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Derek Larson / Press

" My initial reaction to this album "Takers And Leavers," was well-warranted…it’s an outstanding and refreshing original collection."

"Young Derek Larson & The Leavers coax a brooding folkie sound out of the country blues-2010's TAKERS AND LEAVERS cements Larson as the thinking man's Texas musician."

Ft Worth Weekly

"Though the sound leans towards Texas Music, don't confuse Derek Larson & The Leavers for your run-of-the-mill pickers and grinners. What Larson has that many other similar artists don't is the ability to forge songs that are rich and deep lyrically and musically."

Ft Worth Weekly

"I was immediately impressed with Derek Larson's voice and songwriting skills. He has a very strong voice and writes beautifully crafted songs. I was thrilled when we came to an agreement that I would produce his debut record.

Bart Rose - producer Fort Worth Sound

"Derek Larson is one of my favorite new artists on the scene. His music has got guts and he is not trying to be anyone, but himself. I hope he gets recognized as such."

Scott Copeland - Country Artist

"When i heard Derek Larson's music i found it refreshingly unique and different, i really enjoyed the sound he has captured!" Leon Hopkins Claire Global Sound-Road Staff Manager (In charge of sound production on major tours including Lincoln Park, System of a Down, and Phoenix)

Leon Hopkins Claire Global Sound-Road Staff Manager (In charge of sound producti

"...excellent guitar work from Gray and strong vocals from Larson."

Steve Watkins - DFW.com