By the time I met Larry; he’d already experienced many incarnations of his eventful musical career. Larry cut his professional teeth as member of the Barrett Brothers Entertainment group in Chicago, IL., has been heard over 172 national broadcast radio stations, managed the engineering branch of the Barrett Brothers Group, and opened for such notables as Marvin Gaye and Mighty Clouds of Joy.
Larry’s latest gift to the musical community is a collaboration between himself and Mr. Ken Banks, keyboard extraordinaire in Houston, TX. Ken Banks has joined the artists at Phy Tur Records, LLC and performs with Larry who provides the sure-to-put-a-smile-on-you-face soul, and R&B inspired covers and originals.
I love being a music maven for all sorts of reasons. When I cover an artist, venue or performance, I’m always in for a good time. Catching Larry Barrett and Ken Banks’ performance at the monthly meeting of The Red Hat Society in Houston, TX was especially fun! This high-spirited crowd is known for its monthly get-togethers centered around the companionship and sisterhood of all members; these ladies don’t know the meaning of the word boredom! Phy Tur Records provided the perfect entertainment for this group; Ken’s lively keyboard improvisations and showmanship keeps your lips curled and your toes tapping! Larry provided the soulful vocals that every woman loves. I had a great time with Phy Tur Records and can’t wait to hear Larry Barrett and Ken Banksagain soon!