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Karen Knapstein
Date
April 13, 2014
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Lil Larry

Dallas-based singer Lil Larry is the only child of parents who had their own band — so it was somewhat inevitable that someone, at some point, was going to ask him to play some music or sing. And that’s what happened when he was about four years old, during a gig his parents were playing in Monaco.

“A guy heard my parents, and asked me if I could sing, and I ended up doing Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’ with my dad’s band,” he shared. After that, he was hooked. “I played drums, sax, some keys — I started recording my own stuff at 12.” He writes about “daily experiences.”

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“It’s personal — but not so much that someone else couldn’t relate to it. I try to connect with people” through music. And when it comes time to record, “I’m the biggest perfectionist. I don’t want to rush — I want to make sure every little echo make sense — to be as close to perfect as possible. Like a Picasso,” he laughed.

After college at Baylor, he landed an internship at Curb Records in Nashville. “I worked in the studio,” he explained, “and I was working on some of my own stuff during some downtime. Mike Curb ended up hearing it and he asked me to lunch — it turned out he wanted me to produce music with them.”

That’s led to his forthcoming EP. “It’s been two years of development,” he shared. “They really wanted me to be a well-rounded artist before being put in the spotlight.” And with a new video, as well as placements on some TV shows and an upcoming film, he’s well on his way.

“I will always tell people” when they see something impressive “that there’s a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes, and that a closed door isn’t always a bad thing because you can learn from it. You’ve got to be a sponge — and learn as much as you can from everyone.”

You can hear three tracks from the EP below, and keep up with him and his latest release on his website and Twitter feed.

“Beautiful Thing”


“MVP”


“Good Man”


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17 comments on “Lil Larry

  1. Alexandra Fincher

    Lil Larry:
    Your Dad I am sure is very proud of you and watching everything you do. Never forget how much he loved you. I know your Mom Mayor Carrie Gordon adores you. Congrats, keep me in the loop. Are you ready to go to Congress with Mom. Wow having a singing son, could really be the new revolution in government. Hugs and love.

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  2. Anntonette tucker

    Hey Lil Larry I just want u to know I am very very proud of you. I will be cheering you on because you deserve this. Love you!!!!

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  3. big larry

    YOU ARE A COPY CAT FROM ALL THE REAL SONGS. GET YOUR OWN BACKGROUND MUSIC LARRY. BY THE WAY, i love u

    Reply

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