The Natural State

  • The Natural State

Faulkner County, Arkansas, has a whole lotta shakin’ going on.   Some of it is from the cash infusion brought on by the gold-rush like influx of natural gas fracking in the community, with over 3,000 new wells drilled in the area since the mid 2000s. But even more is due a mysterious wave of thousands of small earthquakes that have rattled the towns of Guy and Greenbrier since September, 2010.

Long Haul went down to Arkansas to check in with residents about what’s going on – literally – under their feet. And we then shared the tape we collected with musician Bonnie “Prince” Billy, also known as musician Will Oldham, who wrote an original song to contribute to the narrative.