Henry Gray & The Cats
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 2, 2006

Recorded from KBOO FM, which is a local all volunteer community radio station. The station doesn't have a lot of power to broadcast and I feel lucky to be in the area which it reaches. Consequently there are some drops, reception and other various problems like cutting in for interviews and such. Mostly all are a good listen. I have tried to "cleanup" some of the drops in sound and cuts. There is nothing I can do to the reception problems. Most only last a few seconds.

Enjoy, twofthrs

"...easily on par with greats like Otis Spann, Pinetop Perkins and Sunnyland Slim." - Blues Revue

At 80, Henry Gray still has most of the chops he honed in the 1950's and '60s as pianist for the late blues legend, Howlin' Wolf. The Louisiana-born, Chicago-bred pianist also worked with Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Elmore James, and Jimmy Reed during the Windy City's heyday before heading back to Louisiana to work with Slim Harpo, Lightning Slim and other Gulf Coast blues artists. With the Cats, Gray conjures the Chicago blues of Wolf and Muddy, and reveals the debt that music owed to the Gulf Coast.