I Got Rhythm...

Larry Comstock is a native of Portsmouth, Va., and loved music as a child. A significant musical influence was his grandfather who played piano, mandolin and harmonica. His mother also enjoyed singing. Larry began his musical journey on a clarinet at age 11, but soon migrated to the piano. By 14, he was hooked on rock 'n roll and began playing guitar and drums. By 15, he was playing drums with local bands in the Hampton Roads area. He also played guitar, bass and drums in a high school jazz ensemble and drums in a marching band.

Larry Comstock, about 1985.

In the late 70's, Larry was a radio DJ, but continued playing with local bands. He began teaching private drum lessons during the early 80's, started writing songs, and played some studio sessions.

Larry Comstock, about 2002.

Larry eventually left the airwaves for a career as a professional writer and web editor, but a couple of nights a week, he continued playing drums with local bands.

As the 80's slipped by, Larry further explored acoustic and electronic music, studied the work of other singer/songwriters, and focused on improving his songwriting and performing skills. By the mid-90's, he began recording his songs and performing solo.

He resides in Central Virginia, and when not writing or performing, he enjoys family time as well as running, cycling, hiking and photography. He also enjoys traveling and sailing.

Larry Comstock, about 1985.

Influences

Larry's songwriting influences most notably include Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Pete Townsend, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gordon Lightfoot, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Dave Mason, and the Eagles.

Instrumental influences include Keith Moon, John Bonham, Russ Kunkel, Allan White, Bill Bruford, Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Steve Howe and Michael Hedges.