Judgement Day by Soul Garage Experience featuring Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Kenny Aronoff (Eric Clapton), Alex Alessandroni Jr. (Stevie Wonder), Gary Allegretto (Prince) Bette Smith
The music of Bluesman Larry Brown lives on
with a new all-star collaboration by
Soul Garage Experience benefiting
the Southern Poverty Law Center
The main song featured in the 2021 Oscar contender for the Best Doc Short Subject category Life & Larry Brown lives on with this special performance of ‘Judgement Day’ by Soul Garage Experiencefeaturing Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction),Kenny Aronoff(Eric Clapton), Alex Alessandroni Jr. (Stevie Wonder), Gary Allegretto(Prince) Ty Taylor(Vintage Trouble), Fabrizio Grossi(Supersonic Blues Machine), Bette Smith, King Solomon Hicks, Francis Benitez and Andrea Grossi-Benitez (The Supersonnets). All proceeds from the recording are being donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Larry Brown’s name.
It was 1985 when Larry Brown entered Sing Sing State Prison to serve 33-to-life for the murder of his former employer. By this time, the Georgia native had already seen enough hard times to inspires a million blues songs, but it wasn’t until getting locked up that Larry Brown learned to play and write the blues. It was his mother Leola’s wisdom that the guitar would provide her son salvation while in prison. She passed away in 1993, nearly two decades before Brown was released on parole in 2018. One of the first things Larry did after his release was find out where she was buried, go to her graveside, and play the song he’d written for her. After his release, Larry’s mission was to bring joy to the world through his music. He became a regular fixture playing his music in New York’s Washington Square Park and the subways. Larry Brown’s long road to redemption was tragically cut short by the covid-19 pandemic. Just two years after his release, he passed away from complications due to the novel coronavirus on April 20th, 2020.