You are here: Home > G to H > Lari Goss
Lari Goss is best known within the Christian music industry in the areas of music production, orchestral arranging and keyboard artistry. He has produced critically acclaimed projects for such artists as The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Cathedrals, The Martins, Larnelle Harris, The Gaither Vocal Band, Janet Paschal, and many others. In 1979 Lari produced Steve Darmody's first CD, Shall We Learn to Be Friends. The next decade they linked up together again for Steve's third CD, Hymns on Heaven and the Second Coming. Now, in their third decade of collaboration, Lari is producing Steve's seventh CD.

Along with Lari's impressive list of production credits, he is equally recognized on both sides of the industry for his signature orchestral arrangements. He has orchestrated music for such secular music giants as Warner Bros., Capitol, RCA, Columbia; and such artist names as Glen Campbell, Ray Price, B.J. Thomas and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Additionally, Lari has arranged and conducted music for such prestigious entities as the Grammy Awards, the Peoples Choice Awards, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The London Philharmonic Symphony, with whom he has recorded several award-winning albums.

Whether arranging for ten or 100 pieces, his music is consistently noted by the dimension of unparalleled quality, undergirding power and heartwarming richness it lends alongside the other musical components of a project. When music is to stir the heart and emotions of the listener is the requirement, Lari is widely recognized as the arranger of choice.

In addition to being one of gospel music's most respected producers and arrangers, Lari also is an accomplished artist in his own right. He has recorded several successful piano/keyboard albums and has written scores of songs, including the widely performed and recorded "Cornerstone". His keyboard style is distinctive and unique and his "Goss Sound" is legendary in the recording industry.

Lari is a native of Cartersville, Georgia. He resides in Nashville with his wife Carolyn and their family. He is the proud father of four sons, Benjamin ("BJ"), Nicholas, Jonathan, and Cameron, and the grandfather of three. Second only to spending time with his family, Lari gains the most pleasure from doing what he does best, touching the hearts of people through music.