From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-11-11
Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a piano trio playing the blues at KASU Jazz Thursday.
I met Paul Richardson at the piano store hanging out flyers for Blue Fest 91, the first Blues Fest. He said he had a group that would like to play, Jonesboogie Blues, so I booked them on the spot. I wasn’t really expecting him to bring a grand piano but he did and they played a great set. I have recordings, somewhere in the archive, so now I’m going to have to dig them out for a future podcast. Like a lot of jobs, the more work I do the more work I have to do.
Paul continued helping us with Blues Fest through all 25 years. He was also a frequent guest with Hairy Larry and The Flying Hungarians. He even came and played at the church one Wednesday night. So when I started booking KASU Jazz Thursday I got in touch with him right away.
On June 24, 2010, he was our featured act. Then he stayed to play with the Adhoc Combo. Playing with Paul, that night, was Corey Emerson, bass and Carl Abraham, Drums. All three were living in Northeast Arkansas at the time, each with storied music careers in the area.