Monday, October 15, 2007

Henry Gray

Appraised by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the great contributors to American culture, Henry Gray has an uncanny ability to distill old-time instrumental r&b right down to its essence. It's only natural, then, that he's been asked to perform at more than New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival editions every year since its inception, and his talents have been utilized in the studio and on the stage by everyone from Muddy Waters to Guitar Slim. And those rock'n'rollers recognize his contributions as well, after 60 years of his fingers hitting the keys-- he was flown into Paris to play at Mick Jagger's 55th birthday party.

Personnel: Henry Gray [piano, vocals (solo)]

Upcoming: Blues Masters at the Crossroads October 19-20, Crescent City Blues Festival October 19-20

A 1984 Clip of Gray Performing "Boogie Woogie"

Video by BobHardy1

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