The name of Cory Branan’s new record is The No-Hit Wonder, and the title track is a celebratory roots rocker where the Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter sings an ode to the dark-horse musicians of the world. Punching home the essence of Branan’s tale of the savage business of being a troubadour are The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge singing on the outro, “It is what it is, blood to string.”
The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center presents its final It’s Summer Friday with two free programs at the River Market center. The programs include Friday Nature Fun Day from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 9-13, where kids learn about science and nature through fun activities, technology and time spent outdoors, and #FieldNotesFriday from 1-2 p.m. for ages 9 and up, with a specific animal or plant being spotlighted. This Friday’s fun is titled Go Fish! Registration is not required.