Songs of the Spirit
Larry Bulaich Wilder - Banjo, Guitar, Lead/Harmony Vocals, Yodeler - 5 string banjo and guitar, arranger, lead and harmony vocals. Duos with son Nolan. Larry Bulaich Wilder grew up and began playing music in Burbank, California. - Inspirations: Flatt & Scruggs, Johnny Cash, Carter Family, Kingston Trio, Bill Monroe, Woody Guthrie, Hazel Dickens, Gene Autry, Sons of the Pioneers, many gospel groups. - Opened for and shared stages with Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Oak Ridge Boys, Doc Watson, John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Riders in the Sky, Rose Maddox, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Tiny Tim, Bill Monroe, Trisha Yearwood, Pete Seeger. - 1975-78: worked with Stuart Duncan in Pain In The Grass and Gold Rush, the latter group including Alison Brown [later of Alison Krauss's band]. Stuart's fiddle is heard in "Cold Mountain" and "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" - Knott's Berry Farm's "Western Troubadour" (1976-1981). Leader of Americana musical revue for Knott's Japan Tour (1980). Larry's biggest thrill at Knott's was spending time with Earl Scruggs and picking Earl's famous banjo backstage. - 1981 Left hometown of Burbank, California. Moved to Oregon. Featured as soloist and in bands at fairs, concerts, river trips, rodeos, ranches, trail rides. - Foxfire band: 1985-98. Concert tours U. S. (1993) and Europe (1998). Larry remembers: "Jeff, Bob, Leonard, Glenn and I broke some new ground in bluegrass and had a blast doing it. We are eternally grateful to the wonderful people who supported us all those years." - 1997 Cited in America's Music: Bluegrass by Barry Willis. Larry is profiled as a moving force in Southern California bluegrass, with early bandmates Stuart Duncan,Alison Brown, Geoff Stelling and John Hickman. - 2002-2006 member of Déjà Blue and Columbia Cutups. 2007 STUMPTOWN STARS evolve out of the old Columbia Cutups.