Across the 160-page magazine and 23-song CD compilation, we’re celebrating one of the South’s greatest cultural exports: blues music. The issue comes in multiple covers, showcasing three generations of blues artists: John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, and Adia Victoria.
Bebop Beatniks and Friends tore it up at One Love People in Jonesboro on September 16, 2016.
Joining Kevin, Paul, and Larry were Chris Issom, drums and Jay Shepherd, guitar.
Rev. Rick read "The Madman" by Kahlil Gibran and did some autobiographical free style.
It's always a jazz party with Bebop Beatniks at One Love People.
Photos by Robin Gasaway.
Something Blue – Sweet – December 17, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Suzanne and Fred, Azul and Midori, and The Impossible Gentlemen. For more about … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Mose – December 10, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Mose Allison, Joe Lee, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and Gregory … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Darker – December 3, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Richard Murray. For more about the … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Clockwork – November 26, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Clock Reads, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Club D’Elf. For more about the … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Crosstown – November 19, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the Radiators, Fareed Haque Group, and BRYAC Funk Allstars. For more about the … Continue reading →
Something Blue – Recitals – November 12, 2016 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Azul and Midori, the October Octet, and the U.S. Army Blues. For more … Continue reading →
Wilcock has our feature interview with Chicago Bluesman Matthew
Skoller. We have 8 Blues reviews for you this week including reviews of
new music from Austin Young Band, Little G Weevil, Grady Champion, Wendy
Rich, Billy Pierce, Davy Knowles, The Apocalypse Blues Revue and
We have a wonderful group that will be making their first appearance in
KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series this Monday night.
The Kevin Prater Band will perform a concert Monday, February 27, 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 musicians. The suggested donation is $5 per
Prater is from the tiny southeastern Kentucky town of Belcher, and he
has an over three-decade career of performing what he calls “pure
Kentucky” bluegrass music. He started his first band when he was only
ten years old, and he has played in various nationally-touring groups,
most prominently with the James King Band. Prater has travelled to 49
states and 23 countries to perform bluegrass music.
In 2009, Prater formed the Kevin Prater Band, creating a quintet
dedicated to playing traditional bluegrass and gospel music along with
some classic country music and vintage rock and roll.
Prater plays mandolin, and his band members include guitarist Tom
Timberlake, fiddler Adam Burrows, bassist Danny Stiltner, and banjo
player Jake Burrows. All five band members sing, and the band is known
for their tight vocal harmonies.
Musically, the Kevin Prater Band is influenced by bluegrass acts such
as the Seldom Scene, the Country Gentlemen, the Stanley Brothers, the
Osborne Brothers, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. The concert in
Paragould will be the first stop on a tour that will have the band
performing shows in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Florida.
Seating at the concert is first-come, first-served. Doors to the theatre will open at 6:00.
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 buffet meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. This Monday’s
buffet will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese,
green beans, corn, various desserts, plus fried catfish, fries and
hushpuppies. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre.
concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These
concerts are presented with support from the Northeast Arkansas
Bluegrass Association, Bibb Chiropractic, the Posey Peddler, Holiday Inn
Express and Suites of Paragould 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 email@example.com 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 always look forward to the fourth Monday of each month! See you Monday night.
David Brent Johnson devotes an episode of his one-hour Indiana Public Media radio show Night Lights to 17 key Savoy tracks from the heyday of bebop. All but three Charlie Parker tracks come from our Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49. It’s a great way to sample the set and rehear ground-breaking music that formed the bedrock of modern jazz.
Ozark Mountain Daredevils ~ It’ll Shine When It Shines
The ol’ cat on the roof He could stand a little push ‘Cause he’s got nine good lives to live
But like my Mama said You only live ‘til your dead And you got to give and give and give
There’s a pebble in the pond Rollin’ on and on Makin’ waves and tides and ripples and rain
There’s a leaf in the wind That don’t know where to end Chasin’ days and ways and wishes and dreams
Seems like everyone is out lookin’ for the sun Singin’ rain and pain on he who hesitates But it’ll shine when it shines You might think I’m wastin’ time But I’m just a good ol’ boy that’s learned to wait
Whippoorwill’s in the dawn Pretty soon he’ll be gone And he’s got one good song to sing
But like my Daddy said It’s in your heart not your head And you got to sing and sing and sing
There’s a window in the wall Lookin’ out on it all Leavin’ fears and tears and troubles alone
There’s a fire in the stove Keepin’ out the cold Warmin’ wine and winters and babies and homes
Seems like everyone is out lookin’ for the sun Singin’ rain and pain on he who hesitates But it’ll shine when it shines You might think I’m wastin’ time But I’m just a good ol’ boy that’s learned to wait Yes, I’m just a good ol’ boy that’s learned to wait…