Fitness, Food, Wine & Travel

Robert Cray Plays Uptown Theatre in Napa, September 8th

Five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray will be making a stop in Napa at the Uptown Theatre on September 8th, 2012.

Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame (at 57 years, the youngest living inductee) Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.”  Rolling Stone Magazine (April 2011) credits Cray’s Strong Persuader with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues.”

Cray has recorded fifteen Billboard charting studio albums, performed thousands of sold out shows, and has written or played with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker.

With over 12 million records sold and his own line of Fender guitars, Cray has established himself as a genre defining artist- breaking through the pop ceiling with his gate crashing/blues-edged trademark sound and distinct style that has become a signature blend of r&b, pop, rock, soul and traditional blues.  The New York Times says, “his voice, alternately smooth and craggy, is often richer and more emotive than Mr. Clapton’s, and he knows the best ways to use it,” while Guitar Player Magazine noted, “Robert Cray is not only making great music he’s making history…”

The show at the Uptown Theatre begins at 8pm.
Tickets are $35 and$45 dollars each. You can buy tickets by clicking here.
The Uptown Theatre is located at 1350 3rd Street, Downtown Napa.
You can find them on Facebook here and follow them on twitter here.

One response

  1. Tamara Kaiser

    Robert Cray is one of my very favorites. I have seen him many times at many types of venues. If you live blues and have never seen him you really should .

    July 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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