As the vocalist for metal behemoths Rwake and power-blues heavies Iron Tongue, CT (short for Christopher Terry) has long been a fixture on the Central Arkansas metal scene. Look out for Iron Tongueís forthcoming full-length soon on Neurot Recordings.
Observers of the Central Arkansas musicscape are no doubt familiar with Mandy McBryde. With her band The Holy Ghost, she made it to the Musicians Showcase finals in 2011 on the strength of her barroom-rockiní country and sharp wit.
Another Showcase alum, Grayson Shelton fronts War Chief, the standout local rock outfit which durn near won the whole kit íní caboodle last year. The band has had some lineup changes but its mission remains the same: smart, literate Southern rock.
BOBBY MISSILE and BILL SOLLEDER
With their band The Holy Shakes, Missile and Solleder took the top honors at last year's showcase. Unfortunately, the band called it quits last summer, but the two are still active on the Hot Springs scene, Missile with his Ballistic Missile Booking and Solleder as one of the founders of the nonprofit Low Key Arts, which organizes numerous concerts, film screenings and events like the Valley of the Vapors and Hot Water Hills music festivals.