Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the
rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and
funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes,
the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.
The third album (If I Were You, released April 2017) of all original material finds the palate
expanded with more complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and hard-hitting hooks that leave
the songs whirling around your head long after the listening experience.
The hard-working musicians are filling the calendar with upcoming appearances at premiere
music festivals and venues in and around Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Colorado,
New Mexico, and Missouri.
The band’s roots go back to 2011 when founding members Ethan Bush, Zac Archuleta, and
Stephen Jolly began writing together after becoming acquainted through mutual connections in
the close-knit Fayetteville music scene. After a couple of years building a repertoire of original
music and releasing their first album (Hambone) as a trio, they were joined by Tom Andersen on
the upright bass and Adams Collins on the five-string banjo. The road-tested chops Andersen
and Collins brought to the table helped to cultivate the mature, well-rounded sound needed to
accommodate their sophomore release “All Day Long.”
An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired
with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin’
bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that’s
contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more. Arkansauce holds
their head high, as they look forward to enjoying everything life and music has in store for them
and their fans.