Music: Blues guitarist Robert Cray comes to Mount Vernon

With five Grammys, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold-out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues with the release of his album “Strong Persuader” in 1986.

Cray and his band play at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lincoln Theater, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon.

The band features Cray on vocals and guitar, original bandmate and longtime childhood friend Richard Cousins on bass, Les Falconer on drums, and Dover Weinberg on piano and keyboards.

Reserved seating tickets are $29.50 to $49.50. Details: 360-336-8955, lincolntheatre.org.