The Robert Cray Band – Tickets – State Theatre of Ithaca – DSP – Ithaca, NY – October 11th, 2019

The Robert Cray Band
DSP Shows Presents

The Robert Cray Band

Performers:
The Robert Cray Band
Bonnie Bishop
State Theatre of Ithaca - DSPIthacaNY
All Ages
DSP Shows Presents The Robert Cray Band

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. 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. The Texas-born blues guitarist known as Master of the Telecaster, Albert Collins, sealed the deal on the Cray Band’s early direction.

Venue Information:
State Theatre of Ithaca - DSP
107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850