Larry in Newport Rhode Island, Rock4christmas tour
I knew it was around now. I’ve been walking around thinking about Larry. Thinking about what would life be like if he was still here with us. The few days have been frantic and i finally sat and I found this.
I met Larry on a crazy tour called Rock for Christmas. Somehow, I got in my mind that I wanted to go tour and I got this chance to do so and insanity prevailed. I spent a lot of time with Larry in the bus, in the van where he gave me some really good advice that probably saved my life, or at least saved me from mounds of aggravation.
Larry Hoppen at a Christmas Party somewhere in Newport RI.
It was like therapy session for the both of us but he was so proud of his girls , his brothers , his friend Tam Kallman and of John Hall who was a US congressman at the time.
Larry Hoppen performing at the Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods
He was a true blue Dem! He loved Obama. I think his twitter feed is still up and that’s the photo he posted. He was mortified when Trayvon Martin got shot. I know that if he was here today he’d be writing songs about our water issues and Florida issues and try to do what ever could to help.
He was so worried that no one was going to come to the Newport Blues Cafe. He hooked with the mayor and it was right before Christmas and Newport was gorgeous. We made the rounds of people’s Christmas parties and events inviting people. Then he calls John Caffferty to come too. We also had James Montgomery, and Eddie Money.
I gave my video to the main video guy and he made something but I had a lot of video from behind the scenes that i’m even sure if I have it anymore. Crazy funny but some things are better off in a giant box of tapes. Maybe one day i’ll pull them out and put something together.
Larry Hoppen with Grace Morrison at the Newport Blue Cafe, Newport, RI Rock for Chrismas
After this Larry always called me to join in. Bring my camera. SIt behind the scenes and take it all it in. When ever I showed up he would say “Cyndi Lenz is good people.”
Here is some fun video of “sound check from I think the last RPM show at weston.
Larry Hoppen with John Cafferty and James Montgomery at the Newport Blues Cage in Newport RI Rock4Christmas Tour
As I sit here and cry I miss this guy so much. He was a mensch. One of the good guys.
Here is Larry and Joe Bouchard from Blue Oyster Cult
We miss you!
Here is Tommy, Larry is playing bass. What fun! hahaha
Larry Hoppen from #orleans at the Newport Blues Cafe, Newport Rhode Island.