Eureka Springs, AR
Venue Address (Get Directions)Crystal Bridgest Trail Mix Concert
Date and Time
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 3:00pm
TRAIL MIX CONCERT TOUR
Frisco Trail in Fayetteville | Crystal Bridges Trails in Bentonville
May 4, 2013
10-12pm in Fayetteville
3-5pm in Bentonville
Free and open to the public
In what has become a highlight of Artosphere, the Trail Mix Concert Tour brings bands from across the nation and local musicians to our hiking and biking trails, creating a one-of-a-kind musical and outdoor experience. Trail Mix will illuminate Fayetteville’s urban landscape beginning at Wilson Park and heading south toward Greenhouse Grille and continue later in the day on the stunning trails and natural landscapes of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
Trail Mix veterans will see some changes to this year’s event, most notably the exploration of the urban outdoor environment of downtown Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail. Springfest, a long and recently revived tradition in downtown Fayetteville, will take place right in the middle of the Trail Mix route, and Artosphere restaurant partners The Depot and Greenhouse Grille will add food and local flavor to the event.
In Bentonville, Trail Mix musicians will be positioned closer together than last year, to make the experience more compact and easier to navigate. Special thanks to our friends at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for their support of Trail Mix.
2013 Trail Mix Concert Tour Artist Lineup
NYC’s Asphalt Orchestra redefines and re-contextualizes music from the concert halls, rock stages, and jazz clubs of the world — and brings it to new audiences in a way never heard or seen before. The galvanizing outdoor performances by this 12-piece band of New York’s hottest brass, wind and percussion players bring together a wide swath of music into one breathtaking show. Asphalt Orchestra will kick off Fayetteville’s Trail Mix at Wilson Park, and will make appearances at the Fayetteville Square and the Bentonville Square on Trail Mix day.
The Brick Fields Duo, consisting of husband and wife team Larry Brick (guitar and back vocals) and Rachel Fields (vocals, flute, and guitar) also head up the multi-award winning band Brick Fields whose music has been called an “Unleashed cleansing of the soul” by Nashville Blues Society. Doug Hill of the Norman Transcript called Brick Fields’ album Gospel Blue “A worshipful House Of Blues with a steeple on top!” The Brick Fields Band was the 2010 Ozark Blues Challenge Winners and went on to win the Pick of Club 152 for Beale Street Blues Kings at the International Blues Challenge Memphis in 2011. Brick Fields music can be heard on blues, gospel, folk, and even children’s radio nationally and internationally.
Carter Sampson is an Okie born, Fayetteville, AR based singer-songwriter. Blessed by a musical legacy from a family that includes such talents as Roy Orbison, Carter’s journey as a musician seems to have been predestined. Her empowering, relatable and appealing music has garnered an incredibly diverse and loyal fan base from Boston to New Mexico. Carter has made several appearances at the songwriter’s Mecca, The Blue Door, both opening for artists such as Patrice Pike, Christine Kane and Susan Gibson and headlining her own shows. She has also played The Blue Door’s Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie along with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Kevin Welch. She is the 2012 winner of the NW Arkansas Music Award for Best Female Singer-Songwriter.
ERTH’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo
Erth – one of Austrailia’s best-loved and most innovative theatre companies – takes kids ages 4-230 million on an extraordinary prehistoric journey with an incredible cast of Dinosaurs that inhabited our world millions of years ago. Children will get up close and personal with the amazingly life-like creatures who will be at various spots along Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail. Erth’s menagerie of ancient beasts is brought to life via various forms of human powered puppetry from the heart-meltingly cute baby Dryosaurs to the toothy T-Rex.
Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders
Jayme Stone (banjo) | Rob Mosher (woodwinds) | Bobby Hawk (fiddle) | Andrew Small (bass)
Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music. The repertoire includes a Bach fugue, a Moorish sword-fighting dance, Malian melodies, an Appalachian barnburner and Stone’s own tiny symphonies.
“The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo.” – GLOBE AND MAIL
Lizzy Lehman was born in Evanston, IL , cut her songwriting teeth in Portland, OR , and is now making a name for herself in the Austin, TX music scene. Her first release, “A Place I Know You’ll Love”, sounds like the effort of a seasoned veteran and proves that Lizzy Lehman is on her way to becoming a household name in the folk music world. She is the type of artist that can make a listener stop in their tracks so as not to forget the first moment they heard her sing.
Still on the Hill
Seemingly oblivious to the limitations of what two musicians can create, Still on the Hill has set new boundaries of originality. This duo uses traditional instruments from their home in the Ozarks (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica and scrub board) and other oddities such as the musical saw, ukelin and tenor uke to create a kaleidoscope of musical color and texture. Still on the Hill has proved itself a favorite at many prestigious festivals and venues here and abroad, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas and countless others. The group’s repertoire is primarily their own original, roots-based compositions (a genre hybrid they term “folkgrass”) interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.
Tasha Lewis (Swarm)
Indianapolis artist Tasha Lewis’ work centers around cyanotype coated fabric. The cyanotype process dates from the 1870s and is one of the earliest forms of photography. Lewis blends this historic process with PhotoShop, Google images and digital negatives, combining images to create her final negative, which is then printed onto cotton and handstiched into forms. Swarm is a collection of cyanotype butterflies mounted onto magnets that can be installed at a moments notice on any metal medium. Swarm will appear at surprise locations along the trail during Trail Mix.
Three Penny Acre
Three Penny Acre is a musical collaboration between three songwriters: Bayard Blain, Bernice Hembree and Bryan Hembree. Fans and critics have identified their unique, Ozark-inspired sound as distinct, yet universally appealing. Listeners in all corners have come to appreciate their attention to lyrics, harmony, and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements steeped in roots music traditions but with a focus on fresh, new songwriting.
Rain Date: May 5
Coming soon: Trail Mix maps, artists’ website links