His award-winning voice has been described as "Sheer perfection" (Lesley Mitchell-Clarke). For over 45 years Larry Folk has written and performed in a variety of styles. From simple folk ballads to the swinging standards of the American songbook, he delivers the goods with style, ease and emotion.
A gifted storyteller, Larry's ability to write lyrics that create stunning visuals is matched with his masterful acoustic guitar playing. His early songs in the 70's covered love and the beauty of the vast Canadian wilderness, but didn't shy away from more serious subjects, such as the unjust treatment of North America's First Nation People (The Fallen). In the 80's he sang on Ottawa's Parliament Hill and Toronto City Hall at rallies to end Apartheid in South Africa, performing his original song Amandla! Ngawethu! (Power to the People).
His songs continue to challenge the status quo, confronting our complex relationship with the planet (Take What You Want), political divisions (Feeling Lost in america; Hey You Politician!) the loss of innocence (Woodstock Nation) and his response to Covid 19 (A Hit of Love). His guitar piece Nunca Mas was written in response to the atrocities inflicted on the citizens of Argentina by the ruling Military in the 70's. The title is the name of the committee formed to investigate the terrible acts of injustice, and translates as "never more." A new solo guitar recording of Nunca Mas will be included on the upcoming recording Lessen The Blue. (Coming 2024)
Larry also performs and records jazz as LJ Folk. Visit www.ljfolk.com HERE