Gaven Largent '14 | Handley 100th Notable
Gaven Largent ’14

Gaven Largent began playing guitar at age 8, resophonic guitar at age 9, and at age 13 was invited to perform with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. While still in high school, Largent performed with several bands including Bud’s Collective and Lonesome Highway.

After graduating from Handley in 2014, he toured with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper for a year before joining bluegrass super-group Blue Highway. It was with Blue Highway that Gaven received a Grammy nomination for their album, “Original Traditional.”

After a three-year international tour playing dobro with Blue Highway, Gaven joined Dailey and Vincent on both dobro and banjo. He then joined The Dan Tyminski Band with Maddie Denton (fiddle), Jason Davis (banjo), and Grace Davis (bass).

Gaven Largent has become a highly sought-after studio musician. His dobro playing has been described as once in a generation. In addition to dobro, Gaven is accomplished on the banjo, guitar, and mandolin and is a world-class vocalist.

Though touring and session work keep Gaven busy, he is also a respected luthier building dobros in his woodworking shop.

”Playing music full time has been a goal and dream for me since I was eight years old when I started, and to do it now seems surreal. I hope I can make all the family, friends and fans proud!”

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