The distinguished Detroit-based blues guitarist LARRY MCCRAY will release his new studio album “Blues Without You” on March 25th 2022.
The album is produced by Josh Smith & Joe Bonamassa and will be released via Joe’s non-profit label KTBA Records.
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.
buttery horns, jowly rhythms, and chunky guitar…Raw Ramp Music Magazine
This weekend Larry released the second single titled: “Breaking News” taken from the forthcoming album (see music video, shared below).
The number delivers buttery horns, jowly rhythms, and chunky guitar to a number that bounces along like a Slab City school bus hopping potholes on a broken road to perdition.
Yep, this is a song about instability, struggle, and injustice… and although it throws back to the mid-1950s rockabilly blues era, it has its head fixed in today’s 21st century concerns (though it turns out our anxieties are not that much different to those in the Fifties i.e. war, ideological clashes, tense geopolitics, the rise of populism, and the impact on the poorest in society.)
Main photo: credit Peggy Smith