One More For 'Ain't No More'

Musician, show consider dying arts, traditions

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 1 a.m.

After sold-out shows during the Roots Festival and at Stage 18 in Fayetteville, Black Apple Crossing in Springdale will host the finale performance on Sunday of musician Willi Carlisle’s and director Joseph Fletcher’s folk operetta “There Ain’t No More!”

Northwest Arkansas folk musician Willi Carlisle used to see himself as more of the singer/songwriter sort. In certain venues, he used to avoid playing the traditional sounds of the Americana and folk music he adores for fear people didn't want to hear it. But in the time he's spent with the old, dying folk singer he portrays in the one-man operetta he authored -- titled "There Ain't No More!"-- Carlisle feels the character and the story have brought him closer to who he really is as an artist.

FAQ

‘There Ain’t No More!’

WHEN — 7:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE — Black Apple Crossing in Springdale

COST — $12 suggested donation; limited seating

INFO — facebook.com/blackapplecrossing; willicarlisle.com

FYI — Carlisle’s performance at BAX won’t be his last ever, but it will be the last one for a while of “There Ain’t No More!” Keep an eye on Carlisle’s website for future performances, rumored to be possibly coming around the end of the year.

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