Ozark Mountain Music Festival announces lineup for Jan. 18-21 event

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Tall Tall Trees of Asheville, N.C., and Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy of Lawrence, Kan., will headline the fifth-annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival Jan. 18-21 at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs.

The event calls itself an “outdoor music festival held indoors,” and features “Ozark mountain fusion of bluegrass, folk and Americana roots music,” according to a press release from Arkansas Parks and Tourism.

“Mike Savino, the Tall Tall Trees’ banjo-wielding bard, has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with his instrument featuring its basic iteration and the banjo’s drum roots. Audiences become wildly mesmerized with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns and heaps of spontaneous creativity,” according to the release.

“Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy is a high-energy ‘Brass ‘n’ Grass’ sextet whose sound has been described as ‘a stagecoach in overdrive.’ Their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk and Dixieland has energized audiences all across America and in five other countries,” according to the release.

A list of the other bands that will perform during Ozark Mountain Music Festival follows.

  • DimeTrip, a self-described “Americana/acoustic indie jam-grass folk” group out of Eureka Springs
  • Americana duo Alaina Blake & Dylan Hawf of Fayetteville
  • Urban Pioneers of Albany, Texas, is a string band whose music “encompasses old-time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly and even a few gypsy-type songs for good measure,” according to the press release
  • High-Fi Hillbillies of Tulsa, Okla., a trio that covers songs by a wide array of artists, from Johnny Cash, to Buddy Holly, to Carl Perkins and Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Creek Rocks of Springfield, Mo., is a folk band comprised of two former members of the group Big Smith
  • American Lions, an Americana/rock and roll band out of Conway
  • Grassfed, a bluegrass band from Kansas City
  • Miles Over Mountains a self-described “progressive bluegrass band” of McHenry, Ill.
  • Camptown Ladies, a hillbilly swing duo featuring Gina Gallina and Melissa Carper of Eureka Springs

The event will also feature Late Night Jams on both Friday and Saturday nights of the weekend, at nearby Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar.