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Larry Allen Brown

Member sinceDecember 04, 2009
InfluencesFingerstyle players, Chris Smither, John Prine
Artist Biography:
Born and raised in Chicago, Larry has had a long career as lead guitarist for a variety of groups. Attended high school with John Prine.

Heavily influenced by Dave van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and Martin Simpson, Larry embarked upon a solo career as a composer and performer on the acoustic guitar ten years ago. A Berklee College of Music alumni, Larry released Cobb Lane in 2000, followed by his second CD, Music for the High Country - The Soundtrack of Blowing Rock. 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 has been a guest artist with Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Michael Manring, Caroline Herring, and Tim Thompson . He has been teaching the guitar for the past 25 years .

He has written two books..."Political Logic", and "Growing up white in racist America", and has an instructional video for playing the guitar in Open D tuning.

In Nov. of 2011 he released his latest CD; "Stories that we wrote" produced by Will Ackerman ( Windhamn Hill Records founder and producer )

He lives and teaches guitar in Brattleboro Vermont and performs mostly in the New England area both as a solo and with his backup group the Acoustic Earth Orchestra.

More by Larry Allen Brown:

Just around the bend
No tale to tell
Stories that we wrote
Talking in my sleeep
The Devils Bed
The Devils Bed
The long way home

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