Your Thursday night host and native of Pennsylvania, Larry grew up listening to and attending the WWVA Wheeling West Va. Jamboree. Influenced heavily by Doc & Chickie Williams and all the Border Riders as well as Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper, Hank Williams, and Flatt & Scruggs, he is a lifetime lover of Old-time Country, Bluegrass, and Irish music. He has been a member of the M.A.B.C. (Mo. Area Bluegrass Committee) since 1991 and been involved with KCLC at Lindenwood Univ. since Mar. of 1993. Likes to keep Bluegrass traditional, (no drums, no electric). His favorite type of music would have to be Bluegrass Gospel. Favorite artist is Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen. Some of his songs, says Larry, such as "Even Now", and "Legend Of The Rebel Soldier" give him goosebumps.
Larry plays the Guitar but not enough, he jokes, to be considered a picker. He says he loves to play Bluegrass on the radio, and especially loves it when he makes BG converts or when someone calls in and says they happened to catch his show and love the music.
Larry says he loves BG because there is a strong tie through it back to our ancestors. If you can imagine your Uncle or Grandfather sitting on the porch of their cabin picking and singing, it makes you realize what we are doing today is not that much different from what they did music-wise 100 years ago.
Some of Larry's other hobbies include Civil War reading and research. Being a computer professional, Larry also maintains the Bluegrass portion of the KCLC/Lindenwood University World-Wide Web Page on the Internet, as well as maintaining the Bluegrass Library of over 1000 CD's in a database for access by the other DJs.. He also tries to get out to as many Bluegrass Festivals as possible during the year.
You can contact Larry at:
c/o KCLC Radio Station
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, Mo. 63301