Tonight on South on Main stage: ROUTE 358 & TEN PENNY GYPSY!

Route 358 & Ten Penny GypsyJoin South on Main on Saturday, August 17 for an evening of roots music with Route 358 and Ten Penny Gypsy.

Show begins at 9 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 in advance or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. Please call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table.

Route 358 began as a jam session at the kitchen table that sounded anything but musical. Then a trip to the studio to record a live performance video of the song “Alone Tonight” started the four-piece Americana/Roots artists on their current trajectory.

358’s sound can be described as having one foot in bluegrass and the other in a swampy mixture of pop, country, folk and rock.Their songs tell tales of love, love-lost, ghosts, prohibition speakeasies and the roads they travel together.

“Only The River Knows,” the bands first album, was praised for its “distinctively vintage sound, combined with beautifully honest songwriting and emotional performances” (Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman).

Songs from the album earned the band a nomination for “Americana/Roots Artist of the Year” by the Arkansas Country Music Awards as well as a selection as a showcase artist for Folk Alliance Mid-West and The John Hartford Memorial Festivals.

For the past two years the band has toured playing venues and festivals in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Indiana, Missouri and Texas. In October of 2018 tthey released their latest album “Lantern’s Light”.

Arkansas singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley have been successfully following the beat of their own drum for years, separately as solo artists. That musical direction took an exciting and robust turn recently when they recruited the talents of renowned multi-instrumentalist/producer Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam) to help their songs blossom, and the Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy was born.

Recorded in 2017 at Crawford’s Admiral Bean Studio in Loxley, Alabama, Ten Penny Gypsy’s self-titled debut album contains eleven finely crafted songs, sweetly harmonic, yet delivered with a unique dose of Americana swagger. Whether it’s the waltzing hopefulness of “Old Woman By the Sea”, the plaintive longing of “Back On Level Ground”, or the rollicking rhythm of “Perfectly Imperfect”, each song wears its emotion on its sleeve. Combining Patterson’s strong voice and exquisite guitar work with Danley’s infectious delivery and melodic hooks, Ten Penny Gypsy has grown into a commanding duo that will draw you in like no other.

“I do believe that ‘Ten Penny Gypsy’ is a snapshot of Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley in full bloom”, says Crawford.

Many others agree, as Ten Penny Gypsy was named a finalist in three categories for the 2018 Arkansas Country Music Awards : “Album of the Year”, “Americana/Roots Artist of the Year”, and “Vocal Group of the Year”.

“Ten Penny Gypsy” was released on August 25th, 2017, and is available on Amazon, itunes, Spotify, and in retail outlets throughout the country.