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An Evening with Pop, Rock, Blues Duo Larry Murante & Rod Cook

Restaurant opens for Happy Hour @ 3pm

Music starts at 8pm

No Cover

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Larry Murante’s beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style. Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Michael McDonald are all reflected in his music. Larry is known for his soaring, mellifluous, tenor, a strong rhythmic guitar style and an engaging stage presence. With his fourth CD release, Patch of Sky, has garnered critical acclaim and radio airplay from all over the country and parts of Europe. In the past 10 years, he has won no fewer than 18 awards in songwriting and performance competitions around the country, the most notable being the Grand Prize Winner of the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Larry also recently won the West Coast Songwriters Song Contest and the Great American Song Contest and was a two time finalist at the Kerrville Grassy Hill Newfolk Contest as well as a showcase artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Larry was also a showcase artist at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and was thrice selected as a featured showcase artist at Far-West Regional Folk Alliance Conference. Larry tours nationally, performing at folk concerts, festivals, radio interviews and house concerts.

 Larry plays a high energy mix of originals (from my four CD releases) and cover songs from Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, John Hiatt, Neil Young, Elton John, Cindy Lauper, Rod Stewart, Amos Lee, Van Morrison and many more. L performs about 130 shows a year and has performed at many house concerts, pubs, wine bars, restaurants, festivals, etc., all across the northwest and in several parts of the country. 

Rod Cook is a well respected, in demand Seattle area guitarist, vocalist and songwriter known for his stylistic versatility and soulful, melodic playing as well as his smooth vocal style.  Rod has worked as a professional musician for over forty years.  He is known for his collaborations with singer/songwriter/bassist Laura Love (recording seven albums with her, two of which were released on Mercury Records, and touring the United States, Canada and Europe through the '90's and early 2000's), former Steve Miller Band guitarist James "Curley" Cooke, The Voice finalist Vicci Martinez, Northwest icon Little Bill Englehart and many others as well his exploits with Rod Cook and Toast, a band performing original and cover material based in blues, rock, country, Americana, surf and American roots music in general that has been performing since 1996 and has released two albums.  Rod has also backed up blues legend Taj Mahal and opened as a solo act for Todd Rundgren, Sonny Landreth, and Charlie Musslewhite. He has been nominated numerous

 times for the Washington Blues Society's "Best Of The Blues" Awards, including nominations for all three guitar categories (Acoustic, Electric and Slide) in 1999, 2000 and 2004. In 2004 Rod received the award for "Best Acoustic Guitar" and "Best Electric Guitar," in 2006 was again awarded  "Best Acoustic Guitar", in 2012 "Best Electric Guitar" and again in 2015 "Best Acoustic Guitar" and Best Electric Guitar".  He currently performs in a variety of bands as well as solo engagements around the Northwest.  His solo acoustic act consists of Blues, Americana and classic cover and original material.  In 2018 he released his first solo acoustic album Uncooked.

Earlier Event: March 6
Two Tone Blues featuring Tommy Wall
Later Event: March 8
The Darelle Holden Quartet