Two great pieces of Robert Cray “Don’t you even care” and “Great big old house”. Fan recording from Porton del Jazz festival.
(born August 1, 1953, Columbus, Georgia, United States) is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career.
Robert Cray adds a bit more soul to the mix on this album, which features the Memphis Horns most prominently. Most of the songs are Cray doing what Cray does best–slow, soulful, done-me-wrong (or, alternatively, I-done-wrong) songs chock full of a great guitar. No complaints there, and when he adds a bit of vocal growl here and there, as on the album opener “The Forecast (Calls for Pain)” (also featuring some excellent bass from Richard Cousins), and the slow shuffle “Holdin’ Court,” it keeps things interesting. This album indicates a slight shift in Cray’s direction; although he’s always included a touch of soul in his blues, here it’s more pronounced than before, a tendency he continued in subsequent recordings. — Genevieve Williams
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.
His soft, melodic way of singing, distinctive guitar sound and emotional playing with a strong attack make up Cray’s recognizable style, which combines blues, soul, funky, rock and jazz. Thousands of concerts and best-selling albums made the guitarist able to convince the young generation of rock fans to accept blues and better understand the language of this genre.
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