From The Archives Of Something Blue September 26, 2021


Guy Venable and Eric Hughes at KASU Bluesday Tuesday

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some Jug Band Music recorded at KASU Bluesday Tuesday.

On February 8, 2011 Eric Hughes and Guy Venable gave us a great show playing blues, country, folk and jug band. Jug band music has been one of my favorite styles since the sixties when I used to listen to Jim Kweskin with Maria Muldaur. Eric and Guy didn’t let me down.

I met Guy Venable when he came to Blues Fest one year and I’m not really sure when I met Eric Hughes but it was before 2011 so I was primed for the event. They are both fine outstanding musicians so I had no worries. They laid down a great show, start to finish, and it remains a pearl in my collection.

Eric worked with me after the show too and created an account at the Live Music Archive where I uploaded the entire concert. Visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com for a link or just go to archive.org and search on Eric Hughes.

I play in a Jug Band, the Emporium Orkestra, and I always love it when I hear someone else singing one of the songs we love to play. So, here we go with Eric Hughes and Guy Venable playing “That’ll Never Happen No More”.

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Listen to the entire concert here.

archive.org/details/ehgv2011-02-08

And that’s Eric Hughes and Guy Venable recorded live on February 2, 2011, at KASU Bluesday Tuesday singing “That’ll Never Happen No More”. Don’t forget Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear Sarah Jarosz, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Everyone Orchestra.


North Mississippi Allstars

Sarah Jarosz Trio Live at The Peace Center Concert Hall on 2021-09-20
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North Mississippi Allstars Live at Town Park on 2021-09-19
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Everyone Orchestra Live at Camp Deep End – Main Stage on 2021-09-19
archive.org/details/eo2021-09-19.EveryoneOrchestra2021-09-19.flac16

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Romance

Something Blue – Romance – September 25, 2021 originally aired in 2011

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear GaryGazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at ten, right here on KASU.
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From The Archive September 19, 2021 – Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars – “Sugar”

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Thanks Marty, today we’ll hear a jazz standard performed at Bebopalooza! right here at ASU.

On October 15, 2011, Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars were the headline act at Babopalooza!. Both the music department and KASU helped with the festival which was staged outside of the student union.

The band featured Gary Gazaway, trumpet; Lisa Ahia, vocals, David Eckert, bass; James Sexton, drums; and Joy Sanford and Stephen Lee on piano. They played a fantastic set and I got good recordings which later became a Something Blue show.

After the band finished their playlist Gary invited Joseph Curtis and Ron Horton up to jam. This is the part of music festivals I love the most. You never know what’s going to happen. At the time, Ron Horton was Director of Jazz Studies and Joseph Curtis was a jazz student. I knew them both well and I was thrilled to hear them play with such a great band.

So, here we go with Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars featuring guest stars Joseph Curtis and Ron Horton playing the Stanley Turrentine song, “Sugar”.
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Wave

Something Blue – Wave – August 31, 2019 (replayed on September 18, 2019)

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Ken Carroll, Whitley Newman, and NJHB. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Ken Carroll Quartet – February 9, 2019
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Whitley Newman – February 9, 2019
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NJHB – February 9, 2019, March 9, 2019
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From The Archive September 12, 2021 – Ken Carroll Trio – “Recordame”

Playing for the luncheon were Ken Carroll on EWI; Dave Eckert, bass; Chris Isom, drums; and I’m on piano. EWI is short for Electronic Wind Instrument which is like a synthesizer for horn players.

It was pouring rain when we were unloading, always a good omen. We got set up early and then came the hardest part of any gig, waiting. Once we started though, everything was fine, everyone was dressed nice and we were all tucked away in our little corner, safe from the storm.

We played a few introductory numbers and took a short break while United Voices sang grace. Then we played a set while everyone ate giving the recordings true jazz club ambience with the audience partying in the background.

I recorded the set and we did exceptionally well on the Joe Henderson song, “Recordame”. We played the same song in February at the Public Library Round Room with Gabe Waters on bass and Joseph Curtis, trumpet. That version will be on this week’s Something Blue show.

And now, featuring Ken Carroll on EWI, playing for Alpha Kappa Alpha at the Cooper Alumni Center on March 2, 2019, here’s The Ken Carroll Quartet with “Recordame”.

