Category Archives: Eureka Springs

Ozark Mountain Folkfair: ‘Chicken Train’ Went Into Hyperspace

The Earl Scruggs Revue perform in this unidentified concert that would have been very similar to the one they gave in 1973 at the Ozark Mountain Folkfair near Eureka Springs. *** New York had its Woodstock. Monterey, California, had its … Continue reading

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John Michael Talbot Finds a Voice of Change in the Ozarks

This blog, in two separate entries, has already featured two musical groups — Black Oak Arkansas and the Dan Blocker Singers — that relocated to the Ozarks to start their own community, whether it be called a “commune” or something … Continue reading

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Eureka Springs Garbage Lady Courtesy of Frank Zappa

Consisting of Los Angeles band groupies, the GTO’s were one of many experimental music projects undertaken by rock legend Frank Zappa in the late 1960s. Girls Together Outrageously’s most famous member was best-selling author Pamela Des Barres, who wrote tell-all … Continue reading

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His Name was Otto

The stack of magazines bore the title Rayburn’s Ozark Guide. Here I was, in an antique store in Madison County, thumbing through these curious publications dating from 1943 to 1960 – each with a single color background and a black-and-white … Continue reading

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