Larry Garner biography



Larry Garner (born July 8, 1952, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American blues musician best known for his 1994 album Too Blues. Biography Garner grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his first inspiration being the guitar-playing preacher Reverend Utah Smith. Garner made acquaintance with local musicians such as Lonesome Sundown, Silas Hogan, Guitar Kelley and Tabby Thomas. Garner won the International Blues Challenge in 1988, You Need to Live a Little (1996) was followed by Standing Room Only (1998), Baton Rouge (1999) and 2000's Once Upon the Blues. In 2008, Garner was treated for a serious illness that was the inspiration for his 2008 album, Here Today Gone Tomorrow. Discography All eight of Garner's CDs have been released by labels in Europe or Britain: Too Blues (1994) - JSP Double Dues (1995) - JSP You Need to Live a Little (1996) - Polygram Standing Room Only (1998) - Ruf Baton Rouge (1999) - Evidence Once Upon the Blues (2000) - Ruf Embarrassment to the Blues? (2002) - live album - Ruf Here Today Gone Tomorrow (2008) - Dixiefrog