Larry McCray In The News

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Blues Rock Review

Larry McCray’s “Blues Without You” voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of 2022

Larry McCray’s Blues Without You has been voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of 2022. The album earned the top spot in Blues Rock Review’s annual Top 20 Albums list…read article

Rock & Blues Muse

Top 25 Albums of 2022

2022 brought so many outstanding blues, rock and roots albums. It wasn’t easy to narrow them down to twenty five choices. The Top 25 Albums of 2022 is in alphabetical order…read article


Blues Route: Larry McCray

In 1972, at age 12, McCray relocated to Saginaw, Mich., and moved in with his sister, following the well-trodden path of Southern Blacks embarking on the Great Migration. McCray notes, “B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Luther Allison— that style of music emerged from the post-war blues, which was born from the Delta…read article

Rolling Stone

Sixth Annual Allman Family Revival Tour to Honor Gregg Allman This Fall

Devon Allman has announced the sixth annual Allman Family Revival, which will see musicians paying tribute to the life and music of Gregg Allmanread article

Guitar World

Blues veteran Larry McCray teams up with Joe Bonamassa for his first album in 7 years, Blues Without You

Larry McCray has announced his first album in seven years, Blues Without You, will be released on March 25 and has been produced by Joe Bonamassa…read article

Guitar Player

After 20 Years in the Wilderness, Larry McCray Returns in Style With 'Blues Without You'

Larry McCray’s new album, Blues Without You (opens in new tab), is his first record of original material since 2007. McCray burst onto the scene as a major new voice in blues guitar way back in 1991, with the release of his debut album, Ambition (opens in new tab), followed two years later…read article

Blues Rock Review

Larry McCray announces “Blues Without You”

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 today’s announcement…read article

The Bluegrass Situation

Watch: Larry McCray “Down To The Bottom” (Feat. Warren Hayes)

“Albert King, Albert Collins and B.B. King really had the most influence on me because, in my mind, they were the greatest of their generation at playing the blues. And it took them their whole careers to achieve minor milestones…read article


Larry McCray - Blues Without You

Larry McCray’s in his sixties, life’s not been easy. He’s fell through the cracks a few times, personal hardships, dark moments and more besides. They say you need to have hit rock bottom to play the blues with sincerity…read article


Larry McCray shares his Blues Without You

You have to love the people who write press releases for the world and start it off with “Rust belt Blues guitarist…”. Then to see it across the internet as the PR is copy and pasted on multitudinous web sites: I am British and do not know, although I could guess, what that means…read article


Larry McCray - Blues Without You

It’s hard to believe it’s been fifteen long years since Larry McCray’s last all-new blues album (a self-titled release featuring the McCray traits of blues, soul and a splash of funk)…read article


Larry McCray - Blues Without You - Album Review

Larry McCray is a blues singer / songwriter / guitarist from Magnolia, Arkansas who after high school spent time on a General Motors assembly line before deciding that music was his passion and that was the road he was going to follow. In 1991 he brought us his debut album Ambition…read article

Larry McCray - Blues Without You

McCray’s first new album for 7 years and he’s produced here by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith. The album features Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Joanna Connor, and Reese Wynans…read article

Raw Ramp

Larry McCray Ruby Frets

McCray, the second youngest of nine siblings, grew up living on a farm and played on the rustbelt  club circuit near Saginaw, Michigan, with his brothers Carl on bass guitar and Steve on drums, in the early 1970s…read article