DJ Hairy Larry Presents Hairy Larry

From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-04-02

Thanks Marty. Today, I’m singing a Willie Nelson song accompanied only by acoustic guitar.

Everyone says “Crazy” is a Patsy Cline song but Willie wrote it. I love both of them and I love the song. “Crazy” was a country music hit written to a 32 bar jazz change with a lot of blues in it. So when it comes to American roots music, Crazy’s got it all.

On May 18, 2008, we were hosting Sunday In The Park at the Craighead Forest Bandshell. There was a little bit of time for a short set so I was the surprise guest. Just me and my guitar, I stood up to entertain the audience playing “Crazy”, other jazz and blues standards, and a few originals.

Everything worked out fine. The audience enjoyed the change and I enjoyed the solo performance. As a bonus, I got good recordings for Something Blue.

I’m from the Chicago area but I’ve lived in Arkansas for over 50 years, digging into my Arkansas Roots. I have also been a volunteer at KASU since 1991, the year Blues Fest started at Craighead Forest Park. In fact it was KASU’s participation in Blues Fest that brought me to KASU.

So here I am now, recorded on May 18, 2008, at the Craighead Forest Bandshell, singing “Crazy”.


And that’s me, singing “Crazy” at the Craighead Forest Bandshell on May 18, 2008. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, with something old and something new, three more songs from this 2008 impromptu concert plus LaMP and Tortoise both recorded March 30, 2023.

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