The Farmer & The Markets’ first incarnation was as an informal, un-named trio playing at the Fayetteville farmers market consisting of Jackson, Philip, and friend Landon in the Summer of 2010. In 2011, the band regrouped and established their current lineup, rebranding as Farmer & The Markets. After a successful 2011 season playing the Farmers Market and Lights of The Ozarks, Farmer & the Markets broadened their horizons in 2012 and continued to expand and innovate their sound, as well as bringing theirmusic to a wider audience by expanding to the Bentonville Farmers Market and playing numerous events throughout the year, including the 2nd annual Block St. Block Party (they’ll be playing at the 3rd annual this May 2014), the Fayetteville Roots Festival, and Lights of the Ozarks. The band had a successful 2013, playing numerous public and private events around the Northwest Arkansas region. Yesterday, the band announced the release of their debut album out now and available anywhere the band is playing. It features all of the classic covers the band is known for (Devo’s Whip It is among my favorites). In addition, the band continues to play numerous events around the area. Check out their Facebook page often to see where we’ll be playing next!