Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Shreveport's own Pat McCann, guitarist, plays Jenna Bush rehearsal supper in Salado, Tx
An additional surprise when the groom's mother came up to McCann as he played. She said, "T-turn it up."
McCann won fans growing up in Shreveport by being a hot guitarist in rock bands such as the Warlocks, Gripping Force (you should see the photos) and Axis. In the early 70's he joined forces with Roger Barnes, George Hancock and several additional players in the quintet Heart's Island. They had a large fan base, a singular jazz/blues style, and went to California to record and experience oneness.
McCann made music in Jazziana and Rue du Lac before moving to Austin. Today he plays in Stop the Truck and the Mau Mau Chaplains in addition to his solo work.
Gear, you ask? Well, a Godin nylon-string electric through a Fishman amp. Electrically he's playing a Strat as well as a JR Beck slim hollowbody through a Fender Super Champ XD.
McCann plays it all, from jazz to country to RnB, but lately, he says, "I'm possessed by Django." If you can find a copy of his solo CD, "50 Years in De Nile," you'll love it.