Larry Hosford

Salinas native Larry Hosford has been performing and writing raw, dry-humored honky-tonk tunes since the early ’60s. He started out singing songs on the streets of Cannery Row in a voice eerily reminiscent of Willie Nelson’s. He even earned the opportunity to jam with Nelson and scored a record contract on Leon Russell’s Shelter Records label, which resulted in two albums, aka Lorenzo and Crosswords. Four of Hosford’s tracks even made it on the Billboard Country Charts. 

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