Robert Cray and his band will perform at Rams Head on Stage on Monday, March 11. Robert last released the album Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm in 2017.
Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording, and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years, Robert and his band have recorded at least 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals, and arenas around the world.
Robert Cray has received five Grammy Awards and quite a few WC Handy blues awards. In 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Watch Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm perform “You Must Believe in Yourself” live for 885 KCSN in 2017 on YouTube:
In a recent concert review for Blues Rock Review, Ethan Burke praised a performance by “the legend himself.”
Robert Cray provided “smooth Sam Cooke-like vocals (his falsetto and vibrato are outstanding) and stingingly clean rhythm AND lead guitar (at this show amplified by three crystal clear Fender Super Reverbs).
“The setlist was quite satisfying considering there were elements of old and new. We got Cray classics like ‘Poor Johnny,’ ‘Right Next Door,’ ‘I Shiver,’ and ‘Chicken in the Kitchen.’ A couple of songs from the Hi Rhythm album appeared, including ‘I Don’t Care’ and the Tony Joe White-penned ‘Aspen, Colorado.’ Between most songs, Cray would comment in a fun and joking way, adding more comfort to the experience,” Ethan wrote.
Robert Cray Band
Rams Head on Stage
Monday, March 11
Doors @ 7pm