U of A's Hill Records Hosts Free Nov. 9 Artist Showcase at George's Majestic

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Hill Records, University of Arkansas’ student-run record label, will host its debut showcase at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. This all-ages event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

The showcase features three local acts that were hand-selected by the Hill Records team following their spring 2020 submission call: Pat Ryan Key, Foxpaw and H3ADCANNON.

Award-winning songwriter and record producer Pat Ryan Key showcases a unique blend of “funky Muscle Shoals groove, Stax Records soul and Northwest Arkansas roots,” per Sean Clancy of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Key credits authenticity as his driving force, exhibiting a “variety of music flavor profiles [that] keeps the listener engaged,” according to The Brain Drain Ditch.

Foxpaw, the alternative folk solo project orchestrated by songwriter, performer, and producer Chandler B., aims to sonically recount years of exploration throughout the southern United States. Foxpaw invites listeners to share in vivid representations and memories of diverse landscapes to create an intimate listening space.

Sam Byrd and Dyl Wil of H3ADCANNON declare their music to be “wildly inventive and high energy, inspired by Max Martin, Brittney Spears and Elton John. It teems with electropop production, metalcore breaks, and pop punk vocals for a fresh new sound.” 

About Hill Records: Hill Records is a student-run record label and entertainment project at the University of Arkansas. This cutting-edge initiative combines music industry pedagogy, entrepreneurial learning, and audio research into integrated, cross-disciplinary experiences.

About the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students. 

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

Contacts

Jake Hertzog, Hill Records faculty advisor
Department of Music
479-575-4701, jhertzog@uark.edu

Amy Whiteside, executive vice president of communications for Hill Records
Department of Music
479-575-4701, arwhites@uark.edu

Raquel Thompson, executive vice president of Hill Records
Department of Music
479-575-4701, rat008@uark.edu

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