'Electrifying Acousticana' is the term that they use when people say "What kind of music do you play?" They don't always know what to tell them, but 'electrifying acousticana' is as close as they've been able to come. Drawing upon acoustic music and Americana primarily, they play a melting pot of musical genres, styles, and influences that all combine to form 'electrifying acousticana'.
HAPPENSTANCE is proud to have been added to the roster of the "Arkansas Arts Council Arts On Tour" program beginning with the 2005 season (which begins in July). Here's a link to their website if you'd like to see what they're all about.
Look under the Programs And Services section and then click on the "Arts On Tour" link.
They came together purely by HAPPENSTANCE after Dan Clanton and Doug Coppock began talking about songwriting, performing, and collaborating on a project while they were at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Both Dan and Doug are singer-songwriters who were looking for a new format that would allow them to move beyond the limitations of solo performance while maintaining the intimacy and emotion of acoustic coffeehouses. When they returned home to Conway, Arkansas, purely by HAPPENSTANCE, bassist Brooks Walthall was looking for a new way to channel his talent, experience, and interest in acoustic music and HAPPENSTANCE was born. They perform original songs that mirror the varied backgrounds and influences of its members. From West Texas twang to Delta Blues and everything in-between, HAPPENSTANCE sings songs of everyday people and extraordinary circumstances.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Stranger In A Dream
2. Hard Way To Go
3. So Long Sweet City
4. Red Hot Lovers
5. Southern Belles
6. Not Guilty
8. This Blue's For You
9. Hard On Me
10. I Can Run