Larry Long & Friends to Perform at OneBook, OneLakeville

Larry Long & Friends will be sharing the evening with New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger in celebration of his newest novel, This Tender Land.  

Where: St John’s Lutheran Church
20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville, Minnesota
When: Saturday, April 25, 7–9:30 p.m.

For more information:  OneBook

This OneBook, OneLakeville  event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeville Heritage Library.  The event is free and no tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Larry Long will be joined in concert by fellow friends and musicians Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott (Violin, Mandolin,Vocals), Joe Savage (Pedal Steel), George Parrish (Guitar), Sid Gasner (Bass) & Daryl Boudreaux (Percussion).  Their performance will be followed by a discussion from William Kent Krueger about This Tender Land with myTalk 107.1 radio host Miss Shannan Paul.

Larry Long & Friends will be celebrating the timeless musical traditions that defined the era of This Tender Land. This Tender Land tells the story of four orphans’ journey into the unknown — crossing paths with struggling farmers, traveling faith healers, displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. 

About William Kent Krueger:

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University — before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for more than 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

About OneBook, OneLakeville:

 Now in its 12th year, OneBook, OneLakeville promotes family reading, literacy and community interaction by encouraging everyone in Lakeville to read the same book.


Firefighter (Duty,Honor,Courage) by Larry Long & American Roots Revue

Announcing the release of Larry Long’s new single “Firefighter (Duty,Honor,Courage)” with American Roots Revue.

Larry Long & American Roots Revue have partnered with Minnesota Firefighter Initiative (MnFIRE) to release a new song that highlights the need to do more to protect the health of Minnesota’s firefighters. The song “Firefighter (Duty, Honor, Courage),” was written by Long with MnFIRE as an anthem for the state’s firefighters as the 2020 legislative session begins and the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program (SF2264 and HF1782) is up for consideration once again.

Receive download of Firefighter (Duty, Honor, Courage) at no cost by clicking here   (When you go to this link please enter $0.00 after clicking on ‘Buy Digital track – name your price’)

“It’s been a tough week in the Minnesota fire service. Millerville Firefighters, off duty, both perish in a silo accident and along with one of the firefighter’s 12 year old son. The fire department who responded saw their friend and co-worker deceased. Drake Hotel fire in Minneapolis on Christmas Day. Firefighters faced down a raging fire with hundreds of potential victims. Half of whom were children.

This fire got lots of well earned media coverage for the lives saved and the heroics of the firefighters. What doesn’t always get covered is how often firefighters statewide “answer the bell” in service to others. Saving lives and property at fires, crashes, water and ice rescues and countless serious medical emergencies. This is why the MnFIRE mission is so vital. Getting help to those who respond and helping those who are in the darkness of emotional trauma, job related cancers and cardiac issues to find the light and the hope and a path out.” – George Esbensen, MnFire President

“I was inspired to write “Firefighter” after I accompanied Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen and firefighters on a call to a business fire. While on that fire run I was so deeply struck by the brave and hardworking people that save our lives daily. When I discovered the high rate of heart disease, cancer and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among firefighters, I felt the calling to write ‘Firefighter’. For there’s no better time than now to urge policymakers to give all that it might take for us to support the physical and emotional well-being of those who serve us.” – Larry Long

Firefighter (Duty, Honor, Courage) will premier this Sunday, December 29th, on WCCO Radio (830 AM) during Larry Long & George Esbensen’s interview with Jearlyn Steele on Steele Talkin’ beginning at 8:34 PM. Please tune in.

Firefighter (Duty, Honor, Courage) features: Larry Long–Lead Vocal, Guitar; J.D. Steele, Robert Robinson, Tonia Hughes–Support Vocals;  Billy Steele-Piano; George Parrish–Electric Guitar; Joe Savage–Pedal Steel: Yonathan Bekure–Bass; Daryl Boudreaux–Percussion; Brian Kendrick–Drums.

Studio & Mixing Engineers:  Steve Wiese & Miles Hanson

Recorded at Creation Audio Studio A; Minneapolis, Minnesota




Along the Blue Highway Mississippi River Tour

Source of life, gift of love
To the sea she must run
To return from above
Along the Blue Highway

Traveling with Larry this weekend along the Mississippi River valley back roads for his final two shows of 2019 will be guitarist George Parrish, whose performed nationally with Seals & Crofts, Cherrell, Alexander O’Neal and American Roots Revue.

Larry’s first concert is a double-bill with one of his favorite songwriters Raldo Schnieder and his band at one of Larry’s favorite small town driftless venues.

Larry Long & Raldo Schnieder
Leo & Leonas Tavern & Dance Hall
Friday, December 6th, 7:30 PM
Bangor, Wisconsin
W1436 WI-33, Bangor, WI 54614

Larry’s final performance of the year will be held this coming Saturday in the intimate acoustic setting of Treedome Studio, where Long will pay tribute in story and song to the revival of the Mississippi River through the inspiration of Pete Seeger on this his centennial year.

Larry Long w/ George Parrish
Treedome Studio
Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 PM
Winona, Minnesota
164 EAST THIRD ST, Winona, MN 55987

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