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Larry’s Country Diner
Larry’s Country Diner is a popular television show on RFD TV and Rural TV. The show has a Facebook page, and you can visit their website. Each episode features an interview with one of your favorite traditional country music stars. The show is hosted by Larry Black and presented by Gabriel Communications.
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Announcer Keith Bilbrey is also on Facebook, where you can add him as a friend, and he certainly is a friend of traditional country music. Another regular on Larry’s Country Diner is Sheriff Capps, often simpy referred to as “The Sheriff”.
Who is Sheriff Capps?
Jimmy Capps has made many records. He seems to have a particular touch with acoustic guitar, and is known not only for jumpy solos but for concocting simple bits of riff business that help set up a song, one example among many being the introduction to Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.” Capps seems to really have had it pretty good in his endeavors picking behind a wonderful cross-section of country & western artists.
One should expect nothing less, since Capps makes all the short lists of players responsible for building country arches of triumph such as the Nashville sound and the Opry sound. One writer narrowed his list down to three key session players, pianist Hargus “Pig” Robbins, steel guitarist Pete Wade, and Capps. When a frugal 1968 Opry manager decided to trim the list of nearly two dozen pickers ambling off and on-stage, Capps of course made the cut along with great players such as Harold Weakley, Spider Wilson, Leon Rhodes, and Buddy Harman.
Capps is also likely to make lists of great country guitar pickers, regardless of Opry affiliation, in the company of Chet Atkins, Roy Nichols, and Grady Martin. “He assembled a group of Nashville’s finest session players, then put Jimmy Capps in charge of the whole thing,” is a liner note detail chosen as evidence of his importance even amongst his talented peers. Capps won Nashville’s Golden R.O.P.E. award for musician of the year in 2001.
I’m part of a brand new TV show for RFD-TV that I’m really excited about. It’s called, “Larry’s Country Diner” and it’s hosted by Larry Black. We just recently finished taping 13 episodes and in it I play the part of the town Sheriff (laughing) who just happens to play the guitar. Every episode features a guest appearance by a different great artist and we had so much fun taping the show. I think it will start airing in October and that the audience will really enjoy it. I’m have a web site and jimmycapps.com is the address.