phottp source: blues alley
Now known as the oldest active active legendary master Blues pianist at 91 years old, there’s no stopping the rollicking fingers of Henry Gray. Born on January 19, 1925, this Louisiana native has been playing for a whopping seven decades. He’s also jammed with the greatest of rock n’ roll such as The Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf, Morris Pejoe and many more with more being credited in more than 58 albums. Gray is a pioneer in the development of the distinct Chicago blues piano sound. He has lived and continues to live a very colorful life, having been a World War II veteran and a survivor of the Louisiana flood which wiped out his home and belongings. He continued to tour after losing his home and even picjed up a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Blues Blast Awards in Chicago.