I caught him again last night at the EGG in Albany where he usually shows up a couple of times a year. I'm always there. For me Robert Cray is pure magic! Vocally he's Sam Cook and Otis Redding come back to life, and more! Scarey is what it is, one of the greatest and most underrated soul singers on the planet! And, Robert really digs in doesn't he?!! His touch, feel, and tone are all his own. He was milks that fretboard for every drop of soul, funk, and blues he can squeeze out. Next to Cornell Duprey, I'd have to say he's one of the best R&B Rhythm guitars I've ever heard. Incredible songwriting, his songs are stories, movies. He opened with one of my all time favs."Back Door Slam", what an evil tune! There wasn't a dry eye in the house for "Soldier" The tempo was just a hair slower than usual which made it even more emotionally poweful. "The One in the Middle" was classic R&B and perfect. He covered a lot of ground, "Bad Influence", "Walkin", and Robert also played a lot of straight blues as in, "Sitting On Top Of The World" like I've never heard it, incredible! His rig was the same as always, two Matchless Clubman's running into 2 (4-10) cabs with the Seafoam Green Vibro-King in the middle. Two Strats, the Shoreline Gold and the sunburst. I hope everyone has the chance to check him out as he tours. I added Robert Cray to my list of "Things That Make Life Worth Living" a long time ago. This kind of true genius is rare.