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OZARK FOLK JAMBOREE
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, with notes of country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.
An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin’ bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that’s contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more. Arkansauce holds their head high, as they look forward to enjoying everything life and music has in store for them and their fans.
Chucky Waggs is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and recording artist based out of the hills of Eureka Springs, AR. Chucky Waggs plays a mix of acoustic and electric guitar, 5 string and tenor banjo, dobro, resophonic guitar, harmonica, musical saw and kazoo, while using his feet to stomp out the back beat on a thrown together drum kit during live performances. Drawing influences from early American roots music, as well as early punk and rock and roll, he’s often joined on stage by numerous accompanying musicians during live performances to add to the energy and dynamic of his original material. This group is commonly refered to as the “Company of Raggs”. The result ranges from intimate, often humorous, folk ballads, to all out rowdy stomp alongs
Ashtyn Barbaree is an Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). She is the 2021 Arkansas State Music Ambassador and was recently selected by the Arkansas Arts Council as one of the state’s finest performers (2023 Arts On Tour Roster). She has a smokey, yet ethereal voice paired with rhythmic acoustic guitar and often accompanied with upright bass, piano, harmonies and pedal steel. Her vulnerable songwriting style and passionate performances resonate with and captivate listeners. Her debut EP was recorded in Nashville, TN with David “Fergie” Ferguson (of Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson), Dave Roe (of Johnny Cash), Kenny Vaughan (of Marty Stuart), Jeffrey Clemens (of G. Love and Special Sauce, Dan Auerbach) and Michael Rojas (of Stevie Nicks, Jewel), once released, it led to her first European tour in 2018. Her latest full-length album was recorded in Nashville, TN with Chris Scruggs (of Sierra Ferrell, Loretta Lynn), Jeffrey Clemens and Tommy Hannum (of Wynonna), then released in June 2022. She has performed across the USA, UK, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands.