Athletes pull muscles. Bullriders break bones. And, when that happens, it’s undoubtedly tough to take a break from doing the thing you love and are best at — especially when that thing is being one of the most singular voices in the state.
Beloved singer/songwriter Adam Faucett has announced a temporary hiatus from performing while he recovers from a cyst on his vocal cords, and musicians and artists in Arkansas (and beyond) are mobilizing efforts for a benefit show in his honor. If you’re a painter or photographer or artist who wants to contribute, here’s what we know so far about how to make that happen, from the Facebook page of White Water Tavern co-owner Matt White:
As you may have heard, a cyst was found on Adam Faucett’s vocal cords, necessitating surgery in the weeks ahead that will leave him unable to sing or even speak much while he’s healing up. Adam’s voice is, of course, like no other, and his music is one of Arkansas’s great exports. Lots of people want to lend a hand while our friend is unable to work the road, so let’s do it. Details are in the works for a show featuring lots of great artists at the White Water on Sunday, July 14th. In addition to live music, this is an open call for artwork of any kind inspired by Adam’s music, which means so much to folks from all over the place. Painting, drawing, photography, whatever you have in mind. Let’s create lots of cool work, auction it off that night, and try to help Adam be able to focus on healing after surgery. If you live outside of Little Rock and want to contribute a piece, we would be thrilled to receive your mail at the White Water. Send ‘em our way anytime before mid July. Please help to spread the word and feel free to hit me up if you have questions. Thank you.