried his hand at boxing before deciding music was less stressful. He has released seven albums, the most recent of which, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, came out in August 2014.

Ward Davis will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices range from $15 to $45.

Coin, along with opening act Joan, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show.

Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090, revroom.com

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Delta Translation will perform at 5:30 p.m. today and Tragikly White will perform at 9 p.m. at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock. Admission is $5 after 9 p.m.

David & Sarah will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Mr. Lucky will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 after 9 p.m.

Steve Boyster will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Hazy Nation will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 after 9 p.m.

Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 375-5351, cajunswharf.com

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The Creek Rocks will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is free.

The Salty Dogs will perform for a Jason Aldean "after-party" at 11 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7. The band will release its latest EP, Goodnight, on Max Recordings on Oct. 20.

Henna Roso, with GoodFoot, will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock, (501) 313-4704, fourquarterbar.com

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Hip hop artist Money Bagg Yo will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Metroplex in Little Rock. Admission prices range from $25 to $100.

Metroplex Live, Interstate 430 and Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock, (501) 681-7552, metroplexlive.com

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Isaac Alexander and Chuck Dodson will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is $7.

Alexander is marking the release of his new CD, Like a Sinking Stone. Dodson will accompany him on keyboards.

American Werewolf Academy, along with opening acts Girlband and Joe Myside, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.

Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com

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The Black Lillies will headline two nights of the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival in Basin Springs Park on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. Friday with a set by Cedar Hill, followed at 3:45 p.m. by The Shook Twins and at 5:30 p.m. by The Black Lillies.

Saturday's schedule begins with The Shook Twins at 1 p.m., followed by Lonesome Road at 2:30 p.m., Cedar Hill at 4 p.m. and The Black Lillies at 5:30 p.m.

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, Basin Springs Park, Spring Street, Eureka Springs, (479) 253-7333, eurekasprings.org.

Weekend on 10/12/2017

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