Jim McCarty my photo
Trudie and I were thrilled to meet the Mighty McCarty last December 28. I stood sidestage the entire set the Helldriver now call the Rockets once more. I really wanted his autograph so we bought 2 cds and gingerly approached Jimmy after the show. Totally what shocked me was when he turend around and saw me, he gave me a big hug them a got a knife to open our cds so the cover wouldn't tear! How sweet was that??
Well I have had the pleasure to see him play again and hang out at Mario's for Susie Forkin's birthday. He is a phenomenal guitar player for certain. I met up with Ivan Kral and Cindy at the show and Ivan watched every lick with great fascination.
Though I love many Detroit Rockers as you aleady know... Detroit Rock n Roll started for me the with Detroit Wheels!
Hee is Jimmy's bio on his Facebook page HERE
James William McCarty (born June 1, 1945) is an American blues rock guitarist from Detroit, Michigan. He has performed with Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, the Buddy Miles Express, Cactus, the popular Detroit rock band The Rockets, the Detroit Blues Band, Mystery Train, The Hell Drivers and now called The Rockets.
He also recorded with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Seger. He plays in a heavy blues-rock style that has inspired fledgling guitar players for more than 40 years.
In 2006, he participated in a Cactus reunion, performing in New York City, Sweden, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. It coincided with the release of a new Cactus album, Cactus V. In 2007, Cactus played a Detroit date, a McCarty homecoming, to a sold-out, standing room only house.