Artist Of The Day: Robert Cray

posted by Shane German on 02/26/2020

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame induction, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums.  

Growing up in the Northwest, Robert Cray listened to the gospel of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland’s soul, Jimi Hendrix’s rock guitar and the Beatles pop sounds. He would bring all of these influences into play throughout his career.

Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. On his latest album "That's What I Heard" Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs

"That's What I Heard" was recently added to the WYCE Music Library.

 

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