Here’s the post from Sleepy’s last Parrot show,in December of 2006.
Sleepy LaBeef climbed onstage for the afternoon soundcheck and delivered a set of seismic proportions.
Covering tunes by everyone from Bob Wills to Rockin’ Sidney, the songs were flying by like white center lines on Thunder Road, with hardly a breath between them, it was a stream of consciousness of Americam music: Waltz Across Texas, Faded Love, White Lightning, Okie From Muskogee, Maybeline, Josephine, Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down, Today I Started Loving You Again, From a Jack to a King, Detour, Folsom Prison, Pork Salad Annie, Six Days on The Road. Leaving no musical stone unturned or no vein of American roots-rock to obscure to mine, it was Duane Eddie’s Twang, Nancy Sinatra’s Boots, Johnny Ace’s Christmas, Ernest Tubbs’ Two-Step, Merle Haggard and George Jones climbing in and out of bottles, the subterannean baritone of Johnny Cash …
But Most of All.
It was Sleepy LaBeef.
Sleepy enjoys a sharing the spotlight with his band and takes over drumming duties.
Ever the gentleman, Sleepy signs a poster for a fan,
Vicki and legendary Wrigleyville barkeep Floyd enjoy the show
Kelly and Oscar enjoy the show too.