At age 13 Larry found his Dad’s banjo in the attic. It took him about 3 years to figure out that you can’t play folk music on a 4 string. Larry took his banjo to the seminary and learned to entertain because he only had 2 choices: singing or hockey. He took 10 years off from playing banjo to try to become an adult. When that failed, he decided instead to learn to play the banjo well. (Because playing the banjo poorly usually leads to getting said beaten with said banjo.) Larry enrolled in the Old Town School of Folk Music and in a short time became an instructor as well as a student, studying banjo and voice. Several years passed and fate brought him to a small Midwestern city — Galesburg, Illinois — where he was introduced to bluegrass music and Larry Diemer. Much harmonious insnaity ensued. These days, you can see Larry playing with Def Leprechaun at Mulligan’s Pub in Nashville TN
Larry Kernagis with the band Def Leprechaun’s “Celtic fusion” that will make your favorite old Irish tunes come alive and introduce you to the best of the new sounds from the “old sod”. He’ll be sure to keep you laughing, clapping and stomping. And don’t be surprised if you get pulled into the act to chant on the chorus! To be sure you’ll have a grand time and leave you wanting more. Larry and the Def Leprechaun's regularly entertain at the world-famous Opryland Resort and other great places in the surrounding area. When not on their busy local schedule they’ll be taking their high octane Irish act on tour around the country. Come out and welcome Larry back to the Space Coast.