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[youtube id=”2gQEDwjhaDE”]Robert Cray hit a peak with his 1986 album Strong Persuader as it took him from moderate success to a mainstream name. The composition “Smoking Gun” singlehandedly introduced the blues to the MTV generation. Cray became the rare blues artist to have a Top Ten hit and receive anContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”9KgNaRQ_J-c”]Gary Clark Jr.’s video for “This Land” addresses race in the country right now and he can be heard singing about living in Trump’s America. Images of young Black boys, a Confederate flag and Clark performing in the house are assembled to show the tension he has experienced simplyContinue Reading

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