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reb

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larry mcray
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:28:54 AM »
i had never heard of larry mcray; i normally record a couple hours of music on pbs, saturday nights.  'backstage' is one of the programs in that time slot i record.

after listening to mcray, he is a guitar nut-likely worse than i am.  just look at the variety of les pauls he drags up onstage.  then, what i noticed is his tasteful use of effects....not normal 'blues', but they fit, imo, really well.  he must use an autowah of some sort. i couldn't catch his foot moving a lot....or maybe his feet work better'n mine...i thought the guy was really impressive. 'old blues' structure, but 'new' stuff thrown in.  enjoy!

http://wkar.org/post/larry-mccray-backstage-pass

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 10:18:46 AM »
Good stuff Reb. Good singer too.

The wah sound on the 2nd song is the keyboard player.

But later in other tunes, he definitely steps on a regular wah pedal.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 11:29:37 AM by robert »

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Re: larry mcray
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 01:39:29 PM »
Great post Reb - thanks.  8)

Very impressive guitarist and very good singer too. He plays with the spirit of the blues ... if you do that the format doesn't need to be pure blues.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 12:10:12 AM »
I've never heard of him either, but I enjoyed that from start to finish. Thanks for turnin' me on to that Reb.

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Re: larry mcray
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 07:37:20 PM »
you're very welcome, zag :)