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Mark Currey & 92 Days

By Stephanie Smittle

8 p.m. South on Main. $7-$10.

Mark Currey

If you keep an ear to Central Arkansas singer-songwriter circles, or listen to KABF-FM 88.3 on Friday evenings, you won’t need this reminder, because Mark Currey’s debut “Tarrant County” is already in your listening rotation, and this date is already marked on your calendar. What’s more, you already know Currey as a singer-songwriter with a heavy emphasis on that writerly bit. That’s not to say Currey’s voice isn’t emotive and melodic; it is. Currey’s work, though, seems to come as much from the books he’s put his nose in — or the moonlight-fueled stories I imagine he’s heard from his mentors — as it does from influences like Guy Clark and Rodney Crowell and Merle Haggard, the latter of whose name is dropped in the album’s title track.

For this concert, part of South on Main’s monthly “Sessions” series, curated this month by Capitol View Studio, Currey performs with a full band, most of whom contributed to “Tarrant County” recorded and engineered impeccably by Capitol View Studio’s Mark Colbert: Matt Stone, Whitman Bransford, David Valley and Bart Angel. Reserve a table by calling 501-244-9660, and pregame with my forever favorite from the record, the deceptively sunny-sounding “Genevieve.”


June 27, 2019
1:00 am
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