His energetic stage performances and influences derived from classic rock, blues, and R&B music had earned him a following of devout fans, who have been dubbed the "Soul Patrol." He performed on Broadway in 2008 and on national tour in 2009 in Grease playing Teen Angel, the role originated by Alan Paul.
Subforums: AI15 General Discussion, AI15 Spoiler/Discussion, AI15 Contestant Forums, AI Graphics, American Idol News.Twitter Reactions To Rumored Wedding“They certainly looked like a happy couple” a close friend Tweeted on Saturday (June 3). But was he referring to the supposed wedding, some fans wondered. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United States for well over the span of a decade, during which he also released two independent albums.Upon winning Idol, he was signed to Arista Records, under which his self-titled major label debut was released on December 12, 2006.His parents divorced, and stepmother Linda shared custody of their son until he became of age.Hicks has suggested his difficult childhood as the reason for his turning to soul and blues music for solace. He played varsity baseball, soccer, and basketball while studying in Hoover.His wry and insightful sense of humor appeals to many.A great number of people were disappointed when Larson decided to retire from regular publishing, although his work lives on.Larson enjoys a huge fan base of people who love his jokes.About Larson Growing Up He was born in Tacoma, Washington, just south of Seattle, in 1950.