“Anyone who comes into contact with Larry John McNally’s music intimately, knows that he is something quite special – a true songsmith and artist. Honest and inspiring. All of LJM’s recordings (and live performances for that matter) are important music listening for those serious about songs.”
|“Larry John McNally’s songs have the plainspoken eloquence of a Raymond Carver story with fluid
guitar work that recalls Hendrix.”
Larry John McNally’s career began in 1981 with the release of his debut album on Columbia Records. Perhaps best categorized as a “Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist”, he calls his blend of literary lyrics and blues/folk/jazz guitar style, “Folk-Hendrix”. He continues to record and perform both as a solo artist and with his trio in clubs and concert venues from Tokyo to Kokomo. He is well-known in many circles as a songwriter’s songwriter. His moody, guitar-driven, lyrical, thoughtful songs have been covered by artists from Don Henley (who rarely does outside songs) to Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes, the Staple Singers and Aaron Neville. LJM’s own recordings are coveted treasures among his devotees and delightful finds for those who happen upon them for the first time. They are filled with songs of passion, coming of age, angst, wonder, city lights, and more, all with the unique ability to create both an aural as well as visual cinematic-like impression.