Robert Cray Band coming to Riverside

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Iowa City Press-Citizen

The Robert Cray Band will perform at the Event Center stage at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 8 a.m. in the gift shop and online at http://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com. Ticket prices are $25, $30 or $35.
More from Riverside Casino & Golf Resort news release:

With five Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray 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” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.

Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently 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. And while he can look back over an astonishing three-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that included releasing his sixteenth studio album in 2012 and embarking on yet another world tour.

“We have been very lucky,” says Cray, “with music becoming mostly digital in recent years and artists not selling the same number of physical records, we’re afforded the luxury of having a great loyal and amazing fan base around the world, allowing a band like ours to continue to work.”

It’s quite a humble and unassuming statement, given his illustrious career – but that’s always been Cray’s style. He doesn’t take anything for granted, doesn’t rest on his laurels. So on his sixteenth studio release, Robert Cray once again laid down his cards, testing his talent, fusing that dazzling voice to some of the most powerful material in his three-decade back catalogue and offered his fans Nothin’ But Love.

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