From: VT, United States

Genre:
Folk, Americana, Singer/Songwriter

Born in Oak Park IL (Dec 10, 1947) and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Larry has had a long career as lead guitarist for too many groups to list here, and more than he could remember anyway. Went to high school with John Prine. Heavily influenced by Dave van Ronk, John Fahey, Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson, Larry embarked upon a solo career as a composer and performer on the acoustic guitar in 2000. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston in the late 70's majoring in Instrumental Performance and studying harmony and arranging. After Berklee, Larry immersed himself in writing and producing and working with vocalist Esther Williams in Washington DC. Relocating years later to Birmingham Alabama, Larry released Cobb Lane in 2000, followed by his second CD, Music for the High Country - The Soundtrack of Blowing Rock, both published by Global Graffiti while maintaining a demanding teaching schedule. The music is a blend of original compositions, as well as traditional classics, arranged in Larry’s unique style, encompassing both his solo acoustic guitar, and his outstanding chamber ensemble, known as the Acoustic Earth Orchestra. Music for the High Country has been endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce of Blowing Rock, NC as their official soundtrack.


Larry's newest release is "Covered Bridges" produced by Bob McCarthy and engineered by Randy Roos at Squam Sound in Ashland NH. and features an all star cast of some of the worlds best musicians, including Tony Levin on bass, Bill Martin on Acoustic Bass, Charlie Bisharat on violin, Eugene Friesen on cello, Jeff Haynes on persussion, Jill Haley on English Horn, Bob McCarthy on guitar and mandolin and Randy Roos on slide guitar. This CD features vocals by Larry. He's also released an instructional video on playing the guitar in Open D tuning.


He lives and teaches in what is affectionately known as the Peoples Socialist Republic of Vermont, otherwise known as Bernieland, and looks at the rest of the United States wondering WTF is going on down there?