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Joe Castrodale

Thirst-N-Howl in Little Rock, AR - Blues Jam

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Lance Womack

Thirst-N-Howl in Little Rock, AR - Blues Jam

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Mike Dollins (Blues / Jazz / Gospel)

Thirst-N-Howl in Little Rock, AR - Blues Jam

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Scott Harpster (Jam / Blues / Dance)

Thirst-N-Howl in Little Rock, AR - Blues Jam

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Stuart Baer (Blues / Roots Rock / R&B)

Thirst-N-Howl in Little Rock, AR - Blues Jam

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Jan 29, 2015
Chris "Stinger" Stevens & Tomm "Tee" Beck (Blues / acoustic music / We play a wide variety of covers and the original )

Bogie's Bar & Grill in Peoria, IL - Live Acoustic Music from Memory Lane by T & C

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Lynn Hooker (Country / Southern Rock / Country Christian)

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Ronnie Presley / Solo Entertainer (Singer Songwriter / Classic Rock ,Country, Reggae & Blues)

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Blues Blast Magazine | Issue 9-4 January 22, 2015
Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Shuggie Otis interview.

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Pono, Neil Young's Crowd Funded Quest to Restore the History of Recorded Sound, Ships This February
Posted on Sunday January 18, 2015

The bit about Neil Young's dog and pono show is interesting but the real meat in this link is the discussion of high end audio in the comments. Here's one quote. "You can listen to a true high end audio system, the same software, truly good stuff over and over and be unmoved until one day suddenly it all just clicks and it is as if the performers are in the room. Something shifts. Once experienced this is addictive and it is learned. It is a combination of the source material, the equipment, the room and the listener. And, if you really love music, it is really magical." -- SW

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Blues Blast Magazine | Issue 9-3 January 15, 2015
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Striding the Blast main website
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Striding the Blast's main website. Video, music, band information and upcoming shows are all posted here.

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Miss Lissa and Company : Delta Boogie Network
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Miss Lissa delivers the blues around Xenia, Ohio.

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Something Blue

Posted on Saturday August 16, 2014

August 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT Something_Blue-Mike by Hairylarry on Mixcloud This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear Mike Overall playing with Joe Lee, Jazz Alliance, Giant … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday August 09, 2014

August 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM CST Something_Blue-Dream by Hairylarry on Mixcloud This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear Giorgio Gaslini, Jazz Alliance, and Thelonius Monk. Don’t miss … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday August 02, 2014

August 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT Something_Blue-Shinola by Hairylarry on Mixcloud This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear John Scofield, Derek Trucks, and Background Orcs. Don’t miss … Continue reading

Rag Doll
Posted on Tuesday June 24, 2014

June 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT Something_Blue-Rag_Doll by Hairylarry on Mixcloud This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear some great blues rock from The Steepwater Band and … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday June 14, 2014

June 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT Something_Blue-Buckets by Hairylarry on Mixcloud This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers recorded live at … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday June 07, 2014

June 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear Reverend Peyton and Akashic Record. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at ten, right … Continue reading

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Andy Cohen in Brookland on February 4 at 7:00 pm
Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Andy Cohen will be playing at the Brookland Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 4. At 6:00 pm we will serve ham and beans. At 7:00 music and worship featuring Andy Cohen. The church is located at 301 W. Matthews about a block from the Brookland Post Office. There is no charge for the music or the food but donations will be accepted.

This Monday is Bluegrass Monday with Monroe Crossing
Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

Dear Bluegrass Friends,

KASU’s Bluegrass Monday is back this Monday night with a band returning by popular demand for an incredible eighth appearance in our concert series.

Monroe Crossing will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is at least $5 per person.

Named in honor of the creator of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, the band Monroe Crossing plays traditional bluegrass music, Gospel songs, original melodies and their own unique treatments of songs that weren’t originally bluegrass tunes. The band performed over 150 concerts in 2014 at bluegrass festivals, churches and venues across the country. Monroe Crossing has recorded 13 CDs and has produced a concert DVD. A new CD, including music recorded live at past Bluegrass Monday performances, will be available for purchase at the concert.

Based in Minnesota, Monroe Crossing is the only bluegrass band ever to be named “Artist of the Year” (2004) by the Minnesota Music Academy. The group has also been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards from the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association. In both 2007 and in 2014, the band received the prestigious invitation to appear at the showcase concert at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual convention.

