Who is Hairy Larry Anyway?

Hairy Larry is a musician, songwriter, producer, and promoter. He has been playing music in Northeast Arkansas for over 30 years. He is currently playing piano in a jazz group, Bebop Beatniks, bass in a blues band, Delta Legends, and in an acoustic trio, HairyLarry’s Merry Pranksters.

He is the host of Something Blue on KASU, an NPR affiliate. Many Something Blue shows can be heard as podcasts at sbblues.com. Something Blue is broadcast on the internet at kasu.org Saturday nights at 10:00 PM CST. Something Blue can also be heard on anonradio, anonradio.net/listen/.

Larry is a retired computer consultant and is back in school studying music composition at Arkansas State University. He has written hundreds of songs including the early internet hit, “Love Stuff” and a YouTube favorite, “Won’t Be Down Always”.

Hairy Larry has promoted area musicians by putting on festivals and other live music events including Blues Fest, Sunday In The Park, Bebopalooza!, and Jazz Thursday. He owns HairyLarryLand, a recording studio and indie label. HairyLarryLand CDs can be heard at hairylarryland.com. Larry is an active concert taper and has posted many recordings to the Live Music Archive at archive.org.

He is webmaster at Delta Boogie and the Delta Boogie Network at deltaboogie.com and deltaboogie.net. You can also find him as @hairylarry on Mastodon or email him at hairylarry@deltaboogie.com.