He put out his third album Earned It in September, and of course, it was super solid from top to bottom.
And since then, he’s released quite a few acoustic performance videos of some of the songs on tracklist, and a few others he’s written for people like Morgan Wallen and Eric Church with “Man Made A Bar,” as part of his In The Round series on Youtube.
Last week, though, he put out one of my favorite ones yet with a gorgeous stripped-down acoustic cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “All I Can Do Is Write About It.”
Written by lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and founding member Allen Collins, the song was originally released on Skynyrd’s Gimme Back My Bullets album in 1976.
It finds frontman Van Zant lamenting the changing ways of life in the laid-back South for a more modern, fast-paced city kind of lifestyle, transforming the place he calls home in a bad way.
The only thing he can do about it? Write a song.
It’s one of my personal favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd songs, for the fact that it’s something I relate with on a deeply personal level, and think many other Southerners can, too.
The acoustic nature of the production coupled with Larry’s incredibly strong and unique vocals is a perfect combination, and while it’s certainly a tough thing to pull off a cover like this, Larry’s is nothing short of impressive.