Independent musicians are struggling right now. With shows cancelled for the foreseeable future, many central Arkansas artists find themselves uncertain where their next paycheck is coming from. But you can help by listening to their music, buying their albums, purchasing some merch, and sharing their songs with friends.

We've compiled a playlist full of Arkansas artists in several genres. If you like what you hear, consider visiting the artists' online stores or following them on Spotify. Music has a way of bringing people together and this strange time is further proof of that power. 

Happy listening.  



Jazz

Artist: Rodney Block

Track: “I Made Us A Mixtape Kinda Love Song”

Website: facebook.com/rodneyblockmusic

 

Blues/R&B/Soul

Artist: Akeem Kemp

Track: “I’ll Play the Blues for You”

Website: akeemkempmusic.com

 

Artist: Bijoux

Track: “Dit Moi”

Website: iambijouxofficial.com

 

Artist: Dazz & Brie

Track: “Let’sdance”

Website: dazzandbrie.com

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Indie

Artist: Adventureland

Track: “Loser”

Website: adventureland.bandcamp.com

 

Artist: Amasa Hines

Track: “Nimbus” 

Website: amasahinesmusic.com

 

Artist: Tiny Towns

Track: “Settle”

Website: tinytowns.bandcamp.com

 

Artist: Way Away

Track: “High Tide”

Website: way-away.bandcamp.com

 

Artist: Modeling

Track: “Rupture”

Website: modelingmusic.bandcamp.com/music

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Rock

Artist: The Coasts

Track: “Weekend”

Website: thecoasts.bandcamp.com

 

Country

Artist: The Salty Dogs

Track: “Little Rock (I’m Rollin’ Away)” 

Website: thesaltydogs.net

 

Artist: Cody Belew

Track: “Rodeo” 

Website: codybelew.com

 

Artist: The Going Jessies

Track: “Time”

Website: thegoingjessies.com

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Folk

Artist: Willi Carlisle

Track: “Angels” 

Website: willicarlisle.com

Artist: Sad Daddy

Track: “AM” 

Website: saddaddyband.com

 

Artist: Aaron Smith

Track: “Dear Donna” 

Website: aaronsmithsongs.com

 

Bonus:

  • Soothe your soul with a little classic music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Musicians have been hosting a “Bedtime with Bach” series for free on the ASO Facebook page at 9 o’clock sharp. 

  • You can also tip your favorite musicians virtually through this handy tip jar linking to artists Paypal, Venmo, Cashapp and their websites.

 

Find more information like this here: How to Do Quarantine in Little Rock