When are the blues a good thing? When they are played by mid Michigan’s own award-winning blues guitarist, Larry McCray to help local people continue with recovering after the floods a year later!

Coleman Faith United Methodist Church is pleased to announce Larry and his band will perform Friday, August 20 at 7 p.m. under the church portico in a concert to raise funds for continued flood recovery assistance in Gladwin and Midland counties. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a wonderful evening of great music outdoors while helping those who are still working to put their homes and lives back together. 

Faith UMC has a dedicated group for flood recovery work that has contributed over 600 hours of volunteer time in 2021 alone. Funds generated through the concert will be used directly through the church group to conduct the recovery work. Faith UMC also houses volunteer groups that come in to help with flood recovery work in Gladwin and Midland counties. 

Larry’s three-decade career has taken him around the world from his family roots in Arkansas and Saginaw and earned him acclaim from blues and rock musicians who are legendary in their own right. He has played in some of the world’s most famous blues festivals from Monterey, California to King Biscuit in Arkansas, to the UK and across Europe. And he’s not stopping yet! 

Larry, with brother Steve on drums, bassist Corey Ingram and Shawn MacDonald on keyboards are coming to Coleman off performances at the Turtle Mountain Festival in Minot, ND and the King Biscuit Mini Bash in Helena, Arkansas, followed by the Full Moon Blues Fest in Grand Junction, MI. Not to mention upcoming recording sessions with fellow blues icon Joe Bonamassa yet this fall!

The concert will be held Friday, August 20 at 7 p.m. at the parking lot of Coleman Faith United Methodist Church. Admission is by donation, with the proceeds to benefit the ongoing flood recovery work facilitated through the church. Additional donations can be made online via the church Facebook event GoFundMe link or by checks made out to the church and marked as “concert.” Address donations by mail to Faith UMC, P.O. Box 376, Coleman, MI 48618

Faith United Methodist Church is located at 209 E. Jefferson Street in Coleman, at the corner of Fifth Street and Jefferson. Patrons are asked to bring their own lawn chairs for seating, with space at the adjacent Coleman City Park also available for seating. Details are available at the event page on Facebook, through the church office at 989-465-6181, website, or through Ann Sigsby at 989-615-2599.

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