Concert link – archive.org/details/hl2019-03-02

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Ken Carroll, Whitley Newman, and NJHB. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

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Hollow

Something Blue – Hollow – Jan 26, 2019 (replayed on September 11, 2021)

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Kerri Powers, No Sinner, Fit and The Conniptions, and Travellin’ Blue Kings. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

No Sinner Live at Georgia Stage – Vancouver Art Gallery on 2012-06-24
archive.org/details/NoSinner2012-06-24.CA_11.24bit

Starseeds by Kerri Powers
kerripowers.bandcamp.com/album/starseeds

Travelin Blue Kings – Wired Up
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Delta Legends – Two Woman Blues
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From The Archive September 15 2021 – Delta Legends – “She’s Gone”

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear Delta Legends busking at the Fall Ball.

On September 30, 2017, John Shepherd, Jeremy Burnett, and I took a short ride over to the Fall Ball, outside of Olive Branch, Mississippi. We had been playing in downtown Jonesboro and at the Craighead Forest Bandshell and we were about to graduate to the festival stage.

We arrived in the morning and set up to do some busking near the food court. We played from 10:00 to noon interacting with the audience, as buskers do, and I recorded the set. Three of my originals that we played that morning ended up on our “Two Woman Blues” album.

Later that day we hit the main stage running and played a sizzling one hour set. I also recorded that and both shows are available on the Live Music Archive. Visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com for links.

It was great to hook up behend a big PA with a sound guy making us sound good but we sounded pretty good busking too and truth be told, it was a lot more fun.

John Shepherd and Jeremy Burnett are from Wynne, Arkansas, and you all know me. Here we are now, Delta Legends, doing a funny song that I wrote called, “She’s Gone”.

Links

Two Woman Blues
archive.org/details/DeltaLegends-TwoWomanBlues

Delta Legends Live at The Fall Ball on 2017-09-30
archive.org/details/hl2017-09-30

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Kerri Powers, No Sinner, Fit and The Conniptions, and Travellin’ Blue Kings. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

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From The Archive August 29, 2021 – Common Time – “Footprints”

Thanks Marty, today on From The Archives Of Something Blue we’re featuring Common Time playing a Wayne Shorter standard at New Jazz In Jonesboro.

In 2018 we restarted New Jazz In Jonesboro, held monthly during the school year, in the Round Room of the Jonesboro Public Library. Each month NJHB would play as well as a guest act. We heard a lot of great music at these shows and continued them through 2019 until we were unfortunately shut down by the pandemic.

On October 13, 2018, the guest band was Common Time featuring Josh Carter on sax; Al Clevenger, piano; Spencer Rawlins, bass; and Chris Issom, drums. They were a working band who played fast and tight and I was always looking for an opportunity to present and record them. They were all ASU jazz students and Josh Carter also worked at the Public Library. I don’t know what it is about the library but over the years they sure have had a lot of great jazz musicians working there.

I want to thank KASU and the public library for supporting these events.

They came, they played, they conquered. And NJHB didn’t do too bad either, recording the Knocking Boots album featuring many of the same musicians. This week on Something Blue we’ll be featuring more recordings made at New Jazz In Jonesboro, but right now, were going to hear Common Time play the Wayne Shorter classic, “Footprints”.

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Common Time, Joseph Curtis, Whitley Newman, and NJHB. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

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Newjazz

Something Blue – NewJazz – August 24, 2019 (replayed on September 4, 2021)

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Common Time, Joseph Curtis, Whitley Newman, and NJHB. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Recorded at New Jazz In Jonesboro
Jonesboro Public Library
Fall of 2018
Joseph Curtis, September 1, 2018
Common Time, October 13, 2018
NJHB, October 13, 2018, November 10, 2018
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Something Blue

Something Blue – Something Blue – August 28, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Mountain Goats, Alejandro Escavedo, and Keller Williams. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Alejandro Escovedo Live at Caravan Music Club on 2019-03-13
archive.org/details/ae2019-03-13

Mountain Goats Live at Saturn on 2021-08-08
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Keller Williams Live at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park on 2021-08-14
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