Who is Larry S. Warfield?
“Larry S. Warfield’s Modern Retro Sound is a tasteful blend of R&B and Country, simmered with a Jazz flavor. Follow his journey in creating an online fanbase. How? Entertainment + Engagement.”
As a son and grandson of Baptist ministers, Larry was heavily influenced by the music that was ever-present around him. During extended family get-togethers, music flowed freely.
You would hear the gospel greats of the time, plus the soulful sounds of Motown. The younger members of the family loved Jazz from musicians like Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery.
Being the third child out of six brought its own challenges growing up. As a shy, sensitive child who wasn’t the loudest in the bunch, he was often overshadowed by his oldest brother and sister and upstaged by his younger siblings.
His mother, being aware of her son’s backseat role in the family and his love of music, bought him a guitar. It became his most treasured possession.
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Larry S. Warfield, the little bashful BOULDER Boy, from the ’50s became a cautious KALAMAZOO Kid, in the early ’60s, with a move back to Michigan.
He passed the hours teaching himself to play the guitar by listening to a wide variety of recording artists, Pop, Soul (Motown), Rock, Gospel, and Jazz, which helped him develop his unique musical flavor.
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A Songwriter is Born
Larry wrote his first song, “BannerJee Slide”, his freshman year in college on Mackinac Island, Michigan in 1966 and soon after trying his hand at home recording.
He continued writing and playing with The Soulful Six while attending the University of Oregon in Eugene during his second year of college.
Songwriting became Larry’s passion, turning his life events into songs. But as with many people, life seemed to get in the way. Larry continued writing songs, although their home became a notebook for some future date. Every few years the notebook would work its way to the forefront. More songs were added, but few were ever finished.
What does Larry S. Warfield do?
As you must have guessed by this time, Larry S. Warfield is a singer-songwriter with original songs to share with the world. His songs tell of his life’s journey; its pains and sorrows, its love and joy.
In some of Larry’s songs, you will hear a Country twang where others have more of a jazzy flavor. You can hear the gospel influence when Larry sings his worship songs to God who blessed him with his talent.
His out-of-the-box musical style has something for everyone. A love of music is the only requirement to become a fan.
Why not now? From time to time Larry pitched his songs to the music moguls, but life seemed to always get in the way. There were kids to raise and career to tend to, without mentioning a couple of divorces. Reaching the right person with the right song became challenging. There never seemed to be enough time, money or energy.
During this time Larry grew as an artist. He also learned about who he is and who he is not.
He learned that he had to go back to his musical roots. Music was in his blood. He began to see his songs as autobiographies revealing moments of pain and loss, and of hopes and desires, emotions listeners can relate to.
The music industry has changed. This is the perfect time for singer-songwriters and musicians to put their music out for the world to hear. Musicians no longer need music moguls. Musicians are putting their music online and they are making a good living.
The Indie Artist, “Independent musicians and small boutique labels are one of the fastest-growing segments of the market, and they share a lot of concerns,” explains CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner.
In the last few years, online music stores have exploded onto the internet music scene. Consequently, companies such as CD Baby, iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Soundcloud, ReverbNation are giving artists a real chance to be heard. This gives the Indie Artist a chance to make a substantial income from their music.
by Dena Warfield
I started working with computers with some of the first mainframe computers doing data entry. I then worked up to systems operations and then on into programming.
I may be telling my age here, but I have spent 20+ years working as a programmer analyst on both mainframe computers and PCs, plus an additional 20 years in data entry and systems operations.
So here we are in the 21st-century building websites for companies and products to be found on the internet by people in any part of the world. Obvious, I really enjoy working with computers or I wouldn’t still be here.
One of the best platforms for websites is WordPress. I have built several websites which you will be able to visit using my portfolio.
I will work closely with you to represent your company, product, and/or service in a very attractive and, more importantly, effective manner using SEO to get your site on the first page of Google.
I do not create sites with databases or sites with complex coding or algorithms.
Contact me. Let’s talk about your needs.
The is part of the home page from http://www.larryswarfieldmusic.com. The homepage is constructed a Cyberchimp Responsive Theme that has sections for a Call To Action, Testimonials, Contact, and the ability to add feature sections with widgets. Below is a partial view of the home page.
Dena Warfield, MA, MFA
My journey began way back when, as it did for all of us. At a very early age, I was all about music. At age 4 I would try to play songs I had heard by ear on the piano. My mother wouldn’t have any of that, so she enrolled me in piano lessons. I was so young the teacher had to teach me the alphabet first.
My course was set for me to be a classical pianist. I took lessons until I was 16 when I, like many teenagers, wanted to play rock-n-roll. I played off and on through my adult life. When I met Larry S. Warfield, my husband of 25 years, who is a guitarist and songwriter, and very good, I might add, I realized I was a classical pianist, not a rock-n-roller. Now, he plays and writes music and I’m more of a publisher. All the training I had in my early years has given me an ear for music that I never could have imagined. Plus, I write and market about music.
If you had visited my website a few months back you would have seen a totally different look, feel, and different blog posts, posts about Life Coaching.
“What’s up with that?” you might ask.
I have 20+ years of experience as a programmer analyst working in a variety of industries, with another 20 years in data entry and systems management, plus some office management thrown in for good behavior.
To be honest, I got tired of working in an office and wanted to do something different, so I went back to school for a degree in Psychology with the intentions of becoming a counselor. At the end of my bachelor’s degree, when preparing for my master’s degree, I knew I didn’t want to be a counselor. I really didn’t have the patience to work with people who didn’t want to change.
My journey redirected my focus towards Human Behavior which could go towards marketing or Life Coaching. At the time, my husband and I owned a marketing company working for different newspapers around the country.
I graduated with a master’s in Human Behavior (Psychology) in 2008 and a master’s in Creative Writing in 2010 and Certification in Life Coaching in 2012.
Totally shaking the idea of coaching or counseling was more difficult than imagined. I coached a few people on a probono basis to assess if I really wanted to go in that direction.
Self-coaching was needed asking questions like:
- What do you really enjoy doing?
- Have you enjoyed the Life Coaching that you have done?
- Would you like to Coach people 40 hours per week?
- How do you feel when they refuse to do what you suggest or what they agree to?
After much soul-searching, I discovered that I much prefer to write, work on websites, and social media. I approach everything in a very structured manner, so to leave things hanging with clients did not sit well with me. To be honest, a couple of them drove me crazy.
I started studying SEO, Keyword Research, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing and found I could sit for 10-12 hours and never even notice the time.
Now to answer question one – What do you really enjoy doing?
The product of Self-Coaching:
A couple of hours of coaching and I needed a break!
Working online, writing, working on websites – 10-12 hours no break.
Answer: Writing etc. etc.
Turning The Corner in My Journey
I took a freelance position as a virtual assistant working for a marketer on the West Coast. I hadn’t work in an office, other than my own, for several years. And, I had never worked remote. There were parts of the job that was very challenging, yet, Joe, you helped me discover where I’m supposed to be. Thank you.
I really enjoy writing, in my own voice, not Joe’s, and working online, website design and maintenance, and online marketing.
My husband asked me to design a website and begin marketing his music – I’m ready – where’s the music.
From now on, you will see articles on my website regarding different Psychological issues and Life Coaching issues, plus posts about Online Marketing and offering my services. You’ll find my articles on different sites like Medium and Hubpages, plus wherever else I can find.
My portfolio will also contain screenshots and redirects to websites I have designed.
To my readers, thank you for your patience while I’ve coached myself in the direction of my calling.
After spending approximately 40 years in office management and as a programmer analyst working in both the private sector and county government plus several years of recovery, I returned to college earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Creative Writing.
Since graduation, I co-owned and managed a direct marketing company, with my husband, working, primarily, with regional news organizations. I managed the business office, human resources, and helped with training and marketing. Coaching employees to help them overcome adversity in sales and achieve their desired results became one of my main responsibilities.
I still have a desire is to help others achieve their goals and overcome negative situations in their lives. Using my coaching and self-coaching experience, I develop a self-coaching approach to helping people. Many people have the motivation to change once given the right material
I earned my Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and a Master’s in Creative Writing from National University in San Diego, California. I have also completed a certification program from AWAI (American Writers & Artists Inc., Delray Beach, FL.) with a focus in copywriting for the web and Certification in Life Coaching.
I authored a self-help book designed to assist people in changing their negative thoughts and core beliefs. The techniques described in my book were used to help our sales reps to become more successful. My book is currently for sale on Amazon.com – “Rewrite Your Me-Movie”.
Bachelors of Arts with major in Psychology
Masters of Arts with major in Human Behavior
Masters of Fine Arts with major in Creative Writing