10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.
Since 2001, Runaway Planet has been the standard bearer for bluegrass
in Little Rock. A four-piece string band that features stand-up bass,
mandolin, guitar and banjo, the Planet storms into White Water on
Friday to celebrate the release of its sophomore album, “Tarnation.”
Like the group's debut, their latest follows well-trodden territory,
mixing standards and originals that deal in old-timey tropes we can all
appreciate — wayfaring strangers, floods, women with the devil in them.
Everyone in the band — that'd be Greg Alexander, Steve Brauer, Ben
Ellis and Michael Proveaux — enjoys songwriting credit and all save
Ellis contribute to impressive three-part harmonies. Depending on your
energy, expect a night of toe-tapping, two-stepping or foot-stomping.