Robert Cray Band Tickets
Robert Cray is a blues singer and guitarist who has won five Grammy Awards and has had a critically acclaimed solo career while he has also led his band called Robert Cray Band, into significant success. With his band has released over nineteen studio albums since 1980, and still continues to tour and record more songs. He made an appearance at the renowned Crossroads Guitar Festival, and gave much support to fellow artist Eric Clapton on his world tour in 2006-07. Cray was inducted into the Blue Hall Of Fame in 2011. He formed his own band towards the beginnings of the eighties and his band’s current lineup includes Tony Braunagel as the drummer, Jim Pugh as the keyboardist and Richard Cousins as the bass guitarist. The group’s 2007 album titled Live From Across the Pond was a chart topper on US Blues charts and the albums This Time( 2010), Twenty (2005), Shoulda Been Home (2001), Take Your Shoes Off (1999) and Some Rainy Morning (1995) have all been Number Twos on the charts. Robert Cray Band tickets are the popular talk of town being a favorite among blues fans.
Cray began playing the guitar when he was still a teenager. He was continually intrigued with the genre throughout his years at the Virginia- based Denbigh High School where he began collecting such records. Initially, he wanted to pursue a career in architecture, but by the time he began studying in that direction, he also formed a band called Steakface that has often been referred to as the best Lakewood band ever heard of. Cray’s talent with vocals and guitar skills contributed significantly to the band’s set list that covered songs by The Faces, Spirit, Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, The Grease Band, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix and Quicksilver Messenger Service. By the time Cray turned twenty he had been inspired by several of his heroes from the likes of Muddy Winters, Freddie King and Albert Collins in their live concerts, which convinced Cray to form his own band. This band was later to gain fame as Robert Cray Band.
Cray started playing in college towns over the West Coast and by the late seventies, was living the Oregon in the area of Eugene where he created Robert Cray Band while alongside collaborating with Curtis Salgado in the project known as Cray-Hawks. Cray played as the uncredited bassist of a band in a 1978 movie called National Lampoon’s Animal House where the house party was entertained by the band titled Otis Day and the Knights. Cray experienced many years of success before he was offered in 1982 to sign with Mercury Records. His third studio offering called Strong Persuader, which involved Dennis Walker as the producer, won him a Grammy Award, when around the same time his crossover single titled Smokin’ Gun brought him much recognition in wider circles.
Robert Cray Band has by now become the opening act for big stars from the likes of Eric Clapton, while simultaneously their shows sold huge venues. Cray has normally prefers playing fender guitars of the Stratocaster and Telecaster models, both of which are available from the brand. Cray has played along with John Lee Hooker on his studio album Boom Boom, in which he performed the guitar solo called Same Old Blues Again. He was featured again in another Hooker album called The Healer in which he has played the guitar for Baby Lee. Cray’s entire band has backed Hooker on his title track from the album Mr. Lucky released in 1992, in which Cray has sung and played the guitar. Robert Cray Band’s albums have been hits not only in the United States but in parts of Europe and the United Kingdom where these albums entered up to the top fifteen hits. Get hold of those Robert Cray Band tickets, jazz up and be there for a romantic bluesy evening filled with blue melodies.
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