Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number 1 singles on Hot Country Songs, all from his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt. He has also written songs and produced for other artists. He was influenced by songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Crowell played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris’ “Hot Band”. Read More »
Cody Slaughter has been tagged as one of the most talented, young Elvis Tribute Artist’s in the country. Born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas, gateway to the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Cody Slaughter began entertaining at the young age of 13. A true Southern boy, Cody’s true passion for Elvis’ music and memory has directed his career path.
Cody has performed all across the country as well as in many theaters in Branson, MO, such as Tony Roi’s Elvis Experience, Legends In Concert, 50’s At The Hop and The Liverpool Legends as well as in Pigeon Forge, TN where Cody was the featured entertainer at The Tennessee Shindig for over a year at the young age of 17. Cody also appeared on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16”. Slaughter has been performing at special events, corporate functions, and entertainment venues throughout the United States. His uncanny portrayal of Elvis Presley exhibits his amazing love for who he calls, “the greatest entertainer of all time”.
“My greatest joy is when I am paying tribute to Elvis and his music and trying to keep his spirit alive with his fans” Cody Slaughter June 2010.
Among some of Cody’s most exciting accolades were winning The People’s Choice Award during Elvis Week 2008. In July of 2011, at the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, Cody received The Horizon Award for best new Elvis Tribute Artist. The award was given on the same stage where Elvis made history at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Representing Tupelo, Mississippi (Home of Elvis’ Birthplace) Cody was named the ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ by Elvis Presley Enterprises’ in Memphis TN during Elvis Tribute Week 2011’.
Cody then took on the roll of Elvis Presley in the national tour of the Tony award winning hit theatrical production ‘The Million Dollar Quartet’. Cody has just been nominated as best featured actor in a musical for his role. For his 3rd straight year Cody stared in the Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour honoring Elvis 78th Birthday throughout January of 2013. In February Cody appeared as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS television at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Both Elvis and Cody were both the same age when they appeared on that very stage.
Cody Slaughter, the 24 year old singing sensation, has the raw talent and passion that Elvis himself exhibited when he first started. Excited fans have crowned Cody the new ‘Price of Rock and Roll’. Visit https://www.codyrayslaughter.com/
The Lockhouse Orchestra was formed by Danny Dozier to perform a series of monthly concerts that lasted about two years, and each month the band would do a tribute to a different artist. Some of the artists covered included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, artists from the Motown era and more.
Although the diversity of experience of the musicians is what makes this band special, the members of Lockhouse have two very important things in common: the love of music and the love and appreciate of the Ozarks. Each of the members had their own music career before returning home. These musicians’ experience pulls from country, rock, blues, gospel, folk, and heavy metal. The band members include John Parks, Jason Moser and Danny Dozier, all from Batesville. Parks plays guitar and sings, Moser plays drums, and Dozier plays guitar and sings. Sarah Jo Roark of Melbourne sings and plays percussion; Penny Wolfe of Evening Shade sings and plays percussion; and Jerry Bone of Oxford plays bass.
The Arkansas Brothers music has sprouted from the heavy influences of gospel, blues, rockabilly and country, much like the cotton that bursts from the rich Arkansas delta soil they were raised on.
Tim and Jess Hoggard, along with Matt Pierce have been playing music and touring regionally, nationally, and abroad for over two decades. They have shared the stage with such names as: Jimbo Mathis and the Tri-State Coalition (which Pierce is also a member of) Billy Lee Riley, Big Jack Johnson, Mark Sallings, Sonny Burgess, Jim Dandy, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, Hubert Sumlin, Lil Howlin Wolf, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, North Mississippi Allstars, Todd snider, Bernard Allison, Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Black Crowes and Robert Plant to name a few.
They credit some of their major influences on Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, James Cotton, Albert Collins and Al Green as well as Telecasters, fine tune amps, BBQ, and redneck soul.
This CD has captured the essence and the flavor of the Delta and it’s music. It will make you want to get up and shake a tail feather, or maybe just grab a cold one and kick with your friends.
Larry McCray’s heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there’s no question. It’s been 25 years — award-winning ones at that — of scalding-hot and tasteful blues from the Arkansas-born, Michigan-based singer, guitarist, bandleader, songwriter and heir apparent to a lineage that includes personal influences and heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all of whom he’s had the chance to meet and play with. Read More »
Arkansas’ own Sonny Burgess died August 18, 2017 at the age of 88 years old. He rocked the Newport area since 1955 and the days of the Rock N’ Roll Highway 67. Sonny Burgess and the Pacers recorded hits for SUN Records and played festivals, clubs and shows all over the world. Read More »
Ace Cannon, saxophone virtuoso, a return to classically executed, quality musicianship. A musician whose records have consistently appeared on Billboard’s and Cashbox’s charts.
Ace Cannon started his career in Memphis, Tennessee, recording on many of the 1950’s hits on SUN RECORDS. Says Sam Phillips, quote: “Ace Cannon is the greatest saxophone player who ever lived, but then he came out of the same stables as Carl Perkins, Elvis, Jerry Lee, Bill Justice, etc.” Read More »