The Robert Cray Band at The Egyptian Theatre

On August 18th
Idaho Live welcomes The Robert Cray Band, with special guest Jelly Bread, to The Egyptian Theatre for the first time! Showtime is 8pm and doors open for seating at 7pm.

On sale Saturday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. Reserved seating. Beer and wine served.
Advance tickets will be available at The Record Exchange, online at, or by calling or visiting The Egyptian Theatre box office Tues-Sat from 11am to 6pm. 208-387-1273.

With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.

Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back over an astonishing three-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that has him releasing his sixteenth studio album and embarking on yet another world tour.

Nothin But Love was released in August 2012 and is his first collaboration with the Provogue record label and super-producer Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Journey). This ten-song stand includes material from all four Robert Cray Band members; Cray (vocals/guitar), Jim Pugh (keyboards), Richard Cousins (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums) that blends blues, rock, soul and jazz with a lyric-sheet that examines the triumphs, fallouts and follies of life and love. “Kevin did an amazing job producing this album and I’m really happy with the outcome,” says Cray, “he captured the real essence of the Robert Cray Band, that live energy we deliver on the road that is usually so difficult to nail down in the studio. I think it’s one of the strongest records that we’ve had in some time.”

And he’s right. In terms of production, long-time fans are thrilled with a recording featuring what Shirley calls “the dirt under the fingernails.” Recorded live over a two-week burst at the Revolver Studios in LA, Nothin But Love features the soaring breakup blues of “Won’t Be Coming Home”, the jazz chops of “I’ll Always Remember You”, the soul-drenched ode to repossession that is “Great Big Old House” to the frantic ’50s-flavoured rocker “Side Dish.”

Nothin’ But Love album review by The New Yorker

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