The River Arkansas is a band based in Colorado with members living all across the state from Boulder, Saguache, Trinidad, and Pueblo.
"The sound of this band is absolutely at home at any mountain festival, but don’t assume it to be another one-trick folk pony. No way. This’ll play in the city." -Stubborn Sounds
Mike Clark is a Colorado native living on the banks of the Arkansas River in Pueblo. In the winter of 2014, he penned a collection of songs about heartbreak, love, and escaping the clutches of day-to-day society. The following spring, Clark decided to make that collection into a record. By good fortune Macon Terry, a bass player and former member of the band Paper Bird, happened to be in the neighborhood the day the studio was booked for recording. Though Terry arrived not knowing any of the songs, what they captured was the beginning of something great. Later they would add Robin Chestnut on drums, Rachel Sliker on violin, and Benjamin Gallagher on piano. Now preparing to release their third studio album "Any Kind of Weather" the band has hit their stride, traveling the midwest, south, and western United States as well as playing festivals all across Colorado, delivering their distinctive mixture of Country, Blues, Folk and Americana.