Larry Carlton Schedule
Before he pursued a solo career, Larry Carlton was one of the most marketable studio musicians
in the music industry. His impressive repertoire of work included TV themes, movie soundtracks and work on over 100 gold albums.
The Grammy Award-winner has championed every challenge he's been presented with. You can catch this living legend at places
like the Coach House - Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, California. To keep up with Larry Carlton's full schedule, sign
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Larry Carlton Background
At the age of six, Larry Carlton
picked up his very first guitar. Jazz came into his life in junior high school when he was exposed to Moment of Truth, a Gerald
Wilson Big Band album. The album piqued his interest enough that he began to listen to artists like Barney Kessel and John
Coltrane. He cut his debut LP in 1968. With A Little Help From My Friends resonated well with the music industry and landed
him a spot among The Going Thing, jingle singers, doing radio ads for Ford. Eventually, he shifted gears and became the musical
director for Mrs. Alphabet, which was an award-winning children's show. Carlton was given a chance to show off his acting
skills, serving as a co-star cast as "Larry Guitar." Carlton's phone began to ring off the hook as he garnered attention for
his undeniable sound that he developed with his Gibson ES-335. His signature volume pedal technique cultivated additional
recognition that boosted his popularity. Carlton was with jazz/rock group, The Crusaders, until 1976, lending his talents
to over a dozen of their albums. In 1973, Singing/Playing arrived, which was his sophomore solo effort. He also kept busy
as a session player who was constantly in demand. He worked with all-stars of the industry, including Paul Anka, Sammy Davis,
Jr., Michael Jackson, Jerry Garcia, Dolly Parton, John Lennon and more! At the same time, he played over 50 dates a year alongside
The Crusaders. Carlton eventually cut back on his session work and focused on his tour schedule with The Crusaders. He also
concentrated on the art of producing and arranging projects and did so for icons like Larry Gatlin, Barbra Streisand and Joan
By the time 1977 rolled around, Carlton's tenure with The Crusaders was coming to a close. He inked a deal with
Warner Bros. Records and between 1978 and 1984, he cut six solo albums.
Tragedy struck in the late 80s when Carlton
was the victim of a random act of violence outside of his private studio near Burbank, California. Carlton was shot in the
vocal cord and suffered immense nerve trauma. As a result, he went through significant therapy. Remarkably, Carlton managed
to finish his work on the On Solid Ground effort in 1989. As the 90s and 2000s wore on, Carlton continued to crank out albums.
You can still find him on the road today although he has scaled back on his tour stops.
Larry Carlton Albums
Carlton's discography is comprised of: Singing/Playing (1973); Larry Carlton (1978); Mr. 335 Live in Japan (1979); Strikes
Twice (1980); Sleepwalk (1981); Eight Times Up (1983); Friends (1983); Last Nite (1986); Alone/But Never Alone (1986); Discovery
(1987); On Solid Ground (1989); Christmas at My House (1989); Collection (1990); Kid Gloves (1992); Renegade Gentleman (1993);
Larry & Lee (1995); The Gift (1996); Collection Vol. 2 (1997); Fingerprints (2000); No Substitutions: Live in Osaka (2001);
Deep Into It (2001); Sapphire Blue (2003); The Very Best of Larry Carlton (2005); Fire Wire (2006); Larry Carlton with Robben
Ford Live in Tokyo (2007); Greatest Hits Rerecorded, Volume One (2008); Take Your Pick (2010); Larry Carlton Plays The Sound
Of Philadelphia (2011); Four Hands and a Heart Volume One (2012); and Larry Carlton & Robben Ford Unplugged (2013).
Larry Carlton Trivia
Larry Carlton co-penned the theme song for the catchy Who's The Boss sitcom. He also collaborated
with Michel Columbier to arrange the film soundtrack for the blockbuster movie, Against All Odds. And, he is credited for
contributing to the development of the theme song for once-popular cop show, Hill Street Blues.
When it comes to jazz guitarists, Larry Carlton is a treasured artist admired by thousands. Throughout
his career he has split his time between working as an in-demand session musician and as a solo artist. Carlton has taken
home four Grammy Awards for his incredible contributions.
There's nothing better than heading out with friends and family
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