Local Music Spotlight
Who: Larry Walker Band
What: Classic rock covers
Sounds like: Foreigner, Free and the Doors
The Rumney-based Larry Walker Band is a regular attraction at East Buffet in Claremont, playing a crowd-friendly mix of familiar rock from the 60s to the present day. The core lineup consists of Larry Walker on keys, guitar and vocals, drummer Joe Jurta, James Holzrichter on bass and vocals, and Jack Petrycki on keyboards, guitar and vocals. Walker’s cousin Frank Walker occasionally subs for Petrycki on keyboards.
Originally called Three’s A Crowd, Walker and Jurta have been playing together for about twelve years. Holzrichter came on board about three years ago; Petrycki joined a few months later. They became the Larry Walker Band in late 2008.
When playing out, the band performs covers, but they’ve recently begun work on original material at Walker’s Walka-Walka Sound in Dorchester. They’re hoping for a fall release date, at which point the band will begin incorporating their own music into live appearances.
Upcoming gigs:Saturday, March 20 – Foresters Club, 38 Maple St. in Newport (with Frank Walker)Friday, March 26 – Bridgewater Inn, Route 3A, 367 Mayhew Turnpike in Bridgewater, NHSaturday, April 17 – East Buffet, Pleasant St. in Claremont