Five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the youngest members in the Blues Hall of Fame, Robert Cray and his band are coming to Memorial Hall today to showcase their unique style.
Mark Nelson, a spokesman at Carolina Performing Arts, said it was an easy decision to bring the Robert Cray Band to UNC. As a personal fan of the band for the last 20 years, Nelson said he knew the guitarist and his band had a lot to offer the school.
“For people who don’t know who Cray is, if they want to experience just an upbeat, fun, rock n' roll, blues concert with a really famous American blues player, they should come out,” Nelson said. “It’s going to be great, it’s going to be a blast. People are going to have a lot of fun.”
Cray’s publicist Tracey Miller said Cray has a unique charisma as a live entertainer.
“There’s an energy and passion on stage that’s never duplicated,” she said. “For any guitar enthusiast, I think they’d be blown away by his talent.”