Spoken Word
June 28, 2018

Spoken Word

Featuring Ron McAdoo, Caroline Earleywine, Zachary Crow, Tru McCoy, Karen Hayes and more!

June 28, 2018

Doors open at 6pm

Show starts at 7pm

$35/ticket (includes dinner & the show). Cash bar.



The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse

301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Spoken Word Poets Ron McAdoo, Caroline Earleywine, Zachary Crow, Tru McCoy, Karen Hayes and more!

Another First for the PAPI Stage: Spoken Word Night

With its roots in oral traditions and performance, Spoken Word is all about the poets connecting with the live audience with words, rhythm, and rhyme.  Containing elements of rap, hip-hop, storytelling, theater, jazz, rock, blues, and folk music, the poets utilize repetition, improvisation, and word play, and often draw on music, sound, dance, or other kinds of performance to connect with audiences.  With some of the best local Spoken Word poets in Central Arkansas, you get to see and hear what all the fuss is about.

Live Music

Born into a Missouri Pacific Railroad family in Prescott, Harry Blanton began singing and playing the guitar at 12 years old. He entertained locally throughout his school years playing dances, social events and churches. In 1964, he moved to Dallas, Texas, to record for a small independent label, performing with local bands. In 1969, he served a tour of duty in Vietnam, returned, married and had two daughters. In 1974, he began performing on the Louisiana Hayride touring with Don Gibson. He performed alongside David Houston, Jim Ed Brown, Moe Bandy, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Freddie Fender and John Conley. Eventually, he ended up in Nashville, Tennessee, made two videos shown on the Country Music Network and recorded the most requested song on the network, “Bury Me Close to a Tavern.” Harry subsequently performed on the Nashville Network alongside Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, among others. In September 1988, his original song “You Sure Know How To Do Wrong So Right” was awarded second place in the “Marlboro Country Song Roundup Contest in Arkansas.” Harry lives in Benton with his wife Ellen.