Joe Purdy and SmokeyDewdrops to perform April 20

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Joe Purdy and SmokeyDewdrops will kick off the Third Saturday concert series with a free show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Basin Spring Park.

Purdy is a singer, songwriter and self-described hillbilly. His latest album "Who Will Be Next?" plants its feet deep in the tradition of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and others.

SmokeyDewdrops consists of two combined bands Smokey & The Mirror and The Honey Dewdrops. Smokey & The Mirror is husband and wife duo Bryan and Bernice Hembree, who have toured nationally and internationally over the past decade. The interplay of their two unique voices coupled with engaging, accessible songs form the foundation of Smokey & The Mirror.

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating a decade of touring full-time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and a musical ensemble that includes claw hammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

Third Saturday Music in the Park is brought to you by the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission and runs April through October.

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