Arkansauce “My Home In Arkansas” – and the zip code is….

Photo: Phil Clarkin

Arkansauce is Tom Andersen on bass, guitarist Zac Archuleta, Ethan Bush on mandolin, and Adams Collins on banjo.  And that’s a bluegrass line-up right there – but this isn’t your grandpappy’s bluegrass.  Their music features improvisational string leads matched with complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and deep thumping bass grooves. Each member sings lead and harmony parts as well as contributes to the lyrics.  Ethan Bush says “We are a band that spends most of our time in the back of a van hurtling toward long nights, good times, and a destiny unknown.  Our inspiration is gathered by events unfolding in our own adventures in real time.”  Groovy.

My Home In Arkansas‘ is kind of self-explanatory in light of that revelation – it’s all about being out on the road and having a girl back home who may (or, spoiler alert, may not) wait forever.  It’s taken from the band’s latest and 5th album ‘OK to Wonder‘ which is out on April 21st.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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