Larry Long Presents AMERICAN ROOTS REVIUE with Jevetta Steele, Robert Robinson, Tonia Hughes, Cory Wong

“The best singers and players anywhere in the country are in the Twin Cities. I tell people that all the time, whether I’m in Los Angeles or New York, ‘cuz it’s true!” – Jevetta Steele

There’s a Soul Train coming and you better get on it! The ever-changing American Roots Revue** will feature an extraordinary line-up of Soul Power when singer and playwright Jeveeta Steele of the legendary Steele Family joins the core members of the Revue, singer and actress Tonia Hughes, gospel master, Robert Robinson, and songsmith, community builder and American Roots Revue producer, Larry Long, * for two shows at the Dakota November 10, 2018, at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

The scintillating foursome will be backed by a superlative band led by rising star, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Cory Wong (international touring artist & guitarist for Vulfpeck), with Joe Savage (pedal steel), Yohannes Tona (bass), Billy Steele (piano) and Petar Janjic (drums).

The evening will mark the six-song CD release by Larry Long, Slow Night*, in what might be his most musically rich and exciting work yet.

It’s going to be a night to remember as the group offers up hand-picked material by Jevetta Steele, Tonia Hughes, Robert Robinson, selections from Long’s new release, and tasty cuts from Wong’s latest recording.

It’s a truly special night whenever American roots Revue is onstage that has produced some exceptional performances that will never be seen again! Learn More

Larry Long Live at Bo Diddley’s

Larry Long with be joined by Daryl Boudreaux (Percussion), Joe Savage (Pedal Steel), Sid Gasner (Bass) and special guest poet Larry Schug on Friday, November 16th, for an intimate main series concert at Bo Diddley’s in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Where: 129 25th Avenue South,  St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

When: Friday, November 16th    Showtime:  7:30 PM   For tickets call: 320-252-9475

Larry Long is a chip off the old block of American hardwoods, a spoken word poet, a singer-songwriter, rouser, seeker, storyteller and conservationist. Well traveled across the world, wherever he goes, he celebrates people and places in song. Long’s sense of place and time is eloquently captured in his recorded music and in the powerful community building he’s done with elders and children all over the country and abroad. Never far from his gaze are the struggles and poetry that bring people together, whether through headline historical events or the quiet celebrations of everyday lives.

“Larry Long is doing what more singers and songwriters should be doing: using music to help people learn to work together, and bring a world of peace.” —Pete Seeger

 

Slow Night by Larry Long

Flipping the Script for a Legacy Folkie to Find theModern Gems on

Slow Night – 3 New Larry Long Tunes and 3 Re-Imagined Classics!

Larry Long’s new release, Slow Night, transports the venerable singer-songwriter with folkie roots into the contemporary realm inhabited by musician-producer CoryWongand Antwaun Stanley(lead vocalist for Vulfpeck), plus members of Prince’s brass section, The Hornheadsand Cory Wong’s Green Screen Band.

Slow Night mixes 3 of Larry’s older songs that were hand-picked by Wong and deliciously re-imagined: the trademark “Blue Highway,”an unforgettable ear worm, “Chicky-Chicky Boom,”and the ever-tender,I Love You.”

“These 3 old tracks are some of my favorite Larry Long songs from his recording legacy. We gave them a modern edge,” Wong says. “We flipped Larry’s folk-roots script, especially on ‘Blue Highway,’ which now has a more Delta blues edge, and we messed a bit with vocals on that wonderful spoken word poem at the end of the tune, written by the late Bill Holm, a well- known Minnesota poet and writer. To me it now sounds like a Native American rap piece by the late wordsmith and First Nations’ artist, John Trudell.”

As for the new three new tunes, Wong and band provide a rich, polyphonic edge to the title track: “We really played with the song’s cool vibes, ‘cuz it’s the best modern pop tune he’s ever written – and it’s very tasty!” Long’s new song to his daughter, “My Love For You,”and the picturesque postcard from “Puerto Vallarta”round out a satisfying set created by Long, Wong and the rest of musicians on this sweet, funky – AND YES, “very tasty” six-song CD.

 

Slow Night by Larry Long was produced by Cory Wong and mixed by John Fields (Miley Cyrus, Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers, Pink, and Demi Lovato).

 

Listen now:  www.larrylong.bandcamp.com

Slow Night available on iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, and other e-tailers

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