living legend appears every Saturday at Venus Hair.
101 year old music
master Huey Long
whose remarkable career included the
Ink Spots and bands in Chicago and New York alongside such notables
as Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
Huey has a history of being
in the right place at the right time,
starting in 1923 with a shoe
shine box at Houston's Rice Hotel. Flush with a pocket
full of nickels,
he bought a
banjo and headed for Chicago
where the versatile virtuoso
switched to guitar, setting in motion an eighty-year international
career of playing and teaching.
Saturday afternoons, Venus Hair customers are treated to Ink
Spots music and Mr. Long's stories. Helen Harbridge, ten years
his junior, described Huey as " a people person."
Indeed, he shows no sign of tiring as fans stop by to chat,
get an autograph or purchase a tape.
Ink Spots fan Virginia Sparks buys four tapes while Marsha Kudela
and her children Molly and Will, are Venus Hair customers discovering
the sounds and stories of Huey Long.
a music stylist setting up shop with hair stylists,
Long is once again in the right place at the right time.
Stop by Venus Hair and meet this living legend whose eyes make
you want to keep up and not miss a beat.
Nan Blackmon McCant