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Member Since 6/13/2006
Band Website www.larrymccrayband.com
Band Members Larry McCray:
Lead Guitar and Vocals
Steve McCray:
Drums and Vocals
Stanley:
Bass Guitar
Mike Lynch:
Organist/Keyboard
Influences McCray's first influence on guitar was none other than his sister, Clara, who toured regionally around Arkansas with her own combo, the Rockets. Clara never got to record her Freddie King-styled blues for posterity -- but her little brother has at least partially made up for that omission. Larry followed Clara up to Saginaw, MI, in 1972. She turned him on to the joys of the three Kings (B.B., Freddie, and Albert), Albert Collins, and Magic Sam, and Larry added superheated rock licks ( la Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers) to his arsenal as he began playing the local circuit with his brothers Carl on bass and Steve on drums.
Sounds Like Some of the greatest blues and blues-based guitarists, like Jimi Hendrix or Albert King, have created classic sounds on a Gibson Flying V. Other greats, like Clapton or Beck, have found it in a Les Paul. With bluesman Larry McCray you get the best of both worlds.
Record Label Magnolia Records - Independent Label