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


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).


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

Lanesboro Arts presents an evening with roots musicians Larry Long and Dan Sebranek at the historic St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Sebranek is returning to Lanesboro after a 2017 concert with Johnsmith, while Larry Long’s visit is happening in advance of a 2019 tour stop at the St. Mane with his celebrated “American Roots Revue” band.

This concert is presented by LANESBORO ARTS and sponsored by Inspire(d) Media, Commonweal Theatre, Granny’s Liquors and High Court Pub. Tickets are $15 / $12 for Lanesboro Arts members and are sold online at; at Lanesboro Arts Gallery, 507-467-2446; and at the St. Mane Theatre box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the play. The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Please note:

  • The St. Mane Theatre box office will open at 6:30 p.m. the day of the event. Remaining tickets will be sold in-person beginning at that time.
  • If you are unable to buy tickets online or need additional assistance, you may try calling 507-467-2446 to purchase tickets over the phone during business hours.
  • We will have a list of the names of ticket buyers at the box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. If the ticket buyer and their guests arrive together, no physical receipt or proof of purchase is needed in order to be admitted to the event–we will have a list!
  • Alternatively, attendees can also present a printed copy of the Eventbrite ticket PDF the ticket buyer was sent or simply pull it up and present it on a smart device.
  • Lanesboro Arts is committed to accessibility for all people. Learn more about our access services.

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Milan is the featured community for a multi-artist collaboration highlighting story and song on Saturday, October 13th, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The Milan Community Festival of Story and Song features traditional Micronesian and Dakota music, the culmination of memoirist and sailor Glenda Reed’s storytelling workshops, original ballads by Smithsonian Folkways artist Larry Long with American Roots Revue featuring the soulful Tonia Hughes, Adam Levy of the Honeydogs, JD & Billy Steele from Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness and the dynamic Steele family. GoodSpace Mural’s will also announce the project design for their upcoming public art piece in Milan. Free and open to the public.

Milan Community Festival of Story and Song
Saturday, October 13th
Burns Park, Milan, Minnesota

Rain and/or Cold weather:
Milan School Gym, 408 S 4th Street

3:00 – 4:30 pm Hometown Revival
Community storytellers and music
Free refreshments served

4:30 pm GoodSpace Murals
Public Art Design Presentation

5:00 – 6:30 pm Larry Long Presents American Roots Revue with Tonia Hughes, Adam Levy, Billy & JD Steele.

Burger Feed Fundraiser at the American Legion from 4:30-7:30 or until gone, plate includes a burger, beans, and chips for $7.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.





“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

Stand Up Celebration: Bring A Vet Home’s Two Day Music Festival & Forum For Healing will be held August 24th & 25th at the Stearns County Fair Grounds in Sauk Centre Minnesota.

Proceeds from this event benefit veterans who are in need of shelter and in crisis.

On the evening of August 25th Larry Long will be performing and closing out the evening with his new song entitled Welcome Home.  Other artists include Madison Rising, Darby Ledbetter, Hitchville, Parry & Paul Peterson, Tyler Reese, Connie Lee,  ABRACADABRA (members of Steve Millers Band).

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Veterans For Peace 33rd Annual Convention will be held August 22nd -26th at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront. On the evening of August 24th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm Larry Long will be joining First Nation poet Thomas LaBlanc, Tatanka Ohitika (Strong Buffalo), Jayanthi Kyle, Tonia Hughes, and others for a POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN: A National Call for Moral Revival: Intersecting Perspectives. It will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar Street, St. Paul MN 55101 (Light rail stop in front of church)

