About us

The Bad Larrys are a talented acoustical duo, from the Flathead Valley in Montana, featuring Jay Aiken on acoustic guitar and Chris Arndt on upright bass. 
Their signature sound features tight vocal harmonies with amusing and often off-beat story telling:  fun enough for the young and smart enough for the adult.  The Bad Larrys are a mix of genuine Americana music mixed with a touch of Prairie Home Companion...Willie Nelson meets Lake Wobegon.  Their repertoire includes everything from Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Junior Brown, Southern Culture on the Skids, Simon & Garfunkel, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Corb Lund, Greg Brown and even some countrified Aerosmith, Queen and Beyonce.

The Bad Larrys play state and county fairs, weddings, corporate and private events as well as ski resorts, restaurants and bars throughout the United States.  This summer they played fairs in Nevada, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana including the MN State Fair, the Montana State Fair, and the Clark County Nevada Fair.  The last several winter seasons have been largely spent at the Big Sky Ski Resort as the house band at Chet's Bar in the Huntley Lodge.

While The Bad Larrys duo can cover almost any size venue, the duo can become a trio if you so desire.  Ed Boggs, a talented multi-instrumentalist from the Flathead Valley, brings mandolin and fiddle to our acoustic guitar, upright bass and vocal harmonies.  The Bad Larrys with Ed can play any size venue.