Two-time Instrumentalist of the Year
Larry has also traveled and performed with several well known artists starting with the Dixie Melody Boys in 1987. He spent the next eight and a half years playing harmonica and percussion and was a part of the Singing At Sea Gospel Cruise for four consecutive years. At the National Quartet Convention in Nashville, TN, Larry was nominated seven years for the “SINGING NEWS FAN AWARDS” as Instrumentalist of the Year. He was also nominated and received the “HEARTS AFLAME” award for Instrumentalist of the Year. Larry’s personal ministry has taken him throughout the U.S. and Canada where he has blessed thousands with his many talents.
God gave him the special talents of singing puppet ministry (as a young boy) playing drums and harmonica (at age thirteen).
Because of Larry’s extraordinary harmonica talent, he was blessed with an endorsement from Hohner H.S.S. He has personally produced three solo harmonica projects.
In 1997 Larry began traveling with Gary McSpadden full time for almost four years. During that time, he also performed on Garys’ popular T.V. show “Gary McSpaddens’ Gospel Jubilee,” playing harmonica, performing comedy, and impersonating Barney Fife. He also appeared as a guest on Gary McSpaddens’ Gospel Jubilee (3 years), Swans’ Place, hosted by Dennis Swanburg (3 times), Gaither videos: Hawaiian Homecoming (in ‘98), and a Homecoming concert in Lakeland Florida. New year’s Eve (‘99) concert, with Gary McSpadden, Clay Crosse, and Bob Carlisle.
In the year of 2000, (From September to December) Larry performed in the Barbara Fairchild Show as drummer and comedian. Beginning March of 2001, Larry began performing in the “THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN” show where he played the drums, harmonica, and sang.