Larry Wilson 011

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Larry Wilson 011

Look closer for nine song titles: Farmer’s Daughter; Enjoy the Ride; Red Dirt Speed; Blue Feelin’; Never Turn Back; He Holds On; Heaven’s Door; So Long Harry; Bad Dream

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson was born on December 2, 1954 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. When he was 5 years old, his parents moved to Houston, Texas. Larry grew up in Houston, being exposed to music at an early age. His interest in music continued while he was attending Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston from 1971 to 1973. Moving to Austin he began his career in music. As Austin began to grow rapidly, so did Wilson’s networking with local artists and venues.

Larry Wilson and the Space Heaters released his first cd, “Enjoy the Ride,” in 1997.

Wilson started serving with the music team at Christian Life Austin in 1996. During that time, Larry recorded his second cd, a full-gospel album, “He Holds On.” The album demonstrates how important a relationship with God has been for Larry.

During seventeen years of his career as a lead guitarist, Wilson toured the USA, Canada, and Europe with the late Jimmy LaFave. Wilson also played with musicians such as Jackson Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, and “I’ll never forget touring with LaVelle White.”

In 2001, after a 25-year career as a lead guitarist, Larry Wilson started a musical instrument store. Larryland Music opened on March 7th, 2011. The store is an outstanding resource for musicians. Inside the cozy 1800s building, you’ll find an extensive inventory of electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins, violins, banjos, fiddles, drums, and much more. New, used, or vintage — you’ll be able to find the right instrument for you. There’s also an assortment of amplifiers and musical accessories as well. As Larry likes to put it, “We carry new, used, and consignments, and we buy, sell, or trade just about any instrument you have.” If Larryland doesn’t have what you’re looking for in stock, he can often order it on the spot.

On the first Friday of every month, Larryland hosts Pickin’ on the Porch to gather as many as 30 to 40 musicians from the community for a jam session at the shop. Wilson has hosted this event every month since April of 2011. “We have only missed three: freezing rain, or if it is over a hundred degrees at closing time. – For us, our customers come first, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Ready to discover what’s, ‘Just East of Weird’?”

In 1994, Larry met Debra Albrighton at a bar called Hole in the Wall, in Austin Texas. In 2009, Larry married Deb. Between them they have four grandchildren.

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The artwork:

Each illustration is tied to a non-profit fund raiser. The first print of this illustration was sold in a silent auction at the 2017 Gala to benefit the Lost Pines Art Center, in Bastrop Texas. The annual Gala is a benefit to fund the largest (12,000 sq ft)comprehensive art center in the State of Texas.

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and these Prisma Colors: Indigo Blue and Crimson Red for the heartland of America. Purple (parma violet) represents the regality of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Artist: Tobin Bortner of Bastrop, Texas – drawing done in January of 2017 – ©Tobin Signs/Look Closer Illustrations

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credit: Terry Haggerty, used with permission.

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)

11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 20)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Larry Wilson 011

Face of guitars in Bastrop, Texas.


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