“...a beautiful, smoky, full-bodied voice, and he’s known everywhere he goes for his vocal command and soulful, expressive delivery...His songs are full of the sense of how lucky and fragile our lives are (most of us): to have music, companionship, family, a roof overhead, a semblance of mental health, food on the table and the opportunity to grow — these are gifts that in Larry’s songs seem tenuous, revokable, and tender.”
It’s no surprise that Seattle-based Larry Murante is gaining a reputation as one of the finest contemporary singer songwriters to emerge from the Northwest in recent years.
Larry’s voice today is a testament not only to good pipes but to years of training — which he’s done, logging over a decade of study with opera, jazz, and musical theater stylists among which was Metropolitan Opera veteran baritone, Frank Guarerra (Larry continues to lead a double life as a jazz/rock/R&B singer in his ten piece variety band, Second Wind, which has been together for over 15 years). His songs are full of the sense of how lucky and fragile our lives are (most of us): to have music, companionship, family, a roof overhead, a semblance of mental health, food on the table and the opportunity to grow — these are gifts that in Larry’s songs seem tenuous, revokable, and tender.
“Terry Holder walked into a room full of new patrons and actually knocked them down and out! I knew what she could do and I was not surprised, but for her to WOW even our most jaded music supporters was really a total surprise to me. She brings her audience along with her on her love odyssey.”
On her third studio CD “Ticket To The Moment,” Terry Holder continues to explore her passions through her heartfelt and gutsy songs. The CD delivers her emotionally driven songs around lyrics that take you on a journey with flashes of abandon, heartbreak, love, social and self-awareness. Recorded in Seattle Washington and Anchorage Alaska she was joined in the studio by veteran musicians Freebo, Gary Shelton, Joel Tepp, Ben Smith, Jerry Holder, John Nyman, Cynthia Morrow and John Morton.
She writes about basic human emotion with layers of meaning behind them. In her live performances, she has the undeniable ability to captivate and connect with her listeners through her words and music. Recognized for her talent as a songwriter Terry performed in 2008 and 2010 at the Kerrville Folk Festival as a “New Folk Finalist.”