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August 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$48
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Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (April 28 / Jay-Vee Records), the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound.
Cray’s signature blend of rhythm and blues, pop, rock, soul, and traditional blues have made him a standout, prompting Guitar Player Magazine to declare: “Cray is not only making great music, he’s making history.”
His Grammy-winning 1986 album Strong Persuader made Cray a leader of the ’80s blues resurgence alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and propelled hits “Smoking Gun” and “Right Next Door (Because of Me)” onto the charts the year of its release. He followed that success with his next Grammy winner, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1988), which featured the hit single of the same name.
Robert Cray has lead a celebrated career as a blues musician. In the 1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House, Cray was the uncredited bassist in the house party band Otis Day and the Knights. In 1992, Cray was invited to play at the “Guitar Legends” concerts in Seville, Spain where he played a signature track, “Phone Booth”. He supported Eric Clapton on his 2006-2007 world tour, even performing with Clapton on backup guitar for the Cream song “Crossroads”. And in 2011, Cray was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.
Robert Cray is one of a few precious talents with the vision to successfully usher blues into the next century. Just as importantly, his immensely popular records have helped jump-start the contemporary blues boom that still is in full motion today.