Known for his distinctive low voice, Sleepy LaBeef has been laying down a seemingly endless variety of roots music since 1953, when he moved to Texas from his home state of Arkansas. Here he began to gain notoriety by playing scores of bars, family shows, and spots on both radio and television. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000.
He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles.
He continues to tour all over the world in venues, honky-tonks, bars, charities, and other events (including private weddings)