DJ Hairy Larry presents Kerry Lee playing “Turnip Greens”.

From The Archives Of Something Blue July 3, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Kerry Lee playing “Turnip Greens”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Kerry Lee
02. Something Blue – Creatures – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a funny country song performed by a Blues Fest walk on.

Sometimes I know just what song I want to use for From The Archives Of Something Blue. And sometimes I’m digging through the archive and I find something really great that I had completely forgotten about.

It was September 13, 2009, and we had a last minute band cancellation due to health. I had been talking to a singer, Kerry Lee, earlier in the day and I thought he would be just the one to fill some silence with music while I organized The Mudcats. And he did more than that. He sang one funny song after another, “Dolly Parton’s Hits”, “Turnip Greens”, “I Lobster But Never Flounder”, and more.

Now I went on Youtube and listened to the original versions of these songs and on every one Kerry’s delivery was funnier than the original. He brought country music comedic timing to a new level right here at Blues Fest.

Now this is where I would usually discuss the musician’s Arkansas Roots. I can tell you this. He played at Blues Fest in 2009. I polished up my Google Fu and found nothing.

I also like to email musicians when they are featured on From The Archives Of Something Blue. So if you know Kerry Lee please have him get in touch with me or have him call KASU. I’m sure he would enjoy these recordings.

So now, recorded at Blues Fest, on September 13, 2009, here’s Kerry Lee with his harmonica on a rack singing the Paul Thorn song, “Turnip Greens”.
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School

Something Blue – School – July 2, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Kevin Eubanks, Stanley Jordan, Carla Bley, and Dave Holland. 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.

Kevin Eubanks – Stanley Jordan – Duets
www.kevineubanks.com/
www.stanleyjordan.com/en-us/

Carla Bley – Andy Sheppard – Steve Swallow – Life Goes On
www.wattxtrawatt.com/

Dave Holland – Another Land

Dave Holland


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DJ Hairy Larry presents Hairy Larry playing “The Blue Crane”.

From The Archives Of Something Blue June 26, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Hairy Larry playing “The Blue Crane”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Hairy Larry
02. Something Blue – School – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a brand new entry to the archives of Something Blue.

I’ve got a new album out called Hairy Larry Livestreams, 16 original songs performed live on my twitch stream.

A little bit over a year ago I started livestreaming on twitch. I called my channel Hairy Larry Practicing Piano. The first song I wrote for my stream was “Crates”, track one on the new album.

I started off playing for two hours three times a week but since then I’ve got that a little bit more under control with shorter performances. Recently I’ve even skipped a few days because of the heat. My approximate schedule is Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 2:00 PM.

I have also been working with other musicians lately, once we even got Bebop Beatniks on the Twitch Porch. So instead of adding these performances to my schedule I let them replace a performance. Besides the setup time and the time spent playing the music there’s also a lot of time that goes into video and audio post production and then uploading and promoting the songs.

The songs are mostly instrumental but I scat sing on two of them and then, “Freddy’s Blues”, has lyrics and I also sing some instrumental solos as played by Freddy and the trombonist.

All of the songs were recorded at the HairyLarryLand Twitch Studio except “Low Earth Orbit” which was streamed from Beatle’s Park in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

I am including some links on the Something Blue website including a link to the album on archive.org and links to my Twitch stream and Youtube channel. When you visit my Youtube channel please subscribe, I’m trying to get over 1000 subscribers.

Ok now, here I am scat singing a song I wrote called “The Blue Crane”.

www.youtube.com/hairylarryland
www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland
archive.org/details/hairylarrylivestreams
deltaboogie.net/
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Stones

Something Blue – Stones – June 25, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Lunar Ticks and Miracle Orchestra. 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.

Miracle Orchestra Live at Pearl Street Ballroom on 2000-04-20
archive.org/details/mo2000-04-20

Lunar Ticks Live at Park City Music Hall on 2022-06-11
archive.org/details/lunarticks2022-06-11
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Idle Americans playing “Too Rolling Stoned”.

From The Archives Of Something Blue June 19, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Idle Americans playing “Too Rolling Stoned”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Idle Americans
02. Something Blue – Stones – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty. Today we we’re hearing some blues rock recorded at Blues Fest.

At Blues Fest we presented all kinds of music, blues, rock, acoustic, and country. We even had some harmony acts, gospel and pop. When John Shepherd brought his band it was real delta blues but occasionally they’d play some blues rock. The song we’re hearing today is both, starts as blues rock and ends with some great blues.

