Top 10 secrets about Robert Cray

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1. Robert Cray is a five-time Grammy Award winner, winning awards for Best Traditional Blues Album in 2012 and 2017 and Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2016. He has been nominated 15 times overall.

2. He was listed in the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine and received the Blues Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

3. His songs have been featured in many films including The Color of Money, The Shawshank Redemption, Phenomenon and more recently, The Big Short.

4. Robert began playing guitar at age 10, when his mother bought him his first electric guitar as a Christmas present.

5. Cray released his first album “Who’s Been Talkin'” in 1980 and has since released over 20 studio albums. His latest album, “That’s What I Heard,” was released in August of 2020. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Blues chart.

6. Robert Cray was a part of the Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2011, and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. He also has five Grammy Awards, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and several other nominations and awards that span his career.

7. Cray is known for having a unique guitar tone that has been described as “funky” thanks to its bright, melodic sound which can be heard on many of his records over the years. He often uses a combination of finger-picking technique along with sliding chords and solos on his electric guitar.

8. While Cray mostly sticks to blues music, he’s experimented with other genres as well. He’s released albums in both R&B and soul music, as well as folk-rock and jazz. Throughout his career, he has continued to collaborate with a wide range of musical artists from different genres.

9. Though Cray is primarily known for his guitar playing, many don’t realize that he also plays bass guitar on some of his albums. His songwriting skills are often overlooked too; many of the songs he has written for other artists have been highly acclaimed. Overall, Robert Cray’s influence in the blues world has gone far beyond his music – and all of these secrets combine to create one legendary artist!

10. Robert Cray was a vocalist and songwriter for the band Little Feat, featured on their albums Sailin’ Shoes (1972) and Dixie Chicken (1973).

We hope you enjoyed learning some of the secrets about Robert Cray! Whether you’re a fan or an aspiring blues musician, his career is sure to inspire you. With over four decades in the music industry and an impressive range of awards and accolades, it’s easy to see why he’s still so highly respected today. There’s no doubt that Robert Cray will continue to influence blues music for years to come!

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