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Photos: Robert Cray at Barbican in London

Paul Wood shares photos from UK performance by blues singer/guitarist

Robert Cray at Barbican in London
Robert Cray at Barbican in London
Robert Cray at Barbican in London
Robert Cray at Barbican in London
Robert Cray at Barbican in London
Robert Cray at Barbican in London

At London’s Barbican on May 6, 2014, Robert Cray gave evidence that even after more than three decades he is still a “Strong Persuader.” Not that the audience needed much persuasion to appreciate Cray’s potent blend of blues and soul. During a 90-minute, 19-tune set all his trademarks were on display: Stinging, occasionally flamboyant guitar work, allied to his amazing ability to make even the most mundane lyrics seem almost autobiographical. During the encore an infectious re-working of Booker T’s “Green Onions” had people dancing in the aisles. Robert has a newly released album, In My Soul and this performance was part of 20-date European tour to promote it.

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