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“If you’re in Arkansas and you’re into Americana music, you need to catch the Little Rock band Monkhouse.”
“"The self-described (and tongue in cheek) "church for pagans," Monkhouse offers up a "holy ghost rock and roll revival" full of rootsy, gospel-inspired ramblers with a bit of rhythm, a bit of blues and a bit of Sunday-appropriate uplift."”
“Monkhouse taps directly into the long-standing, patently Southern well of gospel-sweetened roots, soul, swamp rock and blues music with "no preaching, no church-i-ness and no religion." But there is an undeniable sheen of religion that lies thinly atop the music, an ever-present hint of old-time church goodliness that's never proselytizing and only present if you're out to see it there.”
"monkhouse is a band, a project, a mission, a calling, and a foot stompin' good time! I always leave a monkhouse show feeling better than when I walked in the door. Maybe it is the kinship of the band with their audience? Maybe it is good people playing divine music? Maybe it is the bringing together of sinners, pagans and saints? Who knows! What I do know is it never disappoints and always leaves you wanting more. And that's a good thing."
“Monkhouse at White Water Tavern is more than a band playing a collection of hand-raising music that combines Americana, roots rock and gospel into one roof-raising blend. It’s kind of social movement...”
“Monkhouse Benefit for Homeless Tonight at White Water. Enjoy a mix of roots, gospel and rock as Monkhouse takes the stage for All You Need is Gloves at 8 p.m. today (Feb. 16) at White Water Tavern, 2500 W. Seventh St., Little Rock.”