Love the blues then this guy is for you. A very talented singer/songwriter covering the Blues and RnB scene, and he does it well as his talent shines and gives us that blues feel that us fans love so much. Vocally fantastic, Lyrically superb and the music is awesome.
Larry Wimmer……….Singer /songwriter……Guitarist…..Drummer
A journeyman of the blues and R&B scene in the greater Midwest. for more than
25 years.Bluestreet calls his music a “Fresh new spark from the old school”
The Illinois Entertainer says “Larry’s latest CD has established him as one of
the premier singer/songwriters to come out of the Midwest”…….
Among the many notable artists he has shared the stage with are Cheap Trick
Survivor, Citizen, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, The Fabulous T-birds, The Dates
Eddie Money, KoKo Taylor , The Life and The Rhythm Dogs.Currently, Larry
fronts his own original music band as lead vocalist and guitarist.
“One of my fans recently commented on my music style.Referring to it as,and i quote
“Funk-A-Billy Blues”, you know? Blue-eyed soul with a twang! ”
I liked the comment so much that I use it,from time to time,to describe my music! ”
“My influences go back to my childhood when my mother rented a room to a keyboardist who had
an old Hammond and he played Jimmy Smith records in his room. My older brothers and some of
their friends were listening to old Jackie Wilson,Isley Brothers,Little Richard and many of the blues
legends like Muddy Waters,Little Willie John and Robert Johnson.Mix that with the Beatles and the
Stones and the American rock scene from the 70’s til today,put it in a blender, and that’s kinda me”
“I’ve really come to love the New Orleans funk sound like Allen Toussaint,Jon Cleary,Neville Bros.and John Lee Sanders.
I’m a big,big fan of Bonnie Raitt,Delbert McClinton,Paul Carrack and John Hiatt.I also have a soft spot for
Eric Clapton and Robert Cray .Strong influences on me, for sure.Truth is,I never stop being influenced”
“When it comes right down to it,we are all original because we are a collection of everything
that we hear or touches us.I hope my music touches you.I certainly enjoy writing
recording and performing it, and I hope one day soon to have an opportunity to play for you! ”