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A few years back, if someone had started giving him some lip in the middle of a gig, Joe Purdy might have left the stage and beat a little sense into the guy. Nowadays, he’s more likely to calm everybody down, assure the loudmouth that he was a welcome and important part of his audience, and through words and warmth talk him into sitting back down and join everyone else in enjoying Purdy’s extraordinary music.

What has happened to Joe Purdy? Some might call it growth, although he’s already grown a lot in wandering from his Arkansas home state to Los Angeles, and from there toward and beyond further horizons. Along the way he’s recorded a baker’s dozen worth of albums. His songs have turned up on numerous TV shows and film soundtracks. He even received a special request from Pete Townshend to join him onstage. Purdy said yes.

Even so, in recent years the singer, songwriter and self-described “hillbilly” has come to see the world and his role in it somewhat differently. His new views chart the direction on his latest album, Who Will Be Next?, which plants its feet deep in the tradition of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and others while addressing immediate transgressions.

Purdy’s determination to honor the giants of American folk while applying his unique skills as writer and passionate vocalist reveal just how much he has achieved and evolved as an observer and participant in our times. In addition to his recording and touring, Joe recently made his acting debut starring in the new feature film, American Folk, which won a Best New Film award at the Cleveland International Film Festival. It will be released nation-wide in 2018.

The Boundary is four voices, four songwriters, four friends. Laura Wortman & Kagey Parish (of The Honey Dewdrops from Baltimore, Maryland) and Bernice & Bryan Hembree (of Smokey & The Mirror from Fayetteville, Arkansas) met a decade ago at the famed Good Folk House in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a stop during The Honey Dewdrops first U.S. tour. In the ensuing years both duos touring constantly, crossed paths, shared shows, and co-wrote together. In August 2017, they all found themselves at the same festival for a three-day stint and played a full set as a four-piece band for the first time. The house was packed. Still buzzing the next day, they learned Rodney Crowell couldn’t make his main stage set, and the band was asked to fill in for him. The show was sold-out. It was friend and fellow songwriter, Joe Purdy, in the audience the at the late-night show, and backstage the next day, who deemed, “these bands will merge, it's the only right thing to do when you sound this good together.” ‚Äč

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Date Information

April 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Pricing Info

$34 = Premium Reserved Table
$32 = Reserved Table
$25 = General Admission

$34.00 $5.00 $39.00
$32.00 $4.75 $36.75
$25.00 $3.75 $28.75

Other Info

  • Becoming a subscriber guarantees the same table for every performance in the series.
  • Doors open 2 hours prior to each show.
  • Tickets are available for pickup only on the night of the show when doors open.
  • The venue does not have an on-site box office. Tickets are only sold via Metrotix, or, on the night of the show when the doors open (if tickets remain.)
  • Buying a reserved or premium reserved ticket guarantees you that specific seat. Seating at tables and countertops is "family style." If you do not purchase all the seats at your table, you will be seated with other patrons.
  • General Admission Ticketholders - You may sit at stools at the bar, perimeter chairs not at tables, or you may stand. You are not guaranteed a seat, as seating is limited and only available first-come-first-seated when the doors open. Once all General Admission chairs are taken, there will only be standing room for all other General Admission ticketholders.
  • South on Main does not take reservations for ticketed concerts.
  • Food is served before and throughout the concert.
  • Shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket to attend.
  • Free surface lot parking is available.
  • Additional Info: http://southonmain.com/pages/faq-ticketing-seating/

METROTIX SALES END: Noon day of show

Venue Information

South on Main

1304 Main Street , Little Rock, Arkansas 72202