Music Photography: Larry McCray in the House of Blues


My family is blessed to attend Lake Forest Church, which has a creative staff that works to make messages innovative and relevant.

Music plays a vital role in our worship and the annual series Hope in a House of Blues brings in amazing artists to perform with our band.

Through a bit of luck and a connection with Lake Forest guitarist JB Eanes, the church brought in bluesman Larry McCray for an inspiring performance.

McCray has toured with such notables as The Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy and BB King, and his performance did not disappoint.

Bluesman Larry McCray at Lake Forest Church

Bluesman Larry McCray at Lake Forest Church

Larry McCray plays with the band at Lake Forest Church

Larry McCray plays with the band at Lake Forest Church

McCray plays a powerful rendition of "Soulshine"

McCray plays a powerful rendition of "Soul Shine"

McCray has opened for blues greats Robert Cray and the Allman Brothers among others

McCray has opened for blues greats Robert Cray and the Allman Brothers among others

Lake Forest band member JB Eanes works his guitar

Lake Forest band member JB Eanes works his guitar

McCray has a powerful voice to accompany his amazing guitar work

Blues is McCray's business, and, as the song says, business is good

The stage set added great atmospher for the House of Blues series

The stage set added great atmosphere for the House of Blues series

Lake Forest Worship Director Kyle Dillard leads a song

Lake Forest Worship Director Kyle Dillard leads a song

Vocal Director Reeve Coobs sings a solo

Vocal Director Reeve Coobs sings a solo

Dillard leads a song of worship

Dillard leads a song of worship

Lake Forest Pastor Mike Moses talks about "Doubt in the Ruins" as part of the House of Blues series

Lake Forest Pastor Mike Moses talks about "Doubt in the Ruins" as part of the House of Blues series