Henry Gray Photos

The legendary piano work of Henry Gray has graced numerous classic Chicago Blues recordings by Howlin Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Dusty Brown, Morris Pejoe, and G.L. Crockett. Henry, also a fantastic vocalist, recorded his first sides as a band leader in the early 1950s for Chess. In 1995 Henry Gray and Bob Corritore started a long and fruitful collaboration, resulting in years of performing, touring, and recording together. Please enjoy the following photo collection featuring 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.

Howlin’ Wolf Band alumni: Henry Gray, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin.

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 J. Skolnick.

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 photo by David Horwitz.

Henry Gray performing at the Strathmore, Bethesda, MD, 2006, at a National Endowment For The Arts event celebrating that year’s class of fellowships with Henry being among them! L-R: Henry Gray, Andy Cornett, Earl Christopher, Bob Corritore, Lawrence Taylor. 

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

Photo by Martin Van Olderen.

Henry Gray, Baton Rouge, 1988. Photo by Tano Ro.

Chico Chism and Henry Gray. Photo by David Horwitz.
Henry Gray at the Rhythm Room. Photo by Jim Wells.

Henry Gray, Colne Festival 1993, photo Brian Smith.

Henry Gray, Colne Festival 1993, photo Brian Smith.

Henry Gray, 2010 Chicago Blues Festival. Photo Paul Natkin. 

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.
Henry Gray at the Kennedy Center 2006. Please note the sign in the background. 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 portrait by Rustin Gudim.

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.

Autographed flyer from 1996 show.

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

Long John Hunter, Big Pete Pearson, Henry Gray at the Rhythm Room in 2010. Photo Bob Corritore.

Photo by Dave Blake.

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 the Edmonton Blues Festival, Canada in 2015. Photo by Adrianna Marie.

Henry Gray at the 2016 Hondarribia Blues Festival. Photo Alex Rodriguez Cruz.

Piano hands! Photo by Drew Verbis. 

Henry Gray celebrating his 92nd birthday in 2017 at the Rhythm Room!

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

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