Lots of great blues at the Zoo this year!
Ticket Price: $37.00 (Reserved) & $49.50 (VIP Box Seat)On-Sale: Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 AM
Robert Cray’s indefinable sound remains beyond categorization. His music comes from many directions – a mix of rock, soul, jazz, blues, plus a little gospel feel. Robert’s been internationally admired as a stylist whose innovations have brought new life to the blues, yet his music still satisfies even the most demanding blues fans. He’s one of a precious few blues-based artists with the talent and vision to successfully usher the idiom into the 21st century without resorting either to imitation of old-style blues or simply playing rock and passing it off as blues. Cray’s released over 20 albums and had eight songs on the rock charts. His third release, Strong Persuader, received a Grammy Award, while the crossover single Smokin’ Gun, which hit #2 in 1986, gave him wider appeal and name recognition. He is among artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood who received wider airplay and regular MTV video exposure during the late 1980’s. A five –time Grammy Award winner, Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. Guitarist Magazine named Robert Cray’s most recent release, Nothin’ But Love, as Album of the Year for 2012.