Larrivée Supported Artists
West My Friend
Plays Larrivee D-09 Rosewood Standard
"The history, resonance, and care with each instrument draws me to Larrivée""
A song writer and multi-instrumentalist, Eden Oliver performs nationally and internationally with her folk-roots group West My Friend. Her work has garnered nominations for Vancouver Island’s “Roots Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” as well as the Canadian Folk Music Award’s “Pushing the Boundaries.” With powerfully eclectic vocals and a song writing style rooted in the west coast’s ramshackle collection of quirky folk, her musical narrative keeps your attention rapt.
"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.”
"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.
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.
"My OM-03R is easy for me to move with and it sounds absolutely beautiful."
GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom after releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD-certified debut album THE FIRST TIME, the PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Peter Pan,” and GOLD-certified “Dibs,” making her the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer-songwriter wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs on her debut. Kelsea has recently joined Thomas Rhett for his HOME TEAM TOUR and is currently on Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR.