Fayetteville is excited to announce a brand-new mural at George's Majestic Lounge. George’s commissioned local artist Brandon Bullette last fall to produce a piece that celebrates the heritage of live music in Fayetteville and George's with artists that have graced their stage over the years. He created a piece of public art that exceeded our expectations, and we couldn't be prouder for our building to wear it for many years to come.
The artists that are featured have resonated with and moved George’s and their many patrons in different ways and times. There have been many great artists who come through Fayetteville and George's specifically, but these are the ones they landed within this piece. Who knows...maybe it will be a living evolving piece in the future.
From left to right, the artist starts with local icons and internationally respected artists, the legendary Cate Brothers, Earl and Ernie Cate, driving the train! Then the late Michael Burks playing blistering blues on his Flying V and the late Martin Fierro on sax next to his bandmate from time-to-time, world-renowned jam guitarist Steve Kimock. On the far right next to Steve is legendary bass player Oteil Burbridge of Col. Bruce Hampton's Aquarium Rescue Unit and Dead & Company among others.
Just above Oteil is George’s Majestic Lounge’s friend Randy Rogers of the Randy Rogers Band who represents Texas and Red Dirt Country as one of the best in class. To his left in the upper middle is Rochelle Bradshaw, an amazing Reggae and R&B vocalist who has sung on Grammy Award-winning albums and toured the world with the original Wailers. Rochelle and Oteil were two of the artists that have moved the muralist with performances at Georges along with many other patrons.
Moving to the bottom middle from left to right we have Lucinda Williams, a former resident of Fayetteville and student at the University of Arkansas that has gone on to be named one of Rolling Stones's top 100 greatest songwriters among her other many accolades as an artist and performer. To Lucinda's right is Amy Helm, the daughter of the late Levon Helm. She is a Grammy Award-winning producer who has also had a very successful career as a singer in her own right. As said above, this is just a small slice of the hundreds of incredible artists that have blessed George’s with shows over the years!
George’s Majestic Lounge would like to thank, “Experience Fayetteville and CACHE (Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange) for partnering with us in the form of partial funding of this mural project! Their support of the local/regional arts scene is amazing and having a local artist get the gig makes it even sweeter! We sincerely hope fans of public art enjoy soaking in this piece along with the history and heritage it represents.”
"Thank you for loving live music!" - George's Majestic Lounge, Est.1927
Being the oldest and longest-running live music venue in the state of Arkansas, George’s is one of the oldest of its kind in the Midwest. It is easy to see why it was ranked by Consequence of Sound as one of the 100 greatest music venues in the USA. We can't wait for you to see all of the art and live music that Fayetteville has to offer!
Learn more about this iconic Fayetteville spot and see who's coming to the stage this season at GeorgesMajesticLounge.com.