In case you were wondering...

Was born in Cleveland, OH:
  • Accomplished nothing; left at 9 months.
Grew up in Detroit, MI:
  • Attended Shulze Elememtary/Jr High School.
  • Graduated (Class President!!) in Jan 1965.
  • Attended Cass Tech and Graduated in Jan '68.
  • Edited the underground newspaper "Yellow."
  • Sang in the choir and composed original music for several plays.
  • Attended Beaverbrook Summer Music Camp (1965 & 67).
  • Was thrown out for smoking pot in '67.
  • Studied guitar with Bruce Oatley, Carl Bernstein, and Joe Fava
  • Played in: The Shadesman, The Back and Back Boo Funny Music Band, The Family Medicine Chest and The Gold Brothers, with appearances at the "Red Roach" coffeehouse on Plum Street and the world famous "Grande Ballroom."
  • Lived around Wayne Campus circa 1968-9 and then co-founded the "Trout Fishing in America" Commune in Southfield 1969.
  • Played with Joe Rosanova and The Vineyard at "Gino's Falcon Showbar" and in the second version of The Naked Lunch at the "Duchess Lounge."
  • Taught guitar at Cailotto Music.
Moved to Cambridge, MA (1970) and lived in a Barn on Mass. Ave.:
  • Played for spare change on Cambridge Common.
  • Played briefly with the "Bosstown Sound" band Ill Wind.
  • Co-founded the James Montgomery Band.
  • Started the Larry Carsman Blues Band.
  • Started the Larry Carsman Trio & Quartet, which appeared in coffeehouses and nightclubs throughout New England. The quartet also opened concerts for Bonnie Raiit, Blood Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Leon Redbone , Livingston Taylor, The Flying Burrito Brothers and many others.
  • Taught guitar at Scorpio Music, Jeff Furst's School of Contemporary Music and then independently at home.
  • Studied Classical guitar with Lance Gunderson, Andrew Caponigro and Hugh Geoghagen.
Moved to St. Thomas ,USVI in 1977:
  • Played solo at many hotels and restaurants.
  • Played with Keith Husband at the legendary Big Bamboo in Red Hook.
  • Played with bands at The Greenhouse, The Dove and other locations.
  • Played in a duo with Susan Lewis.
  • Taught privately.
Returned to Boston area in 1984:
  • Played with Misty Morning at numerous Chinese restaurants, clubs, and many functions.
  • With flautist Peter Bloom formed Duo C & B, which recorded the CD .Amaroso, the Heartbeat of Brazil. Performed at many functions. Still play every summer at the Post Office Square Park Lunch Series.
  • Is a member of Copley Chamber Players.
  • Led Pop and the Hots for functions. Also played functions with Shirim and the Klezmer Conservatory Band.
  • Formed several new iterations of The Larry Carsman Blues Band, performing in local Boston area clubs and schools.
  • Freelanced as guitarist and vocalist with many Blues and R&B Bands.
  • Freelanced as guitarist and singer with society bands including The Winniker Orchestra, Eddie Madden Orchestra.
  • Taught at Cambridge Music.
  • Studied guitar with Robert Sullivan.
  • Appeared on recordings with Scott Shetler and Glenn Shambroom.
  • Plays occasionally with Aardvark, Boston's avant-garde jazz orchestra and Mark Harvey's Jazztet.
  • Played "First Night" at Worcester, Providence, and Boston with Evan Harlan's Excelsior.
  • Played "First Night" at Quincy with Sarah Carsman, and with Billy Novick .
  • Sang choral music under Lorna Cooke DeVaron and later under George Emlen in the NEC Camerata.
  • Also sang in Wellesley & Framingham Unitarian churches under various conductors.