Singer and Songwriter Larry Whitler has been writing and performing since he was a child in the 1960s. With a catalogue of well over a thousand songs he has landed publishing contracts in Nashville, Toronto, and Tampa, Florida and has showcased his craft at colleges along the East Coast of the U.S. from Bridgeport, Connecticut down to Key West, Florida.
In November of 2010 Larry Whitler was voted "Songwriter Of The Year" by the Songwriters Showcases of America.
The award winning film, "The Old Livingston House" features three songs from Larry Whitler on the soundtrack.
Larry picked up the moniker "12 String Poet" from a review he received after playing an impromtu coffeehouse concert at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is the quote from that review, "Larry's solo live performance was like a stroll down a path of emotions as this 12 string poet kept his audience spellbound with his songs, his wit, and his soothing vocal performance."
For Larry it is clearly all about the song. Songwriters are familiar with that mysteriously magical thing that happens when a lyric is married to a melody. Larry delivers the finished product of that writing process in its purest form by displaying his works of art as a solo performer.
Not many contemporary artists can boast that they were unplugged before it was "cool" to be unplugged but Larry Whitler is a seasoned performer with an eternal youthfulness in spite of being in his mid 50s.
Larry Whitler is also the host of a popular morning radio program on WOCA in Ocala, Florida in which he interviews authors, musicians, politicians, community leaders, film makers, etc. on a daily basis.
“I heard "Afterglow" on Michael Angel's show last night, and rewound and listened again, and again, and again. And this morning I put it on again to see if it was as good as it was when I heard it last night and it was. Wow, wow, wow. What a great song!! I just ordered your CD.”
David Silva - www.daveworldonline.com