Robert Cray Band
The Robert Cray Band will headline the
Maryport Blues Festival main stage on Sunday 25th July.
Robert Cray, who has worked with such music
legends as B.B. King, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Chuck
Berry, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Willie Dixon, is known as one
of the most expressive vocalists and impressive guitarists on today’s
music scene. During his long-running career, he has blended rhythm and
blues, rock, pop, gospel and traditional blues to create a really
contemporary blues sound, writing memorable songs that tell the truth
about love, loss and broken relationships.
Over the years, his daring musical innovations
have won him five Grammy Awards and a worldwide fan base. In his own
words: “Blues is one of the foundations of our music, but it’s not all
that we play… When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to be George
Harrison – that is, until I heard Jimi Hendrix. After that, I wanted to
be Albert Collins and Buddy Guy and B.B. King. And then there are
singers like O.V. Wright and Bobby Blue Bland. It’s all mixed up in
there.” Visit Robert Cray's website for further details.