'Sudden Flight' - Larry Conklin and Candy Cooper,
Songs of lost and found - after parting ways
nearly 25 years ago, by fate Cooper and Conklin were
reunited, and with a passion. The years of
memories and longing, and a dormant love come
alive...The stories are in the songs: two
guitars and two voices, acoustic romance and poetic
'Bittertruth' - Larry Conklin, 2004
This is a composite of Conklin's last two CDs
that he recorded in Europe, before returning to
America after 23 years. Conklin is releasing
them now independently on his own label, LC2.
Ten songs and two instrumentals, these are all
touching moments of life, love and loss:
literate lyrics and fingerstyle guitar. The
arrangements vary from solo performances to
accompaniments from guest artists John Renbourn and
"This guy can really play acoustic guitar."
"Within the world of songwriters, Larry Conklin has had his own voice for a long time. He really deserves to be listened to."
"Conklin breathes the Blues, without being tied to the genre."
"What came then, for me, was the top act of the night. Larry Conklin plays the Blues - and how! Finger picking on the acoustic guitar, hard and dirty, loud and aggressive, with catching slide solos. Accompanied by a strong voice that is capable of expressing the madness and the small hopes of the world in a demanding and yet subtle way. What a feeling, what a guitarist! No fooling around, he just suddenly appeared on stage, did a brilliant performance using all the variables of the Blues, and vanished just as quickly as these fireworks had begun, followed by frenzied applause. An enthused outburst from someone in the audience: 'Man, with just six strings he sounds more powerful than a band!'"