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Bluesman Robert Cray to play Israel

Legendary guitarist will hold two concerts in April

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Grammy winner and blues guitarist/songwriter Robert Cray will perform in Israel this April.

Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, the Columbus, Georgia-born Cray will perform April 11 in Tel Aviv’s Charles Bronfman Auditorium and on April 12 in the Shuni Ampitheater in Binyamina.

The bluesman heads his own band and has played with musicians Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan. 

Cray, 60, said in a 2014 interview in magazine Guitar World that he began playing guitar around 1965, after seeing the Beatles play on the Ed Sullivan Show, and was turned onto the blues by his parents, who had “a great record collection.”

Cray released his 17th album last year, titled “In My Soul,” which he said has more “flavors of soul” than any of his previous albums. The band, which has been touring worldwide, includes longtime bass player Richard Cousins, keyboardist Dover Weinberg and percussionist Les Falconer.

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