LARRY'S SAVORY SONG STEW: carefully prepare a base of tasty, fresh FOLK; add two cups chunky, marinated AMERICANA; spoon in a generous dollop of ALT-COUNTRY; stir in a sprig of JAZZ, a pinch of POP and garnish with wake-up SOCIAL COMMENTARY.
Trains. Dogs. Hats. Epic Adventure. The Sea. Soldiers. Love. Heartbreak. Getting Old. Quirky Frontier Characters. Tributes to Land and Place. Wild and Silly Humor. Political Statements.
"Larry Potts is a classic storyteller and vagabond humorist singer whose songs strike deep and clean to the heart of the matter-he is a bright light, fully capable of ssetting your couch on fire!" --Frank Hayhurst, "Face the Music" KRSH 95.9 Santa Rosa, Ca.
"I'm a big fan of Larry's music. His writing is honest and real fresh. He has that thing you can't quite put a finger on, that X-factor--the imagination and wordplay and knack for storytelling--that no matter how hard you try, you can't teach someone." --Steve Seskin, hit songwriter
Teacher-counselor turned Singer/Songwriter Larry Kenneth Potts has won and placed in numerous national and international song contests since l999, when a brush with a life-threatening illness awakened his return to music. Totally recovered now, he's independently released two fully produced albums of all original songs, "The Shape of Things to Come" (2002) and "All Things Considered" (2006) as well as a short fundraiser for a local charity, "Hometown Hardware" (2007). Currently working with the legendary Kevin Harris of Harwood Productions, fellow songwriter and poet Scott O'Brien, and hit songwriter George Merrill, Larry's working to finish his third record, "Close to Home" due out June 2009.
See "Awards and Accolades" for a list of song contest wins and festival invitations, including the John Lennon, Artists for Literacy, Unisong, Great American Song Contest, West Coast Songwriter Song of the Year and WCS International Song Contest, Kerrville New Folk Competition, Tucson Folk Festival, and others. His tunes have been aired on Bay Area radio stations, on Air America, and XM radio. In 2009, Larry was selected for a Premiere showcase for the Far West Folk Alliance Conference in Los Angeles. In 2010, he was nominated "Best Male Artist" for the International Acoustic Music Awards, and was a winner in the Americana category of the West Coast Songwriters Association International song contest. He performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, and toured in 2010 throughout the state of Oregon, and in Ireland, Scotland, and England.