Flooding forces cancelation of Larry Stephenson release concert

Weep Little Willow - Larry Stephenson BandThe fallout from Hurricane Matthew continues to wreak havoc for bluegrass artists.

We’ve learned today that Larry Stephenson has been forced to cancel his scheduled album release concert this Friday in North Carolina due to the flooding that remains a problem in the state.

Even though the storm passed through several days ago, the effects of the soaking rains persist. As people who live in mountainous region know well, it takes as much as a week for runoff in the higher elevations to find its way down the slopes, and into the creeks and tributaries that eventually run into more heavily populated regions. It can be a double punch for folks living in affected areas, dealing with flooding in the immediate aftermath of a storm, and then again when the rivers rise from the runoff.

Larry had this special program set for October 14 at Lorraine Jordan’s Coffee House in Garner, NC, just south of Raleigh to celebrate the release of his latest album, Weep Little Willow, on his own Whysper Dream Music label. The official release date remains October 21 for this recording, which is available now directly from the band.

The show at Lorraine’s will be rescheduled for a later date, once travel in North Carolina is safe again. Keep an eye on either Larry or Lorraine’s web site for updates.

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