The Robert Cray Band with special guest Shemekia Copeland @ZooMontana
11:11 Presents & Jade Presents
The Robert Cray Band with special guest Shemekia Copeland
Monday, July 15, 2019
ZooMontana (2100 South Shiloh Road, Billings, MT 59106)
All Ages/Rain or Shine
Gates at 6PM/Show at 7PM
$45 General Admission Seated, $35 General Admission Advance/$40 Day of show
Tickets on sale Friday, 5/3 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fees. Service fees vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
*ONLINE ONLY presale available Thursday, 5/2 from 10AM - 10PM for 11:11 Presents’ Facebook fans and email subscribers.
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. Growing up in the Northwest, Cray listened to the gospel of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland’s soul, Jimi Hendrix’s rock guitar and The Beatles pop sounds. He would bring all of the influences into play throughout his career, but his teenage band was captivated by Southern Soul and the blues. The glow of a career in music began when Cray was a teen, and in 1974 it burst into flames as the Robert Cray Band came together in Eugene, Oregon.
With the group’s 1980 debut release, Who’s Been Talkin’, word about the Cray Band began to spread across the Northwest and down in to California. Playing packed bars and roadhouses the Cray Band was thrilling. The Cray Band’s next two releases – Bad Influence and False Accusations – charted, taking the four-piece’s sound across the airways and abroad. With the 1986 release of Strong Persuader the Cray Band’s tunes were put in heavy rotation on mega rock stations across the nation. The first hit, “Smoking Gun,” was followed by “I Guess I Showed Her” and “Right Next Door (Because of Me).” During the 90s the Cray Band was featured in concert with artists like Eric Clapton, the Stones, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Bonnie Raitt, who declared that the band leader is “an original; he’s passionate, he’s a bad ass and puts on one of the best shows you’ll ever see.”
Seated and general admission tickets are available at 1111presents.com or JadePresents.com; Purchase general admission tickets in person at Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), Zoo Montana (2100 South Shiloh Road, Billings, MT 59106) or by calling (877) 987- 6487.