Awards First Contract

Boondogs, an Arkansas roots-rock band, win contest at downloadable music site., the talent-search site founded by producer and former Talking Heads guitarist/keyboardist Jerry Harrison, recently awarded its first recording contract. Boondogs' "Carbon or Gold" was the best-reviewed song on the downloadable music page, landing the Little Rock, Ark., roots-rock band a $250,000 recording deal. "[The site] means that bands like us can stay in places like Little Rock and get someone's attention," guitarist Jason Weinheimer said in an interview on the webpage. Harrison has said will award another contract early next year.