Bike rally gig! Lots of fun.
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.
This is a fundraiser to help the Buffalo River Blues Sosiety send the band Brethren and solo act Swamp Donkey to the international blues challenge in Memphis
This is a Benefit show.. to help raise money to get our two finalists to Memphis.. Brethren who won the Band competition and Ben "Swamp Donkey" Brenner, who won the Solo/Duo Competition...
Bike week in the Spa City, Brethren will play the early spot, then we take the stage at 9:30 til?
Sounds Like: Skip James meets Soundgarden/Led Zeppelin
Label: not signed
Manager: Greg "Big Papa Binns"
Bio: Brethren is a band from Hot Springs, Arkansas, members are Greg "Big Papa" Binns on guitar and vocals, John Stephens on harmonica, Tim Green on bass and Zakk Binns on drums, and guitar. Greg and Zakk Binns are father and son. Their sound is a cross between modern rock and traditional blues, like ...See Full Bio