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Larry Hanks: News

Thanks to all who made our Pacific Northwest Tour a BIG Success! - April 15, 2019

On behalf of Larry Hanks, Deborah Robins, and Steven Strauss, it was a grand tour with great music, warm and receptive audiences, and chock full of friends and fans new and old.  Thank you so much for turning out to hear our good old songs sung simply.  Heading to the East Coast for the former Indian Neck Folk Festival, now called Circle of Friends Folk Festival, and some dates in May.  Stay tuned!

The Last Wagon NOW available for purchase! - November 1, 2018

Only 36 years in the making!  American Songster and "National Treasure", Larry Hanks' SECOND durned solo album, "The Last Wagon", is NOW available for purchase via all your favorite on-line sources:

CD Baby:



Sung in Hanks' deep and melodious baritone, THE LAST WAGON features a lifetime of his favorite songs of Western Migration: cowboy and work songs, brags and ballads, and some silliness, too!

Story songs sung as nobody but Larry Hanks can sing 'em-- simply, and with respect.

Hot off the Press! Larry Hanks' SOLO ALBUM, "The Last Wagon" - October 22, 2018


We're excited to announce that, after LONG last, Larry Hanks has completed his SECOND solo album, THE LAST WAGON.

After 10 action-packed years touring and recording with Deborah Robins ("No Hiding Place", "Old Days", and "The Wheel of Time" albums), Hanks returns with a songbag filled with his most  beloved songs of the American West. 

Available for pre-sale through CD Baby beginning Oct. 27th via:

AND, thereafter via all the usual suspects on-line, and through the mail, THE LAST WAGON is an eclectic collection of brags, waltzes, and amusements.  Don't miss it if you can!

Atlanta, GA concert cancellation notice - May 27, 2018

To our Atlanta, Georgia friends: Sadly, we must cancel our June 23rd concert, due to hosts' family emergency.  So sorry to miss you all, we look forward to singing for you next year.  Meanwhile, all other tour dates remain in effect. 


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The Road to Obscurity 2018 US Tour! - April 30, 2018

Huzzah!  New dates for the Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins 2018 US Tour, "The Road to Obscurity", May 11-June 30, 2018.  We'll be all up and down the East Coast AND as far Southwest as Atlanta.  Tell your friends, tell your enemies!  More great OLD songs and charming (and not so charming!) stories of life on the road.

Sad to cancel our residency at FSGW Getaway - July 25, 2017

We are sad to report our need to remove ourselves from the "Guest" artists list at the FSGW Getaway this September, 2017.  Deborah Robins and I were very much looking forward to attending.  My mother-in-law has become suddenly incapacitated,  required hospitalization, and is now awaiting 6+ weeks of PT in a Skilled Nursing facility.  It will then be our responsibility to get her settled in an Assisted Living facility during the same time as the Getaway.  So very disappointed not to see our many friends and colleagues.  We are STILL planning to be on the staff at TradMAD week earlier in September.  Hope to see and sing with you all soon.  Thanks for your understanding and sorry for the cancellation.

Just Added! New 2017 Tour Dates - November 21, 2016

More to come very soon.  USA and UK tours for Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins.

Deborah Robins LONE JOURNEY CD! - February 17, 2016

If an understated approach to old American songs is what you crave, then you'll be sure to appreciate the long-awaited "Lone Journey" album by Deborah Robins.  With a tentative release date of April 15, 2016, it offers a gentle and heartfelt homage to Robins' many folksong influences, including: Raphael Boguslav, Bob Gibson, Fred Holstein, Utah Phillips, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Barbara Dane, Ella Jenkins, Sam Hinton, and, of course, Larry Hanks.


The CD will be available for sale directly from Deborah Robins, through CD BABY, itunes, Amazon, and this website.  Watch this space!

Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins Spring 2016 Tour Dates! - February 16, 2016

On the road again!  Join us from town to shining town on the East Coast.  Concerts in NYC, CT, Upstate NY, VA, GA, and DC-area.  Check site for details.

Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins guest on WAMC "DOTA" - November 11, 2014

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, Nov. 12, you can listen to a broadcast of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason's "Dancing on the Ceiling: Basement Sessions", featuring segments with Larry Hanks & me, AND Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

It was a great live show with LOTS of in-studio music, so we know you'll have a helluva time.

The show will air on Northeast Public Radio at 8:06pm right after the news. They broadcast from 17 locations in NY State and the signal reaches parts Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.

If you are not in any of those locations, you can listen live at one of the frequencies listed below or ONLINE at

Please get the word out to your email lists!



Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins hit the road again! - September 15, 2014

Deep breath!  Yes, it's true.  Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, fresh off the release of their third duo CD, "The Wheel of Time", venture off to points East: Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington, DC...and more. 

Larry is celebrating his 75th birthday this year, and OVER 50 years of singing old American songs!

There are several different types of venues on this tour in which to enjoy them: Folk Society getaway weekends, house concerts, and clubs...

New dates will be added last minute as well, so watch this space!

As the late, great, Lyle Lofgren-- in an excerpt from his Old Time Herald review of the brand new Hanks/Robins CD, "The Wheel of Time", describes:

"...Hanks and Robins avoid these artistic straitjackets with a simple approach that is not the same thing as simplicity, but does reproduce the experience of listening to old friends singing on the back porch late at night. And the human voice is glorified here..."

THE WHEEL OF TIME is READY! - August 17, 2013

For any Larry Hanks (and Hanks & Robins) fans seeking a lovely end of summer respite, you'll be delighted to pick up a copy of the duo's third collaboration: "The Wheel of Time".  Filled with "a grand buffet" of charming old songs (and at least one newer song that SOUNDS old), listeners will be thrilled to hear Larry celebrating over 50 years as a singer of old songs, sounding just as he should-- plain, un-varnished, and with a minimum of fuss and accompaniment!.  The Wheel of Time will be available on CD Baby,, and iTunes, as well as directly through the artists via paypal.

Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins LIVE at the Kennedy Center! - June 2, 2013

We are so proud to be able to share with our friends, family, and "fans", our delightful evening of fun and music at the Kennedy Center June 2012!


More clips and news SOON!

WATCH THIS SPACE! Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins Spring 2013 NY and Points East Tour listings soon! - February 17, 2013

L & D are super-excited to be joining many friends and colleagues on an extended tour of the Tri-State area, beginning in April, 2013.  Looking for house concerts in Albany, Ithaca, Middletown (NJ), Saratoga, and MORE!  Then, on to the UK, and THEN back to the US for the Indian Neck Festival (invitation only, sorry!), and then in June on to North Carolina, for the Mars Hill Old Time Music Week, followed by the Charlie Poole Festival.


Dates listed soon!  See you on down the road!

Wahoo! Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins Fall 2012 British Columbia Tour now set! - August 6, 2012

American songsters, Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins will be once again taking to the road this fall, as they make their way up the Western U.S. coast with stops in Eugene, OR; Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and points North for their grand "Old Days 2012 NW Tour"!  Check website for dates and details.

2012 "OLD DAYS" U.S. TOUR COMPLETED! - July 3, 2012

Thanks to SO MANY who have helped make this year's summer tour a GRAND success!  From coast to coast, and up and down the East Coast, with a wonderful performance at the Kennedy Center, dozens of house concerts, scores of club dates, and festivals...we can hardly believe it went by so fast!

Watch this space for news of 2013 Summer/Fall Tour, and progress on the Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins 3rd duo CD, now in pre-production.

See you on down the road...

"OLD DAYS" in the can! Expect delivery 12/20/11 - November 18, 2011

Gadzooks, that's right!  Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins are tickled to announce the completion of their second duo CD of brand spankin' OLD songs, "Old Days".  Produced by the venerable Steven Strauss, we bring you another 20 of our favorite American songs to sing in close proximity (AND in close harmonies!)  We'll be singing lots of songs from the new album on our Summer 2012 "OLD DAYS U.S. Tour".  Hope to see you on down the road!

Hanks & Robins announce 2012 Summer U.S. Tour - October 20, 2011

Yes, Virginia, we're going back to Virginia.  ...and Minnesota, Utah, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Vermont, and Maine.  For more details as they become available, WATCH THIS SPACE!

Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins' second duo CD in PROGRESS! - October 20, 2011

We're excited to announce that our second duo CD, produced again by Steven Strauss (as was our first, "No Hiding Place") and recorded at The Wally Sound, Oakland, CA.  It is with great pleasure that we offer 20 "brand spankin' OLD" songs of Old America, pared down, nice and simple, like we do, with a coupla voices, 2 acoustic guitars, and those funky harmonies we love so well.  A delivery date of late December, 2011 is anticipated.  Watch this space for updates!

Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins "NO HIDING PLACE US TOUR 2011" Hits the Road! - May 4, 2011

That's right!  Huzzah for the Hanksters, motoring down the road to a town, festival, venue, club, near you.  They'll be bringing their inimitable eclectic OLD American songs, close harmonies, and deep love of the music to:

Salt Lake City, UT

Boulder, CO

Denver, CO

Lanesboro, MN

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Madison, WI

Chicago, IL

Kerhonkson, NY

Brattleboro, VT

Rockland, ME

Boston, MA

Newtown, CT

East Windsor, NJ

Brooklyn, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Washington, DC

Baltimore, MD

Herndon, VA

Montpelier, VT

Woodstock, CT

Voorheesville, NY

Oxford, PA

Indianapolis, IN


Hope you can join in the music and merriment in this rare U.S. tour by "masters of their genre" of old songs.  Check back with this website as tour dates are added!

WATCH THIS SPACE for upcoming MIDWEST TOUR DATES! - December 20, 2010

Yippee and Huzzah!  Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins will be taking their critically-acclaimed CD, "NO HIDING PLACE" on the road!  Watch this space for Spring/Summer 2011 tour dates. 


Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins BRAND NEW CD! - October 18, 2010


Well, it's done and in the can.  Brand spankin' new, and just about ready for distribution!  The long-awaited, CD, entitled, "NO HIDING PLACE", with 19 great old songs, produced by Steven Strauss.  Lovely jacket design by Lisa Berman, photos by Mike Melnyk.  Pre-order via this website (e-mail), or watch CD Baby within the next few weeks.

Larry Hanks with Kenny Hall and the Sweet's Mill String Band at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention 2010 - July 16, 2010

Friday, September 10th 8:00 p.m., hear American Songster: Larry Hanks perform with Kenny Hall and the Sweet's Mill String Band at the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA. 

Thanks for making the 2010 UK Boll Weevil Tour a great success! - July 16, 2010

Larry would like to thank everyone involved with the 2010 UK Boll Weevil Tour.  Just back from an exhilarating month in England and Wales.  So many inspiring people, great venues, charming festivals and halls.  Thanks for letting us share our American traditions with you!  See you next year.  Check back at the website for future dates.

JUST ADDED! Several new tour dates for "Boll Weevil 2010 UK Tour", including Scotland and Wales! - July 8, 2010

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