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     Larry Kurtz grew up singing in the church. He started playing harmonica at the age of 15 after hearing Little Walter on the radio. He is a solo artist with his band THE LAWBREAKERS and co-front man in the award-winning band Trouble & Strife. They were voted Favourite Blues Band in the Canadian Independent Music Awards and nominated New Artist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards. Larry is the founder & Artistic Director of The Orangeville Blues Festival. In 2016 he was named Blues Booster of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto.

     Larry has play hundreds of shows, events and festivals including The Southside Shuffle, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival,  Canal Bank Shuffle, Limestone City Blues Festival,  Lighthouse Blues Festival, Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, Collingwood Jazz Festival, Blues at Blue Mountain, Music By The Bay Live, and Orangeville Rib Fest.

     Over the years Larry has opened for or performed with numerous artists including James Cotton, Lee Oskar, Muddy Waters drummer, Willie ” Big Eyes” Smith, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rick Estrin, Texas Blues Legend WC Clark, John Nemeth, Jeff Healy’s Blues Band, Downchild, Guy Davis,  Curley Bridges,  Little G Weevil, Jimmy D Lane, Jack DeKeyzer, Fathead, David Gogo, Paul Deslauriers,  Brian Blain, Murray Kinsley & Wicked  Grin and many others.

The Lawbreakers are:

Larry Kurtz – Harmonica & Vocals

James Legere – Guitar & Vocals

Bass – Sam Carothers

Drums – Scott Bruyea

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