Larry McCray’s 2022 release “Blues Without You” made #1 on Blues Rock Review’s list of the Top 20 Albums of 2022, as chosen by both editors and fans. Check out the full Top 20.
“Blues Without You is a damn near perfect blues record. This release is not just about great vocals, great musicianship or great songs, it’s about Larry McCray the artist. This is a record that comes along once in a lifetime for any artist. The songs, emotion, and artistry on this release are the encapsulation of decades of hard work. Blues Without You is truly an incredible record and should become a record that blues enthusiasts are listening to and talking about for years.”– Jamie Warden, Blues Rock Review
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About Larry McCray
Larry McCray first emerged on the international stage with his debut release on Point Blank/Virgin in 1990. Through the 1990’s and behind 4 albums on that label, he quickly ascended the hierarchy of the blues and roots world, not just as a guitarist who could slay but also as an impassioned singer who could knock out audiences with his soulful, barrel-chested vocals. Over the past three decades of nonstop touring and recording, Larry has played and shared the stage with such blues and rock greats as BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Jonny Lang, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert Collins, and Joe Bonamassa. No stranger to the deep and endless world of the jam band universe either, Larry is beloved by and has performed with many of the greats in that world, including touring with The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, Phil Lesh, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, and countless others.
“McCray presents the same kind of two-fisted combo that made giants like B.B. and Freddie King such formidable artists, with not only the ability to play blisteringly effective solos but also a voice that can rival the best blues singers from any bygone age.”– Guitar Player