Grammy-winning blues singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray will appear with his band Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main S.

Cray’s music is based in American roots, so its sound is both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years, Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts; and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. Cray has won five Grammys and multiple W.C. Handy/Blues Music Awards. In 2011, Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

General admission tickets are $65. The Strand lobby and balcony bars are open for all concerts for those 21 and older. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or