Oh yeah..my website!

So im not exactly what you would call "paying attention" a lot of the time. I have a 2 year old. That excuse works for everything, right?

Apparently my website was down for a while. I got it set back up this morning. You know..for business! Im still playing shows..still writing music. This weekend we've got a fun little festival put together in Granbury for General Granbury's Birthday (happy birthday, pal) Id upload a picture but i dont know how to do that. Its pretty awesome. Thanks to Chris King for that.  You can see it on my facebook and what not.

Been writing quit a bit lately. Thats good. Maybe it wont be 6 years between records this time. No promises.

 

There ya go. Have a good one. 

My talented friends.

So, i typed this whole thing out just now and then i tried to post it and it didnt and i lost it. I really hope that doesnt happen again. 

 

Before we go any further, let me be clear. I want you to buy my cds. I know this might come as a surprise to you, but its true. I want you to buy my cds. THAT BEING SAID...i would rather you buy my friends cds. I have been blessed to be friends with some people that also happen to be musicians that i am a fan of. It works out because i usually dont have to pay to get into their shows.

Mike Ethan Messick. Every time i listen to Ethan I remember how much i want to be a songwriter, i try to write songs, and then i remember that he just makes writing incredible song after incredible song look easy and i need to stick to more of a "write a mediocre song every 6 months" routine. He's an incredible songwriter. Favorites off his new cd are "I miss you like Crazy" "Teaspoon full of Gravel," and "Oldsmobile." (He also cowrote the tune "Lorena" with me, which is on my newer cd.)

Drew Kennedy. This guy. This guy with his unique yet somehow familiar voice and his great songwriting and his bookwriting and is general likeability. This guy makes me sick. I kid. He's one of my favorite people and his new cd was easily one of my favorites from last year, and his book was definitely my favorite from last year. Favorites off the new cd are "Ive got some leaving to do" "We've all got marks to make" and "The life and times of a sad song."

The Trishas. Oh you know, its just a van full of supremely talented, drop dead beautiful women traveling around stealing hearts and making musical believers out of the masses. They're incredible. Every one of them. I was fortunate to have a few of them come in and sing on my new record and it really took it to a whole new level. They have a new one coming out next month and if you dont get it the day it comes out i can only assume you're a moron, and you have my pity. You seriously want to go see them before you have to get your tickets out in front of a stadium from some shady guy named Bif in a motley crue tshirt. 

Graham Weber He's one of my best friends in the world and I dont get to see him near enough. He's also an incredibly talented singer songwriter who Texas is better off to have living here. He consistently cranks out flawless record after flawless record. His newest, "Women" is genius, plain and simple. Favorites include "Im already Lonely" (Which features the uber talented Amanda Shires), "Sweet Virginia Brown" and "Unrequited Love" Go get it. 

Chris King is what country music should sound like but instead it sounds like a glittery hobo pooping in a john deer duffle bag. He's got a new one coming out soon as well and im pretty excited to get it. I heard him play a few songs off of it on the radio a couple weeks ago and he's a truely gifted songwriter. I hate him for it. 

Courtney Patton is the next big thing. Ask anyone. Shes a musical wildfire. Everyone knows her. Everyone wants to write with her and play shows with her. Thats because shes super talented. She has a new one coming out as well and I really think its going to do big things for her. She already has one song recorded by the Trishas (The Fool) on their new cd. She hasnt even put her cd out yet and its already being covered by one of the biggest acts in Texas. Thats a good sign. Her new cd will also have a song (Its a Shame) cowritten with a guy named Larry Hooper, whos ok i guess. Buy the cd folks. You wont be dissapointed. 

 

There are many more friends that are talented and i think you should support, but we'll just call this round 1 for now. More to come. Go buy their cds. If their cds arent out yet, find out when they do come out and buy them then. Then buy my cd. Please.

 

Also i wrote this with an 18 month old swarming around me. Please forgive all errors. 

A whole new year.

So here we are, our last year on this big rock. I finished out 2011 with a show in B/CS and it was a lot of fun. It was good to see some old friends and make some new ones. I was supposed to play MoMos again that wednesday but due to the club closing, i didnt get to play that show. 

Next weekend im opening for Brandon Rhyder at the Rio Brazos here in Granbury. That ought to be a good time. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance because theres a good chance this one might sell out. (by no means because of me. Brandon has a decent sized following.)

Im looking into maybe booking some more road gigs in the spring and hopefully maybe hitting the road for a couple weeks in early summer. More on that later. 

Yall keep checking in to see more exciting news from Camp Hooper (camp Hooper is just me. I call myself that sometimes)

 

Love n butter

-Hooper

Howdy.

Well, its been an awesome couple of months since the c.d. came out. I had a great time playing some release shows, and im overwhelmed by how well the record has sold. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy or told someone else to or even if you are thinking you might buy it at a later date, thanks for that too. 

If you live in the D/FW area ( or even if you dont) itd be pretty awesome if you would contact 99.5 the Ranch either via their website or the smartphone app. (its pretty easy to use) and request "between here and the stars." They are playing it on their late night show "The Vault with Shane Hollinger" and i was even fortunate enough to get to go in studio with Shane a few weeks ago. It was a good time. But it'd be even better if the other shows would play me as well. 

This past week I hopped in the car with Jason Eady and Courtney Patton and we hot footed it down to Austin for the Gibson Guitars Austin Backroom Bootlegs Sessions and recorded some videos, which are now up on the Videos link that i just now figured out how to make. Im pretty smart when something is idiot proof. 

 

Anyway, thanks again for all your support. Look for me in Austin, College Station, and hopefully a couple more places before the end of the year. 

 

Yall be good.

-Hooper

Here it is folks!!

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larryhooper2

 

Here is the link to Itunes...

 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/between-here-and-the-stars/id474064342

Interview and write up!

http://www.farcethemusic.com/2011/10/larry-hooper-ftm-interview.html

 

 

And a nice little write up featuring my song "Stillhouse"

 

http://rebuilt.galleywinter.com/larry-hooper-stillhouse/

New CD News.

Alright alright alright ive got the cd and im ready for you to buy it. If you preordered on my kickstarter campaign (thank you!) I have already started mailing those out. The official cd release is Oct. 18th. You'll be able to get it on Itunes and Cdbaby.com and hopefully eventually almost anywhere music is bought online. 

There will be a cd release show at Momos in Austin on Oct 21st from 8-9. I would really REALLY like to see some folks come out and make it to where im not singing to myself. Ive done that plenty. 

Thank you everyone for your support. 

New C.D. Coming soon!!

The new cd is recorded and ready to be mastered! Hopefully I'll have it out by mid September. Check back for updates.