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Robert Cray is bringing blues show to North Central College

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  • Guitarist Robert Cray brings his Robert Cray Band to perform in October at North Central College in Naperville.

      Guitarist Robert Cray brings his Robert Cray Band to perform in October at North Central College in Naperville.
    Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Hard Rock International/AP Images

 
By Nancy Dunker
North Central College

Five-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Cray brings his band, the Robert Cray Band, to Naperville this fall.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets, $50 and $45, are available through the North Central College Box Office at (630) 637-7469 or by visiting northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time, Cray brings his latest work to life on the Wentz Concert Hall stage. Performing from his 17th studio album, "In My Soul," Cray reasserts his position as one of his generation's great musical storytellers and shows why he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

"In My Soul" blends funky originals with surprising covers and includes plenty of Cray's guitar work, which Rolling Stone recently said "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues."

But Cray maintains he's most excited about the way this project and tour present the complete Robert Cray Band. New drummer Les Falconer joins longtime bass player Richard Cousins and returning keyboardist Dover Weinberg.

North Central College's 2014-15 Fine and Performing Arts Season is sponsored, in part, by season supporters BMO Harris, Bulley and Andrews, Casa by Charleston, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, Main Street Promenade, Marquette Properties, Monarch Landing, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve and Water Street Development.

The concert, part of North Central College's 2014-15 Fine and Performing Arts Season, is among many ongoing programs at the college to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the college and community.

North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and more, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call (630) 637-7469.

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