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Eric Clapton Announces The Robert Cray Band As Opener For European Tour

Published // 28.Feb.06

The Robert Cray Band will open for Eric Clapton on his summer European tour beginning with the May 8 show in Glasgow.

The five-time Grammy Award winning Robert Cray has enjoyed an accomplished career that spans nearly three decades, and recently celebrated the 1,000th performance with his band in early 2005. Working with legendary Grammy-winning engineer, Don Smith (The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, LeAnn Rimes and many more), The Robert Cray Band's latest project, Twenty (produced by Cray and his keyboardist Jim Pugh), finds the ever-popular group exploring an array of musical settings and drawing on diverse influences from blues to rock, gospel and soul music.

Rolling Stone Magazine has called the CD "Cray's strongest album since Strong Persuader," stating, "Cray did more than his fair share to keep roots music alive in the Eighties, so it's encouraging to hear him sounding so on his game twenty years later."