It was September 16, 2007. The band was called Idle Americans, a blues act from Wynne, Arkansas, featuring John B. Shepherd on lead guitar and vocals. Also playing in Idle Americans were Robert Fronabarger – guitar, Jeremy Burnett – harmonica and vocals, Barry Eppes – bass, and Mike Riley – drums. They played at Blues Fest every year and they were a powerhouse. What we’re hearing today will give you a taste of what this band is still delivering today.

One year at Blues Fest John said something that I still remember today. We were talking about the variety of music and styles and the way the bands played so different even when they were playing the same song. John said, “If we all played everything the same way there wouldn’t be much point in coming to listen.” I agree with John. Every performance should be an adventure, for the audience and for the band.

So now, recorded on September 16, 2007, here’s Idle Americans doing the Robin Trower song, “Too Rolling Stoned”.

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Extra

Something Blue – Extra – June 18, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Brandon Moore, Charlie Hunter, and the Josh Roseman Unit. 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.

Charlie Hunter Live at Grog Shop on 2002-03-13
archive.org/details/ch2002-03-13.sbd.unknown.gems.waddell.102109.flac16

Josh Roseman Unit – Cherry
www.discogs.com/release/4340081-Josh-Roseman-Unit-Cherry

Brandon Moore
www.brandonmoorecomposition.com/

Brandon Moore Big Band – Wouldn’t It Be Loverly

Brandon Moore Quartet – Rudy’s Jazz Room


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DJ Hairy Larry presents Caprice playing “Misty”.

From The Archives Of Something Blue June 12, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Caprice playing “Misty”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Caprice
02. Something Blue – Extra – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a jazz standard played at KASU Jazz Thursday.

Brandon Moore only spent one year in the ASU Jazz Program but it was a very eventful year. Brandon and his brother Tim rehearsed the band Caprice and I was able to record their recital in the band room. They played so good that I booked them for KASU Jazz Thursday on January 24, 2013. They played a great show and it wasn’t much later that they talked to me about recording the Caprice album, “from dawn til dusk”, which has become a favorite here at KASU.

After a year at ASU Brandon went on to continue his jazz studies at North Texas State and now he teaches, composes, and plays at Nashville, Tennessee. On Something Blue this week I will feature some of his current work.

At their Jazz Thursday show they played mostly standards including this great version of the Erroll Garner song “Misty”, featuring Brandon Moore on saxophone.

Brandon Moore
www.brandonmoorecomposition.com/

Brandon Moore Big Band – Wouldn’t It Be Loverly

Brandon Moore Quartet – Rudy’s Jazz Room


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Dizzy

Something Blue – Dizzy – June 11, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Yak Attack, Ryley Walker, and Hairy Larry. 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.

Ryley Walker Live at Showbox Market on 2022-02-20
archive.org/details/ryleywalker2022-02-20.akg483.flac24

Yak Attack Live at Cypress Reno, Reno NV on 2022-01-29
archive.org/details/ya2022-01-29

Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming Scenic NE Arkansas
www.youtube.com/hairylarryland
www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland
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From The Archives Of Something Blue June 5, 2022

Thanks Marty, this week we’re going to talk about my Guerilla Livestreaming Scenic Northeast Arkansas project.

Sometimes I dig around in the archives and play a song recorded over ten years ago. Sometimes the archive was recorded just last week.

The pandemic has made it difficult to gig, so a little over a year ago I started livestreaming chill jazz piano on Twitch and excerpting the better performances to make Youtube videos. Recently I’ve been performing outside working with a couple of different livestreaming setups. Less is more and I am now able to livestream using just my Galaxy S10 playing my Roland Go Piano.

So Vivian and I like to go for a drive sometimes to get out of the house and enjoy the scenery. There’s a lot of beautiful scenery in Northeast Arkansas so I got the idea of Guerilla Livestreaming with beautiful nature shots as my background.

Just last week, on June 2, 2022, I performed a Guerilla Livestream in my backyard in front of a large bed of orange flowers. The last song I played was a bossa I wrote called “Malaysia” and before I played the song I talked to my livestream audience about this new project.

So I’m going to turn it over to myself, Guerilla Livestreaming Scenic Northeast Arkansas.

www.youtube.com/hairylarryland
www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland
archive.org/details/hl2022-06-02.video
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Wolves

Something Blue – Wolves – June 4, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The A-Beez, Mountain Goats, and Jerry Joseph. 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.

Mountain Goats Live at Belly Up Tavern on 2022-05-02
archive.org/details/tmg2022-05-02

The A-Beez Live at Aeronaut Cannery on 2022-05-26
archive.org/details/abeez2022-05-26

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons Live at Zamas Resort on 2022-04-30
archive.org/details/jjj2022-04-30.chiesi.vgmtx.vgrm707.flac2448
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