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Roy Hale learned to play the guitar when he was just eight.  He's been thinking about playing music almost ever since.  Now the Arkansas native has moved east, near Nashville, to further pursue that dream.

Roy Hale, a native Arkansan, plays tonight in Fayetteville as part of his Playing for a Purpose tour.

On this edition of the podcast, we hear segments from a recent live, fundraising edition of The Pickin' Post with Mike Shirkey. We hear performances from Shore and Cockram, Peter Lippincott, Jamey Hall and others as they aired live from the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio at KUAF.


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While he was at the KUAF studios, Fayetteville musician Copelin Bates performed this song, titled "April Showers."

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In addition to a 5K race, a dog parade and bed races, Springfest will feature music from local artists including Copelin Bates. During his visit to the Carver Center for Public Radio, Copelin explained that before becoming a musician, his childhood passion was football.