I just happened upon "The Little River Band" website and schedule and I am broken hearted to see I just missed literally by days the opportunity to see them LIVE any where near me - I currently live in the Bloomington/Normal, IL area. I would have gladly traveled anywhere in Illinois, Indiana or Missouri to see them. I have come to realize how important music and the memories they bring back are. Right now I am listening to LRB online and tears are streaming down my face with pure emotion. I grew up listening LRB on the radio and it had always been music in the background of my life, until I became an adult. I remember purchasing the 1982 Greatest Hits CD after a failed marriage through Columbia House CD sales! LOL I entered a new relationship and that became OUR music that we listened to over and over. The relationship ended after 3 years and I would listen to this CD over and over at night when I went to bed, reminiscing. One particular day my younger sister borrowed it without permission and I remember just feeling lost without it and crying myself to sleep. Long ago I packed the CD away in a box of love letters and souvenirs. I have burnt all the letters and souvenirs, but I just cracked open the CD for a listen. Maybe someday Ill find someone else to enjoy this music with me again....just maybe! Hope to see LRB LIVE soon!
Blog post submitted by Penny Lawson-Getz
Grew up listening to LRB and it has always been my favorite go to music. I have also had the opportunity to pass my love for their music down to my kids. A pic from a couple of years ago when they played at Hays, Kansas. Rich gave a guitar pick to my daughter during the show and they all posed with her afterward while signing autographs. I cannot say enough about the kind gracious attitudes that these guys show. The music is as vibrant as it ever was and just continues to get better. My thanks for keeping the music alive and giving me something else to share with my kids.
Story and photo submitted by Ross Butler