200 North 11 Street Fort Smith, AR 72901
Showtime: 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
Tickets: $20-$25 (add $5 on day of show) + Fees/Taxes
Please Note: Fee includes sales tax. The balcony is only accessible by stairs. This event is open to all ages.
Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know,” citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be “among the first post-Stapleton country stars?” McBryde’s album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre’s keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way.
McBryde was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. At three, she’d secretly pluck her father’s guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her parents and grandparents her very first composition. It was at Arkansas State when, while a member of the marching band, McBryde finally started sharing her voice with others, and finally moved to Nashville in 2007 where steadily worked a circuit of dive bars, biker hangouts, and colorful joints fighting to have her songs heard.
Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she will meld her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that’s to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it’s like to be human.
An Arkansas native, Barrett’s musical journey began in Memphis TN, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas. On Beale Street and the corners of downtown Memphis, his exposure to Blues, R&B, Country and Rock would become the influence for his soulful vocal style. Barrett placed 3rd on Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice, and won the CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime, continuing to build fans on the national stage. Baber’s recently released full-length album “A Room Full Of Fighters” debuted in the top 10 on iTunes Top 100 Album Charts, with new music set to be released in 2018.
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