About Larry Sparks
Larry Sparks is among the most widely-known and respected touring
musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today. Larry began his career in the
mid-1960”s as guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead
vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form his own band in 1969
(the Lonesome Ramblers) He has recorded and toured with his band for
over four decades, releasing over 60 albums and delighting countless fans with
his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship.
Releasing such hits as John Deere Tractor, A
Face in the Crowd, Tennessee 1949, Blue Virginia Blues, I Just Want to Thank
You Lord, Love of the Mountains, Goodbye Little Darlin, You Could Have Called,
Tribute to Hank Williams, Green Pastures in the Sky and the list goes on.
has performed on such world famous venues as the Grand Ole Opry Austin City
Limits television show on PBS. Song of the Mountains on PBS. Also having toured
the United States, Canada and Japan
Larry has been recognized as the
International Bluegrass Music Association’s 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 received the honor of being inducted into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Larry has also been nominated for a Grammy Dove award for his Gospel album New Highway.
Larry‘s brand new release-Almost
Home on Rounder records has just been nominated for Album of the Year, with
song Almost Home reaching number 1 on the bluegrass charts.”Larry Sparks is
bluegrass music’s Ray Charles, no one can touch him. He is an absolute
While Sparks is most
defiantly a stylist and his approach to the music is more than a style
,it is real with no gimmicks and after almost fifty years
in the spotlight. Larry is still on a roll and
creating some of his best music.
“Sparks style” mature, seasoned and deeply expressive.
Throughout his long career Larry has stuck with what works. He has
followed his vision and he has made an enormous contribution to the music. In a
world gone fake Larry Sparks has kept it real.
LARRY SPARKS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 2013