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New Meetup: George Thorogood & The Destroyers-Robert Cray Band-Wolf Trap-Tues-Aug10-7pm

From: user 9.
Sent on: Monday, July 19, 2010 2:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Live Shows VA / DC / MD Concerts & Clubs!

What: George Thorogood & The Destroyers-Robert Cray Band-Wolf Trap-Tues-Aug10-7pm

When: Tuesday, August 10,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Wolf Trap at the Filene Center
1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
(703)[masked]

George Thorogood & The Destroyers (and The Robert Cray Band) at Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182) on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm (Gate opens at 5:30 pm?). Tickets are $25 (for the Lawn). Tickets and information are on your own through the Wolf Trap website or at the box office. Additional information at www.georgethorogood.com (or www.robertcray.com). Planning to setup on the left center of the Lawn (behind seat sections 101/301). Otherwise, for coordination/lost/late/otherwise, my cell phone is 8045147480. Hope to see you there.

George Thorogood is a blues rock performer from Wilmington, Delaware, known for his hit song "Bad to the Bone" as well as for covers of blues standards such as Hank Williams' "Move It On Over" and John Lee Hooker's "House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer". Another favorite is a cover of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" George Thorogood and the [Delaware] Destroyers have released 16 studio albums, including five that have been certified Gold. The band is credited with the early success of Rounder Records.

Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist and singer. Cray started playing guitar in his early teens. At Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia, his love of blues and soul music flourished as he started collecting records. Originally, he wanted to become an architect, but around the same time he began to study architectural design, he formed a local band "Steakface", described as "the best band from Lakewood you never heard of". Cray's guitar and vocals contributed greatly to Steakface's set list of songs by Jimi Hendrix, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fleetwood Mac, The Grease Band, Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull, Spirit and The Faces.

By the age of twenty, Cray had seen his heroes Albert Collins, Freddie King and Muddy Waters in concert and decided to form his own band; they began playing college towns on the West Coast. After several years of regional success, Cray was signed to Mercury Records in 1982. His third album release, Strong Persuader, produced by Dennis Walker, received a Grammy Award, while the crossover single "Smokin' Gun" gave him wider appeal and name recognition.

By now, Cray was an opening act for such major stars as Eric Clapton (who remains a friend to this day), and sold out larger venues as a solo artist. Cray has generally played Fender guitars (Telecasters and Stratocasters) and there are two signature Robert Cray Stratocasters models available from Fender. The Robert Cray Custom Shop Stratocaster is made in the U.S. in the Fender custom shop and is identical to the guitars that Cray currently plays, while the Robert Cray Standard Stratocaster is a less-expensive model made in Fender's Ensenada, Mexico plant.

Cray had the opportunity to play alongside John Lee Hooker on his album Boom Boom, playing the guitar solo in the song "Same Old Blues Again". He is also featured on the Hooker album, The Healer; he plays a guitar solo on the song "Baby Lee".

Cray was invited to play at the "Guitar Legends" concerts in Seville, Spain at the 1992 Expo, where he played a signature track, "Phone Booth". Albert Collins was also on the bill on this blues night of the "Legends" gigs.

Cray continues to record and tour. He appeared at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and supported 'Slowhand' on his[masked] world tour. In Fargo, North Dakota, he joined Clapton on backup guitar for the Cream song "Crossroads".

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