The Drop Zone's 2nd Anniv. Party w/Trouble Behind
Leslie Rock, Rhythm, and Blues Fest on May 11, 2013 in Leslie, Arkansas: Brethren of Hot Springs Family Dog of Cabot Ben 'Swamp Donkey' Brenner of Little Rock Smooth Down Under of Branson/Springfield/Kansas City, MO Trouble Behind of Central Arkansas Maddog & Blue of Springfield, MO The Cruise Brothers of Central Arkansas Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain of Little Rock Low Society of Memphis and Tyrannosaurus Chicken of Fort Smith, Headliner
On May 11, 2013, some of the best musicians around will be converging on the small town of Leslie in North Central Arkansas. Leslie, a town of about 480 people, is located halfway between Harrison and Conway on Hwy 65 and home to the Buffalo River Blues Society. The Blues Society is pulling the festival together to help raise funds for "Operation Kindness", the Searcy County Humane Society. Searcy County is badly in need of a no-kill shelter. For now, they "are limited to a few dedicated volunteers lending our mistreated and abandoned furry friends their homes and love until they can find permanent homes." The list of acts who have graciously signed on to play for the festival, in no particular order: Ben "Swamp Donkey" Brenner of Little Rock Trouble Behind of Central Arkansas Kasey Lee Kimmons of Shirley Maddog & Blue of Springfield, MO The Cruize Brothers of Little Rock Smooth Down Under of Branson/Springfield/Kansas City, MO Brethren of Hot Springs Low Society of Memphis, TN Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain of Little Rock Family Dog of Cabot with Tyrannosaurus Chicken of Fort Smith, Headlining the Festival These bands represent festival experience, International Blues Challenge experience, and a WHOLE lot of talent! They represent a wide variety of tastes: Mississippi Delta Blues, Memphis Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, KC Blues, Hillstomp, Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-a-billy. This is a family event, so bring your kids and your lawn chairs! Acts will be performing between 1 pm to 11 pm at 5 different venues: Masonic Lodge Outdoor Stage, Leslie Cafe & L.A. Blues Hall, Sentimental Journey, The Drop Zone, and Jewel West Art Gallery. Performance times will be staggered, allowing folks to hear & see every act. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, advance tickets go on sale April 2, Check blues society website for locations to buy tickets. All the venues are within a block of each other in downtown Leslie. Leslie merchants are planning extended hours, during the festival. Also, planned in Leslie for that day, will be a City-Wide Yard Sale, starting at 8 am and going throughout the day. The Ozark Mountain Market, the local farmer's market, will be in the Leslie City Park, also starting at 8 am and going until Noon. The Blues Society is looking for Arts & Craft vendors to sell their wares on a closed portion of Oak Street, during the Festival hours. The Blues Society is also looking for sponsors and for volunteers for the Festival. All donations will be tax-deductible. For more information on the Leslie Rock, Rhythm, and Blues Fest, please contact the Buffalo River Blues Society at 501-253-6373, at buffaloriverblues.org, or on Facebook. For more information on Operation Kindness, a 501c3 non-profit organization, go to http://searcycountyhumanesociety.webstarts.com/index.html or call Chopper at 870-221-1630.
Hard-rockin’ blues with an “In Your Face” groove that gets the crowd up and dancing!! Trouble Behind provides the excitement of a concert in the intimacy of a club. We are not about providing background music!! Trouble Behind is a five-piece blues powerhouse with a solid, driving rhythm section, blazing guitars, and amazing vocal harmonies. Members are Shelly Wier on vocals and auxiliary percussion, Mark Lovell on lead/rhythm guitar, Clint Mason on lead/rhythm/slide guitar and vocals, David Settlemoir on bass and vocals, and John Roach on drums. Trouble Behind is a newly formed group, however most of these musicians have been playing together for years, have twice competed in the International Blues Challenge, and have been engaging Arkansas audiences since 1992, entertaining at venues such as Odie’s House of Blues, the Ohio Club, Crosswalk Bar & Grill, Thirst N Howl, Cornerstone Pub, Parrot Beach Café, 365 Pub, the Drop Zone, Crab Apple Point, O’Henry’s, the Conway Supper Club, Alfred’s, and the Superior Bar of Memphis. “. . . they play from the heart and give you their souls.” – Joe Pitts, Joe Pitts Band, Liquid Groove Mojo
Bio: Hard-Rockin’ Blues with an “In Your Face” Groove that gets the Crowd up and Dancing!!
Trouble Behind performs with the Excitement of a Concert but the Intimacy of a Club.
Trouble Behind is a four-piece blues powerhouse with a solid, driving rhythm section, blazing guitars, and outstanding vocal...See Full Bio