Local musician to release second CD

Published 10:28 am Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Raised in Flatwoods, Ky., Larry Pancake was born with music in his veins.

His mother’s participation in the gospel group “The Potters Clay Singers,” his father’s singing, his sister’s piano playing, and the gospel music of his local church all combined with his hometown’s placement on the “Country Music Highway,” laid the base for the musician that he is today.

Pancake, 34, has been making music around the Tri-State for the past 13 years and says that he knows music is the only thing he is supposed to do.

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“I’ve tried to quit before and it kinda haunts me,” Pancake said. “I’ve tried to do other things and I just can’t do it. If I don’t try I’ll never know what might have happened or what could have happened.”

He is releasing his second CD titled “Everyday” Friday at the Whiskey River Saloon in South Point at 8 p.m. Friday. The CD was self-produced and features what Pancake calls the “root sound of the Tri-State,” a mixture of ballads, rock and country.

“Everything in it is something that happened either to me or to one of my friends,” he said. “I’m pretty excited about it.”

Pancake’s single “Stupid Things” can be heard at myspace.com/larrypancake.