July 7, 1947 – September 18, 2014 Remembering Larry McPeak

Remembering Larry McPeak (July 7, 1947 – September 18, 2014) was part of the historic trio of Wytheville, Virginia with his brothers Dewey and Mike. Their tight family harmony, and Larry’s clever songwriting, brought them popularity in the 1970s.
He was a graduate of George Wythe High School and attended Wytheville Community College. He was an accomplished musician and song writer, Larry also performed with with Tim White and Dave Vaught as the VW Boys. For his role in the McPeak Brothers, he was inducted into the Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2010.


About the author

I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie

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