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9.28.18 Outside the Lines

Join us on September 28th at 7-9 pm for Outside the Lines at the Artist Retreat Center in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  Tickets available online or at the door.

Outside The Lines, a trio of seasoned musical professionals, bring a unique brand of eclectic acoustic music to its performances.  Stan
D’Aubin (mandolin & vocals), Emily Kaitz (bass & vocals) and Ed Nicholson (guitar & vocals) perform in a wide variety of styles ranging from swing to jazz, folk, bluegrass and blues.  Audiences are apt to hear some recognizable cover tunes along with plenty of originals, particularly D’Aubin’s newgrass instrumentals and Kaitz’s humorous compositions such as “Shallow End of the Gene Pool,” “Small Medium at Large,” and “Maintenance Nightmare.” Nicholson has also penned several interesting tunes including “Back Burner” and “Pharaoh and Me.”
The band was formed in 1999 when D’Aubin and Nicholson, both working at the corporate headquarters of Tyson Foods, began getting together for lunch-hour jams.  They later brought in singer-songwriter Kaitz on bass and Springdale wunderkind violinist Jenee Keener, who at the time was a junior in high school.  Outside The Lines recorded a debut CD in 2000 as a quartet.  Later that year Keener left to pursue and academic and musical career in Nashville and since that time has played with many luminaries including Lonesome Standard Time, Martina McBride and Blake Shelton.  D’Aubin, Kaitz and Nicholson continued on as a trio and recorded another CD in 2010.
Outside The Lines has performed at diverse venues in Arkansas including Acoustic Sounds Cafe and the rotunda of the State Capitol in Little Rock, Crawdad Days and the Lyric Theater in Harrison, Mike Shirkey’s GoodFolk Productions and the Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater in Fayetteville, the Farmer’s Market on the Bentonville square, and the Little Ole Opry in West Fork.  They’ve also ventured to The Woodshed in Carthage Missouri, Artz Rib House in Austin Texas, and Mary Hardin Baylor University’s “Hiways & Byways” series in Belton, Texas.
After a dormant period of about 2 years when D’Aubin was working in New Orleans, the trio has reformed stronger than ever and look forward to a fertile musical future.

September 28: Outside the Lines
September 28: Outside the Lines
Artist Retreat Center Concert. Tickets will be at the venue, please print out your receipt or have your phone with you to show receipt.

August 18 2018 Claire Holley House Concert

Aug 18 Claire Holley Concert
Aug 18 Claire Holley Concert
Artist Retreat Center Concert. Tickets will be at the venue, please print out your receipt or have your phone with you to show receipt.

Claire Holley grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and enjoyed singing ever since she was a little girl. She began writing songs in college and has released seven full length records + two EPs. Her music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as well as in films & TV shows. She lives in Los Angeles.

Some quotes

“…simultaneously powerful and light as a feather.”
—No Depression

“The charm of Holley’s hummable melodies, imagistic lyrics and vocal prowess suggest she’ll keep bringing crowds in from the cold…”
—Washington Post

“She owes much to the southern tradition of storytelling, and just as much to the southern tradition of charm…”
—Image Journal

Holley’s vocal is lovely, and her poignant lyrics impart a wonderful sense of yearning born on a quiet strength.”
—Metro Magazine

“A highly skilled instrumentalist, Holley … has a way with a melody as well, writing strong hooks into every one of the songs on the new album.”
—Performing Songwriter

Claire Holley is an observer, a romantic reporter from the backyards and front porches of the heartland”
—Acoustic Guitar

10.18.18 Katie Martin in Concert

Performing across the Southeast since 2006, Katie Martin’s unique blend of blues, folk, and soul mesmerizes audiences in a way that has to be seen to understand. Her agelessly soulful vocals soar effortlessly above a rich propulsion of acoustic blues guitar reminiscent of Muddy Waters combined with the beautiful folk guitar of James Taylor, all performed with the honest intensity of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Seeing Katie Martin perform is an experience like no other, and her refreshing individuality is one that leaves a lasting impression long after the stage has grown silent. She released her acoustic EP ” Away From Here” with Haney Records in 2011. In 2015, she released “Katie Martin : Live From the Chocolate Room” ft. Tony Brook on slide guitar, and her debut album, “Purpose”.   Both were recorded, produced,and engineered by Larry Mitchell at The Chocolate Room Studio. In 2017, she released “Live From The Chocolate Room: VOL. II” and is set to release her 2nd album, “Hope” later this year.
Oct 18 Katie Martin In Concert
Oct 18 Katie Martin In Concert
Artist Retreat Center Concert. Tickets will be at the venue, please print out your receipt or have your phone with you to show receipt.