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The View from Puncheon Creek: Larry Sparks, Still Keeping it Real


Larry Sparks claims that he's the youngest old-timer around and he just might be right. With looks and vigor of a man a decade younger than his 69 years, Larry continues to lead the Blue Grass pack as he has done for decades. Sparks grew up in Lebanon, OH but his parents were from Jackson County, KY. Musical talent ran deep in this family. Larry’s skills as a guitarist placed him in high demand from a young age. By 1964 he was playing with the Stanley Brothers and with the death of Carter in 66, his other skill was showcased as lead singer for Ralph Stanley.

Over the years Larry has received about every award, accolade, or honor possible. Through it all Larry has stood steadfast and true to his music, to his family and fans, and foremost of all, to his Lord and God. 

Life has blessed Larry with an abundance of Roses to fragrant happy days. But as in all gardens a few bitter weeds will grow. As a man unsaved I am a poor conduit unto the Lord but request that every believer uplift Larry, Pam and family in unspoken request. While you are praying you might mention the Col as well.

Larry will be the guest of the Magoffin County Civil War Committee during Civil War Days upcoming this May 5-7 at South Magoffin Elementary. See Larry perform in the gym Saturday May 6 at 5 PM. Admission is free as it is to all our music shows.




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