Henry Gray plays the Richard Sale Barn this weekend
Blues legend Henry Gray will perform at the Richard Sale Barn in Abbeville this weekend. He’ll be rocking with his killer backing band affectionately known as “The Cats.” The Cats include three Acadiana musicians who’ve served as keepers of the blues flame in these parts — guitarist Marty Christian, bassist/harmonica player Andy Cornett, and Earl Christopher on drums.
Gray has earned his legend. Born in 1925 in Kenner, La., at a young age he took to the piano and demonstrated the initial sparks of his talent. He kept at it and over the next 60 years, he played with many of the blues greats including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Lazy Lester. He’s credited with playing on 58 albums over the span of his career. And his latest CD, Times are Getting’ Hard, has been getting great reviews across the board.
Go see Henry Gray & the Cats on March 6 at the Richard Sale Barn located at 1307 S. Henry St. in Abbeville.
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