Provogue / Mascot Label Group will re-issue Nothin’ But Loveand In My Soulfrom the Robert Cray Band as part of their ongoing special re-issue campaignThe albums will be released on 140g light blue vinyl on 6 May 2022. You can pre-order them here.

Open ears and an open mind are the essences of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray, whose career spans from the roots of the blues to the pinnacles of rock, from the eighties to this moment. He grew up listening to the gospel of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland’s soul, Jimi Hendrix’s rock guitar and the Beatles pop sounds.

2012s Nothin’ But Love was the 16th studio album by the veteran soul-bluesman and features Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Rush) on production duties. His soft-sweet vocals and recognizable playing yearn on stories about love and broken relationships alongside big-band swing and rock n roll. Song such as the nine-minute “I’m Done Crying” still sound spine-tinglingly classic but contemporary at the same time, whilst “Side Dish” still has that infectious, irresistible zip.

Initially released in 2014, In My Soul was produced by American multi-instrumentalist, composer, musical director, Grammy Award-winning artist and long-time Cray friend Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Keith Richards). In My Soul captures Cray at his finest with an outstanding ten-song collection of Staxx and Chess influenced soul and blues that showcases his trademark guitar playing and extraordinary vocals.

From the driving original classic Cray “You Move Me” with its scorching guitar leads, to the melodic 60’s sway of “Fine Yesterday” featuring Cray’s trademark soul-drenched vocals, In My Soul draws listeners in very quickly and features sublime covers of Otis Redding, Bobby Blue Bland and Isaac Hayes.

Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honour. With over 12 million records sold and his line of Fender guitars, Cray has established himself as a genre-defining artist. Breaking through the pop ceiling with his gate-crashing/blues-edged trademark sound and distinct style has become a signature blend of r&b, pop, rock, soul, and traditional blues.

These two post-Millennium records remain essential listening amongst Cray’s formidable back catalogue.

Tour Dates:
Tickets available from HERE
02/03/2022         Graceland Soundstage – Memphis, TN
02/04/2022         L’Auberge Casino Hotel – Baton Rouge, LA
02/05/2022         Margaritaville Resort Casino at Paradise Theater – Bossier City, LA
03/11/2022         Garde Arts Center – New London, CT
03/12/2022         Collins Center for the Arts – Orono, ME
03/13/2022         Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA
03/15/2022         Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME
03/16/2022         Academy Of Music – Northampton, MA
03/19/2022         Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center – Westhampton Beach, NY
03/20/2022         Avalon Theatre – Easton, MD
03/22/2022         Buskirk-Chumley Theater – Bloomington, IN
03/23/2022         MotorCity Casino Hotel – Detroit, MI
03/25/2022         Northern Lights Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
03/26/2022         Hopkins Center for the Arts – Hopkins, MN
03/27/2022         Barrymore Theatre – Madison, WI
04/08/2022         Laxson Auditorium – Chico, CA
04/11/2022         Yoshi’s – Oakland, Oakland, CA
04/12/2022         Yoshi’s – Oakland, Oakland, CA
04/14/2022         The Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
04/15/2022         Uptown Theatre – Napa, CA
05/03/2022         De Montfort Hall – Leicester, UK
05/04/2022         The Bridgewater Hall – Manchester, UK
05/06/2022         O2 City Hall – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
05/07/2022         The Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh, UK
05/08/2022         Buxton Opera House – Buxton, UK
05/10/2022         The Anvil – Basingstoke, UK
05/11/2022         Cadogan Hall – London, UK
05/12/2022         Cadogan Hall – London, UK
05/14/2022         De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill On Sea, UK
05/15/2022         Portsmouth Guildhall – Portsmouth, UK
05/16/2022         New Theatre Oxford – Oxford, UK
05/18/2022         Town Hall – Birmingham, UK
05/19/2022         Cambridge Corn Exchange – Cambridge, UK
05/20/2022         St. David’s Hall – Cardiff, UK
06/27/2022         Rockefeller Music Hall – Oslo, Norway
06/28/2022         Berns Salonger – Stockholm, Sweden
06/29/2022         Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
07/01/2022         Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark
07/02/2022         Posten Live – Odense, Denmark
07/04/2022         Muffathalle – Munich, Germany
07/05/2022         Tollhaus – Karlsruhe, Germany
07/07/2022         Queen Elizabeth Hall – Antwerp, Belgium
07/08/2022         Fabrik – Hamburg, Germany
07/09/2022         TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands
07/10/2022         Metropool – Hengelo, Netherlands
07/12/2022         Theater am Potsdamer Platz – Berlin, Germany
07/13/2022         Serenadenhof – Nuremberg, Germany
07/14/2022         Guitare-en-Scene Festival – St. Julien, France
07/17/2022         ParkCity Live Festival – Heerlen, Netherlands
07/18/2022         Zelt Musik Festival – Freiburg, Germany
07/20/2022         Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
07/21/2022         Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
07/23/2022         Blue Balls Festival – Luzern, Switzerland
07/23/2022         Blue Balls Festival – Luzern, Switzerland

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