Live Music: Sarah Hughes

Singer-songwriter Sarah Hughes is a local favorite playing venues in Northwest Arkansas. The powerful Southern voice anchoring her folk-rock style has drawn comparisons to Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, and Lucinda Williams. She draws from such diverse influences as Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Widespread Panic. The resulting sound houses traditional country storytelling in steady rhythms and strumming, with some southern jam rock on the side.