Lars Mortensen
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Lars Mortensen

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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Debut Full Length in 1st Quarter 2010

Periscope EP-2009
Listen at larsmortensen.com

Online only live music series (podcast), WebSets from LarsMortensen.com

WebSet 1- 4.09
WebSet 2-5.09
WebSet 3-8.09
WebSet 4-10.09

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Hi. My name is Lars.

My first EP came out in February 2009, my full length debut will be arriving about the same time 2010.
I have a loyal following I have been building from live performances, especially during my weekly residency in Seattle.

Here's some more info from my bio at larsmortensen.com:

I was born and raised in the Bay Area of California and have resided in the North West since fall of 2001. I've been writing music for about 15 years, performing live for about five. My commitment to ultimate personal integrity defines me. I think it is an endangered species, literally being hunted down by the ways our world turns.

There are so many musicians in this world. Only a fraction of us can be heard. Why listen to me? Good question. “I don’t know, because I like it!” That would be a good reason. If you haven’t already heard some tunes then give a listen to the range of material available online. Maybe then the rest of this will be worth your while.

I make music because it flows inside. I make music because a life not making music sounds like death to me. Creating sounds with my voice and hands is like turning on a radio. The music is in the airwaves whether the radio is on or not. I wouldn’t say this is a rare or special quality generally speaking, but regardless it’s part of who I am. My head is a bottle, full of fermenting messages. The cork of the bottle bursts off from time to time. Sometimes I open it and pour to see what comes out. Sometimes the brew is dark, strong, other times it’s light and sweet. The label on the bottle never changes. You get a taste, you hear the voice, and you know the brewer.

I call this music streaming groove pop. People have likened the sound to Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Stevie Wonder and countless others. I am glad to say that though people overwhelmingly have a positive response to what I do, when they venture to describe it or liken it to someone else, there are no dominant references. When I perform, people say they see a man doing his thing. I always love to hear that. They like it, it has elements of things they knew before, but they can’t define the sound. I desire to be no one but myself. My influences are wide and I cherish music in my soul. I’m no better than any other player but I am what I am. Though I admire and respect many, I only want to be me, cause that’s what I can do best.

To me the songs are alive. They are not static, constant. When a song is put out into the world it is truly born. They are my creation and in my domain but I don’t see them as a certain image. They are my children, for me to shape and guide, but in the end they may have a mind of their own. As time goes they reveal new sides of themselves and I am obliged to listen and learn. To me songs can be different from day to day like a friend you see in different clothes. Same essential person, slightly different image. I might treat my own song as someone covering it might, reenvisioning it into a whole other style, speed, feel. Dress it up in a new outfit.

Music will flow in me until my dying day whether you hear it or not. But I’d like some people to hear it and I hope that it treats them well.

Want to know more? What do you want to know? Email me or write a comment and I’ll try to answer it via this blog. Oh man, I want to call it something else, like an online journal or something, but let’s face it it’s a blog…

In closing, a few lines from my song Light of the Moon. “We must pay the bills, we all must pay for food. It tastes so sweet when I am earning it from you. This is my path and I am walking here with you. This is my path….”

There are so many musicians in this world. Only a fraction of us can be heard. Why listen to me? Good question. “I don’t know, because I like it!” That would be a good reason. If you haven’t already heard some tunes then give a listen to the range of material available available online. Maybe then the rest of this will be worth your while.

I make music because it flows inside. I make music because a life not making music sounds like death to me. Creating sounds with my voice and hands is like turning on a radio. The music is in the airwaves whether the radio is on or not. I wouldn’t say this is a rare or special quality generally speaking, but regardless it’s part of who I am. My head is a bottle, full of fermenting messages. The cork of the bottle bursts off from time to time. Sometimes I open it and pour to see what comes out. Sometimes the brew is dark, strong, other times it’s light and sweet. The label on the bottle never changes. You get a taste, you hear the voice, and you know the brewer.

I call this music streaming groove pop. People have likened the sound to Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Stevie Wonder and countless others. I am glad to say that though people overwhelmingly have a positive response to what I do, when they venture to describe it or lik