8th annual Larry Penn Tribute concert Sunday December 4th 2022!! 

CD's now available

The 6th annual Larry Penn Tribute concert took place Sunday November 3rd! Shepard express wrote about it! 


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Larry Penn 5th Annual Tribute Concert

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Annodyne Coffee Roasting Company, 224 W Bruce St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Annual Music Tribute to Larry Penn: Songs, Stories, Poetry and more from many of Larry's closest friends and interpreters. Larry Penn was a folk singer, song writer best known for the songs he wrote about hard work, labor, social justice and trains, but he also sang about love and wrote songs for children. He was considered to be Milwaukee’s dean of folk music. He was a member of the Rose Tattoo with Utah Philips. Larry was married to Pat and the father of five. He drove a truck for a living, was a maker of intricate wooden toys, a union member and lover trains. He was an extremely talented man and a man of principal. He leaves behind a large body of songs and poetry for others to enjoy.

Who: Mark Dvorak, Lil Rev, Will Branch, Bob & Diane Suckiel, Chris Vallillo, The Penn Family, Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen


Milwaukee folksingers will be gathering to sing the songs of Larry Penn and raise funds for the Larry Penn Memorial Fund

Confirmed performers include: John Sieger, Brett Kemnitz, Will Branch, Lil Rev, David HB Drake, Craig Siemsen and Patty Stevenson, Bill Camplin, and John Stano.

The Hats of To Larry Tribute Concert will be held at 4:00 pm, on November 30th at the Beulah Brinton House (Bayview Historical Society)

A Potluck Meal will follow-Please bring a dish to pass!

Suggested donation $10 (more if you have it - it's a benefit for the Larry Penn Memorial Fund )

Seating is limited and first-come (not assigned)!

If you plan to come, send an email to beulahbrintonhouseconcerts@gmail.com with “Larry” in the subject line letting us know how many seats to hold. We will hold them until 3:45pm. Unclaimed seats will go to the waiting list and walk-ins at that time.

$10. suggested donation.


The late Larry Penn was known for his songwriting and folk singing about trains, trucks, labor songs and kids songs. Although Larry left us in October 0f 2014 his music will live on.

This page is under construction. Please excuse the blank pages

Archiving Larry's Work 

Exciting news!

The Penn estate is working with Larry's favorite recording studio, SurroundInSound Studios and Engineer Jonathon Luebner to catalogue and ready Larry's vast archive of unreleased material. 

It is hoped that this music can be uploaded and made available on the Larry Penn site for sale as download.

Imagine that, lots more fine Larry Penn Music that most of us have never yet heard before. 

We wish Godspeed to Jonathon as he works to finish this noble task. 

-Lil Rev (Writing For The Larry Penn Fan Club) 5-21-18

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