The Robert Cray Band feat. Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Shemekia Copeland
Grammy-winning artists Robert Cray and Marc Cohn co-headline the stage with a night of blues, folk, and soul music along with special guests
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The Robert Cray Band
- The Sound: Cray is regarded as one of the finest blues guitarists of his generation, paying homage to the form’s roots while updating it for modern audiences and connecting it to rock.
- The Accolades: Since releasing Who’s Been Talkin’ in 1980, Cray has won 5 Grammy awards and been nominated for 15. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011.
- The Tunes: Listen for standout tracks such as “Smoking Gun” and “I Guess I Showed Her” off his breakout album Strong Persuader, as well as new cuts from 2017’s Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.
- Marc Cohn is: a Grammy-winning, folk-rocking, singing-songwriting singer-songwriter
- What fans love: the mossy timbre of his voice, the blue-collar elegance of his lyrics, and the seamless integration of folk, gospel, and alt-country into his rock-based tunes
- You’ve probably heard: “Walking in Memphis,” the chart-topping ode to American music from his eponymous 1991 debut
- You’ve probably also heard: “Silver Thunderbird” and “Walk Through the World”
- His most recent album: Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities
The Blind Boys of Alabama
- When The Blind Boys of Alabama formed: in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind
- Their tie to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: the gospel group provided the live soundtrack at many of his benefits
- When they first started receiving mainstream attention: in 2001 when they won their first Grammy Award for their album Spirit of the Century
- How many Grammy Awards they’ve earned since then: five
- Artists they’ve collaborated with throughout their 75-year career: Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Mavis Staples
- Recent work: the 2016 Grammy-nominated album, God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, which also featured a Grammy nod for the track “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time.”
- How soul-tinged electric blues singer Shemekia Copeland got her start: singing at the Cotton Club at age 10 and touring as the opening act for her dad, Texas blues artist Johnny Clyde Copeland
- How the Chicago Sun-Times describes her: “Shemekia’s a ball-of-fire vocalist with a voice that’s part Memphis, part Chicago, and all woman…devastatingly powerful.”
- Proof of that devastatingly powerful sound: all over the genre-bending Outskirts of Love, her 2015 album that pummels the senses with roots-rock, country, blues, and lyrics that tackle social ills
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