Billy Lee Riley
Performs in Jonesboro, Arkansas
At KASU's Blue Monday
Billy Lee Riley was raised in Northeast Arkansas. His father was a farm
worker and Riley learned his blues on the back porches with the other
tenant farmers right around Jonesboro, Arkansas. Then in the fifties
Billy Lee Riley and The Little Green Men recorded "Flying Saucer Rock
and Roll" and "Red Hot" at Sun Studios in Memphis. Since then he has
played his music, both blues and rock n roll, all over the world.
On February 7, 2000 Riley returned to Jonesboro to play at Potlickers
Uptown Deli as part of KASU's Blue Mondays program. Instead of the
usual show with a full band we got to hear Billy Lee Riley solo, up
close and personal.