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NWA-based artist Caleb Ryan Martin was invited to play during the Grand Ole Opry preshow this fall. He recently stopped by the studio to discuss the experience. He'll be performing in Nashville again Nov. 29 and you can stream the concert at www.opry.com.

The Old 78s, and dance caller Steve Green, play for us and explain what will take place next weekend (November 10-12) at the Fine Times at Our House Weekend on Mount Sequoyah.

"Love me or leave me and let me be lonely," sings a confident, captivating Nina Simone on her singular version of the American standard. The interpretation also captures her lesser known, classical background when halfway through she breaks into a Bach-inspired piano solo.

Last week, as many as 19 area folk and bluegrass musicians performed together as the ShindigMusic Hillberry Harvest Festival Orchestra at the annual music festival in Eureka Springs. Prior to that performance, seven of those musicians came to our studio to talk a little bit about the local music scene, and to perform several folk and bluegrass standards.

courtesy: Walton Arts Center

Joe Ely has been writing songs, and performing them around the world, for decades. Tomorrow night he comes to the whttp://waltonartscenter.org.

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