Renowned rhythm and blues musician Robert Cray and his band will perform at The Orleans Showroom February 28 and March 1.
Originally formed in 1974, the Northwest-based Robert Cray Band played gigs in Portland and Eugene, Ore., before branching out to Seattle and the San Francisco area. Early on, the band toured with guitar great Albert Collins, and by 1983, they were 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,” rock blues icon Robert Cray “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the blues” with his album “Strong Persuader” in 1986.
Since then, Cray has recorded sixteen Billboard-charting studio albums and received 15 Grammy Award nominations, of which he won five. His most recent album, “In My Soul,” was released in 2014 and spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Blues Albums chart, peaking at #1.
Not only known for his guitar skills, this multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer has played with a cross-section of legendary musicians, including Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner.
Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. At 57, he was one of the youngest living recipients of the prestigious honor.
The members of The Robert Cray Band include Les Falconver on percussion, Dover Weinberg on keyboards and Richard Cousins on bass guitar.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.