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Broad range of influences brought Cray to blues

Robert Cray might be immediately recognized as a blues guitarist, but his musical influences range far beyond a single genre. “Everything on the radio was something I was interested in,” Cray said of his adolescent inspirations. His signature sound, a mixture of traditional blues, pop and soul, has roots in the work of everyone from Howlin’ Wolf to Jimi Hendrix.

Broad range of influences brought Cray to blues

Robert Cray might be immediately recognized as a blues guitarist, but his musical influences range far beyond a single genre. “Everything on the radio was something I was interested in,” Cray said of his adolescent inspirations. His signature sound, a mixture of traditional blues, pop and soul, has roots in the work of everyone from Howlin’ Wolf to Jimi Hendrix.

Spotlight: Carlile, Franti top Sandpoint lineup

The Festival at Sandpoint concerts were announced Thursday, and you might call it the back-by-popular-demand lineup. Three of the headliners have been big draws in previous Sandpoint summers at the big white tent. Here’s the full list: