Henry Gray Photos

The legendary piano work of Henry Gray has graced classic Chicago Blues recordings by Howlin Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold and G.L. Crockett. Henry is also a fantastic vocalist, having recorded his first sides as a band leader in the early 1950s for Chess. In 1995 Henry Gray and Bob Corritore started performing and recording together. The resulting HighTone CD, Henry Gray / Plays Chicago Blues, released in 2001, has been met with critical applause. The following is a collection of photos of this veteran Blues master.

Henry Gray at the Rhythm Room. Photo Daniel Swadener.

Henry Gray holding up a Blues & Rhythm Magazine! Photo Phil Wight.

Henry Gray listening to a playback at Tempest Recording! Photo Drew Verbis.

The Howlin’ Wolf Band circa 1959 or 1960. Clockwise: Henry Gray, Sam Lay, Eddie Shaw, Sam Jones, Johnny Littlejohn, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerome Arnold.

Great portrait photograph of Henry Gray by James Fraher. This photo appeared on the cover of Henry’s album Lucky Man on the Blind Pig label.

Henry Gray, Bob Corritore, Junior Watson at the 2016 Hondarribia Blues Festival, Spain.

Henry Gray, Bob Corritore, Bob Margolin recording for Blues Radio International! Photo Dragan Tasic.

Henry Gray at Tabby’s Blues Box, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August, 1986. Photo Martin Feldmann.

Henry Gray in session at Tempest Recording. Photo Drew Verbis.

Chico Chism, John Brim, Bob Corritore, Henry Gray. Photo Marilyn Szabo.

Henry Gray, Bob Corritore, Hubert Sumlin at the Grammy Pre-Party, Los Angeles, 1999.

Henry Gray and Bob Corritore at the Grammys 1999. Henry was up for a Grammy that year for his work on the Tribute To Howlin’ Wolf album.

Henry Gray and Bob Corritore at the Edmonton Blues Festival, Canada in 2015. Thank you Cam Hayden.

Photo by Martin Van Olderen.

Henry Gray, Colne Festival 1993, photo Brian Smith.

Henry Gray, Colne Festival 1993, photo Brian Smith.

Lucerne Blues Festival, Switzerland, Nov 11, 2011, L-R Bob Corritore, Chris James, Brian Fahey, Tail Dragger, Patrick Rynn, Kirk Fletcher, Henry Gray. Photo by Dragan Tasic.

Henry Gray and Bob Corritore at the 2013 Sin City Soul & Blues Revival, Las Vegas. Photo Marilyn Stringer.

Henry Gray and his long time associate Andy Cornett, 2006, Washington DC, photo by Bob Corritore.

Terrance Simien, Henry Gray, Bob Corritore at Dockside Studios, Marksville, Louisiana, 2017.

Henry Gray at his Blues Hall Of Fame induction! To his left is Drew Verbis and to his right is Zakiya Hooker! Thank you Blues Foundation!

Henry Gray at Town Hall, New York, 2008. Photo Jack Vartoogian

Bob Corritore, Henry Gray, John Primer! 

Henry Gray, the millionaire! Photo by Bob Corritore.

Photo by Robert Sacre.

Henry Gray’s image appears painted on a drum head on the wall at Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, Florida.

Tail Dragger, Henry Gray, Kirk Fletcher at Honey Bears Barbecue, Phoenix, 2010. Photo Bob Corritore.

Henry Gray received a Blues Blast Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards. Here is Henry in his moment, adoringly surrounded by Fiona Boyes, Lynn Orman, and Linda Cain! Photo Bob Corritore.

Bob Corritore and Henry Gray at Henry’s home in Baton Rouge, 2018

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