The Robert Cray Band announced at the Harris Center, October 15

Touring the United States for the first time since the 2020 release of their album, That’s What I Heard, The Robert Cray Band will perform at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m.

“Funky, cool and bad,” is how Cray describes the Grammy-nominated album, produced by longtime collaborator Steve Jordan, who adds, “I thought if we could get this thing that Sam Cooke had, the kind of sound the early Sam Cooke records had, that we could make it happen.”

“Robert Cray doesn’t just make music, he writes history”, writes Guitar Player Magazine. Over the past four decades, Cray has crafted a sound of American roots, blues, soul and R&B, with five Grammy wins, 20 acclaimed studio and live albums punctuating the Blues Hall of Famer’s career. On That’s What I Heard, Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales, and more, alongside Cray’s own songs.

Cray and Jordan go back a long way, having met while making the documentary Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll, in 1987. They began working together in 1999, when Jordan produced Grammy-winning Take Your Shoes Off and the recent Grammy-nominated LP Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm. That’s What I Heard is their sixth album. “Once you start working with Steve, it’s pretty hard to walk away from him,” Robert said.

“Robert is just a great person on top of being an amazing talent,” adds Jordan. “People are drawn to his guitar playing first, but I think he’s one of the best singers I’ve heard in my life. Not only because of his ability to sing, but also because of his his interpretations. He’s such an honest soul in my opinion.”

Robert’s band includes Richard Cousins ​​(bass), Dover Weinberg (keyboards), Terence F. Clark (drums) and Steve Jordan (drums, percussion).

Individual tickets range from $51 to $71 and are on sale now at the box office at (916) 608-6888 or online at HarrisCenter.net. The opening hours of the box office are Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and one hour before the show.

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