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Westcott Music Legend Larry Hoyt Honored at SAMMY Awards

March 5, 2023

Samuel Gruber

Congratulations to Westcott’s own Larry Hoyt who was honored on March 2 at Dinosaur BBQ and March 3 the Palace Theater by the Central New York music community when he was inducted in to  the Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame as a recipient of a SAMMY Award. For many decades Larry has played many roles in the local music scene – as singer/songwriter, writer, producer, DJ, and performer.

Larry’s always been a booster for local  musicians and music, many of whom he has featured on Common Threads, his 25 year-old radio show that airs every Sunday afternoon on WAER. Larry is also an accomplished photographer who has chronicled life in the Westcott Nation for many years.  Congratulations Larry – we look forward to hearing your music and your insights for years to come!

Hear Larry on Bridge Street:


Watch the Ceremony here (Russ Tarby & Larry Hoyt at minute 24)


Read more here:

Hoyt to be inducted into SAMMYS Hall of Fame