Originally from the Chicago area, Larry went on the road right out of high school playing for the likes of Brenda Lee, Leon Russell, the Spiral Starecase and the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. He's played in all 50 states and in a half dozen foreign countries. Larry's approach to music has always been simple. Just play it from the heart. He was listening to Jimmy McGriff while still a teenager when it hit him like a ton of bricks. "You can't really connect to the listener if you don't feel it from the very bottom of your soul." While most trombone players today are products of educational institutions, Larry grew up in an era that allowed him to learn music in clubs and late night jam sessions. He was once referred to by a fellow musician as the "last of the street players". He feels there are only two kinds of music. Good and bad. Any genre of music can be played well or played badly. Larry's always preferred the former.
Larry moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area some years back to play in the Lamont Cranston Band with his cousin, Bruce McCabe. That marked the beginning of some great times. He played on Jonny Lang's 1997 release, "Lie To Me" and was featured on "Rack 'Em Up". Recipient of nine individual Minnesota Music Awards and inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame, Larry focuses his energies on his own recording projects these days. He's been married to Ann for 27 years and they have one son, Robert, who is studying biomedicine at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.