Being a songwriter in Texas is serious business, so it helps to have the ability to balance that seriousness with a sense of humor. Larry Hooper possesses the ability to maintain that balance in both life and song. His gritty songwriting is matched by a gravely singing voice that stretches to serve the song no matter the style. Born in east Texas, music was something Hooper gravitated toward early on but was not fully obsessed with until he ventured on to the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Emboldened by the burgeoning songwriting scene developed in the wake of Keen and Lovett, Hooper found himself surrounded by a bevy of other talented young songwriters.
Bouncing around the open mic circuit with names that would go on to become large draws in the Texas and Americana scenes helped Hooper develop his songs and chops. An intuitive troubadour with an intentional gigging presence, Hooper plays selective gigs with quality as he maintains his priority as a family man. Foremost, Hooper is a husband and father to three. This family dedication causes a deep focus in his work that is not found in many of his contemporaries.