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We’re really fortunate to have John Long join us for February’s First Friday Art Walk.
John Long was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950 & was first exposed to the music he’d make his life’s work not long after. By the late 1950s John was absorbing the sounds of Homesick and Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Buster Brown, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Junior Parker, and all the rest of the R&B and jump blues of the day, & working on recreating those sounds with his own guitar.
On Lost & Found, his debut album on Delta Groove Records, John Long stunningly re-created the sound of a pre-war country blues player, right down to the little Tommy Johnson-like upward vocal swoops he takes at the end of phrases.
Where: Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
When: Feb 5th, 6pm onwards
Admission: Free (donations welcome, all proceeds will go to the Global Fayre Kiva Loan Fund)
For more information about the First Friday Art Walk, go to http://www.ffaw.org
It’s been a quiet month in Downtown Springfield – but the August First Friday Art Walk is nearly upon us.
You can view the August newsletter at www.ffaw.org under the Art Walk Newsletter tab. View it now at
The First Friday Art Walk is on July 4th.
We’re excited to have live music again this month, this time from Billy Goodman.
Billy Goodman was born and raised south of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He has been playing for audiences since high school. Most recently, Billy has been playing small venues for audiences who crave a classic acoustic sound and appreciate his songwriting talent. Billy’s first passion is writing and singing but he also plays guitar. Most of his music is influenced by real life events or interesting narratives. Here is what Billy’s studio has said about him: “Citing influences such as Elvis, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, and many others, Billy Goodman takes something from each of these artists to create something truly his own. His gritty, heartfelt vocals and lyrics combine to portray emotions and an outlook that listeners can relate to. This along with a sense of danger and an unwillingness to compromise or censor his writing is the classic recipe for rock ‘n’ roll attitude.” Billy likes playing for local audiences in southern Missouri and he is always looking to expand his own musical interests and entertain an audience.