The Robert Cray Band
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Doors 7:30 p.m. | Show 9 p.m.
Tickets $20 - $ (plus processing fee)
Upper Balcony $20
Main Floor $55
Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world.
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 Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with Cray’s name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards. Four years ago Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
On August 28 the Mascot Label Group will celebrate the vibrancy of the Cray Band’s rocking rootsy blues, soul-filled ballads and timeless R&B with the release of 4 Nights of 40 Years Live. Through clips of concerts from the 80s and four recent shows, the evolution from the Cray Band unfolds. Comments by Cray and band members add depth. And interviews with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan and Buddy Guy put the band in perspective. The 3- piece set will be available in a variety of formats – 2 LPs + Mp3, 2 CDs + DVD, Blu-Ray + 2 CDs and digitally.
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 the influences into play throughout his career, but his teenage band was captivated by Southern Soul and the blues. “In the early days of the band we were getting back into O.V. Wright and paying attention to my favorite blues players; Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Albert King and especially Albert Collins,” Cray says.
Sponsored By: EHL Insurance, Rich & Lisa Hecker, Will & Karen Maupin, Edward Smith & Linda Carlson, Stirrett Johnsen, Inc.
Dinner Options (Main Floor patrons can order when they arrive)
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad - $17
Grilled chicken breast atop crisp romaine, coated in our classic caesar dressing with homestyle croutons and parmesan cheese. Served with bread sticks.
Tempura Cod and Chips - $17
Hand dipped pacific cod fillets in a light tempura batter served with jicama slaw and choice of french fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings. Tartar sauce, lemon, malt vinegar and ketchup included.
Crispy Bacon Mac & Cheese - $17
Spiral macaroni basking in a creamy smoked cheddar cheese sauce with a crispy bacon topping.
Homemade Meatloaf & Mash - $20
Chef Ted's delicious homemade meatloaf served with garlic ranch mashed potatoes, pan gravy and fresh vegetables.
Dessert Options - $7
Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter Cheesecake
Lemon Cream Cake with Fresh Berries
Chocolate Decadence Cake