McNally Waters is Larry John McNally and Harry Waters
After a long, insanely successful career writing songs for other musicians – The Eagles, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, and Rod Stewart, to name a few — it was time for Larry John McNally to begin writing songs for himself. One night, after mentioning to a friend that he was a fan of the Holy Grail of organs, the Hammond B3, that friend hooked him up with Harry Waters.
Waters, son of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, had already made his own name in the industry, having performed with his father, Ozric Tentacles, Marianne Faithful, Tom Jones, Dean Ween and Nick Cave; sharing stages with the Stones, Dylan, Young, Gilmour, and Vedder; as well as fronting his own jazz band, The Harry Waters Band.
McNally Waters were only a few songs into their partnership when they were offered an international tour, where they solidified their sound night after night on stage. In 2019, McNally Waters opened five UK shows on the Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Tour.
With their second full-length album delayed by COVID-19, they have released an EP named for its title track, “Bang Bang,” an incredibly timely, yet timeless, collection of three tracks that showcase the musical niche the pair carved out for themselves among blues, country, rock and folk. The second album will be released in the fall of 2021 in time for a tour of the northeast US and their appearance at ProgStock Festival 2021.