Larry Wilder

The Champion of Americana

Beloved songs and music can warm our hearts, lifting and inspiring us every day. Americana music is full of these songs. As The Champion of Americana, Larry Wilder is passionate about sharing Americana music and history.

In his dynamic, entertaining shows, Larry shares the compelling stories and heritage of Americana. Larry performs for a wide variety of audiences, melding both banjo and guitar with his vocals. He particularly enjoys demonstrating the yodeling skills that won him the award of National Yodeling Champion.

Larry’s approach to Americana music includes many genres of Roots music, ranging from cowboy tunes to Irving Berlin, bluegrass to folk, Johnny Cash to Gordon Lightfoot. This results in shows and recordings that have a unique musical fusion. Music that is brought together by the love of the people who have listened to these songs for decades.



Swiss Choir Concert

I am honored to be performing with the Helvetia-Alpengluehn Choir! Sat 16 May  Springfest 2015 Bethany Presbyterian Church Springville & Kaiser Rds Portland OR Dinner 5:30   $8 Concert  7:30…

Larry & the Stumptown Stars in Carlton May 2

We are happy to return to the Horse Radish Restaurant in Carlton on Saturday night, May 2nd. Enjoy the short, lovely springtime excursion to a grand destination for wine, a date…

“The Sweetheart of San Fernando”

I was thrilled to present this new tune in honor of Western music legend and inspiration Marilyn Tuttle at the Gene Autry National Museum in Los Angeles on March 15, 2015….

New song: “Heart of the Child”

Putting the finishing touches on “Heart of the Child,” a new song about abuse of women and children. While I cannot begin to appreciate what victims endure, I attempted to…

Americana Music Inspiration, Sons of the Pioneers

Formed in 1933, the Sons of the Pioneers trio of Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer and Len Slye soon featured the brilliant instrumental work of the Farr Brothers, Karl (guitar) and…

The Rich Influences of Americana Music

Americana music is a varied and rich tapestry with a thousand definitions and a million adventures. To me, Americana means anything folks like to play and sing here in America….

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