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Ghosts of The Rockwood Club: The Emcees

In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, The Emcees were mainstays in the Northwest Arkansas music scene. They made regular appearances at Fayetteville’s Rockwood Club and followed the footsteps of Ronnie Hawkins by going to Canada to play before … Continue reading

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Rockwood Club in 1953: Take it Away, Leon

Before rock ‘n’ roll became all the rage in the Ozarks, Western swing was king in Northwest Arkansas, especially for its proximity to Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was home to Cain’s Ballroom, the venue that would, in turn, be home for … Continue reading

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