Larry Shores was born in 1948 in Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina, the sixth child and only boy to the teen bride of a man just back from World War II. Hard times saw young Larry a seasoned farmhand by the time he was on his own at 14. At 22, he headed west and made his career with the migrant orchard workers of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Montana. Retired from labor, but still on the road, he is playing more music than ever in the grange halls and taverns of enduring America.
How We Helped:
Since joining the Music Maker family in 2000, Larry has been able to record his first CD, Songs of T-Town. Larry also helped build the Music Maker studio in Hillsborough, North Carolina.