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Friday, March 8, 2019

Saturday To-Do: The Libras do Wilbury Roulette for PHE Elementary

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 9:53 AM

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9 p.m. White Water Tavern. $10.

I've had dozens of magical nights at White Water Tavern that would be in the running if I were to ever try to determine The Greatest White Water Show Night Ever. One that would figure in: a weeknight night show early in 2010 soon after swamp-rock legend Bobby Charles died when The Libras played Charles's eponymous classic album in full. At the time, The Libras were Little Rock's finest cover band, a rotating cast of Little Rock musician friends with serious chops who did concerts devoted to their musical heroes. I think that night the band was Jason Weinheimer, Greg Spradlin, Chris Michaels and some of their friends from Memphis. They weren't trying to mimick Charles — they did their own take, but it was pitch perfect.

More recently, Weinheimer, esteemed local songwriter and producer, has used it as the nom de plume for his solo efforts. But on Saturday, The Libras return to their tribute roots for a fundraiser for the Pulaski Heights Elementary PTA (full disclosure: I'm on the PHE PTA board). The plan is for the band to do a set of Traveling Wilburys songs, and then a set dictated by a giant roulette wheel with the names of all the Wilburys members. That means songs from Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.

The band is Weinheimer, Isaac Alexander, Chris Michaels, Charles Wyrick, Rafael Gayol, and Matt Dickson, with special guests, including John McAteer, Brad Williams and Angela Alexander. Isaac and Angela have promised a cover of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty's "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," which would be worth the price of admission alone.

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