Echopark Guitars will host a performance by blues sensation Larry McCray on Sunday afternoon to close out our 30th Anniversary Event
Larry McCray’s heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there’s no question. It’s been more than 25 years — award-winning ones at that — of scalding-hot and tasteful blues from the Arkansas-born, Michigan-based singer, guitarist, bandleader, songwriter and heir apparent to a lineage that includes personal influences and heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King & Albert King, all of whom he’s had the chance to meet and play with.
McCray’s numerous albums have blended reverence for that tradition with his own soulful spin on the form, and those achievements have been noted with an Orville H. Gibson Male Blues Guitarist of the Year award as well as the Top Guitarist prize in International Blues Matters’ 2014 writer’s poll.
Echopark Guitars and Norb Amplification owner Gabriel Currie will be on hand following the performance to give away an Echopark EchoCaster to one lucky winner. McCray’s performance will utilize the latest in amplification from these folks, as well as McCray’s own Echopark guitar.