Larry Whitler
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Larry Whitler

Ocala, Florida, United States

Ocala, Florida, United States
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"1970 Nova Tops Charts For Singer/Songwriter Larry Whitler"

Thursday, 15 May 2008

American Folk singer and songwriter Larry Whitler has released an mp3 recording of a song he wrote in 1991 about his once beloved 1970 Nova automobile. Whitler says the car had a ten inch hole in the floorboard on the passenger side and had no special features at all but, like most men, he remembers one of his first cars with fondness.


The song was originally recorded as a demo in 1991 on a four track cassette recorder and because of the quality of that recording it never found a life. Now, a new recording of the song breathes life into the long dormant tune. Larry Whitler said that while he was digging into his box of over a thousand songs, that were never properly recorded, he came across "1970 Nova" and remembered the great times he had during the years he owned the brown Chevy.


The new recording of "1970 Nova" conveys a spirit of fun. The song will be included in Whitler's upcoming CD tentatively titled "Signed, Infinity." The CD is his fourth since early 2007 in which Whitler revisits songs he penned many years earlier as well as new songs.


With his partner Robin MacBlane, Larry Whitler has been doing the same thing with music intended for children and parents under their duo name of Robin And The Giant. New songs for the children's projects have been written and recorded and earlier songs have been included in the newer CDs also.


To hear the song go to http://www.12stringpoet.com.


And if you ever are in the area of an antique auto show, stop in and look around. Who knows? You might spy a 1970 Nova with a hole in the floorboard!

- Melodika.net


"12 String Poet Review"

Larry Whitler is a great storyteller. His songs unfold like a mini-movie. Through Larry's words and music, he immediately grabs the attention of the listener. The mood of each song touches someone in their own personal way.
Larry's songs are fun, evoke laugher, evoke sadness, and even evoke thought! Nothing is what it seems on the surface. Larry's songs go far beyond that and the listener is automatically mesmerized by what they are hearing. They feel like they are actually in that place that Larry's songs depict.
For Larry's live shows, I have experienced total audience inclusion. There is a special feeling when songs are sung by the songwriter/performer and are performed acoustically. Larry, his songs, and his 12 string guitar envelop the listener. When Larry is performing, it feels like his words and music are speaking directly to me. In an intimate coffeehouse setting or in a larger venue, Larry and his songs manage to connect with the audience. Larry makes everyone feel at ease; telling stories between songs, evoking laughter and responses from the audience
From an interviewer's perception, Larry is humble in his approach to life. He writes and speaks from his heart and takes nothing for granted. I have been witness to his interaction with others and his helpfulness with his words.
Larry is truly one of the great storytellers and performers of our time.

Robin MacBlane
AM Ocala Live!
WOCA 1370 AM
Ocala, Florida
352-732-8000

- NewsTalk 1370 WOCA


Discography

My most recent solo CDs are: "Between Dreams And Memories," "The Greater Good," "One Heart", "In Case You Didn't Know", and "12 String Poet." I've had radio and podcast play of many of the songs.

All of my songs from the most recent CDs are on SoundClick.com and are also on I-Tunes and CD Baby.

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My music is mellow, my lyrics are visual, and my hope for my concerts and my recordings is to simply enrich someone's day with a few tunes.

For me, it's all about the song. A song is mysterious and magical and the writing process is invigorating and exciting while simultaneously being exasperating and difficult. It is that moment when music is being composed and a lyric is being written when I am truly the "artist at his easel."

The creative process continues when the song is brought into the studio to be recorded. The production and arrangement processes have their own sets of challenges. Those challenges are dictated by the song itself and the task is to be true to the song and to craft a recording that reflects what the song is about.

Performing live is the purest form of displaying the songs and the stage is the only place where the magic of the creation is reflected directly back from a room full of interested listeners.

Speaking between songs is the connecting element in the live setting. It is what makes a concert an intimate experience for both myself, as a performer, and for the audience.