August 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear The Emporium Orkestra recorded at The King Biscuit Blues Festival.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at ten, right here on KASU.

Something Blue – Beedle


Welcome to Something Blue. I’m Hairy Larry and I’ve got the Blues, for you.


Now that’s what I’m talking about. Colin Taylor singing with the Emporium Orkestra recorded at Bunky’s on Cherry Street in Helena, Arkansas during the King Biscuit Blues Festival. The songs I’m playing tonight were recorded on Thursday, October 7, 2010. The Emporium Orkestra hosts a true acoustic open stage Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings every year during The Biscuit. Everyone is welcome to come and play. We do mostly Blues and Jug Band Music but we’ve been known to do Country, Gospel, and Rock.

Will Taylor is a friend of mine from Little Rock, Arkansas, and he came to Helena, camped at the campground, and played with us all three mornings. Here he is now doing “Prodigal Son”.


Oh yeah, that’s Will Taylor singing a Mississippi John Hurt song, “Louis Collins”. It’s the Emporium Orkestra for the whole show tonight and I promise we will get into our Jug Band repertoire later in the show.

I’m Hairy Larry and you’re listening to Something Blue on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at

You can hear podcasts of the show, anytime, at the Something Blue website, Friend and message some of our featured artists on The Delta Boogie Network at And don’t forget about the Jazz Thursday website at

And you can find out more about the Emporiumn Orkestra on The Delta Boogie Network. Most of the musicians camp at the Fireman’s Campground for the festival and can be found singing around the campfire late at night. We also get performances from some of the buskers or street musicians and often from Festival acts like Dave Riley, The Mississippi Spoonman, or Gary Sloan.

Now here’s Will Taylor again with a story song called “Baptist Girl”.


All right now, it’s Hairy Larry and Will Taylor doing a Dylan song, “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right”.

Rhode Island Red is one of the musician’s who makes it happen at Bunky’s year after year. He travels in from Rhode Island every year for The Biscuit. I met him playing music in the Fireman’s Campground. He brings a lot of Jug Band Music to the stage and you know what they say, “It sounds so sweet”. Here he is now doing “KC Moan”.




Oh yeah, it’s Rhode Island Red and he’s “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad”. Before that we heard the Washboard Sam song “Diggin’ My Potatos”. Washboard Sam was raised in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and he wrote many standard Blues tunes. That’s Red on the kazoo.

I’m Hairy Larry and you’re listening to Something Blue on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at KASU is the home of the Blues in Northeast Arkansas every Saturday night.

You can hear podcasts of the show anytime at the Something Blue website,

These next two songs feature Rhode Island Red and Will Taylor. Listen closely, it’s hard to believe this is the first time these two played together. Here we go now with “New Stranger Blues” and “Red’s Blues”.


And that’s “Red’s Blues”, fantastic guitar work from Rhode Island Red and Will Taylor. The Emporium Orkestra invites you to come and play or come and listen, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at Bunky’s during the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. I’ve got two more great songs to close the show. Here’s “It Hurts Me Too” and “Beedle Um Bum”.



Featured Concert

The Emporium Orkestra Live at The Biscuit October 7, 2010

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