Perkins, Larry


  • Originally from Grant County, Indiana. Lived for many years in Nashville (rented a house from Earl Scruggs). Currently lives in North Carolina.
  • A Nashville session musician (guitar and banjo); performed regularly with The Sidemen.
  • Formerly a member of the Nashville Grass and Lonesome Standard Time.
  • Heroes: Uncle Dave Macon and Earl Scruggs.
  • Was a close friend of Scruggs. Helped him regain his strength following hip surgery by working out with him on a regular basis.
  • 1993, released A Touch of the Past album (Pinecastle).
  • 1996, joined John Hartford’s String Band.
  • 1998, released “Glad Reunion Day” album (RME).
  • 2008, released “Three Fingers and a Clawhammer” album with LeRoy Troy and Terry Eldridge (no label).