Welcome to the home of Larry Wilder Music!
Larry Wilder
Heart of the People®
National Yodeling Champion

Dynamic entertainment, outstanding acoustic instrumental performance, and authentic, compelling music are offered from each genre:  bluegrass, folk, Americana roots, blues, Gospel, and cowboy - featuring fancy and harmony yodeling!  Larry' s riveting solo shows get top reviews everywhere.

Thirty years in music [with concert tours nationwide, Japan and Europe] have forged a versatile fusion act.  Drawing from an extensive repertoire and instrumental mastery, each show is crafted to bring the audience rare musical depth and intensity.

Shows are fast-moving, highly interactive down-home fun, leaving audiences wanting more.  Larry has won entertainment awards and is an accomplished arranger and bandleader.  A riveting vocalist, he is also renowned for his solid, tasty, and lightning fast acoustic instrumentals on banjo, guitar, and Autoharp.

Traditional Americana music sources, the Carter Family, Flatt & Scruggs, Woody Guthrie, Sons of the Pioneers, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Elizabeth Cotten, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Kingston Trio, Gordon Lightfoot and Peter, Paul & Mary along with many others are featured.

Click here for a more comprehensive song list covering great bluegrass, folk, Americana roots, gospel, and cowboy music.

These customized shows present multitalented musicians and offer a myriad of workshops to enhance your cultural event including:  vocal harmony, fiddle, guitar, banjo, Autoharp, yodeling, instrument lore, and Americana musicology.

We look forward to working with you to create a truly memorable event!


2000 NE 42ND AVENUE #243  PORTLAND, OR 97213  |   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   |  971.322.8400



[Many of Larry’s appearances are in private venues and do not appear in this listing.]



13 & 27     SE Community Center    Noon   Free  4610 SE Belmont  Lunch available


21   Opening of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Post 5 Theatre   850 NE 81st  Ave Portland    503.333.3331     Larry is music director and performer each Friday, Saturday & Sunday thru the March 16  http://postfivetheatre.org/contact  



 7-8-9   &  14-15-16

Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Post 5 Theatre   850 NE 81st Ave Portland    503.333.3331     Larry is music director and performer each Friday, Saturday & Sunday thru the March 16  http://postfivetheatre.org/contact  


28  Artichoke Music   Friday Night Coffee House  7 PM  3130 SE Hawthorne    Portland   http://artichokemusic.org/calendar/coffeehouse.html 



                      A few past highlights:

June 21, 2012    Marriage to Kristin Anne Taylor in Portland's Garden of Roses

Dec 2011  Farewell Concert for son Nolan Bronson, currently of the U. S. Navy

July 2011   Nolan & Larry tour Colorado, ending at the highest stage in the land-- the Tabor Opera House in Leadville.   Altitude:  10,200 ft.

April 2011   Nolan Bronson releases his first CD - "Listen to the Sound"!

Fall 2010    Larry & the Stars to perform in Berlin and Tuscany!!

July  2010  Larry connects at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.    

March 2010 

Larry has the rare treat of singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  This thrill occurs during the Choir's Thursday night public rehearsal in the Old Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.



Larry’s article “Yodeling:  Roots in Americana Music” published by Western Way magazine. 


Americana Trio tour -- Montana Performing Arts Consortium.  Larry, Nolan and                       Andy saw wolves in Yellowstone!          

Americana Trio fiddler Andy Emert places second in the Open Division of the Oregon State Fiddle Championship!           


Songs of the Spirit  CD released.                                        “Jesus Cowboy,” “Healing Waters,” “Yodeling in Heaven,” and "Great Gettin' Up Time" are featured original tunes. 


Larry’s Yodeling Workshop at the River City Festival.  Twenty yodelers at once!   



Albuquerque, NM---Larry wins the   National Yodeling Championship                    at the Western Music Association’s Annual Convention/Roundup!                        

Goodnight Cowgirl Sweetheart CD released. 


Americana Trio.  Montana Performing Arts Consortium Highline Tour. 


Pendleton Roundup.  Larry performs.  Special guest from Holland: one of Europe’s most honored traditional music impresarios--Loek Lamers. 


Americana Music—Heart of the People released. Included are:  “I’ve Been       Everywhere,” “Deportees,” “In the        Pines” and “Big Rock Candy Mountain.”          


Nolan and Larry appear in Mount Hood Repertory Theatre’s “Spoon River Anthology.” 


Americana Duo & Trio and the Stumptown Stars were proud to play a dozen library shows in Multnomah and Clark counties.  www.stumptownstars.com