Larry Hoffman (Full Interview)

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Lamont Jack Pearley

I have the honor to speak with Grammy nominated Composer, music teacher and music historian Larry Hoffman about his beginnings, him finding out the true meaning and people of the blues, how he fell in love with Jazz and Classical music, and how he creates Blues with classical sounds.

Larry Hoffman started his musical career in his teens as a self-taught folk singer/ guitarist / songwriter, playing open mikes in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, with a repertoire that included traditional folk, old-timey, bluegrass, ragtime, blues, and originals.

He left Academia and returned to the blues–this time as a writer, contributing feature articles, columns, and reviews to publications including the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore City Paper, Living Blues Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, the All Music Guide, and the King Biscuit Times. He also composed liner notes for many recording companies both in the US and abroad.Blues


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