I am very excited about my new “live” album, Les Kerr As Is.
It was recorded on the WDVX FM “Blue Plate Special” radio show, a daily
concert series originating from the Knoxville, TN Visitors Center and broadcast
on WDVX FM and online. It has been a pleasure to perform for the great audiences
who attend the noontime concert broadcast.
The CD is called “As
Is” because I play all of the
songs on acoustic guitar with no band. It’s a good representation of my solo
shows and you’ll hear the introduction and interaction with Red Hickey, the
show’s delightful and gracious host. It was fun to chat with her, play some
old favorites and more recent songs, as well.
The official release date for the CD is August 1, but you can get it now at a lower price, only $12 including
postage, by filling out the form below and mailing it with a check before July 31. I’ll be glad to autograph it for you or someone
you may give this to as a gift. The only way to get autographed copies is by printing
the order form and sending a check. Online orders will not offer that option, so
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
You’ll hear the songs and stories about the Magnolia Springs mail boat, The
All-American Truck Stop Cookbook, why Yogi Berra is one of my songwriting influences,
and other topics.
Remember, the deadline for this
pre-release offer is July 31,
so print the form, fill it out and mail with a check soon!
Les Kerr As Is: Introduction/The
Sun Also Rises/Mailboats in Magnolia/Magnolia Springs/New Orleans in the Spring/Guy’s
Guitars/Still a profit/If It Weren’t for You/Yogi’s Observation/The
Memorial/Inspiration from a King/Sharecropping Cotton Chopping Delta Blues/For the
Love of Lighthouses/Old Lighthouse/Yeah, You’ Right!/Below the Level of the
Sea/The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook/Streetcar in the Rain/Hillbilly Blues Caribbean
Rock & Roll/Evolving into Coolness/Retro/Get to the Grill/The Camellia Grill/He
sings, he dances!
Order form: print, fill out and mail with check
payable to Les Kerr for $12 per CD (postage is included in this special price!)
to: Les Kerr, P.O. Box 210044, Nashville, TN 37221 Deadline: July 31, 2014
Number of CDs:
Personalized autograph? Yes/No
If so, to whom?
"Have yourself a merry little Christmas with "Christmas on the Coast"
You become certain listening to Les Kerr's music that he is a spirited man who still
has that child-like excitement about life. Surely this is important in all music,
but it is essential in Christmas music...Owning over 100 holiday albums, I now include
this one in my "short stack" during Christmas next to Burl Ives and Bing Crosby.
Add some cheer to your holiday and buy this CD!" — Kathleen Lee,
WWOZ FM, New Orleans, CDBaby.com
"The sounds of the bayou were never far
away, and their influences can be heard on ... Christmas on the Coast. Cascading
accordion riffs, reminiscent of the French-Cajun sounds of the Gulf Coast, are laced
throughout several cuts on the CD." — The Tennessean, Nashville,
"About Christmas on the Coast: (The Jordanaires) go a long way
towards giving a real old-fashioned Christmas feel to these simple country tunes
laced with a hint of Zydeco, especially Kerr’s charming original title track
and John Hartford’s ‘On Christmas Eve.’" — OffBEAT
Magazine, New Orleans, Louisiana