7:30 PM—Join the Oxford American magazine for this week's free Local Live concert at South on Main. We're excited to welcome the beautifully unique music of The Amy Garland Band to our stage! Call (501) 244-9660 to ensure your seat at a table for this popular event. Local Live is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Cosmic Cowboy Music.
The Amy Garland Band, a six-member group formed in 2000, released its most recent album, Hang a Light, in June 2013. Earlier albums include Plays Well with Others (2000) and Angora (2004). Hailing from Little Rock, the band's style blends folk, R&B, bluegrass, pop, and country for a deliciously unique sound. Members include: Amy Garland, vocals and guitar; Nick Devlin, guitar; Mike Nelson, bass; Bart Angel, drums; Jeff Coleman, keyboard; and Brad Williams, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica.
The Amy Garland Band's latest release, Hang a Light, has been described as, "seriously great playing on some very, very good tunes… [which] would no doubt fit in seamlessly… tucked in somewhere between a Patty Griffin song and maybe something by Willie Nelson." (Arkansas Times)
Amy Garland, who started playing guitar at the age of nine and began songwriting at ten, was a regular on the stages of the Louisiana Hayride and the North Louisiana Hayride as a young girl. After traveling and playing broadly during her high school and college years with prominent artists and at infamous venues—such as the Whispering Pines club in Ringgold, Louisiana, and honky tonks along the infamous Hwy 80 Bossier Strip—Garland moved to Arkansas in 1995.
During her years in the Natural State, Garland has become a regular host of KUAR's "Arkansas Flyer," and she began hosting the weekly Americana-flavored "Backroads" radio show on Little Rock's KABF, greatly expanding her musical footprint. While touring the South, Garland has proudly collaborated with some of the best musicians in the region.