Living Blues Magazine:

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Liner Note Writer of the Year

Orchestral and Chamber Works performed and recorded nationally / multiple prize - winner

Producer of the Year

"...Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool’s gold mouthpiece the hollow horn
Plays wasted words, proves to warn
That he not busy being born is busy dying..."

  W. C. Handy award-winner / Liner note writer of the year / Producer of the year

       Grammy nominee /

    LARRY HOFFMAN          


 abstract and blues-oriented  chamber and orchestral works





essays on music: history, style,and technique ;critiques of performances / recordings  

blues and folk artists:

I am fortunate to be living in pursuit of my Muse, nourished by one musical genre after another, hopefully contributing something to each along the way...i  avoid the rigors of a life outside of music, i jump and bend genres at will in quest of my musical self---this is my path.  I have followed the mantra of icons who have shed light upon this path-- among them 

Dylan Thomas, who wrote:                          and the greatest of cellists,

                                                                         Pablo Casals, when asked                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 why he continued to practice at                                                                                                       age 90, replied:

Musical, Mystical scribe Bob Dylan                         ...and  e.e.cummings.... who taught us that    who chanted:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as we consciously awake to  breathe                                                                                                                                                                                                             

​                                                                                        this  magical sustaining air,


                                                                             we  understand; we  continue; we are                                                                                                            thankful...and joyous: 

                                                                                            and we sing:                                                                                                                                         


acoustic and electric



   Producer of the Year

 W.C. Handy Blues     Foundation: 

Grammy Nominee : Mean Old World /        Smithsonian Institution Press

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 "  thank You God for most this amazing

day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes..."

"Because I think I am making progress.." 

"In my craft or sullen art 

Exercised in the still night

When only the moon rages

And the lovers lie abed

​With all their griefs in their arms, 

I labor by singing light......."

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