An eclectic blend of blues comes to the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas during its monthly Live@5 music series.

An eclectic blend of blues comes to the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas during its monthly Live@5 music series.

CloverBlue, set to perform from 5-7 p.m. June 1, is first and foremost a blues band, but has varied musical interests that provide for an entertaining, eclectic blend of blues standards, southern and classic rock covers, and original tunes. Possibly one of the only local acts featuring two lead vocalists, Rachel McBride and Shelly Wier, who are reunited after more than a decade of child-rearing to tap former StoneSoup band mates, guitarist Mark Lovell and drummer John Roach, to form CloverBlue.

Joined by local guitarist Phil Link and bassist David Settlemoir, this blues band is rapidly gaining momentum and has begun establishing itself as a reliable mainstream blues act with enough musical diversity to satisfy its fast-growing following of fans. McBride, Wier, Lovell, and Roach first began playing together in the early 1990s in a group originally known as All Kindza Trouble (AKT), later changing its name to StoneSoup. In describing a set at Rupert’s on the Rocks in the spring 1994 issue of Nightflying magazine, Peter Read wrote, “Each of the players is lost in the music on each song, as if there is nothing they’d rather do in the world than make music for the pure joy of making music.”

CloverBlue is made up of McBride on lead/back-up vocals, lyrics and harmonica, Wier on lead/back-up vocals, lyrics and auxiliary percussion, Lovell on lead/rhythm guitar, Roach on drums, Link on lead/rhythm guitar and Settlemoir on bass.

The monthly event is sponsored by M.K. Distributors. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

The center, located at 701 Main St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. Support for ASC is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibits are offered through the center’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of seven museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.