The Southeast Arkansas Concert Association will present a concert by the South Arkansas bluegrass and gospel group, the Haley Creek Boys, on January 26 at 7 p.m. at the UAM Fine Arts Center.
From the small community of Promise Land, just outside of Hamburg, the Haley Creek Boys have been playing together for more than 40 years. The band features a banjo, fiddle, mandolin, French harp, and guitars. While some of the members have changed over the years, the group keeps the original spirit alive.
The eldest member of the band, Ed Watt, is one of the original members. The youngest member, Jared Brooks, knows first hand the band’s legacy because he joined when he was just 12 years old. Rounding out the current group are Tommy Amerson, Ronnie Coulter, Williard Erwin, Earnie Hennington, Ralph Hunter, Blaine Kilcrease, Scutter Kilcrease, David Mann, Jimmy Stell, and Tim Stell.
The Haley Creek Boys have performed in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and have recorded three Gospel CDs and one Bluegrass CD.
Tickets are $20. Discounted tickets for children and veterans are available. A limited number of first-come, first-serve, free tickets are available to UAM students who present their student ID at the Music Office by Thursday, January 24 or at the door while available. Seats are limited; tickets may be purchased on the SEARK Concert website, through their ticket line (870)460-1888, or at the door while supplies last.