Robert Cray ( born August 1, 1953 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American blues guitarist and singer. Along with other innovative blues musicians and songwriters such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood he became known in the 1980s to a wider audience.
From a young age began Cray to play the guitar. In high school, he discovered his love of the blues. At the age of twenty years he had seen concerts of his idols like Albert Collins, Freddie King and Muddy Waters and decided to form his own band. With this he played concerts on the west coast of the United States. In 1978 Cray his first recording on the market. Four of his albums, including Strong Persuader, were awarded a Grammy. The single Smokin 'Gun was very successful in the radio, and his song I Was Warned was awarded in 1993 with the Living Blues Award. In 2006 he played the opening act on the Back- Home - Tour of Eric Clapton. In 2011 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame Blues Foundation. Throughout his career, there were several guest appearances in publications of other musicians, including such well-known stars such as John Lee Hooker, BB King, Eric Clapton and Keb 'Mo'.
Robert Cray Band
- Les Falconer: Drums
- Dover Weinberg: Keyboards
- Richard Cousins : bass