Derek Larson & The Leavers

Derek Larson & The Leavers are an Americana/Roots Rock/Alt-Country act out of Fort Worth.  Their recent debut album ‘Takers and Leavers’ has received rave reviews around the area, and is getting air play on local college and country stations.  Their sound is in the heir of Hayes Carl and Stoney Larue, but also switches genres from Country, to Rock, to Blues, to Roots, all the while maintaining a clean and cohesive finish.  Derek and his band have been nominated this year by the Fort Worth Weekly for Best ‘Roots/Americana’ Band and for Best Song for “If That’s Alright.”

“The music is driven by acoustic instruments and has a folk quality but it’s not ever quite that simple.  Just when you think you’ve got an idea where Larson and his compadres are headed musically they make a quick left turn and shake things up.  The lyrical themes are standard country, folk tales dealing with love, love lost, raising hell and reaching for that elusive amazing grace.”
-Brad Beheler – Galleywinter