Saturday, December 21, 2013

Larry T Wilson at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Larry T Wilson at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Alabama Music goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. The festival would not be the same without Larry T Wilson. We are all so very thankful that Larry T is back!

Larry's cuts: Country singer Sammy Kershaw recorded "Too Far Gone to Leave," co-written by Wilson and Rock Killough in 1994. His "The House at the End of the Road" was a hit for vocal group 4-Runner and was also done in bluegrass style by Nashville's Larry Cordell for a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album. Other successful cuts include Cherie Austin's "No More Chasing Rainbows," Marty Rabon's "Take Jesus As Your Lawyer" and David Frizell's "Charlie Loves Hazel."
Larry Travis Wilson sings and plays sitting down these days, and not by choice.

One of the Gulf Coast's most popular and powerful performers for the last couple of decades, "Larry T.," as everyone calls him, has had a setback, one that many folks might consider a major one. As a result of a bone infection, he had to have the lower part of his right leg amputated in early February. For now, he is relying on a walker and a little help from a friend to get him to and from his favorite place — the stage.

But even while recuperating at the Fairhope Health and Rehab nursing home, he did not stay idle. He managed to catch rides from his hospital bed to perform at favorite haunts like the North Shore Grill in Orange Beach and the Silver Moon Lounge in Perdido Key. As long as he was back when the doors closed at midnight, the facility's administrators had no problem with his unique brand of out-patient therapy.

"It was the best medication I could have been on," he said. "When they told me I could check myself out and go play some gigs, I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' Some people were, like, 'I can't believe you're doing that,' but I was thinking, 'I can't imagine me not doing this!'"

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