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Dog Year

by Larry Kolker

Indie rock album with killer rock/blues band and songs about love, loss, longing and other small challenges
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Fool Sometimes
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2. Socialist Queen
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3. Two Turtles
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4. Got My Gums
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5. Just the Right Way
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6. DJ in Heaven
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7. Sweet Jane
4:20 $0.99
8. American Girl
3:30 $0.99
9. Men Dont Get to Choose
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10. Million Reasons
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11. Valerie
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12. Less Alone
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Album Notes
"Life is good and you never know. Stay open and trust the universe, and know that even the hard times are temporary…" Advice from a friend.

A dog year is like seven human years to a dog. And this dog has gone through one of those years. But I took that advice, came out on the other side, and everything has opened up (and if I can do it so can you). Seven years’ worth of emptiness, anger and tears -- yet seven years’ worth of growth, friendships and community. And this record. There’s classic-, country-, reggae-, pop-, folk-, jazz-, and blues- rock on it, but rock it is. The songs are about love, loss, longing and other small challenges.

The Dog Year Band members: Jeremy Kolker, truly a great rock drummer and a better son. Peter Calo, a musicians’ musician who astounds me every time he picks up a guitar. Paul Leschen, who can do anything with keys under his fingers. Lara Herscovitch, a perfect singer who the universe brought me at just the right time and sang just the right way. Jimmy Eppard, who shredded his guitar solo at the Woodstock session. And Mark Dann, a genius on bass guitar and in the recording studio, who helped me do my best every time. These songs were recorded at the Mark Dann Recording Studio in Tribeca, except for American Girl and Sweet Jane, which were recorded live (these are both single-take tracks) at his Woodstock studio.

Larry is a singer-songwriter playing blues-based soulful folk-pop-rock with rhythmic fingerstyle and electric guitar and chicken-fried harp. Notable appearances include the Christopher Street Coffee House Featured Songwriters' Circle (June 2017), the 2015 KAABOO festival in San Diego (emerging artist), the 2014 Tribes Hill Music Festival at John Jay Homestead, the 2013-2015 Borderline Folk festivals, the 2013 Huntington Folk Festival, the 2012 & 2013 Montauk Music Festivals, the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA, the Bob Dylan Festivals at the Warwick Valley Winery, the Folk Music Society of Huntington's Hard Luck Café, the Borderline concert series in New City NY (opened for David Massengill), New Morning Singer Songwriter Series, John Street Jam @ the Dutch Arms Chapel, Acoustic Thursdays at the High Falls Café.

Larry performs solo, with a percussionist, with other singer-songwriters, with a kick-ass trio or rock band, or as a sideman with other artists. Besides his original music he can perform several sets of tastefully arranged rock, pop, folk, and blues covers of songs from the 20's through the teens. His 2012 album, Awful Smart Man, and hIs 2002 cd, "Long Island Slim", are also available on CD Baby and all over the place.

Some reviews:

"[I]magine a concert with Dylan headlining, Loudon Wainwright III second on the bill and John Prine third, let’s say it wouldn’t seem at all strange if Larry Kolker opened the evening’s entertainment. He’s certainly an all-round talent. He’s a distinctive vocalist with songwriting chops to match ... 'Awful Smart Man' is his second album ... and the results are well worth seeking out...." - Rob F., Leicester Bangs Music Blog

“This 10 song will have you bopping in no time with his real sensual bluesy feel...." - Jim Allford, Facebook Note (Dec 31, 2013)

“Nice work. You need to be down here [in Memphis], not up there! I hear Todd Snider, John Sebastian, Ms. John Hurt, and my old friend Dave Van Ronk....” - Bruce Newman, host, "Bruce's Folksong Siesta", WEVL Memphis 89.9 FM

“I got RAVE reviews about your music from this past Sunday....you brought a big smile to the folks who visited our market :-)”
- market manager, Eastchester Farmers Market

" [Larry] was accompanied by an ensemble that included bass, lead guitar and a drummer backing his originals and a few standards… Larry ... was totally on point. His unique vocal flavoring with a hint of St. Louis-type blues style complimented by his superb, chordal/melodic acoustic technique and southern-fried, chain-gang harmonica output, gave pure pleasure to the nice-sized audience for this intimate venue..." - MisterQ (homerecording.com)



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