A. Grajeda / KUAF

Keefer Roach and Derek Nichols met while working on a musical at the University of Arkansas. Today the two performers along with Marcus Garoutte comprise the trio Trumann Rail Boys. The group recently released a self-titled EP and will perform at the Block Street Block Party this weekend.  

Remembering Guy Clark

May 18, 2016
William Wallace

In 2011 the late Guy Clark talked to us about writing songs. He died Tuesday at age 74.

courtesy photo

Opal Agafia has always enjoyed music, but she didn't start performing publicly until about a year ago. Last month, she and her band The Sweet Nothings, released their debut album "One Down Forever to Go."

Hawaiian Music

May 12, 2016
J. Froelich / KUAF

Hawaiian musician Paula Fuga is spending the week in Northwest Arkansas performing as well as teaching in Springdale and Rogers public schools. Her visit, sponsored by the Walton Arts Center, is designed specifically to enrich local Marshallese youth. We attend one of her classes to observe how she adeptly teaches twenty children the art--and spirit--of the traditional ukulele.

L & R - T. Dennis, Center, courtesy photo

Northwest Arkansas is home to many songwriters, some of whom we have the opportunity to welcome into the KUAF studios. On the latest edition of the KUAF Music Mixdown, we hear recent and archived sessions from three local songwriters, Ryan Pickop, Candy Lee and Dana Idlet.


Ryan Pickop

  1. Saving These Songs
  2. Where Will We Go
  3. Who Am I

Dana Idlet