Singer Larry Thurston's booming voice has been a recognizable part of soul and R&B since the 80's, when he became the lead vocalist for Matt "Guitar" Murphy's band. It was with Murphy that he proved to be a fiery live performer, fit to sing the standards and Blues Brothers classics that Murphy and his band performed. When Murphy left to join his old bandmates in the Blues Brothers reunion, Thurston began playing with artists like Sam Moore and Eddie Floyd, but found himself missing his family as the miles added up on his national tours. Leaving the road in 1994, Thurston kept himself busy with a regular job and an associate pastor position in his church, while he still returned to the blues for various projects. His first solo album, School For Fools, featured Rock N' Roll Hall of Famers Levon Helm and Johnnie Johnson among many other veteran blues players.
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