Larry Dunaway

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I am a singer songwriter and play in a duo with my wife. My wife plays piano and sings beautiful harmony. We have been singing together many years but just recently started recording stuff.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

a way to express myself as well as a way for me to understand what other folks are thinking. it gives me a calming influence and a way to get my thoughts out to others.

What is your music dream?

to one day play to a group of people and have them singing a song i wrote back to me

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

the lack of understanding between groups of people who perceive themselves as different

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

i love storytelling songs so I will say Big Bad John, an old Jimmy Dean song. I also loved The Battle of New Orleans, which was written by a teacher as a way to teach history and recorded by Johnny Horton and turned into a big hit.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, The Band, Bob Dylan .....and on and on

What inspires you to make music?

I just get a feeling of satisfaction when I play and/or sing a song that gets my story told.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Everybody has their own sound and its okay to not sound like everybody else.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Excited, humbled, sometimes amazed they are listening

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The reality is you make the music for yourself.

What do you think of Drooble?

Looks like a great ne way to share songs, thoughts and ideas.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My lack of a better understanding of music.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

yes, i try to go to as many local shows as possible and buy records, merch and pay attention

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

persistence, creativity

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

James Steinle, Gabe Wooton, Danny Schmidt, Sam Baker, Carrie Elkins