Upbeat! Dynamic! Magnetic, fast-paced entertainment with electrifying banjo, guitar and vocals. Larry is a National Yodeling Champion.
Knowhow: Larry has brought his heart and passion for Americana music to over 2000 audiences on three continents.
Some High Points: Opened for Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lily Tomlin and Pete Seeger. 3 Euro tours. Singing with Andy Griffith was fun!
Larry counts the Carter Family, Earl Scruggs, Woody Guthrie, Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash, Eagles, Hank Williams, Elizabeth Cotten, Sons of the Pioneers, John Denver, Irving Berlin and Chet Atkins as some of his strongest influences in Americana music.
As a musicologist and curator of American music, Larry brings fascinating stories behind the artists and songs remind us how we are all part of the great music of America! Larry connects with audiences, enhancing their lives through musical fun that brings validation of their stories, their memories, their country and themselves.
Larry is highly skilled in knowing which of these songs will resonate with the people in each venue. He creates fast-paced, energetic shows that draw from all of these elements for an engaging Americana experience for his audiences. Song lyrics and routines can be calibrated for your event. Your audience will feel connection and unity of purpose.
Larry started his career in Southern California at Knott’s Berry Farm. Now based in Portland, OR, Larry has toured the country, performing for arts consortia, private events and concerts.
Since 2019, Larry has been a featured entertainer for American Cruise Lines. “Nothing makes me happier than old-fashioned community singing like folks used to do. I love to hear people sing as we allow the great songs of Americana touch our hearts.”
“Larry Wilder brings hope and joy to audiences through Americana music.”
– Bill Furman, CEO – The Greenbrier Companies, Portland, OR
Fun Yodeling Clip! https://youtu.be/DPlSqpVZ4Bo