Jacksonville, FL singer/songwriter LARRY MANGUM has nearly 3000 performances over 4 decades as a folk, rock, country and Americana artist. For over 100 years somebody from Larry’s North Carolina family has been playing. Larry’s Mom, Kate was Randy Travis’ guitar teacher and Uncle Homer was a member of the legendary WBT Briarhoppers!
A Floridian since 1970, known for his butter smooth voice, Larry has released 10 albums of original music and 2 live albums since 1980. An award winning songwriter, Larry writes from a keen sense of observation and experience capturing the moments that reveal the human truths that bind us all together. An evening of Larry’s songs is an emotional roller coaster touching the heart, the mind and the soul that stays with the listener long after the performance.
Larry makes regular appearances at the Florida Folk Festival (featured performer in 2010), the Will McLean Festival (featured performer 2010), the South Florida Folk Festival, the Sarasota Folk Festival, the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Barberville, the Lake County Folk Festival, Riverhawk and many more! He is also host and co-founder of THE SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE in Jacksonville-a monthly program featuring many of the best regional and national touring acts. Since 2006, Larry has hosted a monthly Songwriters’ Circle in Jacksonville and around the state.
Larry’s concert appearances with music legends include the late Waylon Jennings, Roger McGuinn, David Mallett, The Texas Playboys, Billy Joe Shaver, Vassar Clements, Ray Price, Martina McBride, Juice Newton, Steve Young, Gene Watson, T.G. Sheppard, T. Graham Brown, Alabama and many more.
After years of high quality performances at festivals, country clubs, fairs and honky tonks, Larry Mangum has become one of the premiere performers in Florida!