Members of Monroe Crossing include Lisa Fugile who plays fiddle and sings. She was raised in Nigeria, Africa, and she first discovered bluegrass music through a 78 RPM record of music by Bill Monroe.

Matt Thompson of Mankato, Minnesota, plays mandolin and fiddle. He is a past winner of the “Mandolin Player of the Year” award given by the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association. He also serves as emcee for the band during their concerts. Thompson has been playing bluegrass music in many bands over the past 30 years, including True Blue, a group which appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” nationally-syndicated public radio program.

Mark Anderson plays bass in the group. His first musical experience was playing in alternative rock bands, but his musical tastes changed dramatically after being introduced to bluegrass music in 1995.

Derek Johnson sings and plays guitar. He co-founded the High 48s Bluegrass Band, a group which released four CDs, toured nationwide, and won the prestigious Rocky Grass bluegrass band competition in 2008.

David Robinson plays banjo for the band. He became interested in folk and blues music at a young age, but exposure to a local bluegrass band led him to begin playing banjo at age 14. His banjo playing is influenced by David Holt and Earl Scruggs, and he also taught himself how to play guitar, mandolin and harmonica.

Monroe Crossing has been a full-time, professional bluegrass band since the year 2000. More details about the band, including videos of past performances, are available at and at

Tickets will be distributed at the theatre beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tickets must be obtained in person, and seating will be first-come, first-served.

In addition to the concert, Terry’s Café, 201 South Pruett Street in Paragould, opens on Bluegrass Monday nights to welcome bluegrass music fans. The café serves a catfish buffet meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre.

Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from Bibb Chiropractic, the Posey Peddler, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Paragould, the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association and KASU.

KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at or 870-972-2367. Bluegrass Monday is also on Facebook (search “Bluegrass Monday”). To be removed from this emailing list, reply to this message.

I’m looking forward to seeing all my bluegrass friends Monday for another memorable night of music and entertainment with Monroe Crossing.


Marty Scarbrough

KASU Program Director

KGPL For Deadheads
Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

It's not quite finished but I have the Alpha 1.0 version of KGPL online for testing and hosting music from the Grateful Dead, spinoffs, and cover bands.

By not quite ready I mean I don't have the add a song form working yet. But you can certainly link on over and listen.

Problems? Suggestions? Ideas? Email

Hairy Larry

Blues in Arkansas
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Blues in Arkansas

I just sent the below article in to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
from a piece they did on Arkansas Music this last Sunday. A full,
whole seciton on music, page after page, and not one damn mention of
any working blues musician at all. A crying shame, in a state with
such rich blues heritage our own media shunts us, and turns their back
on us. I also have this posted on Blues Guitar News with the ADG editor links and mailing address,
to see if I can get anyone else in the world to put their two cents in
too. This ticked me off so bad, and I still fuming over it. Here is
what I sent every one of their publishers, and editors. Talk to you
later, and have a Merry Christmas and let 2009 find you happy, healthy
and wealthy. Mike.

To: The Crew at Arkansas Democrat Gazette

From: Mike Dollins =96 Whisker Fish in Blues Circles

Subject: Musical Mishmash =96 Sunday December 21st, 2008 =96 Styles Sectio=

Date: December 23, 2008

I had to wait a couple of days before I got into writing
y'all down at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. In your rendition and
interpretation about the state of music in Arkansas, and then music
nationally in general I have to say . . . . . ugh, thank you. Thank
you from the prospective that you do make the attempt to keep a dab of
Arkansas music alive and well in your publications. Because my mamma
taught me if I couldn't say anything nice, then don't say anything at
all, I can't get into my real deep thoughts I pondered regarding the
piece. Due to my lengthy career as a music journalist I did however
learn to dazzle them with my footwork. Goes with the job I guess.
Here goes nothing.

To start off let me thank Peter Read of Nightflying Entertainment
Guide, and Dottie Oliver at Free Press for keeping us street level
Arkansas blues musicians mentioned and journalized in their
publications. Arkansas Times does a little of that too. I do have to
thank Jack Hill at ADG, for keeping some of our local blues musicians
posted. Heck, even a few of the ADG employees come out and see some
of our blues shows. What I didn't like about your Musical Mishmash
article, is us underground local blues folks didn't even get an
honorable mention. Hey, we're use to it, so don't fret about the
obvious oversight. No slam on you folks, being a 50-year blues
guitar veteran, slammed doors is par on the musical course in life.
We just pack it up, and move to the next gig.

