The River Arkansas

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The River Arkansas is a band made up of some of the finest musicians on the Colorado Front Range.  Fronted by Mike Clark of Haunted Windchimes fame, the band delivers a mixture of heartfelt country, blues, folk, and Americana, inspired by the Arkansas River.

Mike Clark is a Colorado native living on the banks of the Arkansas River in Pueblo. In the winter of 2014 he penned a collection of songs about heartbreak, love, and escaping the clutches of day-to-day society. The following spring, Clark decided to make that collection into a record.  By good fortune Macon Terry, a bass player and good friend of Clark’s happened to be in the neighborhood the day the studio was booked for recording. Though Terry arrived not knowing any of the songs, what they captured was the beginning of something great.  Later they would add drums, violin, and piano. The band has traveled the midwest, south, and western United States as well as playing shows all across Colorado.

“The sound of this band is absolutely at home at any mountain festival, but don’t assume it to be another one-trick folk pony. No way. This’ll play in the city.” -Stubborn Sounds



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