Robert Cray
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"Robert Cray"/Georgia, United States) is an United States/American blues guitarist and singing/singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career.

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We did a video for the song "No One Special" on the CD, which my wife wrote the screenplay and directed. We haven't thought about it. We had an old one on VHS that came out a while back. As far as a new one, we aren't doing that right now.

A lot of bands would be aching to be in the position we are.

I think that it's a good thing. I think it's great people can't put a tag to it, ... I think what we do is better off being called Robert Cray Band music.

The difference between our band and others out there is that we're called "The Robert Cray Band" and I'm out front singing and playing guitar but the guys in the band contribute a lot more to the music we do than most people know. They play on all of the studio recordings and we write together.

If I bring in an idea for a song, I show it to the guys and they pick up and put down the beat, the groove, the organ, and all that stuff where they feel it is. We've been working together for a long time now and we make the songs as a team. Everybody has a voice. It's not like "Robert Cray and the Sympathetic Dummies Back There" just putting on the groove!

We were coming back into the States from Canada when that all went down. I didn't come up with the idea. The idea came from the promoters. I said, "Yeah, let's do it." Seattle was the right place for that. That was the original home base for me, so we had a great turnout.

Normally when we go in and write the songs we write, we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record. That would be, for us, a concept. We don't want to have a concept!

Muddy Waters was, like, the king! He had a lot of adopted sons and daughters. I was just happy to be one of them.

I gotta stay in the business! I gotta keep working! I mean, all of those awards and all that stuff is just something you put on your wall, man. The name of the game is to continue working. That's what it's all about. We're a working band. We can't just sit around and think, "Well, I don't have to work anymore".