Fri., April 4, 2014 1:45pm (EDT)

Catching Up With Columbus Native And Blues Legend Robert Cray
By Rickey Bevington
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Updated: 4 months ago

Savannah, Georgia   —  
Robert Cray's 17th studio album, In My Soul, hit stores April 1. This week, he made his debut at the Savannah Music Festival.
Robert Cray's 17th studio album, In My Soul, hit stores April 1. This week, he made his debut at the Savannah Music Festival.
What’s it like to hang out with a blues icon? GPB News’ Rickey Bevington can tell you. She sat down with blues guitarist Robert Cray during GPB’s “On The Story” broadcast from the Savannah Music Festival.

The festival, which is celebrating its 25th year, brings together world renowned musicians for more than 100 performances over three weeks.

Some of those musicians just happen to call Georgia home, including Cray.

The Columbus native’s 17th studio album, In My Soul, hit stores April 1, and this week, he made his debut at the Savannah Music Festival. Rickey Bevington met up with Cray the morning of his performance to talk about playing in his home state, his new album, and being part of one of the most famous scenes in American movie history.

In 1987, Cray had a role in the toga house party scene of Animal House as the bass player. He told Bevington he had no idea that the short scene would go down as one of the most popular scenes in American cinema.

“We had no clue. I was an extra. Uncredited,” said Cray. “They dressed us up. And we sang and danced to pre recorded music. We didn’t know the working title. And the rest is history.”

Watch the full interview with Cray below: