Across the 160-page magazine and 23-song CD compilation, we’re celebrating one of the South’s greatest cultural exports: blues music. The issue comes in multiple covers, showcasing three generations of blues artists: John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, and Adia Victoria.
Bebop Beatniks and Friends tore it up at One Love People in Jonesboro on September 16, 2016.
Joining Kevin, Paul, and Larry were Chris Issom, drums and Jay Shepherd, guitar.
Rev. Rick read "The Madman" by Kahlil Gibran and did some autobiographical free style.
It's always a jazz party with Bebop Beatniks at One Love People.
Photos by Robin Gasaway.
Something Blue – Clockwork – November 26, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Clock Reads, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Club D’Elf. For more about the … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Crosstown – November 19, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the Radiators, Fareed Haque Group, and BRYAC Funk Allstars. For more about the … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Recitals – November 12, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Azul and Midori, the October Octet, and the U.S. Army Blues. For more … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Hip – November 5, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Otis Grove, Eric Krasno, and the Ron Holloway Band. For more about the … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Dark Sun – October 1, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jimi Hendrix, C.J. Blea, John Shepherd, and Bruce H McCosar. For more … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Chicken – September 24, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Crankshaft, Elise Testone, and Sean Canan. For more about the show visit the … Continue reading →
The floor is down in the new room for my HairyLarryLand studio. Pine 1x12s applied with construction screws. This is the same type of floor I used on Henry Street at my old studio. It will have a nice rug … eventually.
On this day in music history: January 20, 1967 - “Between The Buttons”, the fifth studio album by The Rolling Stones is released (US release is on February 11, 1967.). Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, it is recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA, Olympic Studios and Pye Studios in London from August 3 - 11, November 8 - 26 and December 13, 1966. The Stones begin recording their fifth album as they are launching their third American tour in the Summer of 1966. Final recording takes place back in London in November and December. The UK and US albums differs in track listing as the US version omits “Back Street Girl” and “Please Go Home”, adding “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (#55 Pop) and “Ruby Tuesday” (#1 Pop) in their place. The original UK and US versions of the album are remastered and reissued as a hybrid SACD in 2002, reverting to a standard red book CD after the initial pressings sell through. “Between The Buttons” peaks at number three on the UK album chart, number two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
Horace Parlan is one of so many great jazz artists who migrated to Europe for better living conditions and employment opportunities. His work with Charles Mingus, Booker Ervin and Roland Kirk brought him notice. But even a string of Blue Note albums were not enough to push him to a higher career levels. Marc Myers has posted an hour-long documentary by Don McGlynn entitled Horace Parlan by Horace Parlan during which you actually get to know this gentle man.
Wilcock has our feature interview with Johnny Sansone. We have 8 Blues
reviews for you this week including reviews of new music from Charlie
Wheeler, David Vest, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Laurence Jones, Old Man
Kelly, Kurt Crandall, The Wildcat O’Halloran Band and Willie May.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. This
Monday is the fourth Monday night of the month, and KASU welcomes back
one of our favorite bands for the first Bluegrass Monday of 2017.
Monroe Crossing will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday
concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass
the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is
$5 per person.
Named in honor of the creator of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, the band
Monroe Crossing plays traditional bluegrass music, Gospel songs,
original melodies and their own unique treatments of songs that weren’t
originally bluegrass tunes. The band performs over 150 concerts each
year at bluegrass festivals, churches and venues across the country.
Monroe Crossing has recorded 15 CDs and has produced a concert DVD. A
CD, including music recorded live at past Bluegrass Monday performances,
was released by the band in 2015. The band’s newest CD, Monroe
Crossing Plays Classic Country, features their versions of songs made
famous by artists such as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, George Jones and the
Based in Minnesota, Monroe Crossing is the only bluegrass band ever to
be named “Artist of the Year” (2004) by the Minnesota Music Academy.
The group has also been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
and has received numerous awards from the Minnesota Bluegrass and
Old-Time Music Association. In both 2007 and in 2014, the band received
the prestigious invitation to appear at the official showcase concert
at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual convention.
Members of Monroe Crossing include Lisa Fugile who plays fiddle and
sings. She was raised in Nigeria, Africa, and she first discovered
bluegrass music through a 78 RPM record of music by Bill Monroe.
Matt Thompson of Mankato, Minnesota, plays mandolin and fiddle. He is a
past winner of the “Mandolin Player of the Year” award given by the
Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association. He also serves as
emcee for the band during their concerts. Thompson has been playing
bluegrass music in many bands over the past 30 years, including True
Blue, a group which appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home
Companion” nationally-syndicated public radio program.
Mark Anderson plays bass in the group. His first musical experience
was playing in alternative rock bands, but his musical tastes changed
dramatically after being introduced to bluegrass music in 1995.
Derek Johnson sings and plays guitar. He co-founded the High 48s
Bluegrass Band, a group which released four CDs, toured nationwide, and
won the prestigious Rocky Grass bluegrass band competition in 2008.
Robinson plays banjo for the band. He became interested in folk and
blues music at a young age, but exposure to a local bluegrass band led
him to begin playing banjo at age 14. His banjo playing is influenced
by David Holt and Earl Scruggs, and he also taught himself how to play
guitar, mandolin and harmonica.
Monroe Crossing has been a full-time, professional bluegrass band since
the year 2000. More details about the band, including videos of past
performances, are available at www.monroecrossing.com.
Seating at the concert is first-come, first-served. Doors to the theatre will open at 6:00.
In addition to the concert, Terry’s Café, 201 South Pruett Street in Paragould, opens on Bluegrass Monday nights to welcome bluegrass music fans. The café serves a buffet meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre.
Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday
night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from
Bibb Chiropractic, the Posey Peddler, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of
Paragould and KASU.
KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact
KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-972-2367. Bluegrass Monday is also on Facebook (search “Bluegrass Monday”). To be removed from this emailing list, reply to this message.
We cannot get our schedules to coincide for Monroe Crossing to return
in January 2018, so don’t miss the opportunity to see the group this
year! I look forward to seeing you Monday night.