featuring The Robert Cray Band and Mavis Staples
Saturday, April 11
Gates open at 3pm
Tickets start at $30.50 plus tax/fees
The Robert Cray Band
The Robert Cray Band is led by none other than Robert Cray who has been bridging the lines between soul and R&B for the past four decades. Hits like “Smoking Gun,” “I Guess I Showed Her,” and “Right Next Door” is just a small taste of the hits that have earned him five Grammy Awards over his career.
Cray has played alongside some of the greatest in the industry like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan, and was one of the last people to perform alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan during his final performance.
Induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and receiving the American Music Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance both in 2017 seals the deal on why you should come and see the Robert Cray Band at this year's Henderson BluesFest!
Mavis Staples has a recording career spanning almost 50 years as a rhythm and blues, and gospel singer. Her latest and 12th studio recording, We Get By, presents a message of love, faith, justice, brotherhood, and joy.
Her collaboration with singer-songwriter Ben Harper has produced twelve powerful tracks on her latest endeavor that “Delivers such a strong message.” as quoted by Ms. Staples herself. Ben wrote a song for one of her earlier albums, Livin’ on a High Note, titled “Love and Trust”. When he approached her in hopes to produce her, Mavis says “Well shucks, if you write another song like that, count me in.”
Staples is also noted for her recordings with her siblings as The Staple Singers, noted for hits like “Respect Yourself,” “I’ll Take You There,” and “Let’s Do It Again.”
Southern Avenue is a five-piece blues band combining the talents of young musicians who bring their individual backgrounds together creating music that carries the Southern soul legacy.
They have a reputation for putting on electrifying live performances across over a dozen countries. They are also nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award for the “Best Contemporary Blues Album” category.
The Dennis Jones Band
Dennis Jones brings soulful vocals and amazing guitar solos to Henderson BluesFest this spring. Accompanied by a rhythm section, the Dennis Jones Band puts on a performance like no other! A musical connection that has a respect for the past and awareness of the present best describes his sounds that include 6 successful CD releases.
|The Robert Cray Band
| Mavis Staples
| The Dennis Jones Band
Schedule is subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Management reserves all rights.