Larry Raspberry is a celebrated and consistent part of the American music scene representing a significant part of the Memphis Music heritage. Larry is more active than ever as a performer, recording artist, public speaker, songwriter and producer of unique commissioned shows.
It's likely you've heard Larry Raspberry songs and music even if you've never heard him. That’s because Larry has successfully written songs that have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Carl Perkins, Carly Simon, The Everly Brothers, Genya Ravan (Ten Wheel Drive), France's Johnny Hallyday, Nova Scotia's Mick Minglewood Band and Memphis blues legends Don Nix and Don McMinn.
Larry started by founding, leading and singing lead in the top hit record band The Gentrys (“Keep On Dancing” hit #4 Billboard). The Gentrys were honored by the Memphis Music Foundation with a commemorative Note on Beale Street in 2012.
Following The Gentrys, Larry formed his band Larry Raspberry and The Highsteppers and recorded for Stax Records, Mercury Records and Larry’s labels Backroom Records and Intense Records. Larry Raspberry and The Highsteppers were honored by the Memphis Music Foundation with a commemorative Note on Beale Street in 2015.
Larry Raspberry and The Highsteppers perform regularly to appreciative crowds and they continue to be known for their high energy on stage, for their wild abandon rock-and-roll and for Larry’s original music.
A night with Larry, his musicians and his music is like a "then-to-now-and-beyond" unique musical experience.