The Long Players

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• THE LONG PLAYERS perform R.E.M. Murmur

• feat. DON DIXON "Pilgrimage"

 

• MusicCares The Long Players Donate Check
• NASHVILLE SCENE The Long Players - Their 50th Record
• NASHVILLE CREAM Interview with Garry Tallent


• TLP's Top 20 Most Viewed Videos

 

• See ALL of TLP's 63 performance videos on one page here

About THE LONG PLAYERS • NPR's All Things Considered

 

THE LONG PLAYERS perform
R.E.M. Murmur

The Mercy Lounge Nashville March 23, 2012

FEATURED GUEST • Joe Blanton (Royal Court of China) • Don Dixon (Producer R.E.M. Murmur album) • Ben CyllusBobby Bare Jr.Tom Littlefield Michael KelshJamie Hoover (The Spongetones) • Scott LaurentMike Vargo (The Shazam) • Mark HuffJonathan BrightTommy Womack

THE LONG PLAYERS • Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd) - Guitar • Steve Allen (20/20) - Guitar • Steve Ebe (Human Radio) - Drums • John Deaderick (Olivia Newton John) - Bass • with Paul Snyder - Percussion • Lisa OIiver Gray - Vocals

AUDIO • Christopher Wilhelm • William Benninger

VIDEO • Steve Boyle (SkidMedia)

FEATURED CHARITY • The Kim Collins Medical Fund

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THE LONG PLAYERS featuring
DON DIXON Pilgrimage

The Mercy Lounge Nashville March 23, 2012

FEATURED GUEST • Don Dixon (Producer R.E.M. "Murmur" album)

THE LONG PLAYERS • Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd) - Guitar • Steve Allen (20/20) - Guitar • Steve Ebe (Human Radio) - Drums • John Deaderick (Olivia Newton John) - Bass • with Paul Snyder - Percussion • Jamie Hoover (The Spongetones) - Guitar

AUDIO • Christopher Wilhelm • William Benninger

VIDEO • Steve Boyle (SkidMedia)

FEATURED CHARITY • The Kim Collins Medical Fund

THE LONG PLAYERS feat. DON DIXON Pilgrimage
from THE LONG PLAYERS perform R.E.M. Murmur

 

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THE LONG PLAYERS "On The Record"
Retrospective Documentary

FEATURED GUESTS • Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) • Michele Norris (NPR) • Dez Dickerson (Prince and The Revolution) • Adrian Belew (David Bowie / King Crimson) • Chuck Mead (Million Dollar Quartet / BR549) • Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen) • Dan Baird (The Georgia Satellites) • Buzz Cason (co-wrote "Everlasting Love") • Marshall Crenshaw (hit "Someday Someway") • Joseph Wooten (The Steve Miller Band) • Mike Farris (Screamn' Cheetah Wheelies) • The McCrary Sisters (Johnny Cash / Wynonna / Bob Dylan) • Lari White (hit "Now I Know" / movie "Cast Away") • Rick Schell (Pure Prairie League) • Tommy Heath (Tommy Tutone hit "Jenny 867-5309") • Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) • Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) • Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) • Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie / Tin Machine)

THE LONG PLAYERS • Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd) - Guitar • Steve Allen (20/20) - Guitar • Steve Ebe (Human Radio) - Drums • John Deaderick (Olivia Newton John) - Keyboards • Brad Jones (Jill Sobule) - Bass

LIVE PERFORMANCE AUDIO • Christopher Wilhelm William BenningerJerry Marsicano

DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER / VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR • Steve Boyle (SkidMedia)

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About THE LONG PLAYERS

In 2004, The Long Players began packing Nashville clubs and theaters with faithful front-to-back renditions of classic albums. The combination of The Long Players as "house band" with the amazing variety of guest artists they have enlisted over the last six years to bring these classic LP's to life has become a staple of Nashville's local music scene and has garnered national attention with feature news stories from NPR's All Things Considered, the AP Wire Service and Reuters / Billboard Magazine.

At each of the band’s public shows, The Long Players have chosen to take a portion of the proceeds and donate it to charity. On more than a few occasions, the money has gone directly to musicians to supplement health care expenses when insurance wasn’t enough.  At other times the money has been donated to organizations like Music Cares, The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Alive Hospice and others.

Despite ever-changing musical styles, The Long Players have proven adept at recreating the sound and feel of these classic records while their guest singers add their own spin to the songs. Every show becomes a new experience with the performance of a different record and with different guest vocalists. You won’t see the same show twice! Please join us for the next album we celebrate!!

For more information on the The Long Players check out the Bios and History pages.

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All Things Considered

NPR National Public Radio ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Reporter: Craig Havighurst Listen Here

 

One of the most consistently popular bands in Nashville does not play country music, has no lead singer and doesn't plan to release an album. Instead, The Long Players perform classic albums, from beginning to end, before a live audience with all-star guest vocalists. Their shows have become a sensation in Music City.

The core of the band is Bill Lloyd (of the Nashville Country duo Foster & Lloyd), Steve Allen (of the LA Power Pop band 20/20), and Steve Ebe (of the Memphis Rock band Human Radio).

And for singers, the band has used many, from Allison Moorer when they did Neil Young's After the Gold Rush to Kim Richey and others for Sergeant Pepper's. Adrian Belew was part of the Blonde on Blonde show - with special guests Al Kooper and Charlie McCoy, who backed Bob Dylan on the original. The Long Players also have performed The Pretenders' self-titled album; The Band's second album; and Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True.

Many in Nashville say this is a different generation of players, who get together to blow off steam after 10 hours in the studios - a far cry from the days when Chet Atkins and Homer and Jethro used to lead jazz jams.

-- Craig Havighurst reports.

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