Robert Cray is best-known for his 1986 album, Strong Persuader
, which fused smooth '80s production values with Cray's soulful, Otis Redding-like delivery. His latest, last year's mellow but inspired Nothin But Love
, is another quiet, convincing argument for Cray's place in the American blues-soul canon. He's at the VooDoo Lounge tonight, August 23.