Please bookmark this page for all the latest information on Sleepy LaBeef! The new DVD and CD, SleepyLaBeef Rides Again, has been getting great reviews and is available at www.earwavemusic.com. Produced by renowned bassist and former Sleepy band member Dave Pomeroy for Earwave Records, Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again was released in April 2013 along with a companion soundtrack CD of the same name.
The DVD features Sleepy live in concert in Nashville and recording in historic RCA Studio B with an all star band including Kenny Vaughan on guitar, best known as a member of Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives. Four documentary inserts with interviews with esteemed music journalist Peter Guralnick live footage "Rides Again" provide insight into Sleepy’s singular talent. The film, directed by Seth Pomeroy, had its world premiere on April 21, 2013 at the prestigious Nashville Film Festival.
Watch this space for more exciting details about Sleepy’s activities, including tour dates and information on how you can purchase this incredible documentary film from Earwave Records. Thanks for supporting Sleepy over the years - the best is yet to come
For half a century, Sleepy LaBeef has lived his life on stages, in honky-tonks, and on the road. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles.
As significant as his recording career has been, it is the live Sleepy LaBeef that is important. Today, at 76, Sleepy still performs two hundred shows a year and plays with such energy that people a third of his age are annihilated when they attempt to keep up with him.
Sleepy LaBeef‚s live sets are truly indescribable. One must see them to understand that he is doing nothing less than giving up his body to the spirit of the music and testifying. In this day of studio effects and ever-changing technology, many record buyers wonder why a live show even matters. Sleepy LaBeef is the answer.
--- John Kite
Do not miss the opportunity to attend one of his shows or hire him for one of your own.