The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn with special guest vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama, and very special guest Shemekia Copeland will bring an ear-pleasing blues-roots package to the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Hailing originally from Columbus Georgia, Robert Cray admired the blues greats – Albery Collins, Feddy King and Muddy Waters. In the late 70’s he formed The Robert Cray Band and has been forging his unique sound of blues fused with soul, rock, jazz and gospel ever since. During his career he has been awarded five Grammy Awards and has more than 23 albums to his name.
After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.
Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach.
Tickets for the concert start at $39.50 and can be purchased online at https://www1.ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss out on the chance to see The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn and Shemekia Copeland!
Even though B’nai B’rith Senior Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Thursday, June 13, 2019—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts,
71 Public Square,
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701