WQON, Q100.3 has added the new “Larry McCray ‘Blues Is My Business’” show to its weekly schedule. Every Monday, from 7-8 p.m., McCray will share his vast experience as a blues artist with his listening audience.
“We’re absolutely thrilled and proud to add Larry and his show,” said Jerry Coyne, Owner/Operator of Blarney Stone Broadcasting. “Our listeners have proven to be some of the most sophisticated music aficionados in Michigan, and we’re convinced that spending this hour with Larry will help to amplify their discerning tastes even more.”
McCray, 55, said he plans to share his experiences as a blues artist, his favorite music, interviews with other top blues musicians, and keep listeners abreast of the local blues scene, and which artists are playing at local and regional venues.
“I want to help put people more into immediate contact with the working blues community,” McCray said. “It’s quality music, but I don’t think it gets very good representation. I’m trying to educate people about the music – helping to preserve a dying culture. Blues is the only music that started in this country, but we’re getting less and less young people involved with it.”
The second youngest of nine siblings, McCray learned guitar from his older sister. His family moved from Magnolia, Arkansas to Saginaw, Michigan when he was 12, and after high school he went to work on a General Motors assembly line until he began producing music and touring.
His discography features nine works, including “Live on Interstate 75” in 2006, “Meet Me at The Lake” (1996) with The Bluegills, and “Blues is My Business” in 2001.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” McCray said of his new show. “We’ll let people know a little more about the music, who’s out there and what they’re doing. We’re going to have fun.”