Larry Keel On Mountain Stage The bluegrass musician from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains has been a musician at Tokyo Disneyland and has won flatpicking competitions in Colorado. With his band Natural Bridge, Keel played a set of fiery, authentic music on Mountain Stage.

Larry Keel On Mountain Stage

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/25/2008

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Set List

  • "Crocodile Man"
  • "Diamond Break"
  • "Bitten by a Snake/BlackJack"

In addition to his work with Natural Bridge, Larry Keel also records with his brother Gary. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Larry Keel and his band Natural Bridge have taken their brand of fiery, authentic bluegrass around the world. Keel grew up immersed in the mountain music of his father and brother, before traveling to Japan to play guitar at Tokyo Disneyland. Upon returning home, Keel won the prestigious flatpicking award at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass festival.

Now making his living more as a composer than a competitor, Keel and his band — which includes his wife Jenny Keel on bass, mandolin player Mark Schimick and Jason Flournoy on banjo — are set to release a new album titled Backwoods. The group did several stints in 2008 with flat-picking phenomenon Tony Rice.