Larrivée Supported Artists
"Larrivée guitars respond like no other."
Matt Thomas is a 2-Time International Thumbpicking Champion, Kentucky Hall-of-Fame Inductee, and the 3rd place winner of the 2017 Winfield Fingerstyle Championship. He is a recording artist with Cimirron Records (Tommy Emmanuel, Stephen Bennett) and managed by the incomparable Kim Person. In addition to guitar, Thomas is a seasoned Harp Guitarist and is this years featured headliner at the annual Harp Guitar Gathering.
"The vibrant tone of Larrivée gives my music life when I play"
14 year old singer/songwriter Trinity Rose is an an old soul with a heart of gold. In September of 2015, Trinity won an unsigned international music contest for her rendition of the American folk song, 'In The Pines' which she recorded to help LA's homeless. This led her to be cast by NBC's The Voice as the youngest female contestant ever on the show. She's a popular performer at festivals, sporting events, on social media, and a down to earth, fearless, tall beauty with amazing vocal and songwriting skills.
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"
"Larrivée guitars have always been a natural fit for me. Top notch quality, tone, and selection make them my instruments of choice."
Discovering the guitar at the age of 10, Ben DeBerry was hooked from the start. Ben spent his formative years honing his craft through live performances and teaching private guitar lessons. After moving to Nashville in 2006, Ben and his wife Dorothy Daniel started their original band The Danberrys. Having embraced bluegrass in 2008 at The 5 Spot (bar in East Nashville) weekly bluegrass jam, Ben’s acoustic guitar playing is a lynchpin in the Danberrys sound. His solid playing and grasp of theory leads to interesting harmonic shifts - letting their music straddle and dip into the crannies between genres. Ben is an award-winning song-writer and recording artist with The Danberrys, including multiple IMA nominations and a recent win in the best bluegrass song category.
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.