5x GRAMMY WINNER & LEGENDARY GUITARIST ROBERT CRAY REVISITS CLASSIC SOUL TO COMPOSE A NEW TIMELESS SOUND.

 

Cray reunites with producer and friend Steve Jordan for 2014 worldwide release

“IN MY SOUL” March 31 (EU) / April 1 (US)
Legendary guitar musician and singer-songwriter Robert Cray releases In My Soul on April 1, 2014 in the US on the Provogue label. This will be the seventeenth studio album for the 5x Grammy winner, 15x Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist. Watch EPK: http://youtu.be/v1wBd4CzGCo
Produced by American multi-instrumentalist, composer, musical director, Grammy Award-winning artist and longtime Cray friend Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Keith Richards), In My Soul captures Cray at his finest with an outstanding 10 song collection of Stax and Chess influenced soul and blues that showcases his trademark guitar playing and his extraordinary vocals. A bonus track “Pillow” will also be included on the limited edition CD.
From the driving original classic Cray “You Move Me”  with its scorching guitar leads, to the melodic 60’s sway of “Fine Yesterday”  featuring Cray’s trademark soul drenched vocals, In My Soul draws listeners in very quickly.
Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound and engineered by Niko Bolas, In My Soul features the Otis Redding cover “Nobody’s Fault But My Own” that finds Cray trading vocals with drummer Les Falconer and features a punchy horn ensemble and catchy guitar verse. The moving Cray penned “What Would You Say” pierced with his unique guitars licks, has Cray dreaming about a better world and in traditional Cray fashion asking listeners, “What would you say if we quit waging war, children felt safe to sleep. One of these days we may all learn to talk over a table with something to eat. What would you say? Can we do that, What would you say?”
Longtime bandmate Richard Cousins co-wrote the Booker T homage, an instrumental entitled “Hip Tight Onions” as well as the poignant 70’s tinged “Hold On” that talks about relationship perseverance during difficult times. Cries of lost love are told in both “Pillow”, the haunting bonus track co-written by Cray and Jerry Friedman as well as “I Guess I’ll Never Know” the funky hard driven tune co-written by Falconer. The album also features a version of “Deep In My Soul” a staple in the set list of the great soul and blues singer Bobby Blue Bland as well as a version of the Isaac Hayes / David Porter cover “Your Good Thing (Is About to End)” first recorded by Motown’s Mable John in 1966 and then became a hit single for Lou Rawls in 1969.
New Yorker Magazine (Sept 2013) calls Cray “One of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now… “and Rolling Stone Magazine (4/2012) credited Cray’s Strong Persuader album to having reinvented 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.”
Robert Cray has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker.  Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. 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…”
And while he can look back over an astonishing four-decade career (this year marks the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the Robert Cray Band!) Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey and embarking on yet another world tour with the Robert Cray Band. The band includes Cray (vocals/guitar), Richard Cousins (bass), Dover Weinberg (piano/keyboard) and Les Falconer (drums).
For More Information/Interviews/Advances Contact:
Tracey Miller & Associates, Inc. 609-383-2323/
 info@tmapublicity.com
In My Soul offers an array of powerful material that displays Cray’s amazing and unique guitar sound, his passionate and soulful vocals alongside awarding winning songwriting and musicianship. A cutting collection of tunes that will please longtime fans yet offers a purity of new life for first time listeners

ALBUM INFORMATION
1     You Move Me
2     Nobody’s Fault But Mine
3     Fine Yesterday
4     Your Good Thing is About To End
5     I Guess I’ll Never Know
6     Hold On
7     What Would You Say
8     Hip Tight Onions
9     You’re Everything
10   Deep In My Soul
11   Pillow (bonus track)*
2014 Tour Dates Include
3/20 – Concord NH /Capitol Center for the Arts
3/21 – Cranston RI /Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts
3/22 – Easton MD/ Avalon Theatre
3/23 -Charleston WV /Mountain Stage
3/25 -Huntington NY/ The Paramount
3/ 27 – Norfolk CT /Infinity Hall
3/ 28 -Bethlehem PA/ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
3/ 29 – New York NY /B.B. King Blues Club
3/ 30 – Peekskill NY/ Paramount Hudson Valley
3/ 31 – NEW YORK NY
4/ 01 – NEW YORK NY
4/ 03 – Savannah GA/ Lucas Theatre for the Arts
4/04 – Ponte Vedra Be FL/ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
4/ 05 – Biloxi MS /IP Casino Resort
4/ 07 – Nashville TN/ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
4/11 – Fort Worth TX /Main Street Fort Worth Arts Fe Downtown
4/ 12 – Houston TX /Arena Theatre
4/ 13 – San Antonio TX/ The Aztec Theater
4/ 15 – Austin TX/ One World Theatre
4/21 – LOS ANGELES, CA
5/02 thru 5/18- UK
5/21- Paris, France
5/22- Antwerpen, Belgium
5/23- Amsterdam, Netherlands
5/24- Zwolle, Netherlands
5/27- Hamburg, Germany
5/29- Munich, Germany
For More Information Contact: Tracey Miller & Associates, Inc.
Ofc: 609-383-2323  Email:  info@tmapublicity.com  
More Tour Dates Visit www.RobertCray.com