I will do an Arkansas Blues Musician page at my on-line
blues ezine Blues Guitar News in the first of the year. It does have a worldwide following of about
30,000 - plus thousands of hits on our MySpace site. There is a
worldwide underground blues cult that is totally amazing, but you have
to be a street level musician to understand it, and have any knowledge
regarding the far-reaching popularity blues is attaining very rapidly.
The world is starting to learn that Arkansas shares the Mighty Muddy
River with Mississippi, and we have a long heritage of blues only
matched by Mississippi.

First off, the obvious two oversights in your Arkansas
Music assessment were Michael Burks and Joe Pitts. Michael, is on a
major top blues label, and the word in the street level blues circles
is he is the next BB, Albert or Freddy King, real deal blues
guitarist; Winner of every kind of blues award with the Blues
Foundation, and up for a blues Grammy. Thing is Arkansas clams Albert
King as one of our own, and Michael is the next generation blues
guitarist following in Albert's footsteps filling Mr. King's shoes
rather nicely, and is the real deal. Joe Pitts, another major label
and international touring band has just returned from an extensive
tour in Europe, and is planning another Euro jaunt in February with
other major headliners. Outside of local blues circles here at home,
he is not known by y'all here in Arkansas much, but a star in Europe,
and a guitar icon in Italy who highly revere him on the level of Eric
Clapton, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and
Dwayne Allman. Thanks Peter Read, for the nice article on Joe. He
deserves the recognition, along with his wife Rhonda Pitts, and her
highly acclaimed Nashville trained Lonesome Oak recording studio.

Secondly, the Blues Societies here in Arkansas work their
tail ends off, keeping the Arkansas blues heritage alive and well.
Presidents; Barbara "Bab's" Bearden and VP Jeff Weeden of the Arkansas
River Blues Society, Liz Lottmann of the Ozark Blues Society and
Leadra LeNea of the Spa City Blues Society in Hot Springs, are the
behind the scenes labor of love folks keeping the blues alive and
well. You missed Jeff and these three wonderful ladies that deserve a
little respect in the media from time-to-time for their untiring
devotion to Arkansas Blues. You can add in Deb Moser, to this list
too. She can be heard on KABF 88.3 FM, and has one of the longest
running blues shows in Arkansas, "Debs Blues House Party."

More . . . Thank you for the articles you've done on Essie
"The Blues Lady" Neal, as she is the sweetheart of Arkansas blues, and
if you don't know it, she is well known on an international stage and
a member of the Blues Hall of Fame. You also did a very nice piece on
Al Bell, of Stax Records. But, how about John Craig, the local living
blues legend? He has a new blues CD out. Mr. Craig is well known
worldwide in deep blues circles. He is the real deal, and recorded
with major artists on ABC Paramount Records, and toured with Ike
Turner. You would think at 63 years old, and a lifetime dedicated to
the blues we could get John in Arkansas Media a little.

Hey, how about the winners from Arkansas in the
International Blues Challenge at Memphis, slated for February 9th,
2009. This is an international event. I don't think I read about
this in your Arkansas Mishmash article either. From Hot Springs we
have Unseen Eye, and Ben "Swamp Donkey" Brenner, from Little Rock we
have "Gil Franklin & Port Arthur" and "Blues Boy Jag" and from
Fayetteville we have Gary Hucthison and Oreo Blue all traveling to
Memphis, and I am sure the Tennessee media will take note of the
Arkansas participants. Talking Mr. Hucthison, I bet y'all down at
the ADG, didn't know that Gary hosts the blues jam session at the
International Arlington, Texas Vintage Guitar Show, and has done so
for over a decade in the swank Sheridan Hotel. But, Texas embraces
blues pickers. This is a major underground guitar extravaganza, with
tens of thousands of folks traveling in from the four corners of the
world to attend this three-day event. Gary is known worldwide for his
stage guitar prowess, and for those of us that have shared the stage
with him know his Arkansas blues band is a solid act waiting on a
major blues label.

