John McNally's Retrospective
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John, Pat Recob and Dustin Arbuckle at BB's 2014 with Allen Fishell and Brandon Hudspeth in the backgound.
John, Allen Fishell, Dustin Arbuckle, Pat Recob and Brandon Hudspeth at BB's 2014
John at BB's Lawnside BBQ 2014
John McNally coaxing the blues from a Stratocaster to an electrified crowd. Live at Uncle Bo's this year
John with Lee McBee in 2010
John with Little Hatch at Pretzels Lounge KC in 1996. In the background, Jaisson Taylor drums, Joe Whitfield bass.
John and Pat Recob. KC Spirit Festival late 1990's.
John McNally Band at Uncle Bo's. Rick Bruner on Drums. Stan Stuckey on bass.
Dangerfield McNally performing on the Main Stage at 1991 KC Blues & Jazz Festival. Pat Recob, John and Don Dangerfield.
John with Lee McBee at BB's KC in 2010.
John McNally Band late 1990's. Craig Akin, John, Ken Lovern and Allen Fishell.
John McNally Band mid 1990's. Kurt Morrow, Don Dangerfield, Allen Fishell, John, Jimmy Beisman.
Ken Lovern, Dan Christiansen and John as "The Soulcats". The hottest organ Jazz trio in Kansas City for 10 years!
John McNally with Little Hatch at BB's KC in 1995. Jaisson Taylor on the drums.
John with Lee McBee and the Confessors at BB's KC. Bob Burke on drums, Brother Pat Recob on bass, in 2010.
John with Little Hatch at Nightmoves KC in 1996.
John with Don Dangerfield and Pat Recob, early 1990's. Pat Recob is arguably one of the finest blues bass players on the planet Earth.
The Soulcats: Ken Lovern, Dan Christiansen & John McNally. One of KC's great Organ Jazz Trios, 1997 - 2007. Bluesy, gritty Souljazz in the Bluenote Records tradition. This gig is at Plaza Live.
John McNally Band. Parkville Festival mid 1990's.
Dangerfield McNally Band late 1980's. Charlie Barber, John, Don Dangerfield and Dan Bliss.
John McNally and the Esquires 1994 KC Blues Society Band of the Year. Here at KC Spirit Festival.
John McNally Duo & Trio from late 1990's through 2008. John with Ken Lovern on piano and Craig Akin on bass. More Cole and Basie style blues.
John McNally Duo & Trio from late 1990's through 2008. Ken Lovern on piano, Pat Recob on bass and John on guitar and vocals. This was Nat "King" Cole and Count Basie style blues!
John performing on the Main Stage at 1992 KC Blues & Jazz Festival.
John with Fender Jazzmaster in 1973. Ampeg tube amp with 15 inch speaker. Learning about tone.
John McNally and the Esquires 1994 KC Spirit Festival. Pat Recob singing the blues. Allen Fishell on drums.
John with The Nashville Echoes in 1974. Blues kissed country music. "We traveled to club gigs every weekend. George Winters, on bass, taught me the basics of running a tight band."
John with the Nashville Echos in 1974, Tom Wilkinson on drums. At The Old Hilltop Club.
John's guitar collection in 1974. John was a freshman in High School and playing paid gigs every weekend. The Gibson Les Paul goldtop was a favorite guitar then as now.
Don Dangerfield, John and Dan Kozak early 1980s. The band was called "Moonlight Blues".
John McNally with bassist John Wise in 1985. Wise was the "king bass player" of the KC Blues scene from the late 1970's through the late 1980's. Wise played in Colt 45, Blue Plate Special, Blues Express and Dangerfield McNally.
John performs on the Main Stage at 1991 KC Blues & Jazz Festival. Pat Recob on bass in background.
Dangerfield McNally Band, in the midtown KC studio, 1993.
John at Por'e Richards late 1980's. Charlie Barber on bass.
John with bassist Stan Stuckey. Stan is an exemplary musician with a very economical style and decades of performance experience. Rehearsal for West Side Blues recording session in 2011.