Plays OM-1, OM-50
"I bought my first Larrivée 15 years ago, it was the sound I wanted for a lifetime"
For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveler, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Willie's upcoming release of Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.
Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music. Folksinger Vol. 2 makes room for it all. Produced by David Rawlings, the album carries on a rich tradition in folk music: the sharing and swapping of old songs. Long ago, the 11 compositions that appear on Folksinger Vol. 2 were popularized by artists like Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis, and Bascom Lamar Lunsford. The songs don’t actually belong to those artists, though. They don’t belong to anyone. Instead, they’re part of the folk canon, passed from generation to generation by singers like Watson.
Plays Custom "DF" L-09 (Italian Alpine/Madagascar)
"Every Larrivée I've owned has had rich and balance tone, making them reliable gigging and studio guitars."
Dustin Furlow is a 23-year-old Virginia-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Playing over 231 shows in 2016, Dustin is always engaged in studio-time, writing, or performing. Currently in the works is a third album project, "Shelter". Recently recorded, "The Sound That You Call Home", can be found on iTunes and has found it's way onto NPR radio's "Acoustic Highway", "Hunter at Sunrise", and "Out of the Box". At the same time receiving "Album of the Year" by NPR host Barry Graham of "Acoustic Highway"
"It's just great craftsmanship. I am hooked and need no others"
Based out of Brooklyn, Rench is an Emmy nominated, billboard charting musician and producer. He has been combining Country and Hip-Hop sounds for more than a decade, including solo material and projects like Gangstagrass.
"Larrivée's have a punch and character to them that has become a huge part of how I approach the instrument"
Nick Drummond has been a performing songwriter for over decade. Recently, Nick has been selling out multi-night runs at historic venues such as Seattle's Triple Door and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley with his legendary Pacific Northwest band The Senate. Known for working in the past with band, Impossible Bird, Seattle Weekly has praised his songwriting as “An absolutely stellar combination of upbeat alt-folk that’s mesmerizing and radiates talent.”