Thursday To-do: Oct. 21

Let’s do a quick, informal poll. How many of you guys have won a Grammy? Unless you’re Levon Helm (What’s up, man), Lucinda Williams (I love you), or Beyonce (Why are you reading the Flyer?), chances are good that you haven’t.

That’s OK, though. Not that many people in the world have won Grammy’s before.

That makes it even crazier that there are two Grammy winners in town for shows tonight at two different venues, kind of across the street from each other.

Songwriter Carl Jackson is at UARK Bowl & Ballroom tonight for Effron White’s Songs in the ‘Ville, and he happens to have two Grammy’s on his mantle (probably) for his work with John Starling in 1991, and again in 2003 as a producer for the Louvin Brothers tribute album “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers.” Nashville songwriters Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley will also participate in the songwriters-in-the-round-style performance, along with Mr. Effron White, who is also no slouch at writing songs.

Just across the street at George’s, Jimbo Mathus (formerly of Squirrel Nut Zippers) and The Tri-State Coalition are playing along with former Widespread Panic lead guitarist George McConnell and his band The Nonchalants.

Mathus has been called “the singing voice of Huck Finn” by late, great Memphis producer Jim Dickinson. In addition to his work with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, he also has a Grammy of his own for his work with Buddy Guy on the 2004 record Blues Singer (2004) as guitarist and arranger. He also collaborated with the North Mississippi Allstarts, contributing vocals on their 2006 Grammy nominated record Electric Blues Watermelon. He hangs out with Elvis Costello. He’s famous.

Elsewhere, ONF hosts another of their cooking demonstrations with Bordino’s chef Greg Esmond tonight, Scott Leeper is at Smoke & Barrel, it’s Dubstep Thursday at Speakeasy, and Ren Lovely is at Mojo’s.

More, too.


UA Campus: UA Homecoming Blood Drive
Fayetteville Public Library: Proposal Writing Basics Webinar
Ozark Natural Foods: Cooking demo with Bordino’s chef Greg Esmond
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Isayah Warford
Walton Arts Center: The Color Purple
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Albert Miller – Euphonium
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Songs in the Ville w/ Carl Jackson and more
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Ren Lovely
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jimbo Mathus & George McConnell
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Scott Leeper
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Andrew Sieff Fusion Group
Speakeasy: Dubstep Thursdays at Speakeasy

Public meetings

Policemen’s Pension and Relief Board of Trustees: City Hall, Room 326, 3:00 p.m.
Planning Agenda Session and Tour: City Hall, Room 111, 4:00 p.m.
Telecommunications Board: City Hall, Room 219, 5:30 p.m.
Southeast Fayetteville Community Center Meeting: Yvonne Richardson Center, 6:30 p.m.