The VOV is partnering with The National Park Service to bring you Trail Shows! VOV Trail Shows will have a musician and trail guide leading a group of hikers on a 1 or 2 mile walk into Hot Springs National Park for an unplugged, acoustic performance among the trees, birds, and squirrels. Trail Shows are free and open to all ages. Meet at The Superior Bathhouse, 329 Central in Hot Springs National Park at noon. Please pack water and a snack and wear comfortable shows. Hike difficulty is easy to moderate.
TRAIL SHOW SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 15 – noon
The Old Time Remedy (Bluegrass)
The Old Time Remedy Original bluegrass. Old time renditions. They perform the Saturday Trail Show. Meet at The Superior Bathhouse at Noon for a hike up the mountain with the band and a free unplugged performance in the forest.
Sunday, March 16 – noon
Andrew Anderson (American/folk/punk, Seattle) Andrew began playing mandolin at age 15, inspired by Thile’s music, and entirely self taught. His record for writing and playing his own music goes back much farther thanks to a musical family and access to his mother’s piano and his father’s guitar. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for mandolin performance. His guitar playing is good, but his fingers are so fast on the mandolin, it makes your eyes water. Andrew would like to be the next Hank Williams, but, he says, “I don’t want to die in the back of a car.” Sure enough, he sings about hiding his demons from his mother in “The Hawk”. “Momma, I just don’t want you to worry. Momma, I just don’t want you to cry. So, Momma, it’s just best if you don’t see me when I die.”
Monday, March 17 – noon
Brian Martin While keeping one foot planted firmly in the roots of American music, singer/songwriter Brian Martin is forging a distinct path into its future as well. Interweaving old-time country blues and mountain folk music with southern soul, funk and gospel, Martin seamlessly creates a style that he simply refers to as “front porch soul.” His burly voice and down home witty tales result in music that is both alluring and enduring for generations young and old.
Tuesday, March 18 – noon
Christian Lee Hudson (folk/old time country)
To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Championed by LA Record as “sparse and graceful,” Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, ”… Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia.” Despite the maturity and commitment to tradition found in the 22-year-old singer-songwriter’s songs, they vibrate with a youthful energy as if a drunk and sedentary George Jones was being channeled through a drunk and animated Conor Oberst.