Runner up to this whole major blues event is little old me, and my
band that got mentioned as the best self produced blues CD from Little
Rock, for the IBC in Memphis. That's cool; Linda Cailloutet missed
all of us in Paper Trails too. We do want to thank Steve and the
great folks at Good Morning Arkansas, KATV ABC ch 7, for having us on
their show this month to talk about some of the blues items I am
listing. Super great support team at KATV for local Little Rock blues
musicians. We would like to also thank Pat Lynch, who occasionally
has local blues talent on his radio talk show. Mr. Lynch, although a
super political satire and analysis expert, has a great depth of
understanding on music and the blues. We thank Pat from the bottom
of our hearts for inviting us on his radio show, to talk Arkansas
Blues on a down to earth level.

I need to tell you about another living Arkansas Blues Legend, Eb
Davis. Mr. Davis lives most of his time in Europe now, like so many
blues artists. You see they respect and honor blues folks in the old
country, and Eb is a blues icon all over the European continent. Eb's
bio reads like a who's who of blues and R&B, and he is personal
friends with BB king and Bobby Bland, who he has toured with in years
past. Jefferson Blues, the oldest worldwide renowned blues magazine
in Europe has just featured a full-length article on Eb Davis, and
they do make mention of his Arkansas roots. Congratulations Eb, long
time coming.

Other tid-bits of Arkansas blues talent could include Charlotte Taylor
and Gypsy Rain, Brethren, Cosmic Biscuit, Joe Marks & NTO, Max Taylor,
Charles Woods, Artis Bivens, Billy Jones, Danny & the Shuffle Kings,
and The Tablerockers etcetera, who are a just a few of the Arkansas
blues folks that deserve a little respect and recognition
occasionally. When you talk about Arkansas blues history and
legends, you can either see our web page on the matter, or take our
word that the following blues or R&B legends all have some sort of
Arkansas link or roots:

Albert King, raised in Osceola, Arkansas
Roosevelt Sykes, born in Elmar, Arkansas

Big Bill Broonzy, raised in Pine Bluff, AR 1898

Luther Allison, born in Widener, AR in 1939

Chester Burnett (Howlin' Wolf) lived in West Memphis, Arkansas from 1930 to=

Robert Lockwood Jr., born in Turkey Scratch, AR 1908

Robert Nighthawk, born in Helena, AR 1909

Junior Walker, born in Blythesville, AR 1931

Junior Wells, born in West Memphis, AR 1934

Louis Jordan, was born in Brinkley, AR 1908

Al Bell, Stax Records, raised in Little Rock, AR

Jimmy Witherspoon, born in Gruden, AR 1921

Arkansas Larry Davis, grew up in Little Rock, AR

Al Greene, born in Forrest City, AR 1946

Casey Bill Weldon, Memphis Minnie's Husband, born in Pine Bluff, AR in 1909

Johnnie Taylor, born in Crawford AR 1938

Guitar Mac, born in Cotton Plant, AR
Roy Buchanan, born in Ozark, AR in 1939

Hubert Slumlin, raised in Hughes, AR

Al Hibler, born in Little Rock, AR in 1915

Frank Frost, born in Augusta, AR 1936

Levon Helm, born in Elaine, AR 1940

Sonny Boy Williamson, lived in Twist, AR with Howlin' Wolf's Sister
Mary Burnett.

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, born in Helena, AR 1936

Son Seals, born in Osceola, AR 1942

Robert Johnson, lived in Helena, AR

Little Willie John, born in Cullendale, AR in 1937

Scott Joplin, raised in Texarkana, AR 1868

Hollis Gillmore, born in Magnolia, AR

Timothy "Little" Cooper, Prattsville, AR

Sam Carr, born in Marvell, AR 1926

Robert Lee McCoy, Born in Helena AR 1926

WDIA USA's first Blues Radio featuring BB King, Howlin' Wolf and Sonny
Boy WilliamsonIn in West Memphis, Arkansas

Sonny "Sunshine" Payne King Biscuit Blues Radio Show on KFFA Radio, in
Helena, AR.
Sonny Payne, one of the first ever all Blues DJ's.

