LARRY HUTCHERSON

Guitar, dobro, lap steel guitar, harmonica, vocals, keyboards, ukelele

  • Has played professionally since 1974  across the US and Canada,  solo and in bands
  • Relocated to Raleigh in mid-eighties, regular regional performer since
  • Released CD ‘SOME GET LUCKY’ in 1994

"I got my first guitar, a Stella from my Dad. It had been in someone's attic.  When it was time for a new guitar at Christmas, we went to Louis Silvers' Pawn shop, the only place in my town to get guitars.  There was a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, a Rolls-Royce, among the  Fender Mustangs, Tiescos, and Kalamazoos.  Probably the least suitable for a 13-year-old or an aspiring rocker, but a beauty! Dad went out on a financial limb for that one. When the clerk took it down to pack it up for us, he wiped it down solemnly and told us he had been planning to buy it when the price went down. Looked like he was going to cry.  The guitar
went into our attic until Christmas.  I snuck up there every time I was home alone.  Crept into the living room to hold it after everyone had gone to bed on Christmas Eve."


Larry went from hometown bands to larger towns, then to traveling full time gigs across the NC, SC, Virginia, Tennessee.  On to Canada, playing Country Rock and Rock and Roll.   Along the way he has  become proficient at electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboards, ukelele, slide and especially lap steel guitar.
After a house band gig in Westport, Connecticut, with Bill Lombardo (Guy's nephew!) (and a Portugese  band in Bridgeport!)

Larry returned to North Carolina with a family, and spent  a few years in a 'real' job, and returned to full-time music in the '90s, founding and hosting the legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue at the Berkeley Cafe,  fronting bands of his own and releasing SOME GET LUCKY in 1995, to good reviews and regional sales.Larry has continued working as a sideman, studio player, solo artist,  and music teacher. 

 This summer Larry releases his first official CD in years, I'M GOIN' BACK,  with a guest list of drummers and a new batch of songs with an eclectic mix of Americana--Blues, Folk, Roots Rock, and more.

 

CURRENT AND FORMER  JAMMATES INCLUDE:

  • Sha Na Na Members
  • Mark Knofler (Dire Straits)
  • Various Doobie Brothers
  • Dr Hook members
  • Jackson Browne band members


CURRENT AND FORMER BANDMATES INCLUDE:

  • Bill Lombardo Orchestra
  • Audley Freed (Robert Plant/Jimmy Page tour, Black Crowes)
  • Robert Kearns (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Kelly Holland, Jason Patterson (Cry of Love)
  • Kenny Soule (DAG)
  • Pee Wee Watson (PKM, Nantucket)
  • Will Beaty's Hot Damn Blues Band
  • Ted Lyons (Sally Spring, Chris Stamey)

 


PAST AND CURRENT VENUES INCLUDE:

  • The Berkeley Cafe, (host of the original Rhythm & Blues Revue)
  • Walnut Creek -side stages and Main Stage
  • Artscenter Carrboro
  • ArtSpace Raleigh
  • Artsplosure Raleigh
  • Beaufort NC Music Festival
  • Blues Festival Lexington NC
  • Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill
  • Eno Festival Durham NC
  • Citystage Festival Greensboro NC
  • Croaker Festival Oriental NC
  • Rockingham County Folk Arts Festival NC
  • Irregardless Cafe Sunday Brunch  (bi-weekly for many years!)

Follow Larry

YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/user/lhutcherson Twitter -- https://twitter.com/larryhutcherson Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/larry.hutcherson.5

Upcoming performances!

  • 12/17/2017
    Irregardless Cafe - Raleigh, NC
     
  • 12/27/2017
    The Point at Glenwood - Raleigh, NC
     

THE POINT DEC 27

                 

New Larry Hutcherson Band CD!

NEW CD FROM THE BAND-

"I WALKED THE MILES"

NEW TUNES!

 

NEW SONGS on Youtube FOR SUMMER /fall 2017!

Click on links above for these great videos!

Lap Steel SUMMERTIME Jam

Foggy Mountain Breakdown-Ukuleles

Europa-Lap steel 

Ashoken Farewell-Resonator and Ukulele

 

YOUTUBE LIVE VIDEO!

Click link above for Larry's YouTube Channel

 New video links  appear in the drop down box

 

 

 

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"I'm Goin' Back" reviewed on Leicester Bangs!

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