Helen Tsuchiya passed away at the age of 92 on February 4, 2017. As she shared with young people through Larry’s ‘Elders’ Wisdom, Children Song’ program about her Japanese-American Internment experience in World War II, “When you think about it, it’s my parents who really suffered. Now I want to share my story with the children so it will never happen again.” In return the children and Larry honored her in song. As the closing verse to Be Kind To All That Live reads:
If I were to change tomorrow
I would start here right now
To help put an end to sorrow
I know we each know how
Be kind to all that live
Larry’s electrifying new release is now available is now available through our online store as well as at Amazon and iTunes. A perfect gift for the holiday season along with his previous releases on Cereus Records, Smithsonian Folkways and Rounder/Flying Fish Records.
“The late Johnny Cash coined the phrase “a dove with claws” to describe the fierce pacifism that grew from his first-hand look at America’s endless wars while entertaining soldiers in Vietnam. Cash’s words are a perfect description of the life and work of Larry Long.
“Long’s music had an indelible influence on a young cousin from Iowa who became the charting rock artist, Melvin James. Now Larry and Melvin have joined forces. The claws of Melvin’s guitar sharpen the urgency of Long’s message in a way that will surprise and delight you.”
—EDDIE ALLEN, WRITER & RECORDING ARTIST