BB King named his guitar "Lucille" in Twist, Arkansas

Well, I just went and blew my socks off on all of this,
and y'all probably think I'm just a big sour grapes kind of guy now.
I am sorry for coming off so abruptly, but I had to get it off my
chest. I am just totally frustrated that I can get Arkansas blues on
the international map, and then have to fight tooth and toenail to get
a "blip" in local Arkansas media. I am thankful for folks like Peter
Read, Dottie Oliver and Hairy Larry of Delta Boogie that respect us working blues musicians, and go
out of their way to support and encourage us. This isn't a personal
solicitation for me. I've had interviews and reviews in most music
publications and newspapers in major cities from Los Angeles to New
York, and all across Europe, and featured on over 200 blues radio
stations worldwide. That isn't what this is all about. Blues doesn't
share the pop music culture of, "Its all about me." We do what we
call "sharing the hog," and "shouting out," about others. Blues folks
is family. I will until I finally succumb to all my various disabling
infirmities someday, keep on tooting and shouting out about Arkansas
blues on the worldwide blues stage to let 'em know in the streets,
"Blues is Alive & Well in Arkansas." We have blues history, and we
are just as much proud of our bluesmen and women as; Memphis,
Clarksdale, Chicago and New Orleans, cities that brag about their
blues music heritage, and keep them in the forefront in all their
local publications.

Thank you for your time, and if I offended you in any way, forgive my
rudeness. That is not the intended message. I subscribe to you
paper, and read Pat Lynch and Paul Greenberg every chance I get.
Also, thank you for printing my non-music articles in "Voices."
Someday, I hope you accept one of my music articles, as they do pop up
frequently in publications all over the world.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette Link, if you want to put in your two cents
too. If not, I'll be the lone wolf in the desert shouting out about it
all.Web Link:



Arkansas Democrat Gazette
P.O. Box 2221
Little Rock, AR 72203

Sam Carr
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Sam Carr

JACKSON, Miss. =97 Sam Carr, a drummer who was considered an anchor in
the blues scene that continues to draw fans to the poverty-stricken
Delta region where the music form was born, died Monday. He was 83.

Carr died of congestive heart failure, said John Andrews, director of
Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

Carr had a reputation as one of the best blues drummers in the
country, but he made his living in the Mississippi Delta where he was

At one time or another, Carr had backed big names like Sonny Boy
Williamson II and Buddy Guy.

Carr had received multiple honours, including the Governor=92s Award for
Excellence in the Arts in 2007. He also received several awards from
Living Blues magazine.

Carr=92s father was 1930s blues guitarist and vocalist Robert Nighthawk
who made famous the song, =93Sweet Black Angel.=94 Early in his career
Carr often played with his father.

Carr was born Samuel Lee McCollum in 1926 near Marvell, Arkansas. His
name was changed after he was adopted as a toddler by a Mississippi
family with a farm near Dundee, according to a biography written by
Scott Barretta, a blues professor at the University of Mississippi.
He moved back to Arkansas at age 16 and collected money at door of
clubs where his father performed.

He worked as a sharecropper before turning his full attention to blues
music, moving to St. Louis and playing bass with harmonica player Tree
Top Slim.

He returned to Mississippi in the early 1960s and formed the Jellyroll King=

Bix Smith dies in Jonesboro
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Bix Smith dies in Jonesboro

Paul "Bix" Smith

Paul "Bix" Smith, 70, of Jonesboro, died Feb. 28, 2009, at his home.

Born July 15, 1938, in Blytheville, he was an artist, musician
and art professor.

He lived his early life in Imboden and attended grade school at
Sloan-Hendrix until his family moved to Pierceton, Ind., when he was
12 years old. A 1956 graduate of Pierceton High School, he served in
the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965.

After his service, he earned a bachelor's degree from the
Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University. He worked as a
writer, photographer and photo editor for the Indianapolis Star for 11
years. He returned to Arkansas in 1973 and worked as the art director
for KAIT-TV in Jonesboro. He later earned a Master of Fine Arts from
the University of Memphis and was a professor of art at Arkansas State
University's Newell campus for several years. His professional art
included painting, sketches, graphic design and photography. His
artwork has been displayed regionally and in other areas he has lived.

As a musician, he played guitar and bass guitar for a variety
of groups in Indianapolis, Chicago, California, Jonesboro and
Chateauroux, France. He also acted in community theater productions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel Smith and
Jewell Campbell Smith Moore.

Survivors include a son, Sam Brown, Nappanee, Ind.; two
sisters, Shirley Eye and husband Pete, Lenexa, Kan., and Debbie Soucy
and husband Yves, Memphis; and a brother, Stanley Smith, Austin,

Funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Bro.
Joe Loghry officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery, near
Black Rock, under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Visitation is tonight from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Bix Smith Scholarship Fund, in
care of Jonesboro Public Schools, 870-933-5800 or to St. Jude's.


