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Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers
May 14 @ 7:30 pm$25
THE YOUNGEST FROM THE FIRST GENERATION OF BLUEGRASS
Among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today, Larry Sparks began his career in 1963 as a guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form The Lonesome Ramblers in 1969. He has recorded and toured with his band for 53 years, releasing over 60 albums and delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship.
Having performed on such world famous venues as the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits television show on PBS, Song of the Mountains on PBS, and having toured the United States, Canada, and Japan, Larry has been recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Associations Male Vocalist of the Year. Larry also was awarded Album of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year with his album Larry Sparks 40 featuring several artists such as Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall and many more.
Larry was inducted into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame, and The George D. Hays Hall of Fame at the Grand Ole Opry, and The International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame in 2015.
Real with no gimmicks and with fifty years in the spotlight, Larry is still on a roll and creating some of his best music.