Larry Kaplan is best known for his songs of New England which have been recorded both by himself and by a number of folk artists and filmmakers since the 1970s. Larry has a clear tenor voice, a unique lyrical guitar style, and an engaging and interactive stage presence, but he is best known for his song writing. His songs are traditionally based and notable for their lyricism and rich melodies. Many of his songs have been sung by the likes of Bob Zentz, Gordon Bok, Anne Dodson, and Cindy Mangsen and are often mistaken for traditional ballads including Old Zeb, The Wreck of The Bayrupert and Song for Gale.
While a majority of Larry’s most popular songs involve themes related to the sea and rivers, others address subjects including topical stories, little known historical events, and ballads of rural life and the humour inherent in our day to day life. In recent years, Larry has been featured in folk clubs and major festivals across the UK, as well as in Europe and Canada as long-time fans and folks new to folk music come to hear him perform his own work.