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Blues / Rock Hot Springs Village, AR  US


  • 2013

    Sep 7

    Hot Springs National Park, AR, US | 2:00pm

    Bike rally gig! Lots of fun.

  • 2013

    May 11

    Leslie, AR, US | 1:00pm

    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.

  • 2012

    Nov 3

    Leslie, ARKAN, US | 8:00pm

    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

  • 2012

    Nov 3

    Leslie, AR, US | 8:00pm

    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...

  • 2012

    Sep 7

    Hot Springs, AR, US | 9:30pm

    Bike week in the Spa City, Brethren will play the early spot, then we take the stage at 9:30 til?


  • Brethren at the Deep Blues festival in Minniapolis
  • Brethren on the main stage at the King Buscit festival
  • Another shot of Brethren on the main stage in Helena


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

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Brethren getting ready for festival season
Feb 22, 2012

looking forward to getting back out there. Big Papa Binns.


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