Thanks to the Times Dispatch for this information.


Bix was a regular at Blues Alley and his artwork and writing has been
featured on Delta Boogie for years.


Delta Boogie Newsletter - December 2008
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Delta Boogie Newsletter - December 2008


I'm heading down to Little Rock to play some music, record some music,
and visit with friends. If you're from the Little Rock area I hope to
see you there.

George and I did a good job at Caffe Buono, October 24, 2008. I have
the show up at I had a little bit of trouble with the
first two songs. They should go up next week. Anyway click on over and
enjoy. The last set is particularly energetic with the harmony vocals
and all.
Hairy Larry and George Live at Caffe Buono on October 24, 2008

We switched to Thursday nights at The Edge Coffeehouse. Between us and
Jazz Alliance we are having music every week and along with the chess
playing there's a party going on.

7:30 pm December 12 - Hairy Larry and George at Caffe Buono
7:00 pm December 18 - Hairy Larry and George at The Edge Coffeehouse

Here's a link for the details.

We got the rest of the Blues Fest pictures posted.

And here's a link to my columns covering protest and topical music.

Recommendations are always appreciated. You can follow the link with
each article to join in the discussion.

Speaking of dsicussions I've been enjoying LiveBluesWorld.

I love getting feedback from this newsletter. Let me know what you're
up to. Send me an email. Stay in touch.


Hairy Larry

I've been making a video in a day. I call them MusePods.

Delta Boogie Newsletter - April 2009
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Delta Boogie Newsletter - April 2009

As part of the Delta Blues Symposium at ASU Lemuel Sheppard will be
performing at the Fines Arts Recital Hall on campus, Thursday April 2.
Lem is a bluesman from Kansas City. He's a great musician and always
puts on a good show. The show starts at 7:30 and is free and open to
the public. Here's a link to Lem's page on Delta Boogie. Don't miss

On April 3 and 4 I will be playing at the Fool's Ball on Laws Hill
outside of Holly Springs, Mississippi. This is a fun festival where
the music plays all night long. Fortunately they have me scheduled for
Saturday at 1:00 pm. I will also be playing acoustic at the Cafe and
the bonfire. The camping fee is $20 at the Fool's Ball.

Then Sunday morning at 10:30 the Youth Band will be playing two
original songs at the Brookland United Methodist Church homecoming. We
will be playing "Sad Clown" and "Drumming On My Drum". Everyone is
welcome. We've got some great kids and there's a bunch of other music
scheduled as well.

Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 pm I will be speaking at the ACM meeting in
the Math and Computer Science Department on the ASU campus. The title
of my talk is "Google App Engine, Database Scaling, and
Denormalization" and will be of interest to people who program on the
internet. The notes for the talk are on my MixRemix blog and the app I
wrote on the Google App Engine is KGPL.

On Saturday, April 11, "Something Blue" returns to KASU at 11:00 pm.
The show on April 11 will feature Memphis Gold, Chris "Stinger"
Stevens, Mark Sallings, Gary Sloan, Mike Dollins, and Carl Holden. If
you are not in the KASU listening area or if you just can't wait until
the show airs you can hear it on the Something Blue website, I will be hosting a liveblog discussion of the show while
it is airing. Go to the website at 11:00 on April 11 for a link to the
discussion. I am inviting all the featured artists to participate.

Hairy Larry and George will be playing at the Swifton Community Center
on Friday, April 17, at 7:00 pm. This is a really nice dance and we
are pleased to be playing there. The cover charge is $5. Then we are
at Caffe Buono the following Friday, April 24, at 7:30 pm. Please come
and hear us play and tell me if you read about it in the newsletter.
If we schedule any more gigs I will post them on our website.

Welcome Houston Steele and The Country Legends to Delta Boogie. They
gave us a great show at Blues Fest last year. I just talked to Rick
Lane and he says they are planning to play at the Craighead Forest
Bandshell again this Spring. Here's a link to their page on Delta

Also welcome Mike McLeod to the Delta Boogie Band Pages. Mike has
played at the Bandshell many times and he will be hosting a show this
Spring. He plays acoustic guitar with his harp on a rack kind of like
someone else you might like to go see once in a while. Mike plays
regularly around Hardy and Imboden so don't miss him when he comes to
Jonesboro. He's been posting his schedule at his page.

