AMERICAN ROOTS REVUE at the Dakota | April 8, 2022

American Roots Revue reunites at the Dakota for two shows on April 8, 2022 with a spectacular lineup of featured artists:  Claudia Schmidt, masterful weaver of song; Robert Robinson, Pavarotti of gospel; Tonia Hughes Kendrick, powerhouse of soul; and American Troubadour Larry Long.

The American Roots Revue band is led by former Prince and Current Soul Asylum Drummer Michael Bland and Keyboardist Billy Steele of the legendary Steele family and Sounds of Blackness.  The group also features Joe Savage on pedal steel, Larry Dalton on bass, George Parrish on guitar, and Daryl Boudreaux on percussion. 

Both Shows to Be Filmed for New TPT/PBS SERIES “STAGE”

Show Times: 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: 7:00 PM – $40/$35 / $30 | 9:30 PM – $30/ $25/ $20
Ticket Sales: — and at the door

Dodging bullets — Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma

Historical Trauma Documentary

Over 95% of educators that have viewed Dodging Bullets—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma recommend the film to their peers.

Larry Long is the Executive Director of the award-winning indie film Dodging Bullets. The film honors the life-stories of First Nation survivors of Historical Trauma.    Historical Trauma is a term used by social workers and psychologists, it refers to the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding of a group of people caused by traumatic experiences.  This trauma is epigenetically passed down from one generation to another and causes health care problems in today’s generation. Learn more at the Dodging Bullets—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma website 

“It allows the non-Native audience to truly hear and see Historical Trauma and the pain without blatant finger pointing or going the other direction by making it more palatable for non-natives tastes”  – Kimberly Whitewater Wakjexiwigam, Community Supportive Services Division Director, HCN Social Services

“Dodging Bullets is a powerful and compelling documentary that revealed the injustices against Indigenous peoples… brilliantly wove together a positive path to healing through ceremony and cultural identity.”  – Rain L. Marshall, JD, (Ihanktonwan),  Lecturer, Humboldt State University

“Rarely has a film been able to fully capture the complexity of these contemporary social justice concerns caused by Intergenerational Trauma through historical accounts and personal narratives.”  – George S Leibowitz, PhD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Social Welfare

No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)

No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)

Larry Long composed and produced the audio single release and musical score for the award winning documentary music video No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong).

The featured artists on “No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)” include in the order of their contributions within the song::

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe Ojibwe Nation); Waubanewquay (Anishinaabe Ojibwe Nation); Pura Fé (Tuscarora & Taíno Nations); Carmen (Soni) Moreno (Mayan, Apache & Yaqui Nations);  Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora Nation); Day Sisters: Sharon Day, Julia Uleberg, Charlene Day-Castro, Dorene Day (Anishinaabe Ojibwe Nation); Mumu Fresh (Creek & Choctaw Nations); Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers); Bonnie Raitt; and the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation).

Master Audio & Mixing Engineer: Brett Huus, Sound Strations Studio. Mastering Engineer: Steve Wiese, Creation Audio, Studio A.  Music video directed and produced by Keri Pickett. Audio released by Rock the Cause – available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Apple and Bandcamp. 

All proceeds from both the music video and audio single benefit the environmental justice non-profit, Honor the Earth,

 “’No More Pipeline Blues’ beautifully illustrates in music, singing, spoken word and images the threats of a totally unnecessary tar sands pipeline at the end of the age of Big Oil. But it also illuminates the sacredness of our environment, and yet more destructive, historical impacts to Indigenous culture. Still, the song and the music video are also like prayer offered in ceremony, asking for strength, justice and preservation.”  – Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth 

Community of Goodness with Larry Long & Tom Thibodeau

Community of Goodness Radio Show & Podcast with Larry Long & Tom Thibodeau

Community of Goodness Radio Show with troubadour Larry Long and storyteller Tom Thibodeau can be heard every Monday morning from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (CT).  Streamed worldwide on DRIFTLESS COMMUNITY RADIO WDRT-FM 91.9.

Community of Goodness Podcast can be heard at any hour by going to WDRT COMMUNITY RADIO PODCAST ARCHIVES.   

As Pete Seeger wrote, “If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things.”

Community of Goodness Radio Show & Podcast is one of those small things that makes a world of difference in the lives of those who listen.

About Larry Long:  Larry is an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. He has written and performed hundreds of ballads celebrating community and history makers. Long is the creator of Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s song which has honored over one-thousand elders in story and song with youth across the nation.  Author and historian Studs Terkel called Larry “a true American Troubadour.”

Long is a recipient of the Bush Artists Fellowship, the Pope John XXIII Award, Leadership In Neighborhood Fellowship (St. Paul Companies), Sustainability Award, and In The Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for his work in forgotten communities.

With recordings on Smithsonian Folkways, Cereus, & Rock the Cause Records, Long continues to perform throughout the United States and world. Larry is also a proud husband, father, and grandfather.

About Tom Thibodeau:  Tom is a Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin where he has been teaching for 37 years. Thibodeau is the founder of the Master of Arts degree in Servant Leadership at Viterbo, the only master’s degree in servant leadership in the country.  Over twenty years ago he helped found the Place of Grace hospitality house in LaCrosse which serves meals and human dignity.  Besides speaking nationally to audiences on the developing servant leadership movement, Tom Thibodeau is also a proud husband, father, grandfather,  and part owner of a country tavern, Leo & Leona’s.

Community of Goodness Radio Show & Podcast is recorded at Sound Strations Audio in La Crosse, Wisconsin by composer, producer, and engineer Brett Huus.


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