Guitarist / Producer / Songwriter Larry Baeder is the real deal, a seasoned contemporary performer and recording artist with an impressive musical history.
Larry’s list of musical accomplishments and collaborators is extensive and includes live performances or recording dates with artists ranging from blues legends Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, James Montgomery, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Albert King, Bo Diddley and Dan Akroyd (Elwood Blues of the Blues Brothers), to jazz greats like Jay McShann, Illinois Jacquet, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, flautist Jeremy Stieg, Eddie Gomez and singer Diane “Mama” Ray, as well as marquee rock, pop, R&B and soul artists, including Smokey Robinson, Ashford & Simpson, Chuck Jackson, David Ruffin of The Temptations, Eddie Kendrix, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Cher, Jimmy Miller (producer of the Rolling Stones’ greatest albums), Canadian songwriter Jane Siberry, Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and countless others.
Baeder has performed in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. In 1990, Baeder joined the house band at the Apollo Theater in New York City, where he played guitar for the Legends of R&B and Soul revue, including The Coasters, The Shirelles, Hank Ballard, LaVern Baker, Martha Reeves, Billy Paul, The Staples Singers, Ben E. King, Cissy Houston and Maxine Brown.
Larry Baeder grew up in the celebrated music town of Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from vaunted Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has served as Board President for Key West’s Bahama Village Music Program which gives free music lessons to over 200 underserved children each week.
Larry is represented by New York City-based Redwood Entertainment. He currently lives in Key West, Florida where he is an active and sought-after member of the rich, vibrant local music scene. He performs regularly with duo partner Dora Gholson and is involved in several additional ongoing musical projects.