Larry Murante / Press

“Winner of the 2011 West Coast Songwriting Contest/Singer Songwriter division”

“Grand Prize Winner of The 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest”

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

“Top five winner of the 2010 Great American Song Contest”

Great American Song Contest

“2011 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) - Finalist! 2009 Grand Prize Winner - John Lennon Songwriting Contest”

““Point of Entry... has staying power and should be finding easy egress into any and all airwaves intelligent enough to know quality when they hear it.””

Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME)

““It is a glorious CD!””

Cosy Sheridan - Singer songwriter

““Murante is the kind of word crafter that doesn't come along every day. His clever turns of phrase, colorfully painted descriptions and surprising plot twists create compelling story lines that are supported by a smooth, balanced melodic delivery.”

Nancy Vivolo-Victory Review Magazine

““ Murante has the uncanny ability to not only recognize certain elements of human nature but is also able to articulate the actions, emotions and hidden meanings that became so entangled as a result. His language is his music and his music will touch your mind, heart and soul....””

Nancy Vivolo-Victory Review Magazine

““This guy writes beautiful, intelligent, passionate songs, has a gorgeous voice, wonderful production--I just love this CD.””

Christine Lavin, performing songwriter

““The mostly acoustic arrangements -- his percussive guitar always up front -- are tasteful and never overbearing, showcasing his warm vocals...””

Jamie Anderson - www.minor7th.com

““Murante has a quality that calls to mind Marc Cohn, Cliff Eberhardt, Iain Matthews, David Wilcox, and the kind of musician that you just can't get enough of, as every aspect of each song is perfection with gentle hooks, mellow instrumentation, a very polished voice, and top-notch production.””

Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME)

““Larry Murante's "Point of Entry" -- that CD lifts my spirits like no other right now.” ”

Singer Songwriter, Christine Lavin

“Murante's lyrics and catchy folk/rock approach set him a few notches above most performers.”

Dirty Linen

““....possibly the finest male voice in folk music out there.””

Geoffrey Huys - Folk Music Director--WGCS-FM

““Larry was a real treat to hear for the first time ... superb writing, performance chops to spare, great playing & a surprising and wonderful voice.” ”

Marla Brodi - Northern California Songwriter’s Association

“Larry is one of the most highly-regarded singer-songwriters in the Northwest. He brings an intense craftsmanship to his songs, giving us powerful experiences through the simple narratives about, and statements from, people he has met, known-or just known of. ”

Bill Fisher - Victory Review