The Robert Cray Band at Golden State Theatre
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 Grammy nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, Blues Hall of Famer icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record 16 Billboard-charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker.
As ever with Robert Cray’s undefinable sound, his music remains stubbornly beyond category. Although blues is the foundation, his music is a melting pot of traditional American rock, soul, jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.