Larry Hooper loves music. This is evident in the passion with which he talks about music, to simply looking at his extensive music collection. What is also evident is that he loves songwriting and songwriters. Hooper honed his skills as a singer-songwriter performing alongside such greats as Slaid Cleaves, Jeff Plankenhorn, Ray Wiley Hubbard, and Susan Gibson. His debut album Rust is a hand crafted a collection of story-songs and character tunes that give a nod to his influences, while creating a sound that is definitely all his own. Bluegrass, blues, folk and country all mesh fluidly, from the title tracks description of a town with a bleak future after the oil bust, to the fan favorite “Background Music”. Another highlight of the album is “Wild Side”, a duet with co-writer Susan Gibson that calls to mind classic parings like Prine and Dement. Through several years of solo and festival shows, Larry Hooper has impressed music fans of all ages and created great anticipation for a follow-up.
Larry writes and sings songs he hopes you like. He won’t eat an olive, so don’t ask.