This week, critically acclaimed American blues guitarist Larry McCray releases “Breaking News” – the second single taken from his highly anticipated new album “Blues Without You.”
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Poised to become a genre-shaping staple with the release of two major label albums in the 90’s, rustbelt Blues singer and guitarist Larry McCray proves he’s been hiding in plain sight with his first album in nearly seven years, “Blues Without You,” set for release on Friday March 25.
Produced Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith, the 12-track collection will be released via Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive Records (KTBA Records). The album features Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Joanna Connor, and Reese Wynans.
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Throughout his career, McCray’s life has imitated the rags-to-riches stories of the blues. Larry’s musical journey took him through many twists and turns, personal hardships, and dark moments. After meeting his current companion and collaborator, Peggy Smith, Larry found peace and was rediscovered by kindred spirits Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith.
“Writing this album made me feel proud, as it allows others to see me as more than a blues musician,” shares McCray. “The songs are reflective of my broad taste in music styles and the subject matter, although personal at times, is relatable to anyone’s life. Hopefully, the words and message of the songs will help others express their feelings in a similar synopsis.
“I feel totally reborn, with a whole new career, and I’m optimistic about what the future holds,” McCray continues. “But truthfully speaking, sometimes I do wish it would have happened 30 years ago. I would have been much more qualified for the job at that age than at 62,” he laughs.
“Larry McCray is a legend,” praises Bonamassa. “We have known that for 30 years. He is the last of the great blues shouters from the rust belt. In the spirit of BB King, Luther Allison and Little Milton, Larry is among the greats. It’s now up to the world to rediscover him. He has been here all along.”
“Working with Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith as producers was an opportunity of a lifetime,” credits McCray. “Having known and respected them as accomplished musicians first, it allowed me to trust their opinions even more and made this an incredibly fulfilling project.”