We’re hearing a lot about the impacts of coronavirus on the service industry: calls for better paid sick leave policies, testimonies from uninsured restaurant workers who rely on tips to make the rent. Musicians and artists are part of that local service economy, too, and those that work in the entertainment sector for a living will undoubtedly be hit hardest by cancellations. As any of them will tell you, 2020 is a tough enough time to try and garner an audience, even absent a global pandemic unfurling its viral terror.
So, while you’re clamoring for supplies and checking in on your vulnerable loved ones, consider throwing a few bucks toward a local artist or creator. In that spirit, here are 30 musicians working in Arkansas who would probably love to fuel your lockdown playlist.
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Randall Shreve – “The Devil and the End” (or just a badass Randall Shreve tee)