About Larry Hernandez
Larry Hernandez, was born in Los Angeles, California, and at just 4 years old his parents took him to Culiacan, Sinaloa where he grew up for the most part of his adolescent years. His musical influence comes from his family, his grandfather is a musician and many of his cousins and family members are well known artists.
“I never attended music school; I give thanks to God for granting me with my talent. It is more beautiful when you inherit music through your blood, you feel it closer to your heart, it’s the best feeling, and this album contains all of that.”
His first days as a musician came in school in Culiacan, with a group that represented Sinaloa. Larry started songwriting since he was little and remembers: “At the age of 8, I would show my “corridos” to my cousins and uncles who were musicians and they would give me tips, change this here, get rid of this there, and from that point on I started learning.” Not only does he compose and write, but this talented singer also plays the accordion and drums.
The first professional group that he worked with was called, “Los Amables Del Norte” and it was with that group that he learned how to perform on stage. “It is not easy to stand on a stage, grab a microphone and sing in front of three thousand people.”
Larry Hernandez’ biggest influence and idol is the late Chalino Sanchez, but also feels admiration for many artists and his musical influences have a big range.
Time after, is when he decided to go solo, interpreting the music he now performs and delivers to his fans. Even though Larry has been criticized by various artists and musicians for singing his “corridos” and they have recommended him to be more careful; He says the following: “My “corridos” are fully packed with content that nobody dares to sing, I do it to entertain people. So they get involved with a character, and anyways, people ask me to also.” He also adds: “My “corridos” aren’t made to start controversy with anyone, they are made to entertain people, so they drink and have a good time, the reality, the economy and the whole world are going through tough times; the only thing I can give people is my talent and a good time so they forget everything and enjoy themselves.”
The first recordings that Larry made were a tribute to Cornelio Reyna, with more than 65 songs for a company of California in 1998, which allowed Larry to learn and gain experience in the recording studio.
It was in 1999 when Larry’s first album as a soloist was “born” entitled “Centella Norteña”, fulfilling one of his greatest dreams.
In 2001 LARRY recorded “Mil Noches” and in 2003 he returned to the studio to record “El Amigo De Todos”, same nickname since then identifies LARRY; followed the productions “Linda Chiquilla” in 2004, “Laberinto” and “Arrepientete” in 2005, “Se Busca Cantar Buenos Corridos” in 2006 and “Dejate Querer Tantito” in 2008.
Although in his career as a soloist he had already recorded around 7 productions, his musical “boom” occurred when by means of the social networking and Youtube the public that already knew him began to talk about him, uploading all his videos and, so many people that liked his genre converted him into a true idol within the internet, his fame then caught the attention of music industry and thanks to that he immediately had a contract with a transnational record label that helped him continue with his successful career.
Since then, under this label LARRY HERNANDEZ has recorded:
- Mil Noches 2002
- Hace Un Mes 2008
- 16 Narco Corridos 2009
- EN VIVO desde Culiacán 2009
- EN VIVO desde el Nokia L.A 2010
- LARRYMANIA 2010
Same productions that have led him to achieve a success primarily with the public, but also in the music industry, since it has been several years in which Larry Hernandez has been nominated in various important awards, in addition to that each of his promotional singles is placed at the top of the popularity radio charts, not to mention his record sales that have led him to obtain a variety of gold and platinum records which have been certified by the RIAA, as those obtained by his album “16 Narco Corridos”.
The first single that served as the pin point for the album “16 Narco Corridos” is titled “El Querendon y Cajetoso,” which was later followed by “El Baleado.” “Piloto Canabis”, which very quickly gained liking with the listeners as well as the radio charts.
The production, direction and arrangement of the album were led by “El Fenomeno del Corrido,” who describes the material as being recorded in a ‘live style’, with instruments such as tuba, charchetas and accordion. The songs had no editing done to them; they were recorded and finalized within the first take right then and there, giving the album a more intimate touch.
One of the artist’s favorite tracks is “Mal Encachado y Buchon.” Larry describes this “corrido” as “A true life’s story, when you have money everyone talks to you, and when you have nothing, no one bothers; this “corrido” themes around a person who lives in poverty, that wore second-hand clothing, and later on when his life evolves everyone wants a piece of him.”
“El Fenomeno del Corrido” also talks about “Lista Negra,” he makes a comment that he enjoys writing songs that people can identify with, common words but with a realistic meaning behind them. He assures: “I am one of the singers out there that is brave enough to speak how people in the real world speak, even though there may be strong words involved. In my “corridos” I never lie, I speak the pure truth of what “corrido” is all about.”
The 16 tracks found in this production are: “Lista Negra”, “Arturo Beltrán”, “Rey Midas”,“El Rayo y El JB”, “El Toque de la Jairo”, “Los Tres Gurrolas”, “El Perico y la Plebada”, “La Continuación del Baleado”, “El Ejecutor”, “Mal Encachado y Buchon”, “El Taliban”, “La Gente del Señor”, “Javier Torres El M1”, “El Baleado”, “El Querendon y Cajetoso” and “El Cartel de los Pesados”, all written by Larry Hernandez himself.