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Blues Rock

Larry Mccray

If contemporary blues has a longterm future as we boldly venture into the 21st century, it's very likely that guitarist Larry McCray will play a recurring role in its ongoing development. His first two albums, Ambition and Delta Hurricane, signal both a strong commitment to the tradition and the vision to usher the genre in exciting new directions. McCray's first influence on guitar was none other than his sister, Clara, who toured regionally around Arkansas with her own combo, the Rockets.

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Monster Truck

There's something comforting about a band name that delivers exactly what you are expecting to hear. The band realizes the potential for a sort of kitsch status being inadvertently placed upon them. However those curious to dig deeper will quickly realize their conviction for delivering authentic and original hard rock tunes. The band was formed in 2009 by Jon Harvey (Bass & Lead vocals), Jeremy Widerman (Guitar & Vocals), Brandon Bliss (Organ & Vocals) and Steve Kiely (Drums & Vocals) as somewhat of a side-project for their other more serious bands (The Reason, Saint Alvia).

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Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop (born 14 November 1951 in San Diego, California) is an American singer and guitarist. He had a major hit in 1977 with the song "On and On"; his other hits include "Save It for a Rainy Day," "Everybody Needs Love," and "It Might Be You," the theme from the movie Tootsie. He has also performed many movie themes, including the theme from National Lampoon's Animal House, which he sang in a falsetto voice.

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Dixie Fried

There is more than one band with the name Dixie Fried.The one below represents Dixie Fried from West Lothian ,Scotland,United Kingdom. “Dixie Fried touches a nerve not unlike a rusty stylus dropped upon a Son House 45” – Barry Gordon (The Scotsman) “…brings the Mississippi blues to Union Jack in a way that would make RL Burnside and Carl Perkins proud.” – Wolfarelli “…leaving Craig Lamie sounding downbeat, but not downtrodden” - The Blues Bunny

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Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

Chicken Shack was a British blues group from the sixties, Front man and guitarist was Stan Webb born in London in 1946. The group played blues on the Blue Horizon label in a similar style to the early Fleetwood Mac,.
Singer Christine Perfect (Christine McVie) left after marrying John McVie (bassist) with Fleetwood Mac. Christine later joined Fleetwood Mac in their second reincarnation.
Chicken Shack continued to record through the seventies with various band members and occasional change of name to Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack.

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The Pack A.D.

Known for their explosive live performances and the ability to generate a massive sound with only two members, The Pack A.D. plays garage/rock/pop/blah blah/bit of blues, that is fierce, unapologetic, and loud as hell. They also like soup. Their 3rd album, we kill computers, will be released in stores and online on April 27, 2010.

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Dan Auerbach

Daniel Q. Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues/rock group from Akron, Ohio, and has some additional solo work. He is also a cousin of the late Robert Quine. Formerly of the 3 piece band The Barnburners from Akron from 2000 until 2002. Auerbach became infatuated with blues music during his childhood after being exposed to old records by his father. In a technique similar to many earlier blues players, Auerbach often uses an index finger fingerpick along with his thumb to play chords.

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