You might think a band named Real Live Tigers would create and play loud, aggressive music. But the Austin trio’s recent visit to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio was a study in low-fi sonic storytelling. The band was in northwest Arkansas this month as part of their national tour

Pat Schories / courtesy photo

In this second part of our conversation with fiddler Harry Bolick, we hear more about how he unearthed Mississippi fiddle tunes from the 1930s, and how he aims to make the songs more widely available to performers and listeners alike.

courtesy / Harry Bolick

Harry Bolick is on a quest for “worldwide cultural domination of Mississippi tunes.”  He’s written a book, titled Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s, and he’s in the middle of a two-month tour to bring greater exposure to those songs. That tour recently brought him through Fayetteville for a fiddle workshop, an old-time jam session at Smoke and Barrel Tavern, and to play during the monthly Fayetteville Square Dance.

Courtney Chavanell / courtesy Ray Wylie Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard is a much respected and much-loved singer/songwriter.  He'll be at George's Majestic Lounge tonight and we talked to him before the current tour began.

courtesy / Brother Moses

Brother Moses has been busy since the last time they came to our studios. During the summer, the Fayetteville-based went on a cross-country tour and at the end of August, the group released its latest EP, Legends. The six-song album is available now on vinyl, CD or digital download.