Beloved Local Musician In Need Of Help

Posted: April 25, 2013 by Kimberly Weiss in Band/Artist/Project News
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Beloved Local Musician In Need Of Help
by Andrew McGinn
Staff Writer for Springfield News Sun
(Excerpt)
The name Larry Humphrey is synonymous locally with good-time funk music.  But, as of late, his life hasn’t been much of a P-Funk party.  
“I didn’t want to do this,” Humphrey explained, tears in his eyes. “I didn’t want to get emotional.”
The colostomy bag concealed under his clothing is like an anchor, keeping him from traveling far from home.   The well-known Springfield musician was hospitalized for a month in September after it was discovered he had an abscess on his colon that was about to burst.
“They said if I would’ve waited one more day, I would’ve been gone,” he said.
Humphrey, 57, is now in need of a second operation, but he doesn’t have insurance.
“All I’ve ever done is play music,” he said.
Two fellow local musicians, Jeff Davis and Darrell Gossett, have stepped in to see that the man known as Hump will be put back together again.    They’ve organized a benefit concert for Humphrey scheduled for 8 p.m. April 13 at the Night Gallery, 1610 Mitchell Blvd., that will feature a host of local acts. They’re asking for donations of $5 to get in.

Donations also can be made to the Larry C. Humphrey Benefit Fund at any Security National Bank.

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