Music stories, interviews and performances from across KUAF's local programming.

Courtesy / Tatsuya Nakatani

Tatsuya Nakatani is a composer, percussionist and innovator. He returns to northwest Arkansas Friday night for the latest concert in the Trillium Salon Series.

Courtesy / Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings was supposed to bring his guitar and his kind of blues to the Lyric in downtown Harrison 18 months ago. Then the pandemic hit. Now, finally, he's on tour and hitting the Lyric stage.

Courtesy / David Starr

David Starr is returning to his hometown Sunday to perform at the Fayetteville Public Library at 2:00.

There are plenty of opportunities to see tribute acts, cover bands, nationally touring acts and original music throughout the region this weekend.

Thr, Sep 16

Fri, Sep 17

Sound Perimeter: Too Saxy

Sep 16, 2021
Courtesy / Peter Yankowsky

Lia Uribe, associate professor in the University of Arkansas Music Department, explores the saxophone this week with music by Shelley Washington, Libby Larsen and Petronio Alvarex, and featuring saxophonists Eric Troiano and Antonio Arnedo.

The Beat Goes On

Sep 9, 2021

Although many minds may be on football this weekend, opportunities for live music are ample throughout the area.

Thr, Sep 9

Sound Perimeter: Life is Flutiful

Sep 9, 2021
Courtesy / Kat Wilson

In this week's Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas music professor Lia Uribe explores music featuring the fanciful sounds of piccolo and flute. We hear selections from composers Adina Izarra, Valerie Coleman and Claude Bolling.

This weekend, Prairie Street Live will host "A Concert Against Cancer," an event that will feature the bands Ley Lines, Gardensnakes, Moonsong, Fight Dream and No Sweater, as well as a silent auction and more. We speak with Joel Robertson about the benefit and why he decided to organize it.

Courtesy / Son Volt

Americana band Son Volt recently released Electro Melodier, and they are touring in support of the new album. We recently reached Jay Farrar, frontman and one of hte founding members of the band to talk about the album in advance of their show Sept. 7 at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

Clues to this weekend's live music offerings include blues, soul, hip-hop, and much more.

Thr, Sep 2