Picture Book: Hope, Days Difference, Ryan Star at Juanita’s on October 30

Picture Book: Hope, Days Difference, Ryan Star at Juanita’s on October 30

By Sarah Spencer

While donning masquerade masks for Halloween weekend, rocker Ryan Star and his band returned to Juanita’s in Little Rock on October 30 with the beautiful and talented acoustic artist Hope and the heartthrob pop-rock band Days Difference in tow. Although the crowd was smaller than expected or deserved, Ryan Star smoldered as he brought the passion and fire he is known for. Ryan’s new album 11:59, with singles “Breathe” and “Start a Fire,” was released in August of this year. Go get a copy.

Full gallery after the jump…

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Live Review: Thriving Ivory, Ryan Star, Free Micah at Juanita’s, August 12

Live Review: Thriving Ivory, Ryan Star, Free Micah at Juanita’s, August 12

Review and photos by Sarah Spencer

Thriving Ivory returned to Juanita’s Cantina during the hottest summer in recorded history, and on this particularly sultry August night, the air conditioner wasn’t working properly for the full house of musical fans, not literal fans. Although the air temperature was less than ideal, it did not seem to have a diminishing effect on the audience as the night wore on. First up to entertain was the local Little Rock sextet, Free Micah. This popular Arkansan folk rock band has been making waves and building a solid fan base the last few years. One of the key elements of their sound is the unique juxtaposition of the soft and subdued sounds of the cello, keys, and female vocals with the harder, more heightened sounds of the dual electric guitars and the male lead vocals.  Read more about Live Review: Thriving Ivory, Ryan Star, Free Micah at Juanita’s, August 12

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