Arkansas-based and Michigan-bred Larry McCray is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader that takes blues soul and rocks it to new heights.
“I’ve always loved blues from a feeling-state, but have been a rock and roll fan, so I write music that’s rock-friendly,” Larry says.
He’s met and played with kings of blues influences B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King and his 25-plus year career has led him across genre boundaries drawing attention worldwide with his own savage blues-rock guitar and warm, soulful vocals.
Magnolia Records released McCray’s first live album in 2005. In November of 2006, Larry’s studio record, Larry McCray, was released and gained popularity from coast to coast in the U.S. also making a splash in Europe.
He’s earned an Orville H. Gibson Males Blues Guitarist award and the Top Guitarist prize in the International Blues Matters 2014 Writers poll. In 2015 he won the Sunshine Sonny Payne award for Excellence in Blues.
Larry’s latest CD release, The Gibson Sessions, features some of his personal favorite rock tunes including songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, ZZ Top, Greg Allman, CCR and more and are performed with guitar virtuosos Dickie Betts, Derek Trucks, David Hidalgo and Jimmy Herring. Larry’s rock/blues offerings are certain to bring the fans to their feet.
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