Howard Laravea is an accomplished keyboardist, vocalist and musical director. Most recently he was the musical director for platinum-selling country sensation Gretchen Wilson on her 2005 world tour, where he also played keyboards and sang vocals. Additionally, he's toured with Big & Rich and performed band leader duties for the BB Kings All Stars.
Howard has worked with artists that include the Warren Brothers, Tori Amos, Michael McDonald, Leon Russell, Ray Kennedy, Andy Frazier (Free), Franki Valli & the Four Seasons, The Four Tops, Gary Puckett, Bill Champlin, Rick Danko, Narada Michael Walden, Deborah Allen, Kenny Rogers and Clay Walker.
Not only an accomplished keyboardist, Howard also plays piano and guitar. He attended the Dick Grove School of Music, Composing & Arranging in Studio City, California and the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa.