With passion and reckless abandonment, Larry's guitar playing and singing never fails to leave a crowd exhilarated and amazed. It is because of his live performances that Larry has gained a reputation among his fans, musicians, and critics as being a rising star on the blues horizon; often surprising them with his antics and interaction with the crowd. For the last few years, fans have been waiting for a studio album to match the intensity of the bands live shows. Now the wait is finally over.
The bands debut album “Let Me Stay” features everything fans would expect to hear from The Larry Dougher Band. What was not as expected from a first album was the depth of Larry’s songwriting talents, as he wrote all but one of the songs on “Let Me Stay”. The songs have a firm foothold in the blues while incorporating other genres as Larry pushes his raw emotion and talent past the limits of straight-ahead blues. Not satisfied to merely pay tribute to his heroes, Larry infuses Chicago blues with his own intensity and fearlessness.
Larry Dougher began playing guitar at the age of 15, although self-taught, he turned to such "teachers" as Buddy Guy, Albert King, Muddy Waters, BB King, Jimmie Vaughan, Magic Sam, Otis Rush and many others. You can hear all these influences every time Larry picks up a guitar. Larry didn’t have to wait long for recognition of his guitar expertise as he was selected to be in the top 5 of over 100 competitors in the 1996 D'Addario National Electric Blues Guitar Competition, after only playing guitar for a year! Four years later The Larry Dougher Band was opening for the J. Geils Band at the 2000 Laconia Bike Rally. Larry has shared the stage with such musicians as Duke Robillard, Luther “Guitar Jr.“ Johnson, Jeff Toler of the Allman Brothers, Monster Mike Welch, Sweet Roy Jones and Nobby Reed.
Backing up Larry on drums is veteran of the New England music scene Glenn Rogers. Glenn brings a certain authenticity that draws on his former work with blues heavyweights such as Darrell Nullisch and Luther Guitar Jr Johnson. Rounding out the trio on bass is Jeffrey Murphy who is a lifetime musician from the Keene, NH area. Jeff's energy, musicianship, and versatility provide the backbone that is so important to a top-notch blues trio.
The debut album from The Larry Dougher Band captures what fans have been waiting for – an original blues album with the energy and passion fans have come to expect from their live shows.
2006 - Let Me Stay
Originals from our debut CD and select covers in the blues and R&B genres. We generally perform two 75-minute sets but are flexible.
Larry is also available in a solo acoustic country blues format.