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Robert Cray – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Robert Cray – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Though mainly thought of as a premium blues singer and guitarist, I tend to see Robert Cray as part of a long line of great soul men.

One Track Mind: The Robert Cray Band, “You Move Me” from In My Soul (2014)

One Track Mind: The Robert Cray Band, “You Move Me” from In My Soul (2014)

Robert Cray switches producers for his second album in two years for Mascot/Provogue, but keeps the same visceral guitar presence on the advance single “You Move Me.” It’s bright, then serrated — and always right up front — throughout this loping paean to wobbly-kneed passion.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton – Crossroads Guitar Festival (2013)

The summer music festival season is rapidly coming to a close, but those not wanting to brave iffy weather should head to select movie theaters on August 13, 2013. Nearly 500 cinemas will showcase Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Blues and Jazz

In one way or another, each of these recordings confounded and delighted me. Pushed me to new vistas, either in the way I approached the artist, their own original work, or the tunes they covered. Made me think, and feel differently.

Robert Cray – Nothin But Love (2012)

I don’t remember the last time, outside of a live performance, when Robert Cray’s guitar sounded so present.

Something Else! sneak peek: Robert Cray, "(Won't Be) Coming Home" (2012)

Robert Cray’s forthcoming album, called Nothin But Love, was crafted with “dirt under the fingernails,” according to legendary producer Kevin Shirley. Stream the lead single here!

Billy Boy Arnold, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Doc Pomus and Allen Toussaint to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame tonight

Billy Boy Arnold, Mike Bloomfield, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Doc Pomus and Allen Toussaint lead the 2012 class of the Blues Hall of Fame, to be inducted tonight

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado, a former sideman with Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues and Santana, drops by to discuss a handful of key career moments.

Curtis Salgado, soul-blues shouter: Something Else! Interview

Curtis Salgado, soul-blues shouter: Something Else! Interview

Curtis Salgado drops by for a talk on the enduring power of grease-popping, shotgun-shack rattling, ass-wagging soul music.

Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot (2012)

Bluesman Curtis Salgado, over a career that’s included stops with Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues and Santana, has always had an abiding love for R&B, hard soul and nasty funk. Soul Shot brings all of that together