I've been enjoying the Jazz music at The Edge Coffeehouse on Aggie
Road near ASU. Tuesday nights it's the Rob Alley Trio and on
Thursdays, Jazz Alliance. Both bands play really well. Be sure to
catch their shows when you can and tell them I sent you. Sometimes
they let me sit in.

Over break I worked on my websites. I still have a couple more albums
to add but I've done quite a respruce at HairyLarryLand. Link on over,
give us a listen, and let me know what you think. Check back soon. I
will be adding a Will Riley CD next with Bix Smith and Will Riley on
guitar. I also have a John Shepherd CD nearly done and I hope to be
recording Mike McLeod soon.

You can hear the Will Riley songs right now on Delta Boogie Radio. - HiFi - Dialup

And you can hear my new children's song, "Shoes On Backwards" on

I also added a networking box at the bottom of the Delta Boogie home
page. And I'm on twitter. So follow me, I'm the Pied Piper.

Stay in touch. On the nets, by email, or best of all, come to a show.

Happy Easter. Remember. He is risen. Life is eternal.


Hairy Larry

I need feedback. Send me an email or log on to Delta Boogie and
network with me. I love hearing from you.

Please forward and publicize freely. If you would like to be added or
removed send me an email. The Delta Boogie monthly newsletter keeps
you informed of what's new on Delta Boogie. It also promotes Hairy
Larry and George, The Mudcats, The Flying Hungarians, Bunky's
Breakfast Emporium Orkestra, and other Delta Boogie artists including
our Sunday In The Park and Blues Fest festivals at the Craighead
Forest Bandshell in Jonesboro.

I've been making a video in a day. I call them MusePods.

Bluesman Willie King DVD released by Dutch filmmakers
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Bluesman Willie King DVD released by Dutch filmmakers

Dear friends of the blues,

Two blues loving Dutch filmmakers have produced a DVD Documentary on the
remarkable bluesman Willie King.
Willie King is a true original living deep in the woods of Alabama.
His life is devoted to the blues and he is an exceptional promoter of African
American culture.
The DVD is an independent production and we hope that you are willing to give
publicity to this release.
It contains a 63-minute documentary and 40 minutes of live music.
The DVD is available at Willie King's website ( and at
Visible World Films website (
For further info and clips you can visit

Best regards,

Saskia Rietmeijer & Bart Drolenga


Willie King DVD Documentary "Down in the Woods" Released

"Down in the Woods" is a DVD about the life and music of Alabama bluesman Willie
King. The film takes viewers on a journey into the world of Willie King, a
backwood, juke-joint musician who lives and breathes the blues every moment of
his life.

The DVD is a fascinating collage of Willie King's life and many activities,
illuminated with searing live performances and encounters with his family,
friends, fellow musicians like T-Model Ford and music experts such as Peter
Guralnick. It enables the viewer to experience what it is like to be a bluesman
living in the Alabama Black Belt, "down in the woods."

Born on a cotton plantation in Prairie Point, Mississippi in 1943 the son of
poor sharecroppers, Willie was drawn to the blues at an early age. He made his
first guitar out of bailing wire when he was seven and has been playing ever
since. Cotton picker, moon shiner, juke joint owner, civil rights activist and
social worker, Willie has done them all and now is one of the most popular
blues musicians around.

He plays big stages and festivals but always returns to his beloved Old
Memphis, a small and mostly African-American community in rural Alabama where he
lives in an old trailer and preaches the blues at house parties and in
ramshackle juke joints. Willie spends much of his time supporting his local
community and teaching young people the traditional culture and survival skills
passed on to him from his people's share cropping and slave ancestors.

Willie King is one of the true innovators of the blues in the tradition of
Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker. His music is powerful, an exciting,
danceable mix of rural blues, soul and boogie, all in his own distinctive
style.King's lyrics are often political, fighting racism and a voice for poor
blacks in the South. He preaches a message of peace, togetherness and social
justice for all people around the world.

Dutch filmmakers Saskia Rietmeijer and Bart Drolenga of Visible World Films
came to America with the intention of producing a documentary about African
American arts and culture in the deep South. When they met Willie, they were so
impressed that they decided instead to devote their efforts to creating a DVD
about Willie's life and times.

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