Larry Acquaviva was born on the east side of Detroit in 1965. Music was the first thing he gravitated towards. After high school, he tried some college, then hitchhiked across America in search of his muse. He met the boys of Widespread Panic in Athens in the fall of 1987 and traveled with them for five years, then set out on his own in 1992. He married his wife in 1995, and since then has produced radio plays, films, and children's books, recorded hundreds of songs, and played live countless times. He has traveled all over America, up into Canada, down into Mexico, and through Guatemala. Over the course of four years, he has written seven books. Since meeting in high school, he and his wife have lived in Michigan, Georgia, Texas, and Georgia again. They have no children and one cat.