Robert Cray | Des Moines, IA
Friday, September 25
HOYT SHERMAN PLACE THEATRE
1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA
• All Ages
• Reserved Seats
• Doors at 7pm
• Show at 8pm
Onsale: Friday, August 28 @ 10am
Robert Cray, 5x Grammy winner (15x nominee) releases In My Soul -a rich emotion of classic soul storytelling that never strays from his incomparable guitar mastery. A behind the scenes EPK takes fans inside the music.
Produced by Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, John Mayer) the 10 song album blends funky originals with surprising covers. A bonus track “Pillow” is included on the limited edition CD.
First single “You Move Me,” is classic Cray with his signature slicing guitar leads woven throughout. The bulk of In My Soul is made up of original material with a few covers including Otis Redding’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and “Your Good Thing (Is About to End)” and “Deep in My Soul” by the late Bobby “Blue” Bland. “I didn’t want to change it—just do it pretty straight up as a tribute to Bobby, who was one of my real heroes,” says Cray.
“When I think of Robert Cray, I think of a great singer,” says Jordan. “Most people gravitate to his guitar playing because he’s such a gunslinger, but I don’t. He’s got so much soul it’s ridiculous.”
Wall Street Journal says In My Soul is “a tasteful, laid-back album, and while there’s plenty of Cray’s distinctive guitar playing, there’s more to the new LP than fiery licks.” UK Daily Mirror calls the album “Impressive” and gives it 4 stars.
Widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time, The New Yorker calls him “one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now “ and Rolling Stone Magazine credits him with having “reinvented the blues with his distinct razor sharp guitar playing”
The youngest living member to be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Robert Cray has sold over 12 million records , has his own line of Fender guitars and has established himself as a genre defining artist- a signature blend of r&b, pop, rock, soul and traditional blues.
This year marks the 40th year since the formation of the Robert Cray Band. The band includes Cray (vocals/guitar), longtime bassist Richard Cousins, Dover Weinberg (back with the band on piano/keyboard) and Les Falconer (drums).