We have just relaunched this website, and will be sharing lots of new information and all the latest news and tour dates from Sleepy. A brand new DVD, titled "Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again" has been produced by renowned bassist and former Sleepy band member Dave Pomeroy for Earwave Records, and will be coming out on April 23, 2013, along with a companion soundtrack CD of the same name.
The DVD features Sleepy live in concert in Nashville with an all star band including Kenny Vaughan on guitar, best known as a member of Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives. "Rides Again" has been accepted by the Nashville Film Festival, and will have its world premiere on April 21, 2013 at the Green Hills Theater in Nashville.
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6 p.m., Douglas Corner in Nashville TN will host a DVD/CD Release Party featuring Sleepy and band in live performance. Watch this space for more exciting details about Sleepy, including tour dates and information on how you can purchase this incredible concert and 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.