Larry provides a lot of spice, and variety in the sound of the band. Born in Newark and raised in Hillside, New Jersey; Larry was influenced by some of the early Country Rock bands, like Pure Prairie League, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and The Eagles. He started to play this kind of music during the 70's, in his early bands in New Jersey, like The Uncle Skunk band.
Gaynor moved to the Daytona Beach area in 78, and began to pick with local musicians. Among others, Larry played with local legend, Tommy Brown. Then he started playing with a group of guys that came down from Ohio. They called themselves "Austin". For the next seven years, Larry Gaynor was a pivotal member of the very popular Central Florida group.
During this time, Larry also got a degree in Engineering, and began a second career in that field, for Eltec Instruments. He is still doing quite well there.
However, he still stayed busy in music. In 1989 he teamed up with, John Payne and Jeff Fidler, along with Chuck Peterson, to form Borderline. This band was popular in the Daytona area until 1993.
Between 1993 and 1999, Gaynor picked from time to time with friends, Fidler, Payne and Peterson, was very busy in his job and raising his family.
However, in late 1999 Larry, along with Payne and Fidler decided to form another ongoing project, which they named Dixie Rex. Larry brings a wide variety of musical talent and knowledge to the project. He is comfortable with Southern Rock, Country, or Bluegrass, and audiences love to hear the different sounds he is capable of producing. He is also a big part of the fun on state. He calls the band his therapy. We think he may need more.... Just kidding. We plan to keep him pickin' and a grinnin' with Dixie Rex for a long time.