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A Celebration of Larry Goshorn

L-R: Joe Stewart Brian O’Donnell Marcos Sastre Larry Goshorn Billy Hinds Katie Laur Gary Burbank";
A Celebration of Larry Goshorn - Part 2:

Saturday, July 30th at 8:00pm:

WVXU celebrates the life and music of Larry Goshorn with a lively roundtable discussion and a selection of his recordings.

Larry Goshorn has been playing music on stages around Cincinnati and across the country for decades. From Tommy’s on Main with the Goshorn Brothers & Guests to large stadiums with Pure Prairie League, Larry’s vocal and guitar work has made him special in the eyes of his many loyal fans.

Larry was the honored guest for the roundtable recording in WVXU’s studio on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Roundtable Moderator – Brian O’Donnell
Producer – Lee Hay
Technical assistance – Stephen Baum, Cassandra Stepp, Andy Balterman, & Michael Murphy

In- Studio guests:

  1. Gary Burbank - musician/retired radio personality
  2. Billy Hinds - former Pure Prairie League drummer
  3. Katie Laur - musician, radio host
  4. Marcos Sastre - guitarist/Shades of Blue producer
  5. Joe Stewart - long-time friend/Sacred Mushroom musician

 Phone guests:

  1. Larry Nager - music historian/musician, from Nashville
  2. Tim Goshorn - Larry’s brother
  3. Steve Schmidt from New York – Goshorn Brothers pianist

 Also featured in the program are recorded interviews with the following:

  1. Bam Powell, drummer
  2. Jim Hunt, friend/musician
  3. Jeff Siereveld, graphic artist/Ludlow Garage alumnus
  4. George Powell, founding member of Pure Prairie League/vocalist/guitarist

 Music Referenced in the Program:

  1. The Goshorn Brothers
  2. Pure Prairie League
  3. Billboard Magazine
  4. The Sacred Mushroom
  5. Shades of Blue 1 & 2 compilations – may be available at Shake It and Everybody's Records stores
  6. Play It Forward compilation

 The Roundtable Discussion included:

  1. Sacred Mushroom days and the Mushroom House on Upland Place
  2. Playing at the Black Dome
  3. Opening for Janis Joplin at Music Hall
  4. Tommy’s on Main shows
  5. Blues music on Gary Burbank’s radio show
  6. Pure Prairie League days
  7. Summer of Love concert
  8. Backstory to Larry’s hit song, “Two Lane Highway,” Pure Prairie League
  9. And many more stories from his career


Hour 1:
Pure Prairie League  |  Two Lane Highway  |  Two Lane Highway  |  RCA
Sacred Mushroom  |  All Good Things Must Have an End  |  Sacred Mushroom  |  self-produced
Sacred Mushroom  |  Catatonic Lover  |  Sacred Mushroom  |  self-produced
Goshorn Brothers  |  Kentucky Moonshine  |  Acoustic  |  self-produced
Larry Goshorn  |  Double Bogey Man  |  Shades of Blue  |  self-produced
Big Joe Duskin  |  Ida Mae  |  Shades of Blue  |  self-produced
Larry Goshorn  |  Next Time You See Me  |  Shades of Blue  |  self-produced
Larry Goshorn  |  The Devil's Due  |  Play It Forward  |  self-produced
Goshorn Brothers  |  Why Should I  |  Life  |  self-produced

Hour 2:
Pure Prairie League  |  Two Lane Highway  |  Two Lane Highway  |  RCA
Goshorn Brothers  |  Your Place or Mine  |  True Stories  |  self-produced
Goshorn Brothers  |  Coconut Grove  |  unreleased  |  
Larry Goshorn  |  I Wish I Could Fly  |  I Wish I Could Fly  |  self-produced
Gary Burbank  |  St. James Infirmary  |  Shades of Blue 2  |  self-produced
Larry Goshorn  |  If You Hang Long Enough  |  I Wish I Could Fly  |  self-produced

Brian O’Donnell has been sharing his love of music on the radio since the early 1970’s. He is a true public radio renaissance man hosting classical music on 90.9 WGUC weekday mornings; contributing music and arts features for 91.7 WVXU’s Around Cincinnati program; and hosting Saturday Morning with Brian O’D on WNKU. Musicians, artists and community arts leaders regularly stop by to record interviews with Brian— from Jaime Laredo with the Linton Music Series, or J.R. Cassidy from the Northern Kentucky Symphony, to a curator of an exhibit at The Cincinnati Art Museum, or a soloist in town to perform with the CSO, his relaxed style puts everyone at ease and lets their story come through.