AGE QUOD AGIS
That’s right. ‘Age quod agis’. Do what you are doing. I just had to get that out. Even in Latin, Larry Hanson is a remarkable guitarist and musician – just doing what he’s always been doing.
LARRY HANSON: A GUITARIST AND MUSICIAN NOTABILIS (MOST REMARKABLE)
I’ve been fortunate enough to know Larry Hanson for many years and was aware of him and his guitar playing for even longer than that. Larry is one of the few whose reputation precedes him.
There’s good reason to suspect that if you know Larry personally, you probably did hear of him way before you met him. I was in high school when I had first heard of what a remarkable guitar player he is. It was several years later that I finally had the opportunity to hear him play and finally meet him. He is one amazing talent.
On top of all this, Larry is very modest about his abilities. I do believe that Larry Hanson is probably the most humble guitarist that I have ever met and I would even step out as far as to say he’s the most humble guitar player on the planet concerning his abilities.
Here’s a some bio information that Larry was kind enough to send which will help to give you a better idea what he’s all about:
LARRY HANSON – Nashville, Tennesee
Education: Santa Ana College
California State University Fullerton
Alabama: Guitar, Keyboards and Sax–20 years
Righteous Brothers: Keys, Bass, Trumpet and Guitar–6 years
Bill Medley: Musical Director, Guitar, Keys and Sax–4 years
Following college and several years of playing nightclubs, recording and backing different artists in the LA/Orange Country area, I became a member of a 13 piece group called Bim Bam. I played guitar and keyboards for the group as well as arranged music for the horn section.
In the group were former members of Redbone, Butch Rillera and Tony Bellamy, as well as former Righteous Brother musicians Jose Silva, Bill Baker, and Dave Garland.
While performing at Bill Medley’s club in Orange County, I met Bill and partner, Bobby Hatfield, which led to my gig playing for the Righteous Brothers. Along with touring as a musician for the Righteous Brothers, I became Bill Medley’s musical director/band leader while he promoted two RCA country albums.
In 1985 Bill opened 96 dates with RCA label mates Alabama. At the beginning of Alabama’s ‘Just Us’ tour in January 1987 I was hired to play guitar, horns and keyboards. From that date on I played every single performance with