American Roots Revue Legacy Tour in five rural Minnesota communities will bring together several of Minnesota’s most gifted performers and arts educators: JD Steele (Mr. Steele and his dynamic vocal siblings, “The Steeles”, have garnered nearly every major music award and accolade that Minnesota has to offer), Billy Peterson (Bass player, songwriter, composer, session musician, producer, and oldest musical son of the renowned Peterson family), Tonia Hughes (Tonia’s vocal style is colored with melodic acrobats and elements of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Rock and Worship), Cory Wong (Besides being the guitarist for Ben Rector, American Roots Revue and Vulfpeck among others, Cory tours internationally as a featured artist), Petar Janjic (Petar Janjic may be young, but he has already proven himself to be a standout drummer in the Twin Cities), Larry Long (Smithsonian Folkways Recording artist who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes), Adam Levy (Producer, guitarist & lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs), Robert Robinson (Pavarotti of gospel), Yohannes Tona (Ethiopian born Minneapolis bassist rooted in Afro-beat to Latin-Jazz, to Neo-soul, Funk and Reggae), Joe Savage (Pedal steel multifaceted perennial musician), and Billy Steele (piano, vocal, another member of the dynamic Steele family and producer of the Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness).


MTN – Channel 17 is airing American Roots Revue live performance on January 13, 2018 from the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant with Larry LongCory Wong, Haley, Antwaun Stanley, Kevin Gastonguay, Petar Janjic, Kevin MacIntire, Joe Savage and members of The Hornheads.

This incarnation of American Roots Revue featured Internationally renowned singer and songwriter Haley, national-international touring artist with Ben Rector and Vulfpeck, Cory Wong, and Vulfpeck singer, gospel and R&B artist  Antwaun Stanley are joining singer-songwriter and community builder Larry Long, with select members of The Hornheads (Prince, Mavis Staple, Jimmy Jam, Phil Upchurch, et al) and Kevin Gastonguay (Keyboards), Petar Janjic (Drums), Kevin MacIntire (Bass), Joe Savage (Pedal Steel) the following members of Wong’s Green Screen Band included



Dodging Bullets: — Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma won the “Minnesota Made Documentary Competition” and has been named as a “Best of the Fest” films at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. MSPIFF Jurors describe it as “Compelling in its visual and narrative approach, it is ultimately a story of resilience and hope as the filmmakers bring a nuanced perspective to a difficult topic, demonstrating the dignity of their subjects and offering the possibility of freedom from generations of inherited traumatic stress.”

“Stories of Survival from Historical Trauma will help us to heal. However, it is our connections to our culture, traditions, and family that has allowed us to not only to survive but will allow us to thrive now…and forever,” said Kathy Broere (Blackfeet) who directed the Browning Segment of the film.

Keith Secola was the composer for Dodging Bullets. Other First Nation Musicians include: Tall Paul, Dorene Day Waubanewquay, Mitch Walking Elk.

Featuring:  Melissa L Walls, Dr. Anton Treuer, Emmy May, Chy, Dirk Whitebreast, Bree Waabinesiik Green, Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Melvin Lee Houston, Mike Her Many Horses, Leonard Thompson Jr., Rick McArthur, Leonard Thompson, Linda Eagle Speaker, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Joseph Marshall III, Venessa Goodthunder, Rachel Yehuda, Don Coyhis, Richie Plass, Lester Johnson III, Tara Houska, Larry Leventhal, Bill Means.

Directors:  Bob Trench, Jonathan Thunder, Kathy Broere, Sarah Edstrom    Executive Producer: Larry Long   Producer: Tom Trench  Cinematography:  Matthew Myers, Julie Verano, Graham Nolte


Join Larry Long; Dorene Day Waubanewquay; Max Gail; Prudence Johnson; Tom LeBlanc; MitchWalkingElk; and Joe Savage on Sunday, March 18, 2018 to help fund a trip for 12 First-Nation youth and elders to visit the Vatican to discuss the historical and inter-generational trauma resulting from the Doctrine of Discovery.

Master of Ceremonies: Dave Logsdon

First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408

Open to the Public

$20 per person pre-paid, or $25 at the door

1:00 – 2:00 pm — Refreshments (additional donation); silent auction
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Concert and introduction of First Nation youths

Questions: 612-825- 1701

Co-Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, The Environmental Justice and Racial Teams of First Universalist Church, and American Roots Revue.

Tickets: $20 in advance (; $25 at the door.



Music in the House Series
Presents Larry Long and Ann Reed


“A New Longfellow Serenade”

Larry Long and Ann Reed have been sharing their gifts in communities around the country. And they live only blocks away from one another in the Longfellow neighborhood!  Join these two troubadours for an evening of songs and stories in an intimate setting right here in Longfellow.

Sunday, January 21
at The Hook and Ladder Lounge

Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ Kid Friendly ::
$20 Suggested Donation – All Proceeds To The Artist

Located inside Firehouse PAC 3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

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An Extraordinary Evening of Artists Sharing the Stage and Each Other’s Songs!

There’s never been an American Roots Revue show like this one! Internationally renowned singer and songwriter Haley (Bonar), national-international touring artist with Ben Rector and Vulfpeck, Cory Wong, and Vulfpeck singer, gospel and R&B artist Antwaun Stanley, are joining singer-songwriter and community builder Larry Long, with select members of The Hornheads (Prince, Mavis Staple, Jimmy Jam, Phil Upchurch, et al) and members of Wong’s The Green Screen Band as the American Roots Revue backing group for just two shows January 13, 2018, at The Dakota at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for the 7:00 p.m. show and $25 for the 9:00 p.m. show and available in advance at at the door.

This incarnation of the Revue will feature what the singular, always-changing band line up does best — capture first-rate artists that have never shared a stage before teaming up to do each other’s songs, plus classic tunes from America’s great songbook. It’s a truly special night whenever ARR is onstage that has produced some exceptional performances that will never be seen again!

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Join Larry for a special, intimate two-hour concert of original music with Daryl Boudreaux on percussion and Sid Gasner on Guitar at the Folk House (4500 Culver Road in Golden Valley) on Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m (doors open at 6:30).  This is a concert you’ll not want to miss. Please RSVP by emailing Chuck Ericksen at <>.

Tune into WDRT-91.9 Driftless Community Radio at 12pm on Sunday Nov. 11 when Radio Free Space takes you to Cashton, Wisconsin for a very special Birthday Celebration honoring Marian Sullivan Schultz as she turns 104 years old. Join singer and songwriter Larry Long, Master Storyteller Tom Thibodeau, Teacher Tara Schmitz and her 8th grade servant leadership class as they weave together true community in honoring this strong woman and Driftless elder. You can also

WDRT-91.9 can be heard through southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota and is available to everyone online:

This November the revue returns to its roots with powerhouse vocalist and 2017-2018 McKnight Artist Fellow Tonia Hughes; J.D. Steele (eldest sibling of ‘The Steeles’), the “Pavarotti of Gospel” Robert Robinson, acclaimed songwriter and front man for the Honeydogs Adam Levy with troubadour and community builder Larry Long.

All backed by a superlative all-star band, which includes Billy Steele (Keyboards), Joe Savage (Pedal Steel), Yonathan Bekure(Bass) and Kenyari Jackson (Drums).

This must-see bill will make you feel like you’re going to a revival inside the intimate nightclub that is the Dakota.

When: Saturday, Nov 18, 2017   Time: 7:00pm & 9 PM   Tickets: BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant • 1010 Nicollet Avenue • Minneapolis, MN 55403 • 612-332-1010

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Larry Long will be performing his new song “No One Can Keep a Good Woman Down” with 8th Grade Leadership students in honor of Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz’s on her 104th Birthday at the Cashton Community Hall on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

This performance is part of a Cashton Community Celebration where students will also be reciting select words shared by Mrs. Schwarz about Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz’s life.  She will also be presented with a framed copy of the song lyrics and photo put together by her great grandson, Aiden Cook.

About Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz:  Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz grew up in Lyon’s Valley with her five sisters.  During that time she grew to be a strong woman full of moxey and hope.  

 In 1933, Marian received her first teaching job at Clements School in Portland, WI.  For over 40 years she worked in the field of education in either a teacher or principal role.  Her love of children and respect for the field has continued to this day.  

 While teaching, Marian raised four children, milked cows, took care of a home, and attended college to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  Many challenges faced her along the way such as WWII, Women’s Rights, and the day-to-day doings of a mother and a wife.  Through it all she remained strong and driven.  That drive is evident to this day as she reaches a new milestone in her life.  

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