Formed in 1974 and based in the Northwest, The Robert Cray Band played gigs in Portland and Eugene, Ore., before branching out farther on the west coast, including Seattle and the San Francisco area. Early on, the band toured with electric blues guitarist Albert Collins, and by 1983, the group was sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.
Credited by “Rolling Stone” with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor-sharp guitar playing,” Cray “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the blues” with his album “Strong Persuader” in 1986. Read more…
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Black Hills Blues Society hosts local artist showcase
The Black Hills Blues Society hosted their first ever showcase featuring 4 local blues bands at the Dahl.
The society supports keeping the music style alive in the Black Hills while supporting young artists. Read more…
Blues for Christmas in 30th year raising funds for struggling musicians
Organizers of this Sunday’s 30th annual Blues for Christmas charity concert are raising funds for students and musicians in Vancouver.
Blues and jazz fans are in for a treat with this weekend’s star-studded lineup, which includes names like Jim Brynes, David Gogo, and Steve Kozak.
This year, proceeds will go to the Drew Burns Commodore Musician Fund, which will help students in financial hardship, school music programs and musicians in need. Read More…
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