2016 music lineup
the Wildflowers revue
A southern gothic girl-group vision of mournful mountain melodies, heavenly hillbilly harmonies and epic tales of sin-soaked country outlaw heroines. To learn more about the band, go here.
Good Time Ramblers
Formed in the summer of 2005 the Good Time Ramblers have played tirelessly throughout the state of Arkansas and regionally. They have shared the stage with national acts such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland, Shooter Jennings, Hayes Carll, Robert Earl Keen, Band of Heathens, Blue Mountain, Junior Brown, American Aquarium, Roger Creager, Tracy Byrd, Stoney Larue, Gary Allan, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers and others. Littlerocklivemusic.net called Good Time Ramblers "one of the most solid performing acts I've seen in recent years, Little Rock can't seem to get enough of the Good Time Ramblers". As of 2013, Good Time Ramblers have 3 full-length recordings to their credit: 2007- "Sinners Welcome", 2009- "Nashville Cowboy", and 2013- "Bigelow Strange," and they are currently working on a fourth full length recording, "Bloody Knuckles". GTR, as fans often call them, have consistently packed fans into Little Rocks best venues on the strength of their live shows and memorable songs. Sync Weekly described GTR as "driving with the windows down, foot stomping, good time Americana music." Check out the Good Time Ramblers here.
FreeVerse is a fusion of progressive psychedelic rock, funk, blues, and jazz that yields one seasoned jam band. They are always pushing forward, rocking with heavy beats and flowing energy. FreeVerse can explore southern fried harmonica-drenched blues to spaced-out dirty funk. Depending on the moment, you never can be sure what they will sound like. This creative energy allows the band to explore new directions every night. Rocking the moment, or the now, is the overall goal of their music.
Right now, FreeVerse is the number one jam band in their area. No one has as much experience, and musicianship or history as FreeVerse. Their stock is currently rising as evident by their national ranking of 22 in the US for jam bands according to Reverbnation. In 2003, FreeVerse was voted "Best New Band" by the readers of the Little Rock Free Press. They were Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Semifinalists in 2004 and 2005. They were also chosen to participate in the Wakarusa Winter Classic in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2014. In the summer of 2006, they released their first full-length self-titled album. They have finished their follow up to their debut album and it will be released by summer of 2014. With the addition of new musicians, the band has tightened their sound and achieved a funkier rock edge with country blues overtones while surpassing their creative expression of years past.
stephen neeper & the wild hearts
The Neepers, Stephen and Zeke, started learning the art of guitar picking from their father so long ago that it is a part of who they are. After multiple tenures with various local bands, SNTWH formed through jam sessions in the Neeper garage with other Arkansas musicians & SNTWH was complete with the addition of drummer Evan Barr in late 2011. Since then, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Cody Canada and the Departed, The Wild Feathers, Whiskey Myers, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, and The Dirty Guv’nahs. SNTWH has garnered attention from the press as well. In the Arkansas Times, Robert Bell wrote, “It’s hard to convey the extent to which this band has swaggering, blues-steeped Southern rock down cold….frontman Neeper is a shred-meister extraordinaire… and the rest of the band members are stone-cold bad-asses, too.” SNTWH guarantee one thing: a rockin’ good time. To learn more about Stephen Neeper & The Wildhearts, visit their website.