Another Robert Cray fan here, Ed if you haven't done so, go see him in concert ... I can never tire of watching Robert Cray or Buddy Guy in concert.
I saw Robert Cray open for ... wait for it ... Huey Lewis and the News c. 1986 or 1987. They were touring for that album that came after Sports (looking up on the Google: "Fore!"). I remember Huey talking about how Robert was about done with his leg on their tour, "on his way to becoming big and famous", etc.
Good performance, from what I recall. My college roommate had that album, "Strong Persuader". I always liked that single, "Smokin' Gun".