Saturday’s Music

Elise Davis.

Giving you the music a day early:

Elise Davis is now making her home in Nashville, Tenn., working to break into the music business, and with the young, prolific songwriter writing tunes such as the ones found on her new album Cheap Date, it should only be a matter of time before she’s bigger than what she is now. Cheap Date is Davis’ best and boldest work, an album of Americana tunes produced by Mark Nevers, a producer who has worked with Lambchop, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Andrew Bird and Charlie Louvin. Davis comes to White Water Tavern, opening for another acclaimed singer/songwriter with an appearance by Amy Garland and band with their soulful Americana. Cover is $5, and each attendee will receive a copy of Cheap Date with admission. Music starts around 9 p.m.

The great Joe Pitts is a blues guitarist who plays something a little different than straight-ahead blues. Fronting the Joe Pitts Band, his music has touches of funk and jazz in it. It’s layered and multicolored, and it’s that deeper blues rock sound that the Joe Pitts Band — Jimmy Lynn on bass and Lance Womack on drums — will bring to Cornerstone Pub for the annual Joe Pitts Band Xmas Jam. It’s the fourth-annual affair with the music starting at 9 p.m. Expect special guests also on the stage and some of central Arkansas’ best blues music.

Here’s Elise Davis with her “Make the Kill”:

Make the Kill