Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)close harmonies and brand spankin' OLD American songs, CD release show $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
February 09 8:00 pm

Larry Hanks & Deborah RobinsAmerican songster Larry Hanks presents an evening of his favorite songs plus duets with his music partner and wife, Deborah Robins.

A Freight mainstay ever since the early days, Larry has been delighting audiences for decades with his earthy and deeply resonant bass vocals, his tastefully spare 6- and 12-string guitar accompaniment, and his virtuosic Jew's harp playing. Listeners respond warmly to his easy, unpretentious stage manner and his loving approach to the repertoire. With a commitment to “plain old songs sung plainly,” Larry brings a melancholic and rough-hewn quality to the fore which makes each song sound like a personal confession. “First and foremost,” insists Larry, “it’s not about me, it’s all about the song: the words, the melody, and the integrity of the whole thing.”

Following in the footsteps of Sam Hinton, Leadbelly, and Woody Guthrie, Larry’s repertoire includes songs of the American West, topical and political songs, and traditional American ballads.

Larry has performed with hundreds of musicians throughout his long career, including Mike Seeger, Utah Phillips, Michael Cooney, Geoff Muldaur, Malvina Reynolds, Roger Perkins, and Janis Joplin. Tonight he and Deborah impart “Hanksian” values (no artifice, no gimmicks) to their song selections, including numbers from Larry’s new CD, Old Days.

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