The Huntertones will open the Jazz Starlight Season this weekend at Walton Arts Center. A co-founder of the Brooklyn-based band told Robert Ginsburg, host of KUAF's Shades of Jazz, the band pulls inspiration from decades of music.
Thursday evening, more than a dozen regional musicians will join forces on the Hillberry Festival stage for the ShindigMusic Hillberry Harvest Orchestra Jam. Several of the musicians taking part join us in the studio for a preview, including Tom Anderson, Opal Agafia, Michael Schembre, Allen Swearingen, Chris Crovella, Patti Steel and John Henry Holthus. We also hear from Robert Locke and Kristal Kuykendall about ShindigMusic's role in organizing the performance.
Crusade and the Big Hog Band will provide the live music for dancers at the Fall Swing Fling at the Verizon Ballroom on the University of Arkansas campus tomorrow night. The event is open to the public and will be preceded by lessons for beginning swing dancers.
There are chances Friday, Saturday and Sunday to see funk shows in the region. And there's a couple of festivals featuring folk and crafts. Also, Eureka Springs musicians Melissa Carper and Rebecca Patek join us to talk about their duo The Buffalo Gals and about their show this weekend in Springdale.