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September 18, 2013
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Robert Cray brings the blues to South Shore

With more than 45 years of guitar-playing experience under his belt, blues great Robert Cray is hitting the South Shore in stride.

In January “Guitarist” magazine awarded his most recent album, “Nothin But Love,” with Album of the Year.

“Blues is the wellspring of all rock ‘n’ roll, so it shouldn’t be so surprising that ‘Guitarist’s’ pick of a varied year in guitar music is this poised, classy outing from blues heavyweight Robert Cray,” according to the magazine.

“If people can actually identify you from just one note, you’re up there in the grandstand with BB, Stevie Ray and the very best players that there have ever been,” the magazine continues. “And that’s why we’ve got ‘Nothin But Love’ for our album of the year.”

Cray, who plays Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this weekend, is also a five-time Grammy Award winner.

“In reality, Robert Cray is one of a precious few young blues-based artists with the talent and vision to successfully usher the idiom into the 21st century without resorting either to slavish imitation or simply playing rock while passing it off as blues,” according to a biography written by Bill Dahl on “Just as importantly, his immensely popular records helped immeasurably to jump-start the contemporary blues boom that still holds sway to this day.”

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 20, 2013 02:07PM Published Sep 20, 2013 08:07PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.