Larry Neeff began playing the piano at age 10. “My parents inherited a piano, and I was instantly hooked. Since I didn’t know any songs, I invented my own, then learned how to play them. I could always hear them in my head; the struggle was making my fingers find them.”
Larry began playing professionally at the age of 15. After two years of music study at Casper College and two years at Metro State in Denver, he played with a variety of rock bands including Zephyr out of Boulder. In 1980, he won the Wyoming Songwriter Contest with his song “Out Of The Frying Pan.” While living in San Diego, he joined the San Diego Songwriters Guild, where he continued to hone his skills, and worked as a studio musician for Songwriters Hall of Famer Jack Tempchin who wrote “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” for The Eagles.
Dr. Robert Todd Scott coined the term “neeffisms” for his unique songwriting style: everything from love songs, rock, country, children’s songs, novelty songs and even a couple risqué blues tunes. Larry will have an array of talented local musicians to help bring the songs to life, and hopes to bring a healthy cross-section of my songbook to this performance.