May 7, 2015 · 8pm/$8
Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player.
As an artist, he has released 6 solo records and won a San Diego Music Award for best pop jazz artist.
As a producer-engineer, Larry has won 26 New Mexico Music Awards in various categories from pop, adult contemporary, rap, rock, country and Native American. He won a Grammy Award for producing, engineering and performing on “Totemic Flute Chants” by artist Johnny Whitehorse, who is better known as Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.
Larry is currently touring with his own trio as well as with Native artists Shelley Morningsong, Dawn Avery, Joy Harjo and Robert Mirabal.
He has many long-standing endorsements and relationships with companies such as Ibanez Guitars, D’Adarrio Strings, D’Marzio Pickups and Fractal Audio.
The Larry Mitchell trio is a dynamic rock instrumental funk-flavored splash of intensity. They blend rock, funk, jazz and blues into a melodic frenzy, carrying the listener along on a journey of bliss and intrigue.
The trio features the stylings of two Berklee School of Music graduates: Russ Garner’s funky chops on drums and Austin Solomon’s groove-oriented music vocabulary on bass.
The band is led by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/guitarist Larry Mitchell, who has toured over the years with artists in many different styles from folk pop artist Tracy Chapman to rock artist Billy Squire. Mitchell’s fluid and searing solos, Prince-inspired funk rhythms and melodic soundscapes transform an evening of music into a dreamscape, mind travel and sonic happiness.