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Interviewing The Legends, 18/08/2020

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Larry McCray blues singer and guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho

Larry McCray's heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there's no question. It's been 25 years -- award-winning ones at that -- of scalding-hot and tasteful blues from the Arkansas-born, Michigan-based singer, guitarist, bandleader, songwriter and heir apparent to a lineage that includes personal influences and heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all of whom he's had the chance to meet and play with. 

Make a point to see Blues sensation

Larry McCray
as he celebrates his new release of

“The Gibson Sessions”. This collection of classic songs will rock you to the core. The inclusion of guitar virtuosos Dickie Betts, Derek Trucks, David Hidalgo, and Jimmy Herring make this release a very special record. The vibe that’s been created makes this Blues compilation one of the best you could find in any corner of the world. Don’t miss the Larry McCray Tour when he comes to perform in a venue near you. You’ll have a night to remember.
To order send an e-mail to ​paulbkoch59@gmail.com

For more information

 about

Larry McCray

visit

https://www.facebook.com/LarryMcCrayOfficial

Guest, Larry McCray

Guest Name
Larry McCray
Guest Category
Guest Occupation
Blues Guitarist and Singer performed with B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King
Guest Biography

L  A  R  R  Y

M  c  C  R  A  Y

A BLUES LIVING LEGEND

LATEST RELEASE

'THE GIBSON SESSIONS'

featuring

DICKIE BETTS,DEREK TRUCKS,DAVID HIDALGO,

AND JIMMY HERRING

 

Larry McCray's heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there's no question. It's been 25 years -- award-winning ones at that -- of scalding-hot and tasteful blues from the Arkansas-born, Michigan-based singer, guitarist, bandleader, songwriter and heir apparent to a lineage that includes personal influences and heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all of whom he's had the chance to meet and play with. McCray's eight albums have blended reverence for that tradition with his own soulful spin on the form, and those achievements have been noted with an Orville H. Gibson Male Blues Guitarist of the Year award as well as the Top Guitarist prize in International Blues Matters' 2014 writer's poll. But there's a part of McCray here that has a rock 'n' roll beat too, and he's following ​that on his latest release,

THE GIBSON SESSIONS, a 12-song set featuring some of his personal favorites by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, the Doobie Brothers, the Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival and others, with help from six-string brethren such as Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts, Derek Trucks Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Jimmy Herring "The blues is my favorite, for sure. I get more out of it, feeling-wise, but I've always been a rock 'n' roll fan and I've always tried to write music that was rock 'n' roll friendly," McCray explains. He adds THE GIBSON SESSIONS is as much a Larry McCray album as the 1990 or 91 debut AMBITION or any of the others that followed in its wake. "I always try to move forward and remember where I came from," McCray says. This album is a way to do these songs I love and maybe get them heard by people who like that music already, but do it in my own way so I can have some of my personality and self-identity within the music."

Make a point to see Blues sensation Larry McCray
as he celebrates his new release of “The Gibson Sessions”. This collection of classic songs will rock you to the core. The inclusion of guitar virtuosos Dickie Betts, Derek Trucks, David Hidalgo, and Jimmy Herring make this release a very special record. The vibe that’s been created makes this Blues compilation one of the best you could find in any corner of the world. Don’t miss the Larry McCray Tour when he comes to perform in a venue near you. You’ll have a night to remember.

To order 'THE GIBSON SESSIONS' send an e-mail to ​paulbkoch59@gmail.com

For more information

 about

Larry McCray

visit

and  https://www.facebook.com/LarryMcCrayOfficial

Discography

Ambition (1990)

Delta Hurricane (1993)

Meet Me at The Lake (1996) with The Bluegills

Born to Play the Blues (1998)

Believe It (2000)

Blues is my Business (2001)

Live on Interstate 75 (2006)

Larry McCray (2007)

The Gibson Sessions (2015)

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Very special thanks to Magnolia Entertainment Paul B Koch for arranging this interview with Larry McCray and the dynamic duo of Doug & Don Newsom of BBS Radio for making the magic happen for each and every broadcast of Interviewing the Legends. If you have comments or suggestions for the show contact me at interviewingthelegends@gmail.com and please subscribe to my You Tube channel interviewing the legends with Ray Shasho for the very latest interviews … It’s REAL NEWS!

 

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