Tonight at South on Main – Matt Schatz Collective featuring Lane Long and Madeline Bowdon

Matt Schatz Collective featuring Lane Long and Madeline BowdonExperience the Matt Schatz Collective featuring Lane Long and Madeline Bowdon tonight (November 19) at South on Main. 
The show begins at 8pm. Purchase advance tickets for $8 or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee a seat, call ahead to reserve a table – (501) 244-9660
Matthew Schatz is a touring saxophonist and teacher from Little Rock.  He has played all over the world as a member of the B.B. King’s All Stars on the Holland America cruise line.  In addition, he has performed throughout the south with Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces, and locally with such favorites as John Burnette, The Funkanites, That Arkansas Weather, The City Boys, and many more.
Madeline Bowdon, a Jonesboro, Arkansas native, is currently residing in New York City and has been performing worldwide with multiple major cruise line production casts and theatrical productions throughout the United States. Some of Maddie’s favorite roles to perform have included Lizzie 110 in the Shade, Judy 9 to 5 the Musical, and “Extraordinary Girl” in the Green Day Rock Opera American Idiot and she has been fortunate to have performed with a host of Broadway renown artists such s Lorin Latarro, Marc Kimelman, and Michael Balderramma.
Lane Long, originally from Mountain View, has quickly become an influencer in the cultural scene of Conway, Arkansas where he now resides. His band, The City Boys, has become an overwhelming favorite in many of the venues around Central Arkansas, bringing a fun spirit and a crowd full of energy. He is equally at ease in many genres and a quick win with any audience he encounters.
Brian Wolverton has been an instrumental figure in the Little Rock music scene for a long time. He can be found among some of the most talented regional jazz rock and pop bands; at the Arkansas Repertory Theater; or with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Steve Hudelson is a staple in the Little Rock Music scene, having played with for the Arkansas Repertory Theater, the Arkansas Symphony, and many jazz, rock, and pop bands.  He also tours extensively with Al Paris and the Heartbreakers.
Merideth McCoy is a  talented pianist and vocalist, and owner of Studio 5 in Benton where she teaches piano and voice.  She has helped to instill a love for music for many students as both a private teacher and a choir director
Kasey Earl is an extremely talented multi instrumentalist and vocalist.  He’s originally from Elysian Fields, Texas and is an alumni of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  He can be found performing at a wide variety of events around the state of Arkansas.

Tonight at South on Main – John Burnette covers Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” album

In honor of her April birthday, Amy Kelley Bell is curating April Sessions by choosing her favorite local musicians to cover her favorite artists. For the third Wednesday in April, Amy has invited the extremely talented John Burnette to cover the Dire Straits Brothers in Arms album..

Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost $12 cover day of show. Tickets do not guarantee a seat. To reserve a table, please call (501) 244-9660. You must purchase advance tickets to confirm your reservation.

Singer-Songwriter and contract guitarist John Burnette is at work on follow up EP slated for early 2019 release.

John Burnette has been a contracting guitarist in various groups and organizations since his teenage years, helping forge his unique style that combines the lyric-driven descriptiveness of Classic Folk and Country, the technical challenges of Jazz and Classical, and the grit of his home between the Delta and the Ozarks viewed through the tragedy-tinged glasses of a millennial in the South.

His eponymous debut album was warmly received by the international music blogging community. John resides in Nashville, TN and has commenced production on a follow-up EP with an expected Spring 2019 release date.

Tonight at South on Main Sessions: John Burnette

Image may contain: 1 person, guitarMarch Sessions at South on Main, curated by Read Admire, kicks off tonight (March 6) with an intimate concert with singer-songwriter and contract guitarist John Burnette.

Concert begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $8 or pay a $12 cover day of show. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. Please call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table.

Singer-Songwriter and contract guitarist John Burnette at work on follow up EP slated for early 2019 release.

John Burnette has been a contracting guitarist in various groups and organizations since his teenage years, helping forge his unique style that combines the lyric-driven descriptiveness of Classic Folk and Country, the technical challenges of Jazz and Classical, and the grit of his home between the Delta and the Ozarks viewed through the tragedy-tinged glasses of a millennial in the South.

His eponymous debut album was warmly received by the international music blogging community. John resides in Nashville, TN and has commenced production on a follow-up EP with an expected Spring 2019 release date.

Tonight at Jazz in the Park – John Burnette Band

SONY DSCJazz in the Park finishes the first half of its third year tonight with the John Burnette Band.

John Burnette is a Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist from Little Rock who combines his background in Folk, Jazz, Rock, and Blues to create a familiar yet searching blend of music that draws on his past musical experiences.

He spent the first years of his life growing up in Mountain View: the “Folk Music Capitol of the World,” in a community dedicated to supporting and continuing the tradition of live music and storytelling, which paved the way for him to learn how to play the guitar. He moved to Little Rock at age 11 with his mother and began performing at the age of 14 in open blues jams early on, then graduated to playing with various rock bands from Arkansas Tennessee. Upon graduating high school, he received a scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and holds a degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar Studies and Entrepreneurship.

During college, he formed a Jazz group with Bassist Michael Lavender and Drummer Adam Tompkins and has been performing regularly with them since 2008. After graduation, John took on vocal duties in the band to a surprisingly warm audience reception and began writing and arranging tunes for the group. Soon after, they formed The John Burnette Band and began performing their original material. “It was a really interesting and unnerving experience going from being solely a guitar player to tackling the new territory of singing and writing tunes, but the response was really encouraging and it became a really enjoyable creative outlet that has opened up a lot more aesthetic possibilities for us,” says John. They are in the process of writing and recording their debut EP and stay busy in the meantime playing with various acts throughout the state.

Michael Lavender has a background playing Metal, Jazz, Funk, Blues, and Rock and is as proficient on a stand-up bass as he is an electric. Mike holds a degree in Bass Performance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Adam Tompkins has been playing drums in Blues, Rock, Folk and Jazz bands as well as percussion ensembles since his teenage years and has a minor in Music focusing on percussion. “I couldn’t have been blessed with a better group of guys to play with. They have such varied backgrounds and are extremely competent in their own rights, but having them together creates an atmosphere that is really conducive to trying new things and being able to go in just about any direction we want. They’re so easy to communicate with and it’s a real blessing,” says John.

The concert will be from 6pm to 8pm in the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park.  The closest entry point to the History Pavilion is Ottenheimer Drive off of President Clinton Avenue.

In case of rain, the River Market West Pavilion will be the alternate location for the event.

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The event is completely free, but no coolers are allowed. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Art Porter Music Education, Inc.’s scholarship fund.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and there is some seating in the natural stone amphitheater at the History Pavilion.

This event is sponsored by Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the River Market.

For more information about Art Porter Music Education, visit www.artporter.org.