Window On The West Performers

Larry Vanatta

Larry Vannatta is a country music recording artist and award-winning song writer from Milo, Alberta, Canada. He is a two-time Canadian Juno nominee and was awarded the songwriter of the year award by the European Country Music Association in 2011 and was a nominee for best male artist and fan choice award by the Association of Country Music in Alberta in 2012. Always the consummate entertainer, his shows range from three piece acoustic acts to full five piece shows – performing original toe-tapping melodies, smooth country folk ballads, sharing stories about his songs and rural family roots. With his smooth vocal talents; award-winning, song-writing skills and professionalism, Larry's songs are must-hear music and his live performances are a must to see and experience.

Larry’s latest twelve song album, Working Class Man, has just been released in 2012. This is his “stunning” debut solo album (long overdue). The album is filled with Larry’s smooth vocals and powerful lyrics that will easily relate to the everyday listener. The title track, “Working Class Man” will be his first Canadian single off the album and was released on RDR promotion Feb 2012. Pre-released singles promoted by Ross Allen on Hillcrestcds have gone out across Europe. Tracks “Paradise”, Country Junkie", "Sixteen Tons" are already proven winners topping most major charts throughout Europe. Working Class Man will be the next Larry Vannatta European single release set for April 2012 and is the featured song on Hillcrestcds. Accompanying the songs will be the video which is available in Canada and Europe.

“Quotes” "Vannatta’s live performances are salt of the earth, grass roots, pure entertainment. Toe tapping country music. "Festival Coordinator, Camron Noyes for Alberta North and South Country fairs.

"Quotas" “Larry Vannatta has been performing at our Calgary Stampede events for the past three years, at Shaw GMC, Sunridge Nissan, and CMP Motors. His professionalism and live performance is second to none. It really has shown in our attendance with each year more and more people are come out to our events.” World and Professional Chuck wagon Driver; Jason Glass

Larry is a born and raised Albertan and comes from a musical back ground that he gives full credit to his mom. “When I started my first band Straight Clean & Simple, the best musician I could find was my mom, who ended up playing piano in my band for 18 years. Not too many mother, son bands that I can recall”. Since those early beginnings Larry has taken those strong family values, experience and added them along with his song writing skills and musical friends. He has gained many friendships with fellow musician, peers and artist over the years and employs these musical friends in his band. “I am really lucky to get to do what I love to do, write songs, play music

BMO Centre – Hall D

The Window on the West stage celebrates western culture by showcasing a variety of talent. It is the "happening" place within Western Oasis. Window on the West provides a dynamic venue for skilled performers to share their country music, song, poetry, magic and imagination! Sunday mornings you will even hear some good ‘ole Gospel tunes as well. Audiences are welcome to sit and relax and enjoy the continuous array of 45 minute performances.

Stampede 2013 promises to be a great show as we celebrate anniversary year 101, and Window on the West promises to deliver superb performances.

We are grateful to the Artists and Artisans for giving us our beautiful surroundings and for occasionally joining in on the special event activities on our Stage. Committee members of Western Showcase, Western Lifestyles and Western Art Show contribute to our success and we thank them for that.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Stampede 2013 and at the Window on the West.

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Previews and Interviews Treaty Seven live acoustics interview on Q91 Radio 2013 Working Class Man Paradise Sixteen Tons live at the Calgary Stampede 2013 Country Junkie Preacher Man Joe Gone Fishen Live acoustic two piece

New Release!

For my son and Daughter I release "Hooked on You" on Hillcrestcds Records