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The 1 Oz. Jig highlights busy weekend of great original musicPosted Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 12:20 PM
Handmade Moments, a Conway-based jazz trio that includes Carroll County native Anna Horton, plays at New Delhi Cafe Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
On Friday night, New Delhi hosts a great jazz trio as Conway-based Handmade Moments takes the stage starting at 6:30 p.m.
Handmade Moments is Carroll County native Anna Horton, Nick Caffrey and Joel Ludford, members of the likewise-talented six-piece band Don't Stop Please. All three are gifted musicians with on-stage enthusiasm and skill that belies their young age.
On Saturday, be sure to make plans to go to Chelsea's for standout funk group The 1 Oz. Jig of Fayetteville.
Good songwriting, tight rhythm and a full horn section and intense onstage charisma make The 1 Oz. Jig an instant crowd favorite. The 1 Oz. Jig brings sassy songwriting, swanky croon and the "funk-chunk" attack of Jeff Kearney, named the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards' Singer/Songwriter of the Year in both 2008 and 2011. The band took home the Best Funk Band award last year -- no easy task in Fayetteville, where there is no shortage of funk and jambands.
In 2010 the band released its first album, which was quickly nominated for Album of the Year and also had several songs featured on a compilation of original Fayetteville artists entitled "Fayetteville 2011."
Funky beats and melodic bass lines lay the perfect foundation for the band's horn section (usually featuring 2-4 players) hooking and jabbing through it all, blowing a thick layer of tight brass over the top. This band's appeal and energy is undeniable.
Here's a sampling of some 1 Oz. Jig music:
On Sunday night, head over to Voulez-Vous Lounge for a great duo in Firefly.
Firefly is an acoustic duo that bounces vocalist and guitarist Nici's sweet country-prairie, sometimes-Patsy-Cline'esque-style off guitarist and vocalist Chris' surfer/Americana sound. They take turns singing, playing guitar, harmonizing and handling percussion. The pair has opened for Bret Michaels and was recently approached about performing a weekly acoustic set at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Firefly's show this Sunday (they're also performing there next Sunday, Sept. 30) starts at 8:30 p.m.
On Monday night, Eureka music fans will be treated to a rare Arkansas performance by Venezuelan 14-string guitar pro Felix Martin at Squid and Whale Pub. This looks to be an unbelievable show for fans of intricate guitar-picking; I wouldn't miss this for the world. Show begins at 8 p.m.
Following is the entertainment schedule for this weekend for Eureka Springs venues:
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
* Jack's Place / Centerstage Live, 37 Spring St., 479-253-2219: Karaoke and DJ Goose, 8 p.m. till midnight.
* New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479-253-2525: Skillet Lickers, 6 p.m.
* Squid and Whale, 37 Spring St., 479-253-7147: Open Mic Musical Smackdown with Bloody Buddy & friends, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21
* Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: Live music, 7 p.m.
* Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: It's About Time, 8 p.m.
* Chaser's, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-253-5522: Ride Shy, 8 p.m.
* Chelsea's, 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723: The Matt Smith Group, 9 p.m.
* Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479-253-7020: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close
* Jack's Place / Centerstage Live: Close Trash Angels, 8 p.m.
* The Lumberyard, 104 E. Van Buren: Bike Night, 4 to 9 p.m. or later, food and drink specials, karaoke and prizes
* New Delhi Cafe: Handmade Moments, 6:30 p.m.
* Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Jukebox Fest, 7 p.m.
* Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Jukebox Fest, 7:30 p.m.
* Squid & Whale: Three Cent Genius, 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
* Cathouse / Pied Piper: Dorian Cross, 8 p.m.
* Chaser's: Beers For Breakfast, 8 p.m.
* Chelsea's: The 1 Oz. Jig (Fayetteville funk), 9 p.m.
* Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close
* Jack's Place / Centerstage Live: Close Trash Angels, 8 p.m.
* The Lumberyard: DJ, 9 p.m.
* New Delhi Cafe: Skillet Lickers, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Mike Blackwell, 6:30 p.m.
* Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: The Eclectones, 7 p.m.
* Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Arkansas football game with free Jukebox, 7:30 p.m.
* Squid and Whale: Three Cent Genius, 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23
* Caribe Restaurant & Cantina, 309 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8102: Cherry Brooks Band, 8 p.m.
* Chelsea's: Steve & Chuck (jazz set), 4-8 p.m.
* Eureka Live!: Customer Appreciation Night specials 5 p.m. to close
* New Delhi Cafe: Handmade Moments (jazz trio), 4:30-8 p.m.
* Squid and Whale: The Jeff Gray Quartet, 8 p.m.
* Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63A Spring St., 479-363-6595: Firefly duo, 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY SEPT. 24
* Chelsea's: Springbilly, 9 p.m.
* Squid and Whale: Felix Martin (14-string guitarist from Venezuela), 8 p.m.
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Carroll County News Managing Editor Kristal Kuykendall is a longtime music writer and live music follower in Arkansas. In addition to her full-time journalism career, as a hobby she has formerly has covered live music around the state for Citiscapes magazine in Fayetteville; the statewide Celebrate Arkansas magazine based in Rogers; The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas; Little Rock entertainment website Do501.com; LoveLiveMusic.com; KATV Channel 7's "Good Morning Arkansas"; and Nightflying, the statewide entertainment monthly; as well as her own music blog formerly located at http://mojo-management.com/kstarsmusicblog. With Kristal's Northwest Arkansas Music Blog, she now writes about live music primarily in the Eureka Springs and Carroll County regions, and includes major shows coming to nearby areas such as Fayetteville and Branson as well.
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