Backed by Les Falconer on drums, bassist Richard Cousins, and B-3 master Dover Weinberg, the rapport between Cray and his comrades was fluid and flawless. Throughout the evening the four men worked their magic on Cray classics like “I Can’t Fail,” “The Things You Do to Me,” and “I Shiver,” much to the joy of the sold-out crowd.
The best vocal of the evening was “Time Makes Two,” a ballad about the fragility of relationships that Cray owned from the inside out and that had the room so quiet you could hear your own breathing.
On “Your Good Thing is About to End,” Cray seemed to transcend the physical boundaries of the stage, engaged in reverie. He was at peace, relaxed, in the center of a maelstrom of notes, in a storm of his own making, as the song itself swirled around him.
A couple of standing ovations and a three song encore later, the satisfied audience filed out into the night air carrying with them the afterglow that